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All Stars. Converse & Cupcakes For A Real Wedding In Staffordshire – Sally & Martin

Posted on: 05/02/2014

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It’s off to Staffordshire this afternoon, where Sally and her new husband Martin are getting their kicks – and doing things completely their way – with Converse, campervans and cupcakes.  All aboard, let’s join them at their boat club wedding. 

Images by Paul Atherton Photography.  

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Sally says:  Martin proposed on a surprise romantic and luxurious holiday to the Lake District in April 2011 and our wedding date was 6th July 2013. 

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We got married at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph and our reception venue was Rudyard Sailing Club.  We choose the venue because of the beautiful surroundings, we hadn’t been to see many venues but instantly fell in love with it when we went to view it. The view was spectacular, and we thought that on a summer’s day it would be gorgeous by the lake (keeping our fingers crossed for good weather). 

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

We wanted the day to be a little bit quirky. So in looking at ideas for the day it was more on the vintage side than modern and contemporary.  The day was multi-coloured, although the bridesmaids all work a lovely shade of lilac!

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My dress was very simple and plain with a small puddle train as I didn’t want anything too extravagant. The dress was from Lucilles in Macclesfield. 

We didn’t want our wedding to be like anyone else’s so we added quite a few special touches. We both wore Converse on the day, designed by ourselves, the vicar also wore his and at end of the night the bridesmaids wore theirs too.

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I had a simple bouquet with a mixture of purples and creams and the bridesmaids had the same but smaller versions.

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

We used Paul Atherton Photography who we would both highly recommend as a photographer. Martin spent hours searching for the right person in terms of style and personality, but once we spoke to Paul we knew he was right for us

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When we got the venue the bridal party went on a boat ride down Rudyard lake which was a lovely quiet time to chat.  As we were on a lake we had access to boats, so it was arranged for the guests (optional) after the wedding breakfast to take private trips up and down the lake. As the weather was gorgeous most guests to advantage of this in small groups.

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

We also used a catering company called Just Jane for the food, which everyone complimented us on for many months afterwards. 

A different element was having canapés served in the evening rather than a buffet. This was a really good option for us as this is what our caterers specialised in – particularly the fish and chips wrapped up in the Financial Times!

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

For our wedding cake we had cupcakes with purple and white icing and a giant cupcake on top (which we kept for ourselves!) Each of the cakes was a different flavour and we also had cake pops, which went down a treat.

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

For our first dance it started out like a ‘normal’ first dance and then we had choreographed dance routines with all of the bridesmaids and ushers which was fantastic. 

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There was one moment when just us two went to sit on the jetty on our own, just to savour the day. It was a great time to just take things in and talk to each other. People thought that was planned as it looks great on photos, but it was just a spur of the moment thing on Martin’s part.

Paul Atherton Photography

Paul Atherton Photography

In the evening we had a band called Elephant Juice. Just two guys, but superb.  At the peak of the evening they got everyone dancing, even grandparents. They are highly recommended, and great fun to work with on the night.

Paul Atherton Photography

We had two honeymoons as we wanted our wedding to last as long as possible! Straight after the wedding we went to Paris for five nights and then in September we stayed in New York for a week.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to do whatever you like when designing and collecting ideas for your wedding. Even if they sound crazy ideas to everyone else as long as you’re happy that’s all that counts. Also enjoy the day because it goes too quickly.

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Congratulations Sally & Martin!

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