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Latin Flavour! Heritage Bridal For A Real Wedding At Nunsmere Hall Hotel – Luciana & Mike

14th June 2013 | Julia Braime

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I just couldn’t sign off for the week without sharing one last beautiful Real Wedding with you – this one sent to me by fantastic Brides Up North Featured Supplier Jonny Draper Photographer and bride and groom Luciana and Mike.  The couple added lots of personal touches at this stunning Cheshire venue to bring some authentic Brazilian spirit to their big day.

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Welcome to the weekend Brides Up North!

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Luciana says: We got engaged on 13th October 2012.  We rented a beautiful cottage in Snowdonia with a group of 10 friends to celebrate a 30th anniversary of one of our friends. Because we would be all together, we decided to do a pre Christmas Dinner, because I am Brazilian and I wasn’t going to spend Christmas in the UK.  Mike asked me after the dinner in front of everybody.

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We were married on 3rd May 2013 at Nunsmere Hall Hotel, in Cheshire.  My mother in law used to have a hotel in Cheshire, and the venue that we chose was the local competitor of her hotel. When we started to look for places, she mentioned Nunsmere and it was love at the first sight and exactly what I was dreaming of. 

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I wanted a high neck dress with short sleeves, but it was really difficult to find exactly what I was looking for, until I got to Emma Draper’s shop, Love Bridal Boutique in Altrincham. First I fell in love with a lace jacket from Mia Mia, and then I chose a lace dress from Heritage Bridal. Then I asked to Emma add the jacket to the dress.

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My make up was by Anna Wild and hair by Ruthie Mannion-Palmer. 

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I decided to do something different with the bridesmaids’ dresses.  I had seven bridesmaids, so I chose seven pastel shades (Lavender, Nude, Yellow, Pink, Orange, Green, Grey). Then I made a raffle to choose what colour would go to each girl. I said that I wanted a long dress, but I gave them freedom to choose the shape of the dress as they liked.

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I carried a lavender bouquet and the bridesmaids carried freesia bouquets by The Green Room. 

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My favourite part of the day was when I entered the ceremony room and I saw Mike looking at me. I was also blown away by the number of family and friends that came from Brazil just for the wedding.

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After the ceremony Carlton Ensemble string quartet played in the garden. 

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Our invitations and on the day stationery were by Emma Jo. 

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The cake was from Slattery. The cake had three tiers: the bottom of chocolate, the middle vanilla with strawberry jam and the top fruit.

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We used Woodyatt Warner wedding planners and event dressers. 

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We added our own flavour to the day by giving everyone a pair of Havaianas flip flops and I brought some props from Brazil (funny sunglasses, moustaches, funny fascinators), and we bought 100 sky lanterns to set off during the sunset.

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We have two entertainers: A Samba School called Sambaman and a DJ called Russ Cooper who came across from Dubai.

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We haven’t gone on honeymoon yet but we will go to South Africa and Mauritius in January.

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My top tip for other Brides Up North is to enjoy every plan that you have to make before the wedding. They sometimes are stressful, but it’s what makes the wedding happen.

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Congratulations Luciana & Mike!

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  • Katy Harris
    June 14, 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    What a gorgeous wedding and a beautiful dress. I also struggled to find a high neck wedding dress with short sleeves for my own wedding – dress designers take note!

  • June 15, 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous pictures! 🙂

  • June 16, 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    I love this wedding! The bridesmaids look beautiful in the pastel colors! The bride is stunning as well!

  • June 16, 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh wow ! I love the photos ! We are not used to see that kind of pictures in France. Lovely wedding !

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