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up on the roof. a cool city wedding at oh me oh my, liverpool – lindsey & andrew

October 9th, 2017 | Alexis Forsyth

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Kicking off your week in style, we’re showcasing a stunning wedding in the heart of Liverpool – proof, if any was needed, that an urban backdrop can provide the most beautiful of settings for your special day.

Our couple, Lindsey and Andrew, tied the knot earlier this summer. Hosting their celebrations at the truly mesmerising Oh Me Oh My venue, dubbed a ‘secret space’ in the city – the newlyweds opted for a rustic vintage theme. We’re talking a VW campervan, pretty foliage and floral arrangements, miniature chalkboards and pegs, and the most divine naked wedding cake.

We just love the combination of an impressive rooftop garden, sparklers and an enviable view over the city – perfect for couples seeking something a little bit alternative.

With images by Bobtale Photography.

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lindsey says: We got engaged on New Year’s Eve 2014, in London, on the River Thames, as Big Ben struck midnight and the fireworks went off.

We tied the knot on 15th July 2017, at St George’s Hall Liverpool as we wanted a civil ceremony. We then hosted our celebrations at Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool – I absolutely fell in love with this venue the first time I saw it. I love its vintage quirkiness and city centre location.

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The wedding had a rustic vintage theme which went perfectly with the venue. I wasn’t too hung up on colour schemes – I let my bridesmaids pick their own dresses and we took it from there.

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I knew I wanted a lace wedding dress but still tried on lots of different styles. I got my dress from Jules Bridal in Wigan, and knew from the minute I put it on that it was the one.

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Andrew wore a grey three-piece suit from Greenwoods Menswear in Wigan. The groomsmen also wore grey three-piece suits from Greenwoods.

The bridesmaid dresses were purchased from Monsoon and Debenhams. The adults wore grey while the flower girls donned pale pink.

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as you like it. house of mooshki for a cool city centre wedding in Liverpool – rhia & stew

July 21st, 2015 | Rachel Parry

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Though straying from tradition, we’ve often mentioned on the blog how short wedding dresses can be the perfect option for certain types of weddings, including those that take place in the city centre. A hitched-up hemline means it’s easier for brides tying the knot in an urban location to get around as they move between venues either on foot, or in this case by cab, without the need to manoeuvre an awkward meringue.

For her pretty Liverpool wedding, bride Rhia chose a stunning tea length dress from House of Mooshki, which also served as her ‘something blue’. Meanwhile to bring the rest of their big day together Rhia and Stew simply chose bits and pieces they liked while keeping in mind their purple and turquoise colour scheme.

The result is an incredibly well styled wedding, from the gorgeous attire to the fabulous blooms and that beautifully decorated cheese cake. Excellent work guys!

With images by Dan Hough Photography.

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rhia says: We got engaged in 2013 on my birthday, 31st January. Stew proposed just before we were heading out for a special birthday meal, just the two of us. He gave me a card he had made himself – it said ‘marry me’ on the front, and my engagement ring was fastened inside with a ribbon.

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Our wedding was on 15th February 2015. We wanted a winter wedding and liked the fact that the date would be easy to remember: 15.02.15.

We got married at St. George’s Hall in Liverpool as we wanted somewhere in the city centre. Once we had seen its beautiful Concert Room, we knew that was the venue for us. Our reception was held at Oh Me Oh My, also in the city centre.

There was no wedding theme as such, we just picked things we liked and wanted things to be colourful and fun. The colour scheme was easy to decide on – purple and turquoise – my favourite colours!

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I chose a tea length dress in duck egg blue, with an ivory overlay. It was from House of Mooshki. When I got engaged I couldn’t picture myself in a traditional dress and didn’t want anything too over-the-top. I found my dress online, but didn’t think I would end up getting it. But once I had tried it on – I knew I had to have it.

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Stew wore a dark blue suit from Reiss as he wanted something he could wear again. He looked super-smart with his waistcoat and a brightly coloured Paul Smith tie.

My bridesmaid wore a purple dress and the best man wore a grey suit. The flower girls were kitted out in Monsoon dresses.

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We decided we didn’t need special transport and instead took taxis around Liverpool. It was kind of cool arriving at my wedding in a black cab!

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Dan Hough was our photographer and he was amazing. He was very friendly – lots of our guests commented on that. He made sure we got some fabulous shots but fitted in around us. He was very patient as we were caught up with everything going on and long photo sessions were not a priority, but somehow Dan still managed to really capture the whole day perfectly. We would definitely recommend him – he was fab!

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My flowers were purple. They were created by Blossom and Dill. I left it quite late to sort out and being the day after Valentine’s lots of florists were charging hefty fees. Sophie from Blossom and Dill did an amazing job – my flowers were absolutely beautiful and loads of people complemented them.

Sophie also created jam jar arrangements of flowers to decorate our tables – perfect for the pretty and relaxed look we were going for. We had lots of candles and rainbow-coloured bunting to brighten everything up.

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Stew made all our wedding stationary, which had a quirky look to it – almost like a child’s party invitation with googly eyes. I loved them!

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We didn’t really have favours, though we did screen print origami paper with our names and the wedding date. Guests were given instructions to make paper cranes (quite tricky origami) we made a few examples to help people along.

We decided to have a cheese cake from Liverpool Cheese Company. We didn’t fancy more sweet stuff after dessert and the cheese went down a storm with our homemade chutneys.

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For the wedding breakfast we decided on a relaxed sharing menu – one of Oh Me Oh My’s specialities. We had a mezze starter, and then sharing bowls of stew for the main, followed up by a trio of desserts.

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To keep guests entertained, we hired a band recommended by Oh Me Oh My called New Power Soul Club. We had seen them setting up and doing sound checks at one of our meetings there. They were brilliant and had all our guests up dancing.

We decided to make a weekend of our celebration, inviting family and friends to join us for dinner and drinks the day before the wedding. We were really glad we did this as it was brilliant to catch up with everyone, and once we had left our house the day before, that was the end of feeling stressed and the start of having fun.

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We would definitely recommend Oh Me Oh My to other wedding couples. It looked fantastic, and the staff looked after every last little thing all day, ensuring everything went smoothly. To top it off, we were able to go up on the roof and enjoy fab views, as well as sneaking in another photo opportunity.

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I couldn’t pick a favourite part of the day – I loved all of it! In fact the whole weekend was amazing!

Following the wedding we had a few days in the Lake District and Scotland, staying in some lovely hotels. We are booked to go to Brazil on our main honeymoon this summer and can’t wait!

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My top tips to other Brides Up North would be to prioritise the bits that are most important to you and just do what you want to – don’t feel tied down by other people’s expectations. We just wanted a big party with our friends and family and we loved everything about our day.

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