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sugar, spice & everything nice. mori lee for a vintage wedding at the bowdon rooms – nicola & jonathan

April 25th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Sweet Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Steve Grogan Photography (41)

We’re getting Monday off to an incredibly pretty start with this stunning Cheshire real wedding.

As huge fans of pastels so we’re totally in love with all the sweet & sugary tones incorporated into the décor, blooms and attire.

The bride and groom certainly steal the show (as they should!) with Jonathan opting for an alternative light blue suit and peach tie, while Nicola looks every inch the model bride in a fitted fishtail gown #hot!

With images by Steve Grogan Photography.

A Sweet Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Steve Grogan Photography (36)

nicola says: We got engaged at home in June 2014. The proposal came just before we were leaving for the airport to go on holiday to Egypt.

We set the date for 15th August 2015 as it would fall in the school holidays. We were also hoping that we would be in with a chance of sunshine at that time of year and we were keen to go on honeymoon in September.

Our venue was The Bowdon Rooms in Cheshire. We really liked the style, size and location of the building. The wedding planner there was also amazing from start to finish.

A Sweet Wedding at The Bowdon Rooms (c) Steve Grogan Photography (44)

We chose a vintage theme for the wedding in line with the stunning venue and incorporated lots of flowers into the décor. Our colour scheme was pastels of peach, mint, powder blue and blush pink, which again went nice with the venue and also suited the time of year.

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blues & brights. mori lee for a pretty wedding in the north west – sophie & brendan

April 14th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Vibrant Wedding in the North West (c) Mike Plunkett Photography (85)

The spring weather might not have quite sprung outdoors, but this morning’s beautiful real wedding is guaranteed to brighten up your day.

Choosing to keep things simple, Brendan and Sophie opted for a varying blue colour palette then added pops of vibrancy in lovely blooms and attractive centrepieces.

All in all a very pretty and sunny celebration indeed!

With images by Mike Plunkett Photography.

A Vibrant Wedding in the North West (c) Mike Plunkett Photography (36)

sophie says: Brendan proposed to me when we were in a seafood restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand. We were travelling around South East Asia in October 2011 before heading to Australia to work for a year. It was the night before my birthday and we had been staying in hostels for six weeks but this night we decided to stay at the Hilton in Bangkok. We went out for tea and he said he wanted to give me my birthday present that night. It was a gift bag with a dress in it and at the bottom of the bag was a ring. We had been together seven years at this point but it was still a big surprise.

A Vibrant Wedding in the North West (c) Mike Plunkett Photography (43)

We got married in our hometown of Southport at Holy Trinity Church and then went onto Old Links Golf Club for the reception. We liked the idea of a traditional wedding and the church is so beautiful inside. We went to see lots of venues in Southport for the reception but we loved Old Links Golf Club straight away. The staff were lovely, it had a really relaxed atmosphere, which is what we were looking for, and the outdoor area was so pretty.

We didn’t have a particular theme as such, we just liked the idea of a traditional wedding but relaxed at the same time. We wanted everyone to mix together which is why we didn’t have a head table, instead we had round tables throughout the room so everyone could interact.

Our colour scheme was cornflower blue and navy blue. We thought these were nice, classic colours and I wanted something quite subtle as I knew I wanted bright flowers that would stand out against the other details.

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the perfect fairy tale. a cinderella wedding at capesthorne hall – jessica jayne & andrew

March 31st, 2016 | Rachel Parry

A Princess Wedding at Capesthorne Hall (c) Elbowroom Photography (58)

This afternoon’s real wedding is a true fairy tale romance, with the bride and groom basing their celebrations on the well-known love story of Cinderella, which initially brought them together.

We love that bride Jessica Jayne embraced being a princess for the day by wearing a stunning ball gown style dress, travelling by horse and cart and celebrating in a grand hall along with her new hubby!

Judging on the images below, these two are destined to live happily ever after…

With images by ER Photography. 

A Princess Wedding at Capesthorne Hall (c) Elbowroom Photography (47)

jessica jayne says: We got engaged on 15th November 2014. Andrew had apparently decided that he would ask my father’s permission before asking me and I don’t know whether he said something that made him think he already asked me, but as soon as I saw my dad he said congratulations and spilled the beans!

I was over the moon!  We had planned to spend the day Christmas shopping so on our way out  Andrew had placed a scroll on the passenger seat of his car, he told me to read it out loud and as I got to the end (through tears) Andrew was there on one knee to ask me to marry him. We cancelled Christmas shopping and celebrated the whole day, and as they say, the rest is history. It just goes to show that even if not everything goes to plan it can still be romantic and maybe even more memorable!

A Princess Wedding at Capesthorne Hall (c) Elbowroom Photography (25)

Our wedding was on 10th October 2015. We both love autumn with all the beautiful colours and my brother had got married in October 2014, which gave the month more meaning. As it turned out our wedding day was a beautifully sunny, it seems that October nowadays is an Indian summer!

We got married at Our Lady and the Apostles RC church, in Shaw Heath, Stockport. It was very special to me and my parents as they had got married there 31 years ago. My dad was so emotional before we walked down the very same aisle he had walked my mother down, we both had tears in our eyes and had to catch our breath when the organist started to play the wedding march. Andrew and I both wanted a traditional church ceremony and because it was so personal it made it extra special.

For the reception we chose Capesthorne Hall. We both fell in love with the venue at first sight, the entrance to the grounds alone is just magnificent. It is a truly stunning venue!

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double mint. mori lee for a summery wedding in the north west – gill & craig

November 23rd, 2015 | Rachel Parry

A Summer Wedding in the North West (c) Suzy Wimbourne Photography (15)

Our second helping of real wedding inspiration today comes in the form of Gill and Craig’s colourful summer wedding that took place at West Tower in Aughton.

Cue outdoor ‘I dos’, bright bridesmaid dresses and origami bouquets!

With images by Suzy Wimbourne Photography.

A Summer Wedding in the North West (c) Suzy Wimbourne Photography (13)

craig says: We got engaged on 12th May 2014, at our favourite restaurant in Costa Teguise Lanzarote. Some of my family were on holiday there as well as two of our friends. I arranged for the rest of the gang to follow down to the restaurant half-an-hour later than Gill and I got there. I got down on one knee in the terrace area, then the rest of our group arrived at the restaurant where we had a celebratory meal. It was the most nerve wracking day of my life!

jill says: Our wedding day was on 4th September 2015. We knew we wanted a Friday wedding in September so when we contacted the venue and the 4th was available, we jumped at it.

A Summer Wedding in the North West (c) Suzy Wimbourne Photography (10)

We got married at West Tower in Aughton, Lancashire, which is the village I grew up in. West Tower was the second venue that we viewed and we both knew as soon as we saw it that our search was over due to its stunning grounds and intimate feel.

We didn’t have a theme but decided we wanted the wedding to be light and summery and so chose to incorporate pastel colours, which worked well with the venue. After a lot of Pinterest research we settled on mint green and coral.

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magical mint. mori lee for a wedding in the tree tops at the alnwick garden – wendy & david

November 12th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

A Magical Mint Wedding at The Alnwick Garden (c) Paul Liddement Wedding Stories (60)

This morning’s real wedding couple decided to make to plan a wedding that was pretty and personal rather than shaping it around one set theme.

The result is a very natural and romantic big day that’s brimming with beautiful elements; from the fairy tale style venue to the gorgeous blooms and delicate decor, this one has it all!

With images by Brides Up North favourite, Paul Liddement Wedding Stories.

A Magical Mint Wedding at The Alnwick Garden (c) Paul Liddement Wedding Stories (43)

wendy says: We got engaged on the banks of Loch Lomond in February 2013. I’m from Helensburgh, near Loch Lomond and I love boats so Dave arranged for us to go on a boat tour for my birthday. After a beautiful, if slightly chilly, trip around the loch and a whisky to calm the nerves, Dave got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

A Magical Mint Wedding at The Alnwick Garden (c) Paul Liddement Wedding Stories (57)

Our wedding date was Saturday 6th June 2015. As we were getting married outside we wanted to choose date where we might have slightly less chance of getting rain.

We got married and had our reception at The Treehouse in Alnwick Gardens. We looked at a number of venues in and around my hometown and felt they were far too formal. I then started looking online for unusual wedding venues and came across the Treehouse. As soon as we walked up its walkway we knew we had found the right place; it’s so naturally beautiful, the perfect size and adorned with fairy lights!

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colour pops. a rustic wedding with vintage hints at trafford hall – sarah & daniel

November 4th, 2015 | Julia Braime

A Zesty Wedding at Trafford Park (c) Jessica O’Shaughnessy Photography (13)

We just adore the styling of today’s real wedding; bright, classy and elegant!

Building on their chosen theme of rustic romance, Sarah and Daniel used beautiful blooms and log centre pieces to help set the scene before adding pretty vintage touches in dainty china and luxurious lace for an air of elegance.

The couple’s beautiful burnt orange and sage green colour scheme then pulled everything together perfectly, providing subtle pops of colour.

With images by Jessica O’Shaughnessy Photography.

A Zesty Wedding at Trafford Park (c) Jessica O’Shaughnessy Photography (18)

sarah says: We got engaged on Halloween 2010! We were both in university at the time, and I was living about an hour away from Dan. He was visiting me for the weekend and after we got home from a night out with friends, he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. We both knew it would be a long engagement, and it was some of the best years of our lives as we moved in together and started saving and planning for our big day.

We got married Saturday 29th August 2015. There was no special meaning behind the date, we just wanted a summer wedding and the bank holiday weekend was perfect to give guests an extra day to recover!

A Zesty Wedding at Trafford Park (c) Jessica O’Shaughnessy Photography (24)

We got married at Trafford Hall, on the outskirts of Chester. We looked at so many venues at the beginning, and they all seemed very similar and nothing stood out for us. We then stumbled across Trafford Hall, not a lot of people had heard of it and that made it more appealing to us. When we went to visit, we fell in love with it. The building itself is so grand and elegant, with so many period features it doesn’t need much dressing for an occasion! The grounds were breath-taking; acres of woodland and gorgeous sunken gardens, it was the perfect backdrop for a wedding. As a whole, it was everything we were looking for!

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