Stacey + Oliver – Shropshire Marquee Wedding

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Stacey and Oliver were married in St Swithun’s church in Cheswardine, Shropshire where her sister had got married a few months previously. I got to chatting to a lovely man there who was helping with the church who was married 72 years. The sweet man, aged just 90 years old said it was the best day of his life. I can’t tell you how much he melted my heart how cute is that?

Stacey and Oliver met in their local pub and Oliver proposed at home on Christmas Day, he put the ring on our Labradors (Oakley) collar, how cute is that?
They had their reception at the family home in Hinstock, Market Drayton in a lovely marquee with the grounds laid out with games and hay bales and a sofa area to sit on. Everything was really well put together and even the toilets had music playing!

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Suppliers :
Marquee – show system
Caterers – Matthew rose events
Cake – crumbs cakery
Band – the review
Catering equipment – Tipples & no1 catering
Photo booth – special day rentals
Caricature – Clive’s caricatures
Suit hire – Peter posh
Toilets – posh potties
Game hire – jolly booth

Gareth + Ben – Iscoyd Park

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How you met – A mutual friend suspected we might get along so engineered a Christmas Party and invited us both. We got chatting and the rest is history!

The proposal – We always go away during the same week in July to coincide with Ben’s Birthday and my summer holidays. We had gone to Northumberland and had such a wonderful time exploring all the amazing Castles and Lindisfarne Island. Ben always knew he was going ask me during this holiday and in the end, it happened very spontaneously as we were walking along a beautiful river in the village of Rothbury before dinner. He asked me if I’d like to sit down on one of the benches and then he got down on one knee and proposed!!! It was wonderful!

Wedding vision – We had a fab time exploring many venues over the following few months. We both live and work on the Isle of Man but decided to hold our special day in the UK as our guest list would have been enormous! We found Iscoyd Park and fell in love with it instantly. We both had in mind what our day would be like: relaxing, in a country house, good food and a big party!

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And your suppliers –
Iscoyd Park – Venue for both Ceremony and Reception Charlotte Tyler-Creed – Wedding Coordinator (WHO IS AMAZING!)
The Fine Dining Company – Food
Marie Lloyd – Photography Best of the Bunch –
Cheshire DJ
Viscount Organs Tom Bell
Organist Olivia Black,
Mandy Griffin and Rachel Gilmore – Soloists

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Marilia + Scott – Soughton Hall

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Oh I love this wedding. There is nothing more fabulous than a meeting of two countries and two cultures on a wedding day. The excitement is always huge and it’s always lovely to see different customs incorporated into a traditional British wedding.

Soughton Hall looked amazing and was a beautiful backdrop for the wedding celebration. I had a fantastic day and I wish them both the best of luck for the future.

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Cat + Mike – Iscoyd Park

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Cat and Mike had a beautiful summer wedding in some gorgeous locations. It started off with Cat getting ready in the lovely Willington Lodge then off to one of my favourite churches St Marys Whitewell. If you are looking for a church to get married in I cannot recommend the reverend enough.

After the service we went onto Iscoyd park where after a brief rain shower we were back to what Britain does best, all the seasons in one day and you would have never have guest after the rain had stopped that we had bad weather that day at all.

I wish Cat and Mike a lifetime of happiness.

Here is their day

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Kayleigh and Matt – Plas Isaf

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How we met:
Matt and I have known each other since college at 16 but only through friends.
Through the years we had spoken a little bit and always planned to meet up but it just never happened. Then finally after moving back to Wrexham Matt asked me on a date.
And the rest is history.

The amazing proposal:
Matt told me we were going for a day out to a beach, Porth Ceiriad, that we both liked as we’d been camping there previously.
We packed our stuff and off we went a quite normal thing for us to do so I didn’t have a clue.
I had always said I wanted our engagement documented in some way because I have the worse memory ever so Matt had his work cut out as he always wanted to do it in the middle of nowhere.
Off we went walking down the beach, in the rain with the brolly taking pictures as we went.
When we got to the far side of the beach Matt pulled out a selfie stick (the last thing I’d ever imagine him buying) and said about having a photo on a timer. He told me to stand in position ready and stuck the selfie stick in the sand. Matt then then ran over to me to ‘pose’ for the picture, so there I was smiling away and the next thing Matt was down on one knee asking me to marry him.
Out of shock I burst out crying and said ‘yes, now put it on!”
After all the emotions Matt told me he was actually recording the whole thing. We then sat on the beach and had a picnic and champagne to celebrate.

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Suppliers:
Emz cakes
Vivid floral
PC roadshows entertainment

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Aisling + Richard – The Boat Inn, Erbistock

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Aisling and Richard had a gorgeous summer ceremony in the riverside venue The Boat inn, Erbistock. Their ceremony was low key and filled with family and friends and lots of love and laughter. They even brought their lovely dog to the ceremony.

The weather was incredible and sunny and the guests were in the party mood! I loved this wedding and I loved the people. Thanks for having us X

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Anna + Rick – North Wales

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Anna and Ricks story…

How you met – Me and Anna met at work. I am a Physio and she is an Occupational Therapist so our jobs meant we worked together a lot!

The proposal – A few weeks before, I took Anna’s dad to the Rugby for his birthday. We had a few beers afterwards and I grabbed him for a quiet moment and asked him for permission. He agreed.
When Anna was younger, her parents would lay a treasure hunt around the village for birthday presents. I asked if we could replicate this and her Dad was really touched! So we planned a weekend to go to Eglwysbach (the one before her birthday). Peter and I lay the clues around the village the night before. Everyone was in on it – the pub, the neighbours and the post office!
That morning, Anna’s family sent her off on the treasure hunt and insisted I went with her whilst they would stay behind. She questioned this a little and thought it was a bit unusual that they weren’t coming but after I genuinely couldn’t remember where I’d left one of the clues, I was safe! The clues lead to a bench that overlooks the village. But, when we got there a woman had taken the seat with her three massive dogs!! We pretended to look for this birthday present for a while with this lady trying to help too (all the while, I knew we were looking for the ring in my pocket). Eventually, the woman gave up. Anna turned round and I asked her to marry me!
Anna said yes and we celebrated with our families who were waiting back at home.

Wedding vision – A relaxed celebration with all our family and friends together! We wanted it to be in Eglwysbach because the village has always felt like home to Anna. It’s been great to plan it with local businesses and family friends.

Here is their wedding. Check out all their suppliers at the bottom of the post.

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Your suppliers –
Catering – Mark Skelly at The Bee Inn, Eglwysbach.
Venue Decoration – We Celebrate events, Rhian Hastings
Flowers – The Very Nice Flower Company, Dawn Bream.
Hair – Russell Paul Hair (Adele), Prestatyn.
Make up – Natasha Dones-Flint
Suits – Groom, Chester
Dress – Kenneth Winston from LuLu Browns, Whalley, Lancashire.

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Marie + Jason – 2017 review

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January 2017 feels like such a long time ago now but also still like yesterday when you think about the weddings. I am still wrapping up wedding albums from 2017 and it always brings such a huge smile to my face creating these family heirlooms for people to share and pass on memories and their story for generations to come. What’s always great though is every wedding day morning I arrive with the bride and there is just love, smiles and excitement and it’s infectious. The first time you see the dress hanging up, it’s always magical. I can never get over how year on year dresses still manage to remain as beautiful and fresh as the year I started wedding photography.

2018 is into our 10TH year of doing wedding photography. So that’s a really good milestone for us. Time has flown by.

In 2017 I think couples got the balance right we saw the right amount of budget spent on things that would mean something to them after the wedding day, I always say the things that will last is the rings and the photos and video if chosen so it’s always worth spending a bit more on these things.

Let’s hope for an amazing 2018 and here are some of the special moments from 2017…

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Hannah + David – Plas Hafod

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I was first greeted by Hannah’s mum in what I can only describe as the most beautifully decorated home for a wedding I have ever walked into. Everything felt so lovingly and carefully thought of and I sometimes don’t think we mention the Mums and Dads enough on a wedding day as little touches can really make a huge difference.

The weather on the day was beautiful, a really gorgeous spring day that made you feel like summer had arrived early. The church was beautifully decorated and great music chosen.
We haven’t done the Plas Hafod in a long time and it was great to arrive there for the reception. The Plas Hafod is renowned for their food and judging by how quick the canapés disappeared I think the guests would agree!

The evening celebrated in the Plas Hafod’s garden room which looked exquisite, attracted some pretty good dance moves!
All in all it felt like a beautiful British classic wedding with family and friends.

I wish Hannah and David the best of luck for the future xx

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Craig + Naomi – Highfield Hall

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Craig and Naomi got married on one of the sunniest days so far in 2017. Their venue of choice was the Saint Giles Church in Wrexham which is steeped in history and a must visit if you decide to take in the many historical sites of Wrexham.

The followed their wedding with a festival themed reception in the country house venue Highfield Hall which is beautifully set in stunning countryside in the village of Northop.
Naomi and Craig had lots of beautiful features including the table place cards which were so sweet.

Thank you to Naomi and Craig for an amazing day xx

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