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Charlotte moved to Manchester from Newcastle nearly ten years ago, intending to stay for a year to work. However, things didn't quite go to plan when her colleagues set her up on a blind date with David. “We had a great night out on Deansgate. We were both attracted to each other's sense of humour and fun-loving nature,” Charlotte says. “We've been inseparable ever since.”
Being lovers of all things French, the pair decided to celebrate their five-year anniversary in Paris. It was here that David popped the question in Jardin des Tuileries, a beautiful park next to The Louvre. “We were saving to buy a house at the time, so I was totally shocked when he popped the question,” Charlotte tells us.
The pair returned home and soon set the date for 25th May, 2018, with a church ceremony followed by a reception at Rookery Hall in Nantwich. We caught up with the bride to find out how they planned their Parisian-chic wedding…
We had a Parisian theme to reflect where we got engaged, and chose a pretty palette of blush pink and white. The seating plan had an Eiffel Tower motif and the tables were named after famous places in the city.
Our flowers were a stunning mix of white, sweet avalanche and pink spray roses alongside white dahlias, hydrangeas and a hint of eucalyptus. They looked great on the table centrepieces with pictures of David and I on our engagement trip.
I found a bespoke Catherine Parry gown in Honeyblossom Bridal. I knew I wanted a traditional lace style and I loved the added drama of the long train. The ivory veil and delicate headpiece finished it off brilliantly.
Our white lace cake with blush rose decoration tied in with the colour scheme. We also had a French-style macaron tower.
After champagne and canapés, we enjoyed a three-course meal of ham hock terrine, slow-cooked beef and sticky toffee pudding.
Everything flowed perfectly. We managed to spend some quality time together, chatting in the wedding car and walking through the grounds, but we also loved partying with our family and friends. Everyone commented on how happy and smiley we were!
Cake and macaron tower
Hair and make-up