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Groom Rhys particularly enjoyed having photographs taken down by the river. "It was a hot day, which meant it was busy, but we had lots of fun thanks to our photographer and videographer," his bride Ellie told us.
You can find out more about thier big day in Chester, beautifully captured by Jaine Briscoe-Price Photography, in the current issue of Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding, free to download at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
As Jordan's last name is Bear, thus making it Jade's new surname, the duo decided to nod to this throughout as a unique, personal touch. They had a bespoke re-useable stamp made, which was used across all of their invitations printed on recycled card. They then digitised the image to use on a timeline that guests could refer to during the day, thanks to digital displays dotted around the venue. The bear stamp was also used to create wedding favour badges for guests to wear and take home.
You can find out all about their big day at Cheshire View in the new issue of Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding, free to download now at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
For me, these earrings are the highlight of the jewellery pieces in our Spend, Splash, Splurge feature - Carat London Moxie Yellow Border Set Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver, £169 from Henry D Johnstone. The delicate lemon-coloured stone reminds me of Andie's Harry Wintston Isadora diamond necklance in How To Loose a Guy in 10 Days (if you haven't seen it, it's a girly-night must!)
For more inspiration in the jewellery and accessory department check out the current issue, free to download at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
Never worn a dress a day in your life? Don't feel that your wedding day is the time to start? Worried you just won't feel comfortable in a gown? Why not opt for a tailored trouser suit instead? These can be every bit as glam and sexy as a bridal dress, and open up a whole new world to you.
I love this super-chic No Doubt jumpsuit by Club L London. Find it and lots more ideas in the Jul/Aug23 issue of Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding, free to download at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
Have you read the story of our cover couple's big day at Sandhole Oak Barn yet? It's full of fabulous personal touches telling their love story, so I'd recommend you check it out. You might even want to pinch some of their cool ideas!
Download the current issue of Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding free at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
Images courtesy of Ginger Jam Photography
I'm very much enjoying the current trend in rust colour palettes. Emma Smith from Event Cheshire (www.eventcheshire.com) said in our annual venue styling feature this issue: "Rust is trending hard for 2023 weddings and we just love this rich, daring and unexpected tone for bringing an earthy theme to your big day. A rust-hued palette adds natural richness to a wedding with shades of copper, terracotta and tangy orange. Not exclusively for autumn nuptials, it can be incoporated into both rustic and woodland designs and more opulent themes."
For more top 2023 venue styling trends, check out the current issue, free to download at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
There's an absolutely stunning array of jewellery and accessories featured in the current issue, and best of all there's inspiration available whatever your budget.
A highlight for me is incredible Harlow Crown, £250, by www.gloriousbyheidi.com
Discover more pieces to complete your bridal look in the Jul/Aug23 issue, free to download at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
I adore this understated, elegant gown from Nica Bridal (www.nicabridal.co.uk) in Liverpool. With subtle details such as lace sleeves, open back and buttons, it would look as at home on a boho bride as i would at a classic wedding. Perfect for a summer's day.
Check out the shoot in the current issue, free to download at https://www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download
"Originally, we'd booked a stylist recommended by the venue, but sadly due to Covid and Brexit her company went bust," real bride Jodie told us. "So, Event Cheshire took over and helped to create the same arrangements featuring white roses, eucalyptus and hydrangeas that we'd already had in place. Emma from Event Cheshire worked with florist Rachel and I to match the centrepiece flowers with the bouquets as closely as possible. Both were patient and easy-going, even when changes were made. The overall result was so well-matched, we were delighted with how it all looked."
You can find out more about the day Jodie married Pete in the current issue of Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding, free to download at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download.
Helen and Thomas had no fewer than three furry friends at their wedding, who proved pretty popular. One of the little woofers even strutted four paws on the dancefloor threatening to upstage the newlyweds during their first dance!
You can read more about Helen and Thomas' big day, beautifully captured by Jessica Lang Photography, in the current issue of Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding, free to download now at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/free-download