Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - November/December 2022 (Issue 66)

THE W-DAY TEAM Venue, Peckforton Castle, | Photographer, Chelsea White Photography, Bride’s dress, The Wedding Club, | Wedding rings, Diamond Heaven, Hair stylist, Amy Elliot, | Make-up artist, Enya Doherty, Bridesmaids’ dresses, Bridesmaid by JB, | Groom’s suit, Whitfield and Ward, Cake, Zara Cakes, | Flowers, Ian Lloyd Events, | Stationery, Eliza May, | Entertainment, String Infusion, | Will Maden, Tom Da Lips, | Kami Foxx, | The White Keys, Master of Ceremonies and singer, Howard Wing, | Videographer, Marry Me Films, FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD For the wedding breakfast the couple and their guests dined on goat’s cheese tart to start, followed by braised shin of beef for main course, while chocolate brownie was served for dessert. Their three-tier bake boasted a bottom layer of Victoria sponge adorned in frosted flowers, a middle layer of chocolate cake bearing the newlyweds’ monogram, and a top layer of lemon sponge decorated in glitter. LOOKING THE PART Emily wore a stunning gown by Berta Couture. “I always knew I wanted to wear a Berta dress on my wedding day. I’d seen this particular one on the website and found the only UK stockist. I rang to enquire and discovered it was due to arrive in store the following week as part of a trunk show, so I immediately booked train tickets to London to go and see it. As soon as I tried it on, I knew it was the one,” Emily tells us. Sam chose a bespoke tuxedo by Whitfield and Ward. It was important for him to stand out and match the palette of the wedding, so he wore an ivory jacket whereas his groomsmen where all dressed in black. The bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their white dresses with cowl neck and fishtail. They had low backs to complement the back of the bride’s dress. “The girls all looked absolutely amazing,” Emily says. TIME TO CELEBRATE The entertainment was a key part of the day for Emily and Sam. “We wanted it to be one big party all day long,” Emily says. A string quartet played as guests arrived and during the ceremony. During the drinks reception they played electric strings and were accompanied by a DJ. The sun shone as they entertained guests with Ibiza-style music. During the wedding breakfast, master of ceremonies and entertainer Howard Wing, hosted the meal and sung. “The atmosphere he brought to the afternoon was wonderful. People are still talking about him now,” Emily tells us. Guests were up and dancing, waving napkins and doing the love train around the room. In the evening, 10-piece band The White Keys filled the dancefloor and a DJ, sax and percussion player followed, ensuring everyone was partying well into the night. “It was the best day of our lives.” 55 REAL WEDDINGS