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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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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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Local photographer Maya Stankova from Infinity Photography Events gives her top tips on booking a wedding photographer.

"Choosing your photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding. They will not only be responsible for capturing one of the most important days of your life, but also the one most likely to be with you all day.

"Despite picking a style you like and considering the financial side of things, there are a lot of things to think about before booking. Consider the personality of your supplier. We're all unique and have different values, so it's important you choose someone who you get on with. Trust me it would make everything much easier and you would feel more comfortable in front of the camera. More than anything you will regret having someone that is making you feel uncomfortable following you around on your wedding day. Have a phone consultation rather than communicating via emails or request to meet up for a chat."

Photographer's credit: www.instagram.com/infinity.photography.events

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

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Local make-up artist, Nikki Webb reveals how you can choose the perfect foundation for your skintone.

"Your foundation is very personal. When it comes to choosing your wedding day make-up, be mindful of what you usually wear, chances are this is a great start. If you have problems on a day-to-day basis then start looking for a new foundation in general. On your wedding day, you want to look as much like you as possible. If you're used to a dewy glow but are worried your it won't last, try using products over your foundation such as cream bronzers, foundations and a setting spray to help it stay in place longer. For a more glamour flawless look, a heavier foundation can be used to create a matte finish but can be quite dry on the skin. A hydrating primer will prevent your face from looking dry in pictures and give the added benefit of a longer-lasting effect. You can apply powders for additional highlight and dewy effects."

To find out more about Nikki, visit www.nikkiwebbmua.com

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

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Miriam and Nathan first met on a blind date. “We were set up by some friends and decided to have some food and a walk along Blackpool Prom,” says Miriam. “I love the fact that he looks like a model and cares deeply about the things that I like.”

Nathan proposed in the Lake District. “It was New Years Day 2020,” shares the bride. “I had an inkling that something might happen when Nathan told some friends we couldn't go for a walk with them because we were going on our own walk, but it was still a lovely surprise.”

Photographer's credit: www.fish2.co.uk

See more in the latest issue which is available to download for free at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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Local photographer Michael A. Sewell from Weddings by Michael reveals questions you should ask before booking your photographer.

"I'm assuming you've found a professional with a specific style that you like. From this point, you need to ask questions that can't readily be answered by looking on their website.

"Are they able to create the images you've fallen in love with if the weather is less than ideal? Not all venues are suitable for indoor portraits, so your photographer must be confident in any given location, with the tools and creative drive to make the best of it.

"Do you receive images in web resolution, full resolution or both? Full resolution images are needed for printing, and you need to check you have permission to have the images printed. Print shops are increasingly asking for proof of ownership or the right to print images. Web resolution means you can upload to social media channels without having to resize.

"Your supplier must know which group images are required, as it can get quite hectic on the day, and members of the congregation have a habit of disappearing to the bar. It's worthwhile asking the best man to assist in rounding up family members for group shots. That way, your photographer can concentrate on the photography, rather than trying to herd people and it cuts down the required time quite considerably, allowing everyone to enjoy the day."

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

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

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Merewen and Leona chose to get married at Broadoakes Country House. "It was the perfect mixture of theatrical and musical, both of which are very important to us," shares Merewen. "The grounds and house are beautiful, and we fell in love with the place.

"As it was close to December, we requested the festive lights were put up for our wedding. We also had log fires burning when our guests arrived. The fact that more of our friends and family could stay on site meant we could make a full weekend of it."

Photographer's credit: www.davidkhphotography.com

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

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We love autumn here at Your North West Wedding, so when this seasonal shoot landed in our inbox, we just had to feature it. The photographer, Clare Gelderd tells us: “When a venue offers 110 acres of private ancient parkland upon the unspoilt shores of Lake Windermere and the leaves start to fall, it becomes a mystical setting. Imagine the sharp crunch of crisp burnt leaves beneath your feet as the calming waves lap upon the shore as you enjoy warming beverages and delicious desserts. Autumnal weddings, of any size, spark opportunity for warmth, mood and texture, which all suppliers evolve and enhance. There's something refreshing about being at one with the surroundings during a spectacular seasonal wedding.”

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

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

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When it comes to wedding dress shopping, there's a lot of pressure to find the perfect gown. You want something that's going to make you feel like a bride but also complement your figure and personality. To help, local bridal boutique Orchid Designs has suggested a dress that's ideal for winter weddings.

Dreama (69580) by Ronald Joyce is a fit and flare silhouette with long fluted sleeves to help keep you warm.

To find out more about Orchid Designs, visit www.orchiddesignsuk.com

See more stunning dresses in our December/January issue - available to download for free now.

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Hyde Bank Farm has launched a new wedding package that's only available while the COVID-19 restrictions are in place. Couples can get married in the Anne Hyde Suite with up to 15 guests, be greeted with a celebratory drink and canapés after the service and have full use of the venue and grounds. The package lasts for three hours, and if restrictions have changed, it can be increased to accommodate 30 loved ones.

Check out www.hydebankfarm.co.uk for more information.

Read more news in our December/January issue - available to download for free now.

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Bethany and Lee had to re-plan their big day three times as a result of the pandemic. “We had to decide whether we wanted to wait to get married or have a small celebration,” says the bride. “We wanted to get married for us but also so people like my 92-year-old grandma would definitely be there. The wedding may have been strange with everyone wearing masks in the church, but it was still magical.

"We live-streamed the whole thing so that everyone who couldn't be there in person could still be part of our special day. We streamed the speeches from the back garden reception, and as the best men weren't allowed to attend, they filmed theirs and sent it over to us. They used the theme of a COVID-19 wedding to bring some much needed light-hearted banter to the day. They changed Borris' quote to 'stay safe, protect the wedding, save the marriage' and every time they said this, we had to do a shot.”

Photographer's credit: www.instagram.com/infinity.photography.events

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

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