Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - July/August 2022 (Issue 64)

The flower arrangements were kept green and beautifully fresh with dusky pink tones to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. Our centrepieces were gold birdcages with simple greenery and fairylights. I felt absolutely fine all morning while getting dressed, but the nerves finally kicked in about an hour before the ceremony. Joe meanwhile, was calm as a cucumber the whole day. I wore a backless tea-length dress by White Rose Bridal. I always wanted a dress I could easily dance in, so a short one was the only option for me. My hair was up in victory rolls – very 1950s in style to complement the vintage theme. The bridesmaids were given a brief: soft, autumnal colours. They both have very different body shapes, so I didn’t want either of them to wear anything they were uncomfortable in. I wasn’t even too fussed if they were matching, but they did end up finding and liking the same dress. I changed into personalised Doc Marten boots after the ceremony. I can’t walk in heels for love nor money, so comfy boots it was! Both groom and best man (our four-year-old son, Nathaniel) wore matching grey and brown pin-stripe, three-piece su its. Nathaniel had a pink paisley bow tie, while while Joe had a regular tie in the same pattern. 34