Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - May/June 2022 (Issue 63)

KATIE AND TOM’S SUPPLIERS Venue and catering, Plas Maenan Country House, | Photographer, Blue Bug Photography, | Hair and make-up, Cassie M Bridal, | Suits, Moss Bros | Cake, Waitrose | Flowers, Scent With Love, | Wedding rings, Amber Cooper-Green, | Videographer, Woodpecker Films, | Entertainment, Carly & Russ, | Stationery, Zazzle IN THE NAVY Katie wore an off-the-shoulder, champagnecoloured lace mermaid-style dress with a bustle. “I wanted a fitted gown and knew as soon as I tried it on that it was the one,” she tells us. She kept her jewellery simple and elegant with a pearl necklace and earrings, and completed the look with a pair of navy heels for a pop of colour. The groom was dressed in a navy check suit with white shirt and brown leather shoes, accessorised with a gold tie and pocket square. His groomsmen were dressed to match with smaller buttonholes, which allowed Tom to stand out. Katie’s sister Becky reported for bridesmaid duties and chose a navy off-the-shoulder dress to complement the palette and the silhouette of Katie’s gown. The wedding rings are particularly special as they were handmade by the couple, while being overseen by jeweller Amber CooperGreen, and old friend of Tom’s. MUSIC TO MY EARS Piano and vocal duo Carly & Russ performed during the ceremony and Katie walked down the aisle to their rendition of The Book Of Love by Peter Gabriel. “It was a true highlight for everyone, Carly has the voice of an angel,” Katie remembers. For the evening a DJ provided the music and was a great success. “Have a whole wedding weekend if you can as the day itself will fly by. Splashing out on a full two days means you actually have time to relax and take it all in.” – Tom MEMORABLE MOMENT Katie recalls, “Just before the ceremony, I was in the bridal suite looking out at the view and pulling myself together. I looked down and there was Tom, outside the main entrance doing the exact same thing. My hair and make-up artist quickly shouted, ‘Don’t turn around!’ This moment of both taking some deep breaths, together yet apart, was very special.” REAL WEDDINGS 37