Nicola + Dan – Colshaw Hall

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Nicola and Dan are both very laid back, smiley happy people. They are a couple who are easy to get along with and were just a dream to work with.

Venue – So Colshaw Hall was a new venue for us and it was a gorgeous hot day. The estate was huge and what I particularly loved about the grounds was how they had a gorgeous mix of a traditional garden blended with modern garden. I also loved the ceremony room which was a separate wooden stable area. This was a total blank canvas, so if you like a minimal look or have a theme it’s perfect for putting your own wedding stamp on.

Dress – Nicolas dress was beautiful. I love a cathedral length train and the detail on it was lovely. She also had lots of intricate detail on her dress and it was finished off with some sensational earrings.

Fave bits – One of the stand out memories of this wedding was the party atmosphere in the evening. These guys knew how to party and there was some pretty good moves being shown on the dancefloor!

Here is their story –

Dan and I met on a night out in Wrexham. Dan proposed to me whilst travelling in New Zealand. We were on a boat in Milford Sound and had just got completely drenched under a waterfall when he got down on one knee and popped the question.

Wedding Vision – A bit of vintage, a bit of woodland fairytale.

Suppliers can be found at the end of the post.

Enjoy x

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Suppliers:

Bride’s Dress: Stella York, Bridal Haven, Tarporley.
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: John Ellis, Top That Formal Hire.
Hair/Makeup: Absolutely Flawless, Stockport.
Flowers: Flower Lounge, Didsbury.
Cake: Dish and Spoon, Didsbury.
Caterers: Barrett’s Caterers, Stockport.

Gemma + Daniel – Tyn Dwr Hall

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The Bride & Groom – Gemma and Daniel are one of those couples you know almost never argue, make time for each other and are probably an example to us all of how to adore each other.

Venue – The Venue was Tyn Dwr Hall which was my first wedding at the venue. Tyn Dwr Hall is the venue on everyone’s lips at the moment and that is no surprise. They have done a complete refurbishment with an amazing choice of décor, it’s definitely worth putting on your list as one to visit. Complete with gorgeous gardens and lots of accommodation options there is nothing to complain about, you know you will have a magical wedding here.

Dress – Gemma’s dress was stunning. The bead work and detail on the bodice and the colour of the dress made it look absolutely luxurious; it looked fabulous on and fitted beautifully.

Ceremony – One of the lovely things about a ceremony in Tyn Dwr Hall I think is the light in the room and also the little touches on the gorgeous fireplace and of course the bell to ring out the happy couple, I love that.

Fave bits – The Magician is a masterstroke, Steve Ashcroft. If you want your guest to be screaming with laughter he is definitely an addition worth considering.

Here is their wedding in their own words. All the supplier information can be found at the end. xx

How we met: the power of Tinder! I was very against online dating and didn’t want to try it and I actually sent Daniel a message as he looked so sweet and family orientated based on his photos on there! We met the following week where he showed me the off side rule with salt and pepper!! Then tested me at the end of the date 🙈 but he must of done something right as I wanted a second date!
That was 3 1/2 years ago.

The proposal: on a wet and dull day in Lake Vyrnwy, where we had a nice coffee by the lake in a coffee shop and Daniel wanted a walk down close by the lake and had to help me get down to the lake after just persuasion as I was scared I would fall! Then after skimming stones in the lake I turned around to find him on one knee on the stones – ouch! And of course said yes then we went for a romantic champagne to celebrate in the Lake Vrynwy hotel then Daniel had secretly planned a family meal for that evening when I thought it was just me and him and our families joined us with balloons and banners 💖

Wedding vision: to have all our family and friends there to help celebrate our wedding day – we’ve both always wanted a big family event and both have big families!!

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Cake : Lowry’s Bakery
Decorations & Flowers : Tamaryns Treasures & Uplit Event Hire
Wedding Dress : Mori Lee
Hair : Head Office Wrexham
Make up : Sam Flockhart MUA
String quartet : Rondino Strings in Manchester

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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