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September/October 2018
September/October 2018
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a devoted sun-worshipper. Any little patch of sunlight and I’ll be in it – so it may come as a surprise that I’m actually kinda looking forward to autumn, mainly because I have two weddings to go to! One is in a gorgeous rustic barn in Lancashire; the other is a small laid-back affair in my native Essex. The two settings couldn’t be more different and it got me thinking about all the unusual places in which couples can now tie the knot. To see our pick of the region’s quirkiest venues turn to page 25.

For any of you lovely readers who are getting married next summer, you’ve probably started thinking about the one. No, not your partner – the dress! Our fabulous fashion editor has pulled together a whole host of swoon-worthy gowns on page 67, all taking inspiration from a bygone era.

Making a grand entrance is a bride and groom’s prerogative, so flick to page 55 to see what fun and funky transport options we have available in our area. As always, we’ve got our Hot Topic Q&A feature over on page 91, where our local experts answer your burning questions – if you need some w-day advice, don’t hesitate to drop us a line!

Tale as old as time
Image provided by Mcan Photography
Tale as old as time
Viki and Andy took inspiration from their favourite Disney film

Viki Moglione and Andy Currie first met in 2005 when Andy was studying at the construction college where Viki worked. “I used to renew his bus pass or sort out any payment queries for him,” the bride remembers. “Never in a million years did I think he’d be my future husband!” Fast-forward to 2013 and Viki was working for Emirates Airline in Dubai. “I received a message from Andy asking if we had a mutual friend; it turns out he was besties with my cousin throughout school,” the newlywed recalls. While on leave back in Liverpool, Viki and Andy decided to meet up. “I went to his house and we talked for hours – I couldn’t believe how much we had in common,” she tells us. Viki soon returned to Dubai but the couple spoke every day, knowing that they didn’t want to be apart. “I resigned from my job and returned to the UK where I moved in with Andy,” say Viki. “The rest is history.”

Knowing his love wasn’t one for grand proposals, Andy asked Viki to marry him while they watched Everton winning on TV. He asked, “Will you be my bezzie for life?” Of course Viki said ‘Yes’ and they soon set the date for 9th September, 2017. Here, the bride tells us about their special day…

Read all the details of their big day on page 37 of the current issue, available now: www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
WIN! A heavenly honeymoon in sun-soaked Fuerteventura, worth £1,900
Local Lovelies
Local Lovelies
Carden Park Hotel

Carden Park is located in 1,000 acres of Cheshire’s glorious landscape. Surrounded by lush forest, the grounds are home to two professional golf courses and a vineyard producing its own sparkling wine. Visitors wind their way up the impressive leafy driveway towards the venue, passing its walled garden and new outdoor terrace and orangery, with views of unspoilt countryside. The hotel’s interior complements its idyllic surroundings, delivering a country house aesthetic with contemporary features. A setting that suits all seasons, visitors can cosy up in front of log fires in the winter or stroll through the grounds in the full bloom of spring.

Ceremonies are held in three areas. The opulent gazebo sits pride of place on the front lawn for up to 100 attendees to enjoy wonderful outdoor nuptials. Inside, the contemporary Carden Suite comes complete with starlit canopy, mood lighting and can hold up to 320 people in any layout. The Shooting Suite has true country style; furnished with oak beams and open fireplaces it creates a romantic setting for up to 120 invitees. There are a variety of reception options from the new Morgan’s Bar Terrace to the large Outdoor Gazebo and the welcoming Library with its lounge sofas and cosy log fires.

Happy couples receive the services of a dedicated wedding planner, complimentary menu tasting and the use of the bridal suite for their first night as newlyweds.

Visit: www.cardenpark.co.uk

Check out more local venues on page 19 of the current issue, available now: www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding/buy-a-copy.cfm
Wirral wedding venue, Leasowe Castle, hosts winter wedding fayre
Wirral wedding venue, Leasowe Castle, hosts winter wedding fayre
The Wirral's Leasowe Castle is set to host an exclusive wedding fayre in winter 2018.

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Plan your wedding with ease!
Plan your wedding with ease!
Register to our 'Wedding Planning Tools' and we'll provide you with everything you'll need to plan the perfect wedding - You can manage your guest lists, keep tabs on invitations and RSVPs, set yourself tasks and reminders for your checklist, keep track of your budget and expenses, plus find local suppliers for your wedding essentials.

It's time to get your 'wedmin' on: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY1dr5b7ytQ&feature=youtu.be

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You've got the moves!
You've got the moves!
Whether the Christmas season means embracing the cold, taking to the slopes or dancing into the New Year, we all have our traditions, but whatever your plans or expectations, the latest collection from the nail experts at CND ensures that the perfect nail colour can be ticked off your list at the start of the festive season.

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Discover Dominica
Discover Dominica
Claire Ridley discovers the charm that this lesser known island in the Caribbean has to offer for adventure-loving newlyweds.

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Readers' poll
What we've learnt from the latest reader poll at www.yourcheshiremerseyside.wedding

What's your big-day colour scheme?

Pastel Perfection: 58% Bright and Bold: 8% Sleek Monochrome: 5% Light and Airy: 29%
Forthcoming Events
Please note: All dates are subject to changes, contact organisers for more information before making arrangements. To view more events, please visit the events page on our website...

28 Oct 2018 - Wedding Fayres North West present The Park Liverpool Wedding Fayre
Dunningsbridge Road, Netherton, Liverpool L30 6YN

28 Oct 2018 - De Vere Cranage Estate Wedding Fayre
De Vere Cranage Estate, Byley Lane, Cranage, Cheshire, CW4 8EW

8 Nov 2018 - DoubleTree Hotel & Spa Liverpool Open Evening
Corinthian Grand, 6 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool L1 6BR

11 Nov 2018 - The Hunters Lodge Hotel Wedding Fayre Showcase
The Hunters Lodge Hotel, Sydney Road, Crewe, CW1 5LU

25 Nov 2018 - Carden Park Wedding Fayre
Carden Park Hotel,, Broxton Road, Nr Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ
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