Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 67)

“I did a lot of researching beforehand, taking pictures and saving to an album to give me inspiration of things we could do for our day.” – Rachel My dress was fitted at the top, covered in embellishment with a flowing skirt that sparkled and looked very elegant. It was in the sale too, which was a bonus! For our wedding favours we made up little Mason jars with two sweets inside, one an Everton toffee to represent Jack, a scouser and a blue; and a Bournville chocolate representing my Birmingham roots. These were labelled for each guest and doubled up as place names. The bridesmaids wore royal blue, multiway dresses allowing them to wear it in whichever design they preferred. They all looked amazing, showing off their own unique senses of style. Jack wore a Milano suit in royal blue, his favourite colour. The lady in the hire shop made a suggestion to pair it with a grey tweed waistcoat. He was unsure at first, but when he tried it on it brought the outfit together. His groomsmen had matching suits, but paired theirs with a blue waistcoat. Our flowers were our favourite styling element on the day. The bouquets were white and blue to fit our palette. The men’s buttonholes had Everton charms inside since Jack is a massive fan and my bouquet bore a charm of my father so he could be with me when I walked down the aisle. The venue was already beautiful, so we made sure not to crowd the room, keeping to a simple style with delicate touches throughout. 46