Jonathan Leatherbarrow and Rebecca Cummings met while they were both working in the same school. “We went to a comedy night for a staff outing and we sat next to each other,” Becca remembers. “I told a few people at work that I thought he was good looking and the matchmakers soon got to work.” From their first date at Manchester Christmas market, they didn't stop laughing and three years later Jonny was planning to pop the question. “We were on a break to Dublin and on the last night we went for a meal at Sophie's restaurant, which has a 360-degree view of the city,” the bride says. “The manager brought over two glasses of champagne and I tried to send them back as I hadn't ordered them. Jonny then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I started crying, and of course I said 'Yes!'” After announcing the news to family and friends, the happy couple started planning the wedding of their dreams for the 31st December, 2017. Becca tells us how they did it…
After a lot of research, I settled on a simple bouquet of white ranunculi, pink avalanche roses, gypsophila and foliage. The bridesmaids had smaller versions of my posy and the style was reflected in our buttonholes and corsages for the wedding party.
I wore a stunning dress by Sincerity. It was a lace, off-the-shoulder number with an illusion back and fabric-covered buttons. It was exactly what I pictured myself wearing walking down the aisle towards Jonny. The seamstress at 7th Heaven Bridal was brilliant, adding boning to my gown for extra support.
We incorporated lots of personal touches throughout the day. I made baskets of smellies for the ladies' toilets – an idea borrowed from my friend. There were rose gold hanging decorations and cards on each table for our guests to fill in with their advice for married life.
I love Harry Potter so I created a themed sweet table. I made snitches out of Ferrero Rocher, labelled all the jars after Honeydukes sweets and decorated the table with copies of the books.
7th Heaven Bridal
Marks & Spencers
St Thomas Church
Cheshire Wedding DJ
2 lips Florists
The Hair Script
Made up by Belle
Nik Bryant Photography
Venue and catering
Pryors Hayes Events