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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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We adore this gorgeous shoot at Manchester Hall, so much so, we just had to put it on the cover. We spoke to the coordinator and stylist, Stacey Hartley from To Be Revealed Styling, to see what her inspiration was: “The concept for the shoot was modern Victorian. I wanted to show off the incredible detailing from all the suppliers by creating a capsule of images that showcased a traditional style.

“Non-traditional weddings are becoming increasingly more popular, and I see this thriving throughout 2020. Brides-to-be want to make a statement through their styling, and we want to encourage them to be bold and show off who they are.”

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

To see more images, check out the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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Yew Han Baker from The Funtime Frankies tells us his top tips for couples looking to book their wedding entertainment.

“If you aim to have a successful evening party, do take into account what music your guests will enjoy rather than relying on what's on your Spotify playlist. An experienced function band has a primary aim, and that is to fill the dancefloor and exhaust your guests from too much dancing.

"When searching for the right band, always look out for live footage from actual weddings. Anyone can churn out a showreel in a recording studio and make it sound professional and while it may give you an indication for their musicianship, it will tell you nothing of their capability to entertain a crowd. This is why we try to put as many live videos on our site as possible. The same would go for reviews from couples – we have dozens of video reviews available to watch."

For more tips, check out the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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V V Rouleaux has launched a kit for brides-to-be stuck at home during the lockdown. The new kit contains everything you need to make a headband, with video talks to talk you through the process and helpful images.

First launching in 1990, the company supply more than 5,000 luxury ribbons, tassels, braids, flowers, feathers and cords in 100 different colours. V V Rouleaux is stocked in John Lewis and Liberty London and have a blog full of inventive ways to use ribbons for your big day.

Read more news in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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Local florist, Emma Currie from Efflorescence reveals what flowers are ideal for September weddings.

"This depends on your colour scheme, but I find classic whites and greens create a strong impression. Flowers that work particularly well in floral arches are roses. Look for the traditional ivory option or versions like Rosalind, secret garden or David Austin roses. These paired with hydrangeas, astilbes, Jasmine and clematis will look stunning.

"Frothy white foliage, moss and verdant greenery make for the more luscious of wedding arches. An arch works best at large scale venues as it could overpower a more modest church.

"It's much more impactful to create an oversized design rather than a delicate centrepiece. This will create an immediate wow factor as you walk in for the wedding breakfast."

For more great advice, check out the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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Whitney Schofield from The Black Rod Cake Company gives her top tips for choosing your cake.

“When choosing your flavours, forget what you think everyone else will like. After all, it's your wedding day and your cake. Once your guests have had a few proseccos, they'll need cake and won't worry about what flavour it is. Try to pick a different one for each tier so that your guests have more choice.”

For more tips, check out the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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Wedding dress specialist , Sally Wood reveals how pear-shared brides can show off their figure.

"We find most brides with pear-shaped figures want to accentuate their waists. The perfect gown for this is an A-line or what some people call a princess-style. This pulls the waist in tight with a structured bodice and fuller skirt. This shape is by far the most flattering and can be worn with a waistline or no waist seam to create a streamlined look.

"The detail can vary from satin to full beads and floral lace. Consider adding sleeves, a higher neckline, a corset back, sequins or glitter to create a gorgeous look."

To find out more about Sally, visit www.gownbridal.co.uk and for more tips check out the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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Real bride, Georgina fell in love with her wedding flowers.

Georgina tells us: "For our big-day blooms, we hired Flower Design Events. I had seen them on social media, and we felt they were perfect for us. We opted for a light blue theme with lots of wildflowers to reflect the location."

Photographer's credit: www.daisychainphotography1.co.uk

See more in the current issue. Download your free copy at www.yournorthwest.wedding/free-download

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The design concept and coordination for this luxurious shoot was created by Jarvis Amour and Foreps Decor, two of Manchester's most sought after wedding specialists. Together with a team of local suppliers, they transformed Bukhara into a magnificent setting with statement flowers, a gold dancefloor, chandeliers and exquisite tables and chairs.

See the full shoot in our June/July issue - available to download for free now

Photographer's credit: www.instagram.com/adewumiadisastudios

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I love Sarah and Paul's love story.

Sarah says: "We didn't have an instant connection and it wasn't until Paul offended me one day and later added me on Facebook to apologise that we hit it off. After a particularly bad start to the year, my mum treated us to a few days away in Yorkshire. Paul planned to propose once we were ready for our evening meal, but I took too long to get ready! When we got back to the hotel room, he gave me a trainer box, I was confused and when I turned around he was down on one knee with a beautiful ring. I paused to ask if he'd got my dad's permission and once he said yes, I agreed to marry him.”

Read more from their wedding in our June/July issue - available to download for free now

Photographer's credit: www.joehaguephotography.com

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This beautiful shoot was inspired by the suppliers' love of nature and the Lake District. We spoke to the photographer, Jo Greenfield, to find out more: “We wanted to achieve a stylish look that was still affordable. The set up was simple, and can easily be used in a real wedding with a few key changes. We also wanted to create family portraits with a baby and dog as it's becoming more common for couples to get married after having children, and dogs are becoming increasingly more welcome at weddings, which is fantastic!”

The team decided to have the shoot at the stunning Eden Barn. “Just 10 minutes from the venue is an open moor,” says Jo. “We wanted to show that you can get epic views even if your venue doesn't have it on its doorstep. Ask your photographer if there's a possibility of going for a drive on your wedding day. It'll give you some time on your own and a chance to get some lovely shots without your guests peering over your photographer's shoulder with their phones.”

See the shoot in full in our June/July issue - available to download for free now

Photographer's credit: www.jogreenfieldphotographer.com

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