Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding Real Weddings features.

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An instant connection

An instant connection

Jen was 20 minutes late for her first date with Peter. "The fact that he was so chilled out about my lack of organisation made me like him right from the start," she says. "I'm the ideas person, he's the planner – we bring out the best in each other," she continues. They'd already chatted over Tinder, so by the time they met up, there was a spark and a connection. Jen remembers, "It was like there was no one else in the room."... read more

A Christmas Connection

A Christmas Connection

Taking place just days before Christmas 2019, Karen and Dave's twilight wedding at Merseyside Maritime Museum combined traditional festive elements with a colourful peacock theme and party atmosphere. Karen and Dave met at school and after dating for over a year in their late teens, they went their separate ways. However, they stayed in touch over the years and after meeting up again in their mid-thirties, rekindled their romance. The couple welcomed their son, Oscar, a few years later and family life became the priority, although the couple were keen to get married one day. Last summer, 31 years after they had initially met, Karen and Dave got engaged and decided to do it.... read more

Opposites attract

Opposites attract

Lizzie found Rich's shyness intriguing when she met him back in 2010, and suspected they might be complete opposites. "Once I got to know him, I loved his kindness and light-hearted humour," she says. Rich, on the other hand told us, "I was initially attracted by Lizzie's beauty, but knew there was so much more to her. We have so much fun together."... read more

Great Scott!

Great Scott!

Hayley and Jack met at their local pub: "Our close friends were dating at the time, so they got us talking," Hayley explains. She'd not long turned 18 so it was one of her first legal drinks! Not long after Jack asked her for a date and that's when they really started to click. "Jack has a great sense of humour, he's very witty. We still laugh constantly and are best friends as well as husband and wife."... read more

What a day to remember

What a day to remember

Louise and Alex said "I do" at Nunsmere Hall on 5th May, 2019. Louise and Alex met at their university's freshers' week, but it wasn't until their second year that Alex managed to gather the courage to ask Louise for a coffee. We now cycle forward a decade, when the pair were enjoying an idyllic cottage holiday in Cumbria. Louise sets the scene: "It was 1st December and the weather was chilly, but we enjoyed some stunning scenery, crisp walks and typically, some beer." But, while all of this was going on, Louise had no idea of the plan that Alex was about to set in motion, one evening at sunset. "I was oblivious, and apparently, he'd spoken to friends about it and had even bought the ring well in advance. He waited for the perfect moment to propose – I was totally caught off guard," she remembers.... read more

Love naturally

Love naturally

Amy and John's wedding theme was rooted in nature. The modern world of online dating brought Amy and John together in the first instance. They soon found themselves delighted by each other's general "geekiness," and the more they got to know each other the more mutual loves they discovered, including music, animals, and the countryside to name but a few. "Based on past experience, we were both wary of something coming out of the woodwork, as it all seemed too good to be true, but the moment never came," Amy remembers.... read more

Showered with love

Showered with love

The rain failed to put a dampener on Rebekah and Robert's big day. When Rebekah cheerfully agreed to take an impromptu trip with Robert to beautiful North Yorkshire, little did she know how events would unfold. The pair were staying at Dalesend Cottages in Bedale, which boasts a lovely little secret garden amongst the grounds. It was here, in July 2017, that Robert found the perfect romantic spot to ask Rebekah to marry him.... read more

Liverpool cool

Liverpool cool

Born and raised in the iconic city, Abbie and David celebrated their day in its industrial heart. We think it's fair to say that Abbie and David's story began with love at first swipe! Having met on a popular dating app, no sooner had they started chatting than they were arranging to meet up at Revolution on the docks that same week. Abbie says, "We spent the evening laughing and joking. We even ended up joining a stag do. But, as I kept pointing out to David throughout the evening, I don't normally find red heads attractive." David on the other hand remembers, "Unlike Abbie, I am attracted to red heads! Straight away I loved her ability to speak to anyone. Actually, that's how we ended up joining the stag do, even though I suspected it was her way of trying to get rid of me." After that night, the pair spent almost every day of the next two weeks together. "I think it was then that we realised we wanted to be with each other," she says.... read more

Love ahoy

Love ahoy

Natasha and Sam said "I do" at Crabwall Manor on 27th December, 2018.... read more

Gothic opulence

Gothic opulence

Sara and Mike created their big day in an avant-garde style with tones of red, black and gold... read more

When I fall in love

When I fall in love

Michaela and Jonathan styled their February wedding day in blush and gold tones.... read more

Sunshine of my life

Sunshine of my life

Corrine and Ryan styled their day in shades of yellow, the ultimate happy hue!... read more

Dressed in white

Dressed in white

Kirsty and Adam's day was styled in white with a hint of pink for a timeless feel.... read more

Childhood crush

Childhood crush

Katherine and Joshua said “I do” at Crewe Hall, styling their day with an amazing array of flowers.... read more

La vie en rose

La vie en rose

Charlotte and David brought a touch of Paris to Rookery Hall in Cheshire.... read more

California dreamin'

California dreamin'

Laura and Dan brought an American vibe to the Wirral.... read more

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