Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - Jul-Aug 2023 (Issue 70)

“The highlight for me was seeing Helen bouncing down the aisle with her father, John. Iconic!” – Thomas TIME TO CELEBRATE A live band ensured all assembled made it to the dancefloor throughout the evening. Even one of the furry guests got involved, a gorgeous dachshund, who decided to be the first to hit the floor moments after the band started playing, joining the newlyweds for their first dance. The couple also hired a vintage photo booth caravan, which guests adored. “I had a caravan growing up, so this was a must!” Helen tells us. MEMORABLE MOMENTS “I felt very much in love and incredibly grateful to everyone there for joining us on our special day. Plus, starting the day at our local parkrun definitely kicked off proceedings with such positivity,” Helen shares. While Thomas says, “I was very nervous! Excited, but nervous. My left leg wouldn’t stop shaking as I stood waiting for Helen to bounce down the aisle. At times I felt incredibly emotional seeing all our family and friends beaming at us. After I’d finished my speech, I was very relieved – one: that it was over; and two: that it actually got a few laughs!” HONEYMOON HEAVEN The newlyweds jetted off to Croatia for three weeks, starting in Split, on to Bol, then Hvar, finishing in Cavtat. “We both gave our travel agent the destinations we wanted to visit and they took the stress away by organising it all for us,” Helen tells us. “The locations we chose gave us a bit of everything while we were away, with our favourite being Bol. It was such a relaxed place with epic views out to sea.” REAL WEDDINGS 29