February 13th, 2018 | Laura McDonagh
Time for some feel-good spring wedding inspiration to inject some sunshine into this dreary grey February – are you ready? Because we definitely are!
The lovely Sarah and Phil were married last May at the Worsley Park Marriot Hotel, Manchester. After reading about Phil’s uber-romantic proposal speech we expected big things and, by golly, we got them – roses galore, a Rolls Royce fit for a princess and a ruched satin fishtail dress of dreaminess. Romance in spades, readers.
We love the personalised cocktail ideas (Blushing Bride, anyone?) and the personalised CD favours for their guests, plus those images of this gorgeous pair embracing feel like we’re sneaking a peek at a completely intimate moment – in a good way!
Diary Date: If Sarah and Phil’s choice of venue has captured your attention then be sure to join us for our ‘Love Parade’ Valentine’s Wedding Show at Worsley Park Marriott Hotel, this Sunday 18th February, 11am to 2pm, FREE ENTRY. This fabulous event will give you the opportunity to view this splendid venue for yourselves while meeting a fine selection of the area’s top wedding suppliers. Pre-register here to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
With images by Cathy Brown Photography
sarah says: We got engaged on Christmas Day morning in 2014. Phil and I were sitting in the front room in our PJs. We‘d opened all of our gifts – or so I thought. Phil asked me to close my eyes as he had another present for me which was a surprise. He went on to say that I’d changed his life and he couldn’t live without me, hence he’d got me another gift. He then told me to open my eyes and there he was with the ring box open! He asked me to marry him and I obviously said yes – and I couldn’t stop crying!
Our wedding was set for 26th May 2017. Phil had always wanted to get married in May; it’s his favourite month because he seems to think the weather is perfect! I could see benefits to getting married in all seasons so I was easily persuaded.
Our venue was Worsley Park Marriott for both the ceremony and the reception. We used Brides Up North to research venues initially and attended a few wedding fairs – when we came to Worsley we knew instantly that we would get married there. We even loved the experience of driving up to the entrance – it just felt right for us. Plus, we live locally, know the area well and felt it would also be great for guests travelling more of a distance.
Our theme for the wedding was music. Both Phil and I absolutely love music and our taste is so similar, yet very eclectic. We named each table after a meaningful song title and we also booked a band called Under the Covers, who were amazing and performed all of our favourite music.
Our colour scheme was coral; it’s my favourite colour because it’s so bright and cheerful and perfect for a spring/summer wedding.
I wore an ivory fishtail dress from Bliss Bridal in Bolton. I saw it in the window and knew straight away it was ‘the one’. I asked to try it on and cried before I’d even looked in the mirror! It was classic but not like any other dress I’d seen before.
February 19th, 2016 | Julia Braime
Did you get engaged Valentine’s Day? Welcome to our pretty pages *waves*! If you’re new around these parts, here’s a little bit of news to brighten your Friday: we’ve been working with the Manchester Evening News to share the news of their Win a Wedding competition worth over £25,000. Now that could buy a lot of favours…
Manchester Evening News have teamed up with our beautiful Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition venue Worsley Park, Marriott Hotel & Country Club and other top wedding vendors from across the region to offer one lucky couple in Manchester the chance to win a wedding beyond their wildest dreams.
You can read our previous feature about the competition here, but in a very fabulous nutshell, if successful, the winning couple get everything they need to make their big day truly special:
A premium wedding package for 80 day and 130 evening guests at Worsley Park, Hotel & Country Club, complete with a four course wedding breakfast, evening buffet and more!
Wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses courtesy of Sense and Sensibility.
Suit hire for the groom and four of his party courtesy of Groom.
Floristry package including bouquets courtesy of Venus Flowers.
A luxury wedding car courtesy of Horgans.
Wedding rings courtesy of Si Vis Amari.
Videography package courtesy of RoKi Visuals.
Venue styling including chair covers courtesy of Divine Designs.
A photographer and photobooth courtesy of Autumn Stone Photography.
Bridal party hair and beauty courtesy of Bianca Levins.
A delicious cake and wedding favours courtesy of Slattery.
DJ service courtesy of DavesDisco.
Bespoke stationery package courtesy of I Do Designs.
Hen and Stag party courtesy of Bierkeller, Manchester.
And that’s not all! The Manchester Evening News are also providing the winning couple with a seven night honeymoon to Mauritius with return flights, courtesy of Turkish Airlines and Constance Hotels & Resorts.
If you’re engaged or know someone that is, it’s now time to enter!
Couples across Greater Manchester are invited to register before Sunday 28th February 2016 in the first stage of the competition. All entrants who successfully register will be featured in a special supplement in the Manchester Evening News on Saturday 12th March 2016 to drum up some extra support in their local community, along with full prize details and the all important first token.
January 26th, 2016 | Julia Braime
You already know we’re all super excited to bring you yet another set of sparkling bridal events (our first show of the season at Capesthorne Hall on Sunday was just sublime!) this weekend at The Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club and The Belle Epoque in Knutsford, but we might just have the cherry to put on top of what looks set to be a very special Super Sunday! Our lovely sponsor, The Manchester Evening News, have teamed up with Worsley Park Marriott and other top wedding vendors from across the region to offer one lucky couple in Manchester the chance to win a wedding beyond their wildest dreams, and worth over £20,000!
Last year’s winning groom Rick said “It was just a wonderful, wonderful day. We’re so thankful to the sponsors for their help and support and to the M.E.N. who gave us a wedding day we will remember for the rest of our lives.” This year, it could be you!
manchester evening news say: What’s included in the prize we hear you ask? This year’s package includes everything to ensure your big day is truly special.
To start it off, I Do Designs will be providing a bespoke stationery package inviting your guests to Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club on Friday 16 September 2016, where you will receive a premium package for 80 day and 130 evening guests.
Worsley Park Marriott is discreetly set in over 200 acres of mature parkland at the historic site of Worsley Old Hall. The hotel combines the grandeur expected of a country retreat, with all the benefits of a modern venue. This location boasts a perfect setting for your wedding celebrations. Guests can enjoy our beautiful open-air courtyard that’s perfect for alfresco drinks or dining.
Whilst you’re being chauffeur driven to your wedding in a luxury vintage Horgans car feeling like the most important bride in the world, your guests will enjoy your theme at the venue styled by Divine Designs, including chair covers.
You’ll be walking down the aisle, along with your bridesmaids, in a stunning bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses provided by Sense and Sensibility, meeting your soon-to-be husband who will be kitted out in a Groom suit. The bridal party will look the part with their hair and make up by Bianca Levins and bouquets provided by Venus Flowers.
On the evening, DavesDisco will play your favourite songs whilst you and your guests enjoy the wedding cake provided by Slattery. The precious moments of your day will be captured in timeless photographs by Autumn Stone Photography, who will also be providing a photobooth on the evening.
As if all of that isn’t enough, the winners will also enjoy an all-inclusive 7 night honeymoon, courtesy of Turkish Airlines and Constance Hotels & Resorts, to one of the most romantic islands in the world – Mauritius.
We will be launching this amazing competition on the most romantic day of the year – Sunday 14th February! In the meantime, come down to The Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Worsley Park on Sunday 31st January, 11am till 3pm, to take a look at the venue you could be getting married at and to meet our Win a Wedding team!
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