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real wedding recap summer 2017: a 1920s style wedding at kelham island museum, sheffield – sara & ryan

June 26th, 2017 | Rachel Parry

1920s Wedding at Kelham Island (c) Stu Ganderton (45)

It’s holiday season here on the blog, and as the editorial team take a short break, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding lovely. Usual service will recommence on Monday 3rd July 2017 but in the meantime watch out for recaps of some of our favourite Real Weddings from the first half of the year so far. 

Drop in every day for the very prettiest, most unique wedding inspiration and – if you are a Brides Up North bride – to see if your real wedding was one of our top picks.

The stars of today’s post, Sara and Ryan, chose to have an entirely black and white wedding album to reflect the beautiful moments of their 1920s style big day.

Their photographer, Stu Ganderton explains: “I give all my clients a full colour version of their images and a limited black and white version. I always edit my black and white differently to the colour set, usually a lot more emotive and edgy. Sara and Ryan chose the albums for the parents in colour, but their album was entirely black and white. They felt it was more arty and creative, different and edgy. It also fits immensely well with the theme of the day. I shot virtually the entire day without interrupting Sara and Ryan’s day, so everything is very natural and all real moments. The only time I intervened was for the night shots right at the very end, and this was literally ten minutes. I find that keeping a couple in their comfort zone generates very real and honest images of their day which have a timeless quality to them.”

And we couldn’t agree more! While Sara and Ryan may look like the lead roles in an old romantic Hollywood movie, there’s nothing contrived about their beautiful big day, it’s both honest and opulent from beginning to end!

With images by Stu Ganderton Photography.

1920s Wedding at Kelham Island (c) Stu Ganderton (18)

sara says: We got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 2014 while we were away in Verona. Ryan had planned a grand proposal in front of the amphitheatre but we ended up getting engaged in the hotel room while in our PJs playing Scrabble!

We set the wedding date for 10th December 2016. We chose this date as we love winter and this would give us enough time to get married and have a honeymoon before Christmas.

1920s Wedding at Kelham Island (c) Stu Ganderton (33)

We chose the quirky Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield for our wedding venue and were able to have both the ceremony and reception in the same place.

1920s Wedding at Kelham Island (c) Stu Ganderton (46)

Our theme was 1920s – it’s such a glam era! To work with this styling and also the winter season, we had a black, gold and red colour scheme.

1920s Wedding at Kelham Island (c) Stu Ganderton (60)

I chose a fitting Maggie Sottero gown for my wedding day attire. It was a sleek design and champagne in colour, which was perfect for the theme.

My bridal hair and makeup was done by Peaches & Preen.

 

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Customised Mark Lesley For A Modern Monochrome Real Wedding In The North West: Louise & Ben

April 15th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Welcome to another week Brides Up North!  Have I got plenty of wedding pretty to share with you lovely lot in the next seven days, culminating in our largest Yorkshire event to date next Sunday 21st April 2013 – The Brides Up North Luxury & Vintage Grand Wedding Exhibition at The National Railway Museum in York.  Do you have the date in your diaries? Click here for all the info and to pre-register as a VIP Bride To Be. 

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Let’s get things started with a fresh and funky monochrome wedding in the North West, sent to me by real bride Louise and photography duo, Ben & Sarah Photography.  How full of beans is our groom?

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Louise says:  Ben asked me to marry him on 24th October 2010 on the sea front in Liverpool on a freezing cold evening!  We tied the knot on 22nd October 2012 at St. Mary’s Chapel in Aughton then The Rufford Arms Hotel for our reception. We loved the fact that the church was so quaint and in the middle of miles and miles of open fields.

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We had a colour scheme of red, purple, black & white. We asked everyone to dress in any of those colours in whatever way they liked!

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I chose a puff ball/fishtail style dress. It was a Mark Lesley couture gown but I had the black bow put on it myself to give it my twist, that way I knew no one else would ever have the same one. I also changed the tie up the back to a black tie on the evening, it was ivory to match the dress in the day time. 

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I carried a bouquet of blood red calla lilies. 

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My older bridesmaids wore Dessy dresses and the children wore Monsoon. The young page boys wore H&M waistcoat suits with Dessy bow ties and the groomsmen wore plain black suits from Slaters in Liverpool. Very reservoir dogs!  Ben wore a The Kooples three piece plain black suit from Selfridges. 

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I travelled in a black hackney taxi. I thought this was a little quirky and different compared to the ‘classic’ cars that most people use!

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I tried to do most of the things myself as far as table decorating and the cake. I think that these were the special touches for our day. We also had a gospel choir called Love & Joy Gospel Choir that sang at the Liverpool Hillsborough Memorial Service to sing during the church service.

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My favourite part of the day was the moment we were pronounced man and wife!

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We had our reception at The Rufford Arms Hotel in Rufford. All the food was locally sourced from local farms, that was important to us! It was also a family run hotel and only open to us for the whole day. This definitely made it a lot more personal.

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I made the cakes myself: cupcakes, red and purple on a seven tiered stand. 

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In the evening we had a singer called Gary Carney, again a local guy that had a great selection of music from old to new suitable for all guests.  He also did the dj’ing too. 

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After the wedding we went to Sri-Lanka, then onto the Maldives and Dubai. It was three weeks in total and the most magical experience ever!

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My top tip for Brides Up North would be to try to do most things yourself, it gives a much more personal feel on the day. 

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Congratulations Louise & Ben!

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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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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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City Chic! A Real Wedding In Manchester – Kate & Mark

August 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Due to behind the scenes technical issues here at Brides Up North yesterday afternoon (doh!), we only managed to bring you one instalment of lovely yesterday (double doh!).  Happily, things are all fixed now and it’s on with the show (yippee!).  And I’m definitely making up for the delay! 

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Keeping the pretty coming as we conquer Wednesday, with a beautiful black and white wedding in the North West, sent to me by Brides Up North Featured Supplier Dominic Wright Photography and real bride Kate.  Much shoe envy at Brides Up North HQ right now.

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Kate says:  We got engaged in July 2008.  Mark arranged a secret trip to Budapest (a place I have always wanted to visit). He even packed my passport as I had no idea that morning we would be jetting off. By midnight we were standing on the fairy lit chain bridge overlooking the Danube where he proposed with a gorgeous sparkly ring.

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We were married on 1st July 2012 at The Great John Street Hotel, When I first met Mark he had a flat opposite the hotel, and when we first visited it we were blown away by the style and attention to detail.

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We walked onto the roof terrace and just looked at each other in agreement. I think I just knew that I could have the wedding of my dreams with no alteration to the venue and even no further decoration was needed: it was perfect.

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Mark and I have similar tastes (which is lucky) We love the class and simplicity of Jo Malone packaging and The White Company so our theme became black and white with a pop of red (because I love red shoes).

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My best friend and bridesmaid Gill has a brilliant eye for dressing figures and even though we set out with Grecian dresses in mind Gill knew my figure would suit an hourglass corseted dress and she was right. As soon as I tried the Maggie Sottero Anniston dress I loved my shape in it, I loved the sparkles, the lace and the tulle. Gill said the perfect dress is one you don’t have to alter and she was right. I bought the dress in Blush a bridal boutique in Uppermill where we lived at the time. My tiara was from Glitzy Secrets and my shoes from Kurt Geiger.

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I wanted my bridesmaids to look glam and sophisticated but most of all I wanted them to be able to wear the dresses again. With help from Gill again we found these stunning little black tulle dresses on ASOS.

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For the flower girls I set my heart on the Bridget dress from Monsoon which happened to be a best selling line that sold out online and in most stores. Fortunately we chanced upon the sizes we needed on day in King Street just when I was looking for a substitute dress.

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Mark wore a gorgeous grey suit from Hugo Boss which they had custom fit for him and the groomsmen wore black suits with gunmetal grey ties.

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I carried cream avalanche roses by Paula from Orchard Designs in Heaton Norris, she was very lovely and exceed my expectations.

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Our cake was made to order by the very talented Andrea Eckersley at Cake BombShe makes the most delicious, moist, tasty cakes ever. We had vanilla and jam, carrot cake and chocolate with soft centre cup cakes and a devilish chocolate top cake – it was too good!

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My favourite part of the day was the speeches.  The nerves were over for me, the champagne was flowing and so were the tears (of joy of course) and just to have everyone you love around you hearing lovely things about you as a couple was my happiest moment. I felt like all the planning was worth it at that point. My father, brother-in law and husband all made such sincere, lovely speeches and I was very proud of them.

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We honeymooned at the Rixos Hotel in Dubovnik, Croatia. What can I say, beautiful architecture, stunning sea views, amazing food!  It was heaven.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be however much you plan your time add twenty minutes to it I had all day to get ready and I was still twenty minutes late. Also do everything you can as early as possible before the wedding, you need a day or two before just to unwind to feel ready.

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Congratulations Kate & Mark!

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Are you newlywed?  Contact Brides Up North to share your Real Wedding memories. 

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By The Bridges: A Real Wedding In The North East – Kay & Rob

August 1st, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Have I got an absolute cracker of a Real Wedding for you this afternoon on the wedding blog Brides Up North!

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I recently featured Kay and Rob’s love story and engagement shoot and we were blown away by those images (click here to catch up), but today’s round up of their wedding day sent to me by reader Kay and the fabulous Mandy Charlton is knock your socks off lovely.  Be so very inspired. 

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Kay says:  Rob and I got engaged at home in March 2011, nearly 6 years after first meeting.  We got married on Saturday 9th June 2012.  We had a Church ceremony at St Peter’s in Monkseaton and held our reception at BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art on Gateshead Quayside.

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We chose to get married at St Peter’s as I loved the tradition of it. Both my parents and grandparents were married there and I couldn’t think of anywhere more perfect. I have photographs of my parents and grandparents on their wedding days and wanted to replicate the same picture on our day (we even went as far as locking everybody into the Church after the ceremony so that we could get the right shot in front of the doors!)

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Our reception was held in the River Terrace at the BALTIC and we chose this for a few different reasons. Most of all, we wanted somewhere we could have a good party! We didn’t get married until 4pm so wanted to go straight into a party atmosphere. The BALTIC is also really beautiful both inside and out. They offer a stylish alternative to the traditional hotel/country house venue as well as amazing views of the Tyne – perfect for Rob’s family and friends visiting Newcastle for the first time! I’d like to say that Tara, the wedding coordinator at the BALTIC, was fantastic and really helped us to achieve our perfect day!

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There was no real theme to our day. I did try to include a few vintage touches but ultimately we aimed to keep things quite classic and simple.  Keeping in with the simplicity theme, most things on the day, such as the flowers and the cake, were kept white or ivory. There were also touches of grey/silver. Our bridesmaids wore navy blue, however I wanted them to stand out so chose not to pull blue into the rest of the decorations.

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My dress was from Truly, Madly, Deeply in Monkseaton. Debbie who runs the shop helped me find my dream dress – an Amanda Wyatt, tea length dress which had a 1950s/Audrey Hepburn feel to it. I had always had a tea length dress in mind when looking but tried not to get my heart set on it as so many people told me I’d come away with the complete opposite to what I thought. I was so happy when I found it and new straight away that it was "the one". I’d wear it every day if I could!

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Also from Truly, Madly, Deeply, our bridesmaids wore long Alfred Angelo (7016) dresses in Navy. They all looked beautiful so I hope they felt that way! Their outfits were finished off with a wrist corsage and a vintage hair comb pinned into a victory roll hairstyle.

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As a special touch, I hired Backworth Colliery Band to play outside the Church. This was a surprise for Rob and my dad but I managed to keep it from everyone (except the vicar) until the big day. I cannot speak highly enough about how amazing this was! It added such a lovely atmosphere outside the Church and meant everybody had some entertainment/a talking point whilst we were greeting our guests and having our photograph taken. Rob and I managed to fit in a little dance and we have photographic evidence of my dad and sister doing the same. I really hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did!

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Our photographer was the fabulous Mandy Charlton! I think our photos speak for themselves but we are so happy with results. Kudos to her for thinking on her feet when the rain decided to come – the unplanned photos in the BALTIC viewing box are some of our favourites. Everybody has commented on how much they love them!

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Christina from Fleurt in Monkseaton did a fantastic job with my flowers (I’m definitely not a flower expert so was really lucky to have her help!) My bouquet was kept quite simple with white flowers of lisianthus, sweet peas, chin chin and daisies. I didn’t want anything too structured so things were kept quite loose, all being held together with an ivory lace bow. Pinned onto the bow I had a vintage brooch, which I classed as my something old and blue.

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A lady Rob used to work with made our cake for us. We had a layer of chocolate cake and two of sponge cake. She even made us an additional cake so that we could make sure there was enough to go around! To say this isn’t her day job we really couldn’t have asked for anything better!

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Entertainment was provided by the band Jam Hot and Jamie Daniels from North East DJ.

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Jamie was equally as brilliant. I communicated with him quite a lot before the day in order to produce a playlist. He suggested asking our guests for song requests and this worked really well. It meant everybody was dancing to songs they knew and liked and kept an amazing atmosphere all through the night.

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It’s so hard to pick a favourite part of the day – everything went exactly to plan (if it didn’t everybody did a good job at keeping it hidden from us!) and I loved every minute. Seeing Rob for the first time in the Church was pretty special and rather emotional – something I’ll never forget. I also remember feeling so happy and relaxed after the ceremony, with the sun shining, greeting our guests for the first time.

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We spent our honeymoon in Rhodes. We opted for an all-inclusive hotel on the sea front and splashed out for a room with a private pool. It was really the perfect opportunity for recharging the batteries and made it hard to come back to the real world!

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy every minute of the build up and not to stress over the little things. Try to remember what the day is about, everything else will come together in the end. I promise!

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Congratulations Kay & Rob!

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Have you just said “I do”?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories. 

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  – Images © 2012 Mandy Charlton

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My Fair Lady! A Real Wedding In The North West – Claire & Sam

July 5th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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And the Real Wedding pretty just keeps on a rolling in here at the wedding blog.  If a double rollover of beautiful weddings wasn’t enough for you yesterday (and did you see them?! click here and here to catch up) then today we are hitting the jackpot.

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Just feast your eyes on this stunning black and gold wedding sent to me by Vickerstaff Photography and real bride Claire.  It has class in spades, and Claire has totally aced her big day styling.

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Claire tells us more:  Sam asked me to marry him on Christmas Day 2009 in our little flat at the time in Chester.  We were married on 12th May 2012 the St Matthews Church, Buckley and our wedding reception was held at The Queen Hotel, Chester.  We chose the reception venue because the staff were so professional, and the place is just beautiful.

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We went for a slightly vintage theme, with a regal colour scheme of black and gold. 

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I chose to wear the gorgeous Benjamin Roberts ‘Fatima’ gown from Boda Bridal in Chester.  My dress had a lace bodice and a full tulle A line skirt, with a black applique waist band. 

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I carried a mixed bouquet of roses from Alison’s Pot Pourri and for a personal touch added my Nanna’s brooch on my flowers, as she and my Grandma had passed away.

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My bridesmaids wore floor length silk satin gowns in gold and black from John Lewis Collection at John Lewis, and they all looked beautiful. 

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The guys were all suited and booted by Young’s Suit Hire at Debenhams

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I travelled to the church in a 1970s Rolls Royce for J E Davies Cars, black and white to match my theme perfectly!

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My favourite bit of the whole day was the car journey on the way to hotel – a quiet moment together away from the madness, as husband and wife.  Perfect!

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We chose a chocolate, Victoria sponge and fruit wedding cake affixed with individual cut iced flowers, and topped with special Mr & Mrs cupcakes instead of a traditional cake topper from Janey’s Cakes in Chester. 

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After the wedding we jetted off on a triple centre honeymoon to Orlando, Miami and St Lucia.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be don’t stress about little details, no one else but you will know if they are not done.

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Congratulations Claire & Sam!

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  – Images © 2012 Vickerstaff Photography

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