Michele + Kevin – Doubletree Chester

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Michele and Kevin are one of those couples you just know were meant to be. Michele has a beautiful family and I think Kevin is really lucky and probably now has his hands full!
They both put on a fantastic wedding day. The ceremony room in the Double tree Hilton looked amazing with the twinkly lights draped across the ceiling and the candelabras lining the aisle. They had a little flower girl and page boy who were so sweet. As the flower girl threw her petals the page boy thought it was all for him and started playing and jumping in them as they were being thrown, LOVE!

After the ceremony it was off for some canapés and as we were treated to some lovely British weather we also all stayed outside with our drinks for the photos which were perfect.
Hope you enjoy the sneak peek and the full set in 3 weeks xx

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Donna + Mark – Chateau Rhianfa

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Donna and Mark are a great couple to be around. There were no nerves apart from Donna’s sister who seemed to have taken everybody’s nerves on board! The day started in Chateau Rhianfa where Donna and her bridesmaid Jess were getting ready for the ceremony (Good luck in your exams Jess I am sure you will ace them).

The ceremony was in the most beautiful church St Mary’s and St Nicholas, it has to be one of my all-time favourites. In case anyone is interested in chilies, Jason told me that the chilly shop just around the corner from the church grows one of the hottest chillies you can get! Radom stop in the story sorry!

Some of the bits I have to mention from the ceremony were the reading of St Paul’s to the Corinthians. As you can imaging I have heard it a few times, I even had the passage at my own wedding, it is one of my favourites but never have I heard it read so well and with so much felling behind it, it was lovely. Then there was Jess and her beautiful voice. Jess if you are wondering why your Dad looks a tad miserable in the photos while you are singing it’s because he’s trying to stop himself from crying, the photos are so sweet!

After the ceremony and the drive past the chilly shop we went back to Chateau Rhianfa for canapes a few photos and the party! The day flowed wonderfully and the evening bands were fab. I hope you enjoy the images here and your full set will be out in three weeks xx

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David + Heather – Hillbark Hotel

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David and Heather… Grab a cupa and enjoy xx

The Ceremony was in the Hillbark Hotel.

Set in lush parkland, overlooking the Welsh Hills and Dee Estuary, Hillbark is a house that is literally made of love. The estate in which Hillbark is set is overflowing with historic architecture and everlasting photo opportunities, making this magical location a perfect choice for our wedding.

Originally situated on Bidston Hill, the house was moved brick-by-brick over a three year period by former owner Sir Ernest Royden on the bequest of his darling wife. Now lovingly restored by the current owners, the house is now arguably one of the finest boutique hotels in the region.

Their story….

How we met…
(As told by David)

It was a cold February night in 2011, and I had finally organised a night out with my work mates Stephen and Kash, who had driven from Staffordshire to Chester for the evening. We had hit up a few bars, and eventually ended up in Chester’s premier night club, Cruise.

Needing a few minutes of relative quiet, I left the dance floor to sit in my favourite room where there is always an acoustic music group playing. This evening there was a particular girl standing in my way (because I wanted a front row seat), and I entitledly pushed her aside. BAD MOVE? (Or my best move ever?!) Little did I know that the girl I pushed to one side would end up being the love of my life…

From there we chatted for an hour or so, before we were forced to exchange numbers because Heather’s friend Debby wanted chicken!! To this day I’m still not convinced that I would have had the courage to ask for Heather’s number if it wasn’t for this intervention. (Thanks Debs!!!!!)

We met up for our first date the following night, an open mic night at Telford’s Warehouse, and the rest as they say is history!

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The proposal…
(As told by Heather)

The big moment took place on a lovely beach in North East Harbor, Acadia National Park, in my home state of Maine on January 3rd, 2015. David had kept the impending engagement a complete secret from everyone for the weeks leading up to our big trip home to celebrate the holidays with my family. The only person that David wanted to know about the engagement was my Dad. The events leading up to the engagement though, make a great tale to tell our future children and grandchildren.

David, being a very romantic and traditional guy, wanted to ensure that he had my father’s blessing before he asked for my hand in marriage. David had carefully packed the ring in his suitcase (that I had tried to re-pack for him at the last minute), and checked it through security at Manchester Airport. A nervous David waited at the baggage claim at Logan Airport, but thankfully, the bag arrived safely.

After we arrived at my sister’s home in Barrington New Hampshire, David, as usual, quickly unpacked his suitcase and hung up his shirts in the closet in her spare room. None of this seemed out of the ordinary as David always unpacks his suitcase immediately, even when we are at a hotel; but this time was different because he was cleverly trying to hide the ring from me.

Having spent a couple of merry days together with the family, David finally plucked up the courage one morning to ask my dad the important question; only to find out that at 5am that very morning, Dad had decided to drive home to the Great White, and apparently VERY cold, Northern Maine because he was concerned that the heating would not keep up with the frigid weather.

Understandably, David was devastated, as we had no guarantee that we would see him again on our trip, as no one can predict the weather in New England. As the days pressed onward, David was growing increasingly concerned that there would be no opportunity to ask him in person, so in a modern twist, David had to resort to sending a very important email.

As fate would have it, the email link between my Dad’s account and David’s has suspiciously never worked (something David had recognized earlier in the summer, but had completely forgotten about). David painstakingly waited for hours and hours, knowing that Dad spends hours a day working and researching on the internet for his novel; so having to wait so long for a reply made him think one of two things. One, that he hadn’t received the email, or Two, that this was a sign of being declined his permission.

As it turns out, neither of these were the reason that Dad didn’t reply. In fact, he responded within 20 minutes of David sending the email; but due to the aforementioned technical failure between their email accounts, David did not receive the emailed permission (and still hasn’t to this very day).

Fortunately for me, as the weather improved, so did the chances of Dad being able to make the drive to Kyle’s home where we were all meeting for a family weekend. On the day we arrived, Dad was waiting for us like an excited puppy to see if David had already asked me to marry him; but having noticed this was not the case, he quickly pulled David to one side to ascertain what the heck was going on! I will never know exactly what was said during those 5 minutes, but I have been told that if he tells me, he will need to kill me!!!!! best leave that page unturned.

The next day, we all made a trip out to Mount Desert Island, which is the site of America’s treasure, Acadia National Park. With its beautiful beaches, forests and mountains, David found his perfect moment, with family all nearby but out of earshot, to ask me to marry him. I was in such shock and tears, and it was soooo cold, that I fumbled around, trying to put the ring on, and that was when the whole family noticed what was going on. In amongst all of the kafuffle, I neglected to give David my answer, although obvious. We were well on our way back to the warmth of Kyle’s home when David asked me, so will you?? To which I just giggled (because I thought I had already accepted). I then had to be asked a THIRD TIME in the guest room of my brother’s home, and to David’s relief, I finally said yes, Yes, YES!!!

Clare + Jon – Pimhill Barn

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Clare and Jon chose Pimhill barn to have as their wedding venue which with Clare DIY skills looked amazing.

Clare and Jon’s story:

Jon and I met on Match.com and moved in after only a month of dating! He proposed on the 20th February 2015 at the top of the London Eye in a private booth around 6:50pm. Our wedding vision I suppose is rustic and creative! I have taken a lot of time with the little touches that I have made myself, so this is something I would like to be captured on the day. From from decoration of each jam jar, the Hangers I laser cut for each person in the wedding party, The design of the gifts for guests and the kids tote bags, to the hair accessories I have made from scratch for the bridal party.

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Suppliers for the big stuff are as follows:

Tipples (Tim Aversa)
01743 860621 info@tipplesbar.co.uk

Storm Machine Entertainment , Jamie 07968345646 (Marquee)

Laura from Regent House of Flowers
01978 357356 info@flowersinhours.co.uk

Solid Gold Entertainment (Paul) (Band, DJ, PA, Photo Booth and Games)
01939 200666 paul@solidgoldentertainment.co.uk

Silverline Cars
07769 691506 contact@SilverlineCars.co.uk

Laura + Daniel – Lyndir Hall

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Laura and Daniel are gorgeous couples. You are sure to get a cwtch or two and have a great laugh. They chose Llyndir Hall as their wedding venue and had beautiful natural touches as part of their décor.

Some of the things I loved from this wedding:

Best bits

Laura’s dad was a lovely character he just kept everyone smiling at one point he run done the receiving line High Fiving everybody. Loved it!

Favourite Décor from the day

My favourite was the pork pie cake it looked amazing and I like something a little different.

Favourite wedding photograph

I love the romance between Laura and Daniel after their first kiss. It’s a heart melt moment.

What three things come to mind when you think of the wedding.

1. Fun
2. Hugs
3. Lovely venue

On with the photographs!

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Heledd + Iwan – Quay Hotel Deganwy

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Heledd and Iwan, here is their story

We met on a night out in Bangor – in a pub called ‘Waterloo’ – although we had lived in the same tiny village for 5 years we had never met previously. Ani Lois – our daughter arrived March 2014.

The proposal

Christmas Eve – a year after being together… because ‘when you know… you know’

Wedding vision – we were asked if we wanted our wedding to be ‘memorable or beautiful’ and we both agreed from the get go – ‘Memorable’ although a bit of beauty helps too…

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Our suppliers –

Flowers – ‘Acacia
Dress – ‘Wedding Belles’ Llanfairpwll
The best singing waiters
Cake – ‘the sweet and cupcake company
Makeup – Kay Evans
Hair – Nina Wren
wedding décor – ‘Geriach Glesni
Ben Powell – videography
Event Lounge – dj and photobooth
Dancefloor – Sparkling weddings and events

Hayley + Dylan – Quay Hotel Deganwy

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Their story:

How you met:

We have many common friends and even had best friends from school who are brother and sister and our paths never seem to cross. We have even worked in the same places and ended up in the same career, yet this is not how we met. We both attended a ale trail called Route 76 between Denbigh and Ruthin and happened to have mutual friends there, so spent the day together. And it blossomed from there.

The proposal:

25th December 2014. Christmas is one of Hayley’s favourite times of year! We opened our presents together on Christmas morning and Dylan produced one more. A large box, which turned out to be a box in a box in a box! Once the ring box was discovered and opened, Dylan dropped to one knee and gave a heartfelt speech before proposing.

Wedding vision:

We love food! And to be entertained. That is the basis for our wedding. No real theme or set structure, just lots of things we love to hopefully give us the best day of our lives!

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Hayley + Dylan’s suppliers:

 

Rebecca + James – Grosvenor Pulford

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Rebecca and James tied the knot in a lovely ceremony at the Grosvenor Pulford, the aisle was lined with gorgeous candles and the walls with twinkly fairy lights.

Some of the things I loved from this wedding:

Best bits

Well it was a great laugh from start to finish. During the bridal prep a strange package arrived under the guise of a Scottish tradition which turned out to be whiskey and a special drinking cup. Everyone was brave enough to try a bit and the faces after drinking some were priceless, we all laughed so much, I loved it!

Favourite Décor from the day

I loved the pink theme it looked amazing in the table centres and stunning in the bouquet with gorgeous rough pink roses.

Favourite wedding photograph

My favourite wedding photograph has to be the man standing by the bands roller banner so it looks like he’s holding a microphone!

What three things come to mind when you think of the wedding.
1. Lovely family
2. Beautiful tribute to James father
3. The sweetest couple

On with the photographs!

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Joanna + Jonathan – The Abbey Farm

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Joanna and Jonathan got married in St Collens Church Llangollen and then onto Abbey Farm for the ceremony. They got married on New Year’s Eve and it was a fantastic day. The atmosphere was wonderful and everyone had a great time.

Some of the things I loved from this wedding:

Best bits

The best bit for me was the people. Every guest made such an effort and everybody was a really good laugh.

Favourite Décor from the day

I loved the 2016 giant balloons on the tables, but the lit up Abbey was just spectacular.

Favourite wedding photograph

I have loads but the dancing ones are so my fave. Wait till you see the full set in a few weeks they are hilarious.

What three things come to mind when you think of the wedding.
1. Great guests
2. Funny speeches
3. Lovely couple

On with the photographs!

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Louise + Dewi – Tower Hill Barns

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Louise and Dewi got married in a gorgeous church in Caerwys followed by a reception in Tower Hill Barns in Llangollen. Tower Hill barns has recently undergone a huge renovation project and looks amazing set amongst rolling Welsh hills.

Some of the things I loved from this wedding:

Best bits

There were lots of best bits but one of the things I will most remember is Louise Stole. She hadn’t even tried it on with her wedding dress but knew as soon as she put it on it was the right choice. It looked fantastic and perfect for an autumn wedding.

Favourite Décor from the day

My favourite wedding décor had to be the colour scheme. I never would have put grey and red together but it looked incredible together. Beautiful choice.

Favourite wedding photograph

I have two, I love the mother and daughter dancing as if you know my photos well I love love love a happy smiley picture. But on the flip side I don’t mind a bit of drama too and Louise on the stairs showing off the back of her dress looks just stunning.

What three things come to mind when you think of the wedding.

1. Lovely people
2. Gorgeous colour scheme
3. Stunning food

On with the photographs!

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