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all of the lights. asos bridal for a sharp city wedding in manchester – sophie & kyle

March 9th, 2017 | Laura McDonagh

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Today’s military groom Kyle proposed to the gorgeous Sophie before he was posted to the US for three years and the couple organised their wedding in less than three months. Respect, guys.

Nothing in today’s pictures, however, betrays the fact that they were up against the clock. This seriously chic city wedding scores countless cool points, from Sophie’s edgy ASOS bridal dress, those Oriental-style violet silk shoes and stunning urban backdrops.

This wedding gives us all the feels. Who knew that being photographed in front of a lift could look so – well – completely and utterly perfect?

With photography by Brides Up North Sponsor Rebecca Parsons Photography

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sophie says: Kyle popped the question over an Indian takeaway in our new home. Kyle’s in the Royal Navy so he’s often away but is mainly home at weekends. We’d recently bought our first home together and moved in October 2016. Shortly afterwards, Kyle broke the news that he’d received his new drafting and would be going away to America for three years in January 2017. Then, casually while eating our takeaway, he said, “Sooo, will you marry me?”

Our wedding date was Saturday 7th January 2017. We were married at On The 7th at Manchester Media City. We weren’t looking for a traditional church wedding venue and, both being from Manchester, loved the idea of having a Manchester backdrop for our photos. As soon as we arrived at the venue we knew this was the one. It suited our quirky characters and we loved the laidback feel. It’s a fantastic place and didn’t need much decoration. We did, however, hire some lights spelling out “love” from Love Lights The Way.

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The groom and groomsmen all wore navy suits with burgundy accessories and tan shoes. The colour theme was minimal with the flowers being mainly white with a hint of light blue fuchsia and blue thistle.

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My dress was a cream, crochet-style lace dress from ASOS bridal. It was down to the ankle, with a shorter underdress and a slit up the back. It had a high neck with small capped sleeves. I wore statement blue floral shoes, which were my favourite part of the outfit – I received so many compliments on them!

My hair and make was done by Nicky Selvidge and my nails by Rare Beauty.

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Kyle wore a navy Ted Baker suit with a slight check detail and matching waistcoat. He had a paisley patterned pocket square with a burgundy tie and a pocket watch. The groomsmen also wore Ted Baker in navy.

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urban delight. rich jewel hues for a stylish city centre wedding at the palace hotel, manchester – kate & chris

February 12th, 2015 | Julia Braime

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I do love a stunning piece of architecture and clearly so too do today’s real wedding couple Kate and Chris, who picked Manchester’s beautiful Palace Hotel in which to tie the knot.

Its regal marble floors, wood panelling and domed ceiling provided a stunning backdrop for the couple’s vows and evening reception. During the day the new Mr and Mrs headed out onto the streets of Manchester with their photographer James Tracey, for some edgy urban shots which contrast beautifully with those taken inside The Palace.

In addition to a great location, highlights of Kate and Chris’s big day include an opulent colour scheme, delicious food and toe-tapping entertainment. Enjoy!

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kate says: We got engaged on Christmas Day 2013. I had an idea Chris might propose but when I opened all my presents and there was no ring I have to admit I was a bit disappointed. However later in the day Chris surprised me by asking me to marry him and gave me a beautiful ring. As it was Christmas it was great being with family to help celebrate our engagement.

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Our wedding date was 4th October 2014. We knew we wanted a local wedding but we weren’t too bothered about it being in the summer months as you can’t guarantee the British weather. Instead we decided on early October as it was just out of season but we though the weather wouldn’t be too wintery.

We got married at The Palace Hotel in Manchester city centre. We wanted our ceremony and reception all in one venue but wanted to find somewhere with character which is why we both loved The Palace Hotel. As soon as we walked into the hotel and saw the domed ceiling we both knew it was right for us. We also thought that the hotel would be a great backdrop for our photographs in case the weather was really bad and we couldn’t have any outside, but luckily on the day we were able to get a mixture of both.

I’d definitely recommend The Palace Hotel as a wedding venue. It’s a beautiful setting for a wedding and the layout works really well. We liked the fact that the ceremony room was separate to where we had our wedding breakfast and the bar area had plenty of space for all the guests. The wedding organisers were very helpful, and on the day the service and staff were great. We didn’t have to worry about anything which is what you want on your wedding day.

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When looking for wedding inspiration I loved rich, jewel colours, which I thought would be perfect for an autumnal wedding rather than the more pastel shades that you often see in spring and summer.  We decided to go for two colours in the end, a deep purple and a teal colour. The teal bridesmaid dresses were the first things I bought and I thought matching the exact colour of the dresses might be difficult which is why we introduced the purple colour. I loved the fact we had two colours and that everything didn’t have to match.

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I love sparkles and lace so my wedding dress was the perfect combination of both. The dress was by Ellis from the Blossom Collection. I bought it from Timeless Bride in Poynton. Janine, the owner, is lovely and made the whole experience really great. I saw the dress on the shop’s website and when I tried it on I knew it was the one! I loved the keyhole back design and little details such as the staggered button back and the floral gem waistband, which made it different to other dresses I tried on.

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Chris chose his own suit and I didn’t see it until the morning of the wedding! He did a brilliant job. He wore a navy blue morning suit with a dove grey waistcoat and gold tie. He hired the suit from Swarbricks but bought his shirt and tie from Charles Tyrwhitt.

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My four best friends who were my bridesmaids wore floor-length teal dresses from Coast. I actually got them in the January sales so they were a great bargain. The groomsmen wore the same navy blue morning suits and grey waistcoat as Chris. We also bought the shirts and ties for them but they wore purple ties rather than gold.

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A soon as I booked the wedding I knew I wanted Donna Crompton at The Halo Rooms to do mine and my bridesmaids’ hair. She’s fantastic at up dos and is great for ideas and inspiration. Donna also put me in touch with Louise Elliott, a freelance makeup artist who did my makeup on the day. It was great being pampered on the morning of the wedding and not having to worry about anything.

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I decided I didn’t want to spend a lot on transport to the venue so I travelled in a black cab to the hotel with my brother who gave me away. My bridesmaids followed behind in a separate taxi. Chris stayed at the Palace Hotel the night before the wedding so he had no excuses for being late!

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We used James Tracey Photography for our photos, who we booked after he photographed my brother’s wedding the previous year. We loved James’ style of photography; he’s really friendly but also very professional and talented. He captured our day perfectly and we are so pleased with the lasting memories of our wedding day. We ended up with a great mix of more traditional and contemporary photos, especially the ones he took around Manchester city centre. I’d absolutely recommend James.

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Before the wedding, I had a craft day with my bridesmaids where we created our bouquets. I liked that with artificial flowers I could create exactly what I wanted and not be restricted by what was available in terms of types of flowers and colours. It was also a cheaper alternative to fresh flowers and I’m able to keep my bouquet forever.

The Palace Hotel was great and helped with setting up our room on the day of the wedding. I had in my mind how I wanted the room to look and they recreated it perfectly. I provided mirrors, tea lights and scatter crystals for the guests’ tables and the hotel provided the candelabra. For the top table we had floating candles in glass vases as well as my bridesmaid bouquets. We also used Divine Designs who provided white chair covers with a purple sash to finish the room off.

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Our favours also doubled up as our name places. Each guest had their name printed on a traditional sweetshop paper bag which we filled with a few pick ‘n’ mix sweets. Keeping on the sweet theme, our wedding cake was a gift from Chris’ parents. It was made by Joanne Howson at Imagicakes. It was three tiers – chocolate, lemon and carrot cake in a ‘bling and rose’ design. It looked stunning but it also tasted delicious!

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We both love music and knew we wanted some sort of entertainment for our evening reception. In the end we booked the Live Lounge Duo who are Danny Lee and Gary Kirk. They played a great mix of songs that got everyone up on the dance floor straight away. As part of our package they also provided a DJ, which was great for keeping the party going until late.

We also had a photo booth set up for the evening reception, which was great fun. All the guests enjoyed getting dressed up with the props they provide. The photos are printed instantly which was perfect as the guests all went home with a memento from the wedding. We hired the booth for a couple of hours from Phil Burdge at Digi-booth.net.

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It’s hard to say my favourite part of the day as I really did love every minute of it, it’s such a special feeling. I think we both enjoyed the evening reception when the party got started. It’s so nice to have all your friends and family together celebrating with you and having a good time.

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We went on a two week road trip to Las Vegas and California as we wanted an action packed honeymoon. We spent five nights in Vegas and then flew to San Diego for a couple of nights. From there we drove up the Pacific highway stopping at various places such as LA and Santa Barbara before we reached San Francisco for the last part of our honeymoon. It was amazing!

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be decide on the things that matter the most to you both about your day and spend your wedding budget on these things. It’s easy to get carried away and stress over things that won’t even matter to you on the day. Most of all, remember to enjoy it and have fun!

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Somebody To Love! A Real Wedding In Manchester – Lynette & Ben

February 7th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I absolutely adore today’s bride, Lynette, who sent in her Real Wedding along with photographer and Brides Up North Featured Supplier Andrew Scott Clarke.  Her wedding is so full of colour and personality that I think I want to be her best friend. 

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Let’s hear from Lynette:  Ben asked me to marry him in October 2010 in the Eiffel Tower restaurant at the top of the Paris hotel (Las Vegas) overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. It was very romantic (I don’t think my family thought so when I rang them to tell them forgetting that with the time difference in the UK I was calling them at 5am!). 

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We set the date for 5 November 2011 (Bonfire Night and the day after the my birthday – Ben has been forewarned about trying to combine birthday and anniversary gifts into one in the coming years!). 

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We chose The Place Hotel Manchester as our venue.  The main thing we wanted from our wedding was to have as many people as possibly share the day and evening with us and have a huge party atmosphere, but without breaking the bank. Most of the venues we considered only offered ‘packages’ such as the typical “sparkling wine on arrival, 2 glasses of wine with the meal” etc which would have really restricted us in terms of numbers. Most of the venues were also quite traditional which whilst nice, didn’t really make us fall in love with them.

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We came across The Place by chance online, as it wasn’t hugely advertised as a wedding venue as such. As soon as we walked in, we knew we were going to get married there! It’s funky, modern, huge, with open brick walls and steel rafters – an old converted cotton mill (working well for a bride originally from Oldham!) The Atrium where we had our ceremony was really unusual and nothing like we’d seen before at the weddings we had been to. It had so much potential, and with a main room on 3 levels, we thought it was fantastic.

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And as if we hadn’t already fallen in love with the venue, the food / drink packages (or lack of them more importantly) was fantastic. We were able to basically split out budget in whatever way we felt was right for us. If we wanted to spend all our money on food – fine, give our guests a purely liquid lunch – again no problem!

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Which leads me to the main reason we ended up picking the venue. Sam the wedding coordinator at The Place. We discussed options with her before we booked the venue and basically nothing was too much trouble. She showed us mood boards for decorations, made drink suggestions, had ideas for entertainment, and instilled us with a huge amount of confidence that our day would be just as we wanted it! I can’t sing her praises highly enough!

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We didn’t have a theme as such, more a general mishmash of ideas mainly focused around late 80’s and early 90’s power rock songs! The only thing we knew for sure was that we wanted to get married to a beautiful instrumental version of Somebody to Love by Queen, and this kind of music ran through our entire wedding (check our the Vitamin String Quartet for fantastic and beautiful classical versions of great songs if you want something a bit different!)

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In the end, our colour scheme was bright but modern! Black and white mainly, but hot pink, yellow and orange were the accent colours of the day, from centre pieces, to the bouquet to the cake itself. Our evening reception had more of an ‘awards ceremony’ type feel – so we teamed black table cloths with the bright flowers – they looked great!

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So many people had told me you choose the dress you think you want. They were so right! I thought I was going to go for a more simple streamlined affair, but having tried on a range, I went for a strapless dress, with diamante trip on the empire line, and a fuller skirt.

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The dress came from Pronuptia Manchester I had a really fantastic experience with the shop, the price was really reasonable, and the fitting was a dream.

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I’d have to put a shout out to the local bridal alteration lady Pauline who was an absolute dream.

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I wasn’t a very ‘bridey bride’ at any point in the wedding so when it came to selecting flowers, I had no idea whatsoever, (who really knows the names of flowers anyway!) All I knew was I quite liked the idea of pink, orange, and yellow. Millers in Oldham handled everything! I had a beautiful, slight teardrop bouquet of gerberas, and roses in the bright colours I had suggested. The bridesmaids had the same flowers in more of a posy style.

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The button holes were all hot pink gerberas, and the shop even made me up a tiny baby sized pink carnation, as a button hole for a 6 month old nephew!

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My makeup was done by the amazing Zareena Mayet (zareena.mayet@yahoo.co.uk) a fabulously trained makeup artist who did a fantastic job of my request of “I don’t want any of that au naturel bridal makeup – give me dark smokey eyes and big eyelashes”. All of us felt like a million dollars/ supermodels when she’d done her magic!

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Our photographer (oh the photographer!) Andrew Scott Clarke was the best one I have ever come across in any wedding I’ve been to! Every single guest since the wedding has raved about the photos they’ve seen since (and one of my relatives even snapped him straight up for their wedding on NYE!).

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The best part about our photographer was his sheer daring! He managed to barge us into the venue kitchens to get a shot of us in the middle of dinner preparation madness, and also had us running out into the middle of a city centre road, dodging cars to get the best shot of us in a more urban setting. At one point we were even standing on a walkway under an old canal – bit smelly but made for some amazing photos!

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We designed our own invitations, menus and table plans. We also created our own cones of sweets wrapped with hot pink and yellow ribbon which looked fab and were loved by all (try making 120 though!)

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Now the thing for me about wedding cakes, is that I think no-one every really remembers them, despite a hell of a lot of expenditure going into selecting the best cake.  I’d stumbled upon the idea of a ‘fake cake’ online – a cake actually made of foam but decorated to look real! Lets be honest, the cakes are there to look great on photos! So Fake Cake it was!

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Cherry Cloud Cakes managed to create me an amazing 3 tier cake in hot pink, orange and yellow (not a drop of white to be seen) with lots of mini gerbera and swirl designs. They also managed to create a cake topper of myself and the groom which looked exactly like us – even down to the tiny diamante details they had added to the dress and hair piece, and a mini cricket bat carried by the groom!

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Its so hard to choose my favourite part of the day! I think I would have to say our ‘non first, first dance’ We’d been to New York the year before and seen a Broadway show called Rock of Ages, and fell in love with Journey ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ as a first dance song. But then it got X-Factored and Glee’d so it became less cool and we picked something else!

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Towards the end of the wedding, the DJ played Journey, and with all of our friends and family in a circle around us, we managed to get the first dance we had wanted – and it didn’t feel cheesy!

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After the wedding we were off our our honeymoon! We started in New York for a few days, flew to San Francisco for another few days, then drove across to Yosemite for a night. From there to Vegas for 3 / 4 days then onto Mexico for 10 relaxing days – it was incredible. I think we were away for about 22 days in total!

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My top tip for other would be stay completely relaxed! If there is one thing I think most people would say about us in the build up to the wedding is that we were really laid back, which is weird as we’re not like that by nature! After we’d gotten engaged we made a list of things that we definitely wanted in a wedding and the things we didn’t, and it basically came down to a fun day with our loved ones. We kept this in mind throughout, and really didn’t worry about details such as whether seat covers would match the bride’s shoes (these things can drive you insane).   As a result, we were really relaxed for the wedding itself, and it made the whole thing amazing!

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Congratulations Lynette & Ben!

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Babe In The Wood! A Real Wedding – Sylvia & Dave

August 4th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Manchester based wedding photographer and friend of the wedding blog Tobiah Tayo sent Brides Up North this absolutely beautiful castle wedding which took place just over a month ago to share today. Congratulations to the newlywed Sylvia and Dave!  If you haven’t come across Tobiah’s work before, head over to their lovely blog and have a browse.  Just amazing – I have never seen a ceremony room bedecked quite so gorgeously!

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Tobiah tells the tale: The wedding was held at Peckforton Castle on 1 July 2011.  Peckforton Castle was victim of an arson attack just two weeks before the wedding which nearly meant the venue had to be moved! You can imagine how stressful that was!

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Fortunately Sylvia and Dave could still use the castle for the ceremony and relocated to a marquee for the evening reception.  It was a wonderful day. 

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Spread The Love, A Real Wedding – Sarah & Tom

May 31st, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Jenny of Jenny & Keith McAvoy Wedding Photographers sent Brides Up North a corker of a Real Wedding to share with you this morning.  What really makes this set of photographs stand out to me as a wedding blogger is the people in them – whether it’s the cheeky children or the excited bride, weddings are first and foremost about people.  The one that you love, and all the ones you hold dear. 

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If that doesn’t give you a warm fuzzy feeling Brides Up North, I don’t know what will.  Enjoy. 

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Jenny explains:  This is Sarah and Tom from Aughton in Orskirk, where they both grew up.  The couple got married at the church of St Michael’s in Aughton, with a reception at Farrington Lodge, a Grade II listed Georgian House in Lancashire.  

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Sarah and Tom chose a classic gold and cream theme… plus the obligatory Jimmy Choo heels!

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The newly weds have now moved to Greater Manchester where Sarah is a teacher and Tom is a
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Fabulous Photographer: Keith & Jenny McAvoy Wedding Photographers

May 16th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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I featured a gorgeous Real Wedding from Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Jenny & Keith McAvoy Wedding Photographers, yesterday evening on the blog.  Scroll down to check it out.  This morning, we go behind the photographs as Brides Up North chats to Jenny McAvoy to find out more about this successful husband and wife team.

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I have always had an interest in photography – my dad always had the latest camera equipment and books and I was encouraged to take photos from an early age. That passion increased when our first daughter Olivia was born in 2001. We photographed her every movement and began to slowly move into portrait and wedding photography. We are constantly training and were part of Damien Lovegrove’s prestigious Evolve 2 photography training programme for 18 months and have also trained with Chris Hanley and Jo De Banzie.

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It’s such a happy job. It really is a privilege to be involved in such fabulously special days. Every one is unique and gorgeous – from the smallest intimate wedding to the grandest day. To be able to contribute
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What is your favourite thing about being a wedding photographer?

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The whole process from meeting a bride and groom for the first time, seeing a shy bride blossom into a confident diva, right through to the day and the viewing when a couple see their images for the first
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We like to meet our couples at least 3 or 4 times before a wedding, for discussions about package choice, engagement shoot, maybe meeting at their venue, or attending rehearsals and all of these meetings are part of the process of getting to know each other. For us we get to know who is shy, who is a poser, what they are like as a couple – are they jokey or lovey dovey? This allows us to capture them as they truly are. For the couple it is a chance to see how we work, to get used to being photographed, get to know us and feel comfortable with us so that by their wedding day they are not concerned about photography at all. In addition, we are around all day on a wedding day and as there are two of us we are often seen smoothing ruffled feathers, handing out champagne, buttoning up dresses when bridesmaids are shaking too much, delivering buttonholes to forgetful grooms and generally getting stuck in and documenting every moment :-)

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Do have an engagement shoot. I am one of those people who hates having their picture taken – Keith on the other hand is a complete poser! The engagement shoot is a great way of dispelling those nerves and seeing the results of a professional photo session in a relaxed, fun environment is always a good way to feel better about having your picture taken. We have had brides who really dread the engagement shoot
but end up loving it and even better adore the results. Brides have cried at a viewing, saying they have never seen photos of themselves they like and that they love every one of ours. That is a fabulous feeling for us and the perfect aim of an engagement shoot. Also we are never going to make you do anything you are uncomfortable with. If you are naturally shy we work with that (90% of the time you won’t even be aware of having your photo taken and the rest of the time we will be gentle – promise :-) )If you are a poser-we will embrace that with gusto!

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Whatever you are comfortable with. I always say you should just be a polished version of yourself.

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We would never inflict our opinions on a bride’s style. We are there to document their day as they dreamt of it. Personally I love a colourful wedding and something to note – if you wear dangly bits of hair down at
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Which celebrity wedding would you most like to photograph and why?

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Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy of Muse. Love Muse and the music and guests at that wedding would be FAB!

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I love the first time a bride and groom see each other at the ceremony – it still brings tear to my eye.

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Every wedding is so unique – two really contrasting weddings I loved were Jane & Chris’ Beeston Manor wedding (on Brides Up North yesterday) where they had so many personal touches and gave us a bottle of home made sloe gin, and Nichola and Michael’s fabulously grand Coombe Abbey wedding, where the whole of the North West travelled to Coventry for a very opulent wedding (coming soon!).
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Are you married?  Tell us about your day…

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Keith & I are married to each other. Our wedding pics are awful – it was 15 years ago and things have moved on a lot in photography since then. I don’t even know where our wedding album is – Keith has hidden it away. Our daughters are desperate to see it for a laugh so will have to persuade him to dig it out… We both have huge families – Keith has 10 brothers and sisters and I have a million auntie and uncles scattered across the country and further afield so it was a real party wedding, with 120 to the wedding breakfast and 300 evening guests. It wasn’t a posh do at all – the ceremony was at Keith’s family church, the reception was at the local rugby club where Keith’s brother played professionally so we got a
nice cheap deal :-) Our aim was to make sure everyone had a ball so good music and relatively cheap alcohol was our priority.  My two regrets are the rubbish photographer and very uncomfortable shoes-which were kicked off as soon as the disco started.

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What was your favourite wedding moment?

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One of my favourite wedding moments was Christmas last year. We had a fabulously clear crisp winter’s day, a wonderfully friendly wedding full of joy and partying and then it began to snow heavily. Everyone was
outside for some gorgeous snowy pictures. We had the bride and groom in the middle of a busy roundabout where the village Christmas tree was situated with everyone beeping their congratulations to them and snow cascading down. It was a brilliant memory for us and them.

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What sets you apart from other wedding photographers?

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We are relaxed and laid back but work extremely hard to look that way! Our photography is a gorgeous blend of fashion inspired images and lighting techniques and wonderful unguarded, off beat moments.

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What can a couple who book you expect on the day?

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100% commitment to making your wedding photography spectacular and to do everything in our power to enhance your magical day. We are there for as long as you like. We can offer advice if wanted, blend into the background when required, take you away for a breather when you need it and then present beautiful timeless images for you to treasure forever.

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What is included in your "package"?

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You can devise your own package, after all it is your day, but we always offer the following as standard:

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A fun yet intimate pre wedding shoot with your individual requirements in mind;
Full wedding day coverage by not one but two acclaimed wedding photographers;
Complimentary portrait shoot gifts for bridal party (worth £100 each);
A superior quality editing and post production process;

A post honeymoon celebratory viewing of your pictures; and
An online wedding day image gallery to relish and share. 

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You can then choose how many images you would like in your package and whether you want an album, or other products such as parents albums etc.

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Can you give us an idea on price?

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Our readymade luxury package costs £2,350 for all the above plus 70 images in a bespoke digital style album and all images chosen for your album on CD.

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Can you do a discount for Brides Up North readers? 

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We can exclusively offer Brides up North readers an extra £300 worth of products – that could be extra images, an album upgrade or a gorgeous parent album.

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We can also offer a free engagement shoot to all readers to try us out – see for yourself how we can create fabulous photography for you.

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How can Brides Up North get in touch with you/ see more examples of your work?

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Please visit our website at www.mcavoyweddings.co.uk           

Check out our blog at www.mcavoyphotography.co.uk/blog tosee our latest work. 
Please have a look at our promotional video to get to know us a bit better.

Email us at jenny@mcavoyweddings.co.uk
Give us a call on 0161 790 1239

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Anything else we should know?

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We love weddings and that shines through in our work.  There is no substitute to meeting up and chatting about how we can enhance your big day so please come and see us for a cuppa and a chocolate brownie.

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Jenny & Keith McAvoy Wedding Photographers is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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