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Golden Bubbles! A Real Marquee Wedding In The North West – Vanessa & Dan

October 3rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I think it’s high time for another beautiful Real Wedding, don’t you?  Thought so.

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And this one is a cracker.

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Marquee Wedding by Anna Louise Crossley

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This afternoon’s feature, sent to me by Anna Louise Crossley and real bride Vanessa, is jam packed with sensational details.  Super stylish Vanessa and Dan chose a classic colour scheme with dashes of lace and lashings of champagne for their love and laughter filled marquee wedding. 

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This is one wedding that I would love to have been invited to.  Vanessa, will you be my friend?

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Vanessa says: Dan asked me to marry him at home in May 2011 and we were married on 26th August 2012 at St Michaels church in Dalton, Wigan and then the reception in a Marquee in Dan’s parents garden which is also in Dalton.

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Dan’s parents have an amazing garden and we thought a marquee would work for us as we could have the day exactly how we wanted it without any restrictions. Also, we only decided to get married in January 2012 so most of the venues we looked at were already booked for 2012 weddings.  We opted for a mainly black and ivory colour scheme. 

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I had a lace Elie Saab dress from Eternity Bridal in Warrington. They are amazing and I would recommend them to anybody.  I finished the look off with a pair of gold Jimmy Choo heels.  I carried a bunch of cream roses, which Dan’s mum made. 

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The guys wore morning suits from The Bride & Groom in Preston and my bridesmaids were in floor length black lace. 

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I travelled to the church and back in a Rolls Royce Phantom, which was on loan from a friend.

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We used Marcus Moore for the catering and Best Marquees provided the marquee. Dan’s mum made the cake and did all the flowers.

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We had a guitarist Tim Chu who played throughout the canapés and meal and then a group and DJ for our evening reception. 

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We wanted everybody to enjoy themselves – I think everybody did and it was a great party atmosphere all day.

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I loved every minute of the day from start to finish.

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After the wedding we honeymooned in Majorca, but unfortunately it rained every day!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to try not to get too stressed beforehand and enjoy every second as it goes too quickly.

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Congratulations Vanessa & Dan!

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Get in touch if your would like to see your own Real Wedding featured on Brides Up North. 

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  – Images © 2012 Anna Louise Crossley 

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comments

  • October 3, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh I love the gold Choos! The bridesmaids dresses are fab too! x

  • October 3, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This was such a fab day to photograph… I didn’t see an empty glass or a frown at any point in the day!

    Congratulations Vanessa and Dan, you make a lovely couple.

    PS. And what about those Choos. I had serious shoe envy.

    Anna x

  • B3ndy
    October 3, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow….those pics are AMAZING!!!!

  • May 26, 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    Great photos Anna! I love all those little moments caught … Looks like a really lovely day. Andrew Nicholas-Exclusive Floral Designs

  • June 15, 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    Rolls Royce Phantom – a really classy way to arrive at your wedding :) All the brides at Saddleworth Hotel can arrive in their chauffeur driven champagne Rolls Royce phantom, with a Maserati to pick up the boys too – how classy can you get!

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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