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

CANDID CAMERA Karen and Andrew Boyle of Andy Boyle Photography ( say: As we all get back to normal, many couples appreciate the opportunity to have their wedding day exactly as they want it. Some are opting for an all-out approach with everything they’ve ever dreamed of, while for others a more intimate affair is appealing. A photographer who listens carefully to your plans and ideas is a great place to start. Chatting about yourselves, your hopes and maybe some concerns about being in front of the camera will help you to be more relaxed and enjoy all aspects of the day you’ve planned so carefully. Whether you’ve chosen to marry in a castle, at your local village hall or anywhere in between, your photographer will find the best aspects for your first photos as a married couple, creating something special just for you. As we all know, most of us are at our most relaxed when we’re not posing, so your photographer’s ability to get on with your guests and capture the unscripted moments you probably don’t see yourself creates some of the very best memories immortalised forever. VALUE IS KEY Laura and Steve at Churchtown Wedding Cars ( say: Trends are always difficult to predict especially with wedding cars. Whether it’s traditional, boho, sports or limousine, there’s so much choice these days. One thing we’re sure of however, is that whatever style of wedding car you choose, you’ll want excellent customer service, reliability and definitely better value for money, especially in the current climate. Like all other transport companies, we thrive on recommendations from previous happy couples and as well as our amazing five-star reviews. From our first point of contact with our customers to meeting and choosing their cars and discussing plans for the big day, right up to the ceremony arrival, we hope to provide a service that’s second to none, ensuring your journey to the altar is a memorable one. On the big day itself we manage to stirke the perfect balance of slipping into the background, while being right there to help wherever needed, every step of the way. 2023 TRENDS SPECIAL AL FRESCO “I DOS” Michelle Stubbs at Delamere Manor ( says: In 2023, we’re expecting to see more outdoor ceremonies. With the relaxation of wedding laws in England and Wales, couples are no longer required to marry beneath a permanent structure in a preregistered wedding venue, but are now permitted to hold their ceremony anywhere within the grounds of their licensed venue. So, we’re anticipating a lot of bookings for our surrounding 117acre grounds. When it comes to new wedding trends, we’re expecting to see a lot of mirrored aisles in the new year. They really are a beautiful addition to any wedding ceremony and reflect all the beautiful surroundings and scenery. Don’t be surprised to see a lot of outfit changes from the bride too, as wedding wardrobes are also in for 2023. Hugely popular on TikTok, we can expect a fully-planned set of outfits taking us right from the engagement party right through to the honeymoon. HOT TOPIC Join us as some of the region’s wedding aficionados discuss their top 2023 trend predictions 67 EXPERT ADVICE