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

BLACK-TIE affair Nikki and James’ wedding day was elegant, intimate and oh-so romantic Images courtesy of Meredith Photography One could argue that Nikki and James’ wedding day is wholly thanks to James’ friends. After all, if they hadn’t convinced him not to head home early from a night out in 2016, he and Nikki may never have met. But happily, meet they did and felt an immediate attraction, each finding the other incredibly easy to get on with. They spent the whole evening talking, with James doing his utmost to impress her by ordering expensive cocktails! Knowing she was the woman for him, James bought an engagement ring just a few months later. James had intended to propose exactly one year to the day after they met, but the nerves became too much, so he brought his plans forward a week! They were on holiday in Thailand on the banks of the Chao Phraya river when he popped the question, which was a complete surprise to Nikki who had absolutely no idea. Nikki’s parents were married at the beautiful Christ Church Port Sunlight, so she knew from the moment they were engaged that she wanted to do the same. The reception venue too was an easy choice – The Art School being one of the couple’s favourite restaurants in Liverpool. The date was set for 10th September 2021, and the theme was uber-chic black tie. Read on as Nikki tells us more... REAL WEDDINGS 39