Your North West Wedding - February/March (Issue 78)

To keep everyone entertained, we hired surprise singing waiters from Silver Service Singers and a photo booth from S And K Radiant Reflections. We also had caricaturist, Caricature with Attitude, and magician, Andrew Dean Magic, interact with our guests. Everyone loved the entertainment, especially Andrew, who blew people’s minds with his tricks and left our friends and family speechless. Mike and I were relieved to finally get married a fter postponing twice due to the pandemic. During that time, we had one venue close down, two venue dressers cease trading, a photographe r sadly passed away, a cake maker close down, I survived bacterial men ingitis while pregnant, and Mike’s mum was diagnosed with terminal c ancer. The run-up to the wedding was very stressful to say the least but we were overwhelmed with happiness knowing we were surrounded by our nearest and dearest. Mike and the groomsmen decided on check three-piece suits, but Mike opted for a pink tie and flower to help him stand out. My maid-of-honour and the oldest bridesmaid wore chiffon dresses with shawls, and the younger bridesmaids and flowergirl had matching gowns from Bespoke Wedding Boutique. We hired a bus from RM Buses to transport all of our guests from the church to the reception venue. I arrived at the venue in a horse and carriage provided by The Ostler Limited. I wore a House of Nicholas gown called 2307 from Bespoke Wedding Boutique. I saw it at a wedding show and knew it was my dress without even trying it on. It was elegant and reminded me of the dress that Princess Eugenie wore, which I loved. I had the bow on the front removed and replaced with a diamanté belt, and the neckline at the back lowered, so that the tattoo in memory of my nan was visible. I accessorised with a two-tier veil and a tiara. REAL WEDDINGS 45