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Twice As Nice. A Vintage Afternoon Tea & Chinese Lions For Two Weddings In One – Lisa & Simon

January 27th, 2014 | Julia Braime

Damian S Brandon Photography

I just love that today’s bride, Lisa, is all about the cake.  As good a place as any to start planning your wedding, I reckon! Lucky for Lisa that some fabulous local suppliers (including Brides Up North Featured Supplier Liz from The Little Velvet Cake Company) were on hand with the baked goods. 

Lisa and Simon’s double celebration, mixing Chinese and British tradition, has it all – vintage high tea, fancy footwear, a dash of drama, Chinese lions, hula hoops, and plenty of cakey goodness.

With images by Damian S Brandon.

Damian S Brandon Photography

Lisa says:  We got engaged on 18th March 2012 which was Mothers’ Day. We first met on 15th October 2011 so had only known each over for 5 months when we decided to get engaged! We called both of our mums on Mothers’ Day to let them know the good news. It was the first wedding for both families so it was all very exciting!

Damian S Brandon Photography

Our wedding date was 25th May 2013 which also happened to be the day of the Champions League final. Simon supports Manchester United. I can’t tell you how happy I was that they didn’t make it into the final!

Damian S Brandon Photography

Damian S Brandon Photography

We decided to split our wedding into two days: one day for a traditional civil ceremony and the other day for a traditional Chinese banquet celebration. Our civil ceremony took place at Tabley House which is a Grade I mansion set in beautiful parkland located in Knutsford, Cheshire. The Chinese banquet took place in Chung Ying Garden Restaurant, Birmingham.

Damian S Brandon Photography

Damian S Brandon Photography

Damian S Brandon Photography

Damian S Brandon Photography

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