A PAIR of young lovers who first met at school have tied the knot.

Full-time mum Natalie Cassidy, 23, and butcher Steven Hadwin, 25, first met back in 2011 when Natalie was studying at Furness Academy and Steven was at Furness College in Barrow.

Natalie was then based in Newbarns.

Natalie said: “We met when we were both hanging around school with our group of friends and we all got talking to each other.”

Natalie said it was her who first started talking to Steven, but it was Steven who first asked Natalie out on a date.

For their first date, Steven whisked Natalie away for a romantic evening at Blackpool’s illuminations on Hallowe'en in 2013.

Natalie said: “Our first date went really well, we had a romantic walk along the promenade and we were really getting on well.”

When asked about the dynamics of the relationship, Natalie describes herself as the chatty one among the pair, but Steven can also be pretty be chatty when he wants.

Then in September 2016 the couple had what was probably their busiest month ever.

In one month they became engaged, Natalie passed her driving test and they were also blessed with a baby boy.

On September 11 the couple walked up Bootle Fell with their dog and after reaching the top Steven proposed.

Then on September 28 the couple had their first son Toby.

They have also since had another beautiful daughter in May 2018 called Evie.

Preparations for the wedding went well, but Natalie recalled the various challenges of organising a wedding and having two children.

Fortunately both her mum and Steven’s mum, Louise Cassidy and Joyce Hadwin, were at hand to help.

On the day, the couple were married at Bootle Church and the reception was held in a marque on a piece of land that the family owns near Waberthwaite.

50 of their nearest and dearest joined them, enjoying a traditional afternoon tea with all the favourites.

Steven and his son Toby came to the church on a tractor and Natalie and her bridesmaids went in three wedding cars that her mum and dad had at their wedding in 1992.

At the church, Natalie said how emotional they both were as Natalie walked down the aisle, but also how perfect the day was.

Natalie said: “It was all really nice and everyone had a wonderful time.”

The newly married Mr and Mrs Hadwin enjoyed a familymoon with their two children, Toby and Evie in Penrith. The couple would like to thank everyone who came to show their support.