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Look what catches the eye of the editor with a special emphasis in local wedding businesses, shops and suppliers in the North West.

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Rebecca and Justin tied the knot in a fun-filled celebration at the grand Silverholme Manor.

“It took me a very long time to find a dress that I loved, much to the pain of my best friend and family who had to accompany me,” explains Rebecca. “The fact I was pregnant with a growing bump added to the pressure and meant I couldn't decide between a big dress and a fitted one. In the end, I selected a beautiful strapless fishtail dress by Pronovias called Epico and a gorgeous blush gown by Monique Lhuillier for the evening.”

Photographer's credit: www.pixiesinthecellar.co.uk

Read the full real wedding in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.

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Here at Your North West Wedding, we understand you want to feel your best on your wedding day. To help you create the perfect look, we asked local jewellers, Wolf & Gypsy to send in some of their favourite pieces.

These Vintage Curb Chain Drop Earrings are £139 from www.wolfandgypsy.com

Read the full jewellery and accessories in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.

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Local wedding dress expert, Kirsty Hadwin reveals what you can expect from your first dress appointment.

"First of all, congratulations and welcome to your planning journey! You're bound to feel a little nervous attending your first bridal appointment, after all, it's not every day you get to try on a wedding dress. I can't talk for all bridal boutiques, but here at The Bridal House, we offer a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We like to think that we put our brides and her guests at ease minutes after they walk through the door.

"At the start of your appointment, your consultant will ask about your ideas and plans for the big day. Be descriptive, this helps paint a picture of how you envisage your special day and don't be afraid to ask questions."

To find out more about Kirsty, visit www.thebridal-house.co.uk

Read the full feature in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.

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Devon and Stephen first laid eyes on each other at work. “I'm a make-up artist and was doing prosthetic make-up on amputees during a training exercise that Stephen's regiment was on,” says Devon. “Our relationship blossomed, and later Stephen proposed next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District. We went to a spa to enjoy some drinks and treatments. Stephen had planned a meal and was going to propose later in the evening, but as I'm a light drinker, I wasn't keen on the idea of a meal or cocktails afterwards. He ignored my request and insisted we go to the cocktail bar. The whole thing was a surprise, but I did have my suspicions. Later in the evening, we were walking down a cobbled street towards Lake Windermere when Stephen clumsily got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Two dog walkers stopped and were the first people to congratulate us before we went and celebrated with champagne.”

Photographer's credit: www.scottandlees.com

Read the full wedding in our April/May issue - available to download for free now.

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Local florist, Bethany Byrne from Flowers by Jemma Holmes reveals how you can choose natural flowers.

"When a client is going for a relaxed wedding we normally suggest sticking to the basics and adding on where necessary. Start with the bridal bouquet. You don't want to mix up relaxed and minimal/simple. A relaxed bouquet can be a mixture of colours and varieties that look handpicked and tied together at home giving off a natural homemade feel. Next, we would suggest opting for something complementary for bridesmaids in a smaller size and for buttonholes a simple cluster of flowers bound with some twine.

"Now you have your basics done it's your choice to extend and dress the venue or leave it showing its natural beauty. If you'd like to add a little something, items like loose-laid foliage on long tables, glass vases/jars showcasing some natural florals and foliage loosely placed in and tea lights work perfectly. Giving that effortless look to finish your relaxed wedding."

To find out more about Flowers by Jemma Holmes, visit www.flowersbyjemmaholmes.co.uk

Read more top tips in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.

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Florencia and Fernando celebrated their love with a separate service and blessing. She tells us: "The Parish Church of Saint Mary and All Saints is absolutely beautiful. It's full of history and Whalley was the first town we visited when we moved to the UK, so to us it was like a fairytale. We had celebration drinks after the ceremony at the Black Bull Inn – Old Langho as it's our local pub and we have fond memories there.

"Our advice for couples planning their wedding is to remember that as long as you have your partner with you, your day will work out perfectly. Tradition is there for a reason, but small intimate weddings are lovely too! Try to adapt. Don't fear the change and take advantage of the technology and resources we have today."

Photographer's credit: www.tiffanylsphotography.co.uk

Read the full real wedding in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.

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These gorgeous images were taken at the charming Paddock Barn Weddings. We spoke to the photographer, Mindy Coe to find out more: “We created this shoot just after the initial lockdown. With 95 per cent of summer weddings cancelled or postponed, most couples are planning to have a smaller celebration that they originally intended. We were eager to create a rustic, laid back shoot to help inspire couples going forward. Paddock Barn Weddings is the perfect venue for intimate nuptials. It's full of character and charm with several options for ceremony spaces. Our autumn-themed shoot demonstrates the beauty of chilly days and low golden sunshine in the Lake District. We even managed an outdoor ceremony and wedding breakfast set up. The team and I wanted to emphasize using local suppliers and zero plastic. The majority of the decor was forged locally and sustainably, which fit perfectly with our ethics.”

Photographer's credit: www.mindycoe.com

See the full shoot in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.

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When it comes to decorating your wedding venue, the options are endless. Whether you want to incorporate your favourite colour, a particular theme or showcase your personalities, there's a lot you need to take into consideration.

Donna Brown from Pure Elegance Weddings & Events gives us some of her top tips: “Pastels are a great base to work with, as the colours compliment each other, whether it's lilac, pink, yellow or blue. Think about a common hue that can be a base that will complement other shades such as sage. Plus it will create an on-trend look too.”

To find out more about Pure Elegance Weddings & Events, visit www.pureeleganceevents.co.uk

Photographer's credit: www.kirstenplatt.co.uk

See more venue styling ideas in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.

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Thea's Lakeland Walks, an award-winning pet care company based in Penrith, has launched an online store selling charming bracelets, treat boxes for dogs and cats and lick mats. The team provides quality care in Cumbria and the surrounding area and specialises in wedding and event assistance. From a short walk during your wedding breakfast to full daycare, boarding, photography assistance and transport, there are a range of options available to help incorporate your beloved pooch into your big day. Thea's Lakeland Walks also offer a range of faux floral collars to hire for your wedding day to help your furry companion look their best.

Head over to www.theaslakelandwalks.co.uk for more information.

Read more news in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.

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Amanda and Phil had a fairytale themed celebration at Storrs Hall.

Amanda tells us: "“Storrs Hall was the first venue we looked at, and I knew that we wouldn't find anywhere else as beautiful. We had friends and family travelling from all over the world to attend our wedding, so we decided to hire the property for the whole weekend. The stunning setting, delicious food and fabulous accommodation were exactly what we wanted, and it looked particularly gorgeous at Christmas.”

Photographer's credit: www.ladybirdsphotography.com

Read the full real wedding in our February/March issue - available to download for free now.

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