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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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Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars have added this stunning car to its fleet. The Grand Imperial is superior both inside and out, with cream leather sofas, diamanté buttons and it can seat up to seven people.

Find out more on page 57 of the current issue.

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Make-up artist, Donna Ashcroft reveals her top tips for not overdoing your make-up.

"You can still look and feel glamorous on your big day without overdoing it. If you're used to a more natural look, then don't feel the need to change that. Prep your skin and use a quality primer. This will help to minimise pores and keep your make-up in place throughout the day. A good foundation is key. There are lots of versions available that offer decent coverage without being too heavy. My particular favourites are Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. If you would like an extra glow, try mixing in an illuminator. To contour, use a powder that is two or three shades darker than your natural skin tone. Purchase a small round fluffy brush, and tap off any excess before applying it to the hollow of your cheeks and forehead. Apply a liquid or powder blusher to the apples of your cheeks, and brush a highlighter across your cheekbones. To avoid any unwanted shine, use a translucent fixing powder on your T-zone and any areas you feel are too shiny. Finish with a smoky or natural eye and false lashes."

To find out more about Donna, visit www.donnaashcroft.co.uk

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Real wedding couple, Nicole and Matthew wanted to keep their guests entertained throughout the day.

Nicole tells us: "To keep our nearest and dearest entertained, we hired a selfie mirror from Photobooth Cumbria. The team set up quickly and had a huge selection of props. The machine printed two photos, which meant our loved ones could take one home and put one in our guestbook. We also hired All Star Disco to be our DJ for the night. Everyone was kept amused until midnight, and the company also provided a confetti cannon, which was brilliant!"

To see more turn to page 43.

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

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We spoke to Tracey Rothwell from Little Cherry Cake Company and asked for her top tips on buying a cake.

She said: “Most cake designers will be booked at least 12 months in advance, so give yourself plenty of time to find a company you like. Have fun with the design. Ignore other people's opinions and opt for a creation that you both want. Let your cake designer help. It's their job to show you the latest trends and create something you'll both adore."

To see more turn to page 55.

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I love Sarah and Robert's love story.

Sarah says: "We knew each other but never really spoke. Thirteen years later, I moved back to Lancashire and decided to join Facebook. I messaged Rob, and as our favourite football team had made it through to the 2008 League One play-off-final, I asked if he had plans to go. Luckily, he had tickets and offered me a spare. We had an amazing time and exchanged texts for a few days afterwards. He asked if I fancied going to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and we've been together ever since. Robert popped the question on 26th February, 2017. It was the day after my 40th birthday. Rob surprised me with a night away at the Wasdale Head Inn. He planned to propose at the top of Great Gable. It's the first mountain that we climbed together and has always held a special place in our hearts. However, the weather was atrocious, so we decided to go for a walk instead. We wandered around, admiring the surroundings, when Rob passed me his phone and said 'look at this.' It was a video of our beautiful boys saying 'mummy, will you marry daddy?' I literally sunk to my knees and started to cry. It was the perfect way of proposing, and we couldn't have been happier.”

To see more turn to page 36.

Photographer's credit: www.markmcneillphotography.com

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Lancashire has lots of beautiful places to tie the knot. We spoke to photographer Nancy Lisa Barrett and asked what her inspiration for this shoot was.

She said: "The Inn at Whitewell is one of the most beautiful places in Lancashire. The property encapsulates everything we wanted to showcase in our styled shoot: a charming and alternative setting.”

To see more turn to page 85.

Photographers' credits: www.nancylisabarrettphotography.co.uk and www.andyphillipsphotography.co.uk

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I love this look that Manchester-based make-up artist Ariana Rose created. She said: “I wanted to produce a style that was inspired by recent trends but was classic to a degree. To enhance our model's features, I focused on her flawless skin and defined her eyes. My main focus is on creating the best possible version of my clients. The dresses were designed by Berta Bridal and having followed her on social media for some time, I fell in love with how fashion-forward and special her designs are. The Wedding Club stocked her fabulous collection, so they were the obvious choice."

The image was photographed by Beth Alderson Photography. To see more stunning pictures, check out the full shoot on page 89 of the current issue.

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I love this cake featured in Nicola and Daniel's real wedding.

Bride Nicola said: "Dan and I chose a three-tier cake from J'aime Cakes Kendal. We chose four flavours: raspberry, white chocolate, chocolate orange and carrot. To add a touch of elegance, we placed the bake on top of a geometric stand."

To see more from their big-day, turn to page 31.

Photographer's credit: www.jogreenfieldphotographer.com

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I adore real bride Nicole's dress.

She said: "I wore a gorgeous strapless gown called Gracie. I originally wanted a tight-fitting dress with lace sleeves, but I found the style didn't suit me. In the end, I opted for an Allure overskirt for the ceremony, which I removed for the reception. It made it look like two different out ts, and people were asking whether I'd changed clothes."

To see more from their big day turn to page 43.

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

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If I were to get married, I'd consider wearing a dress like this. This beauty is from the regional shoot on page 93.

Dress: The Bridal Suite Cheshire
Photographer: Inevision Photography
Venue: The Glass House

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