Joanne and Paul’s love grows on the farm

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CALLING all brides and grooms.

The Hartlepool Mail will be renewing its regular wedding reports in a matter of weeks.

We would love to hear from people who have recently tied the knot – to tell us all about their special day and how it all went.

Send your stories – and the photographs from the special occasion – to chris.cordner@northeast-press.co.uk,

We will start featuring them from September.

In the meantime, here is one romantic story of a Hartlepool bride for whom true love struck at work.

A bride has re-lived the perfect wedding day – filled with memories which will last forever.

Laura Joanne Bebb has always worked in the world of farming and horses.

But she never expected to meet the man of her dreams there.

That was before she was introduced to Paul Tallentire, 36, from Barnard Castle.

Laura, 25, a former High Tunstall College of Science student, said: “Paul’s cousin was my boss, and a mutual friend introduced us.

She said: “It was love at first sight. We instantly clicked.

“We went on our first date to our local pub and the staff had to ask us to leave because they wanted to go home.

“We just talked. We discovered we had so much in common. We both loved travel and socialising. The biggest thing we found in common was our love of farming.

“We worked together at every chance on Paul’s family’s beef and arable farm. At harvest time, we will be out till sometimes late at night just making sure all the crops are in, loving every minute.”

She recalled how Paul popped the question.

“It was at the Lake District. It was so romantic, we had the hills, the water and our dogs. It was perfect.”

The couple married at St Luke’s Church, in Hartlepool and Laura said: “Our vicar, Reverend Mary Judd, gave us the most beautiful service.”

“My dad gave me away which was a moment that will stay with me forever. Behind me were my bridesmaids, Emma Peek, Jennifer Brown, Jo Deverux and my cousin Georgina Spence.

“My Man of honour was Simon Reed and our page boy was my godson Christopher.

“Paul had his brother Nigel by his side as his best man, and my two brothers Geoffrey and Daniel were his ushers.”

After the service, the couple held their reception in a marquee at their home in Carlton Grange in County Durham.

“It was the most magical moment walking in to see all the people we love and care about in one place,” said Laura.

“We danced into to the night. Not wanting to stop the party, we then camped out in our field, with our closest friends. We talked and laughed into to the early hours. It was the perfect day, one that we could do all over again.”

A honeymoon followed which took in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and the island of Maui in Hawaii.

Laura said: “It was everything you imagine Hawaii to be. There were palm trees, dolphins and turtles. It was a once in a lifetime trip, the perfect start to our married life together.”

The couple live in Carlton Grange where Laura works as a Human and Equine Bowen Therapist. She offers a form of hands-on therapy to help horses and their riders perform to their best ability.

She also works alongside Paul on his farm.