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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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Lisa Veitch from Elisa Belle Bridal tells us how you can incorporate gold into your wedding dress.

"This hue is the epitome of luxury and is so popular right now. There are lots of ways of weaving it into your wedding look, from fabulous embellished fabrics, metallic threads and hair accessories, the options are endless. At Elisa Belle Bridal, we have a soft spot for gold and have teamed it with a gorgeous grey to decorate our boutique.
"It often makes an appearance at nuptials, whether it's in the rings, the cake or the calligraphy it's closely associated with all things wedding and rightly so. It can be a great alternative to an ivory gown. The warm tones flatter most skin tones and look particularly good against a tan. If you want a traditional dress, then gold threads or bold splashes ooze glamour.
"Shimmering against the candlelight, this shade will ensure you stand out from the crowd. If you decide to go with an ivory option, you can add a contemporary edge with a tiara or hair vine."

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The Funtime Frankies, a band based in Manchester, is entering its 15th year of business. Since its inception, the team have provided high energy entertainment for countless weddings and parties. This led to them winning Best National Band at The Wedding Industry Awards two years running and the band's founders, Yew and Jon, have gone on to become judges in that category.

The company offers a wide range of entertainment options, including a five, nine or four-piece line-up, a saxophonist and a DJ. To celebrate their success, the team have launched a new three-piece line-up that can be booked for a variety of events.

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Local photographer, Vicky Dubois reveals how you can incorporate summer into your big-day pictures.

"Living in Great Britain, our weather can be glorious one day and wet the next, so my top tip is be prepared! Take into consideration that the sunshine can have a positive and negative impact on your day. In the morning and evening, the sun is low and can offer flattering lighting, dramatic silhouettes and romantic sun flares. However, the red hot sun at mid-day will make you squint, cause harsh shadows and leave sweaty faces.
"Our beautiful country is lush and green because of the rain but don't worry we can use downpours to our advantage! Obviously, we want the best weather for you, but just in case, I always have a collection of stylish umbrellas with me for couples to choose from. Just remember, you can't control the weather, so whatever happens, a great photographer will be prepared to capture your day with you in mind."

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

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We spoke to Jo Campbell from Harrison's Flowers and asked for her top tips on choosing summer blooms.

"Summer weddings have an abundance of bright blooms to choose from, including delphiniums, dahlias, roses and perennials. Your arrangements can serve a dual purpose. Create an aisle using buckets decorated with moss and bunting and transfer these onto long trestle tables for the reception. To avoid waste, lift the blooms out of the containers at the end of the evening and gift them to your guests."

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Dress designer and seamstress, Roxanne Halenko reveals her top tips for incorporating lace into your gown.

"There are several ways you can incorporate lace into your gown without making it look old-fashioned. Take it to a specialist tailor who can create a bespoke lace overlay that attaches to the dress. Not only will it look beautiful but it will also give it a classy look which is very on-trend at the moment. You can even have it made in a different colour if you'd like to add a modern touch. Keep in mind that you'll have to decide where you want the lace to sit on the dress and how far down you want it to go in advance.
"If this sounds too daunting, then there are plenty of lace capes that you can wear over the top of the dress. This will give you the option to create two different looks for the ceremony and reception. You can also have matching lace added to your veil and request for a spare piece to be wrapped around your bouquet."

To find out more about Roxanne, visit www.roxannehalenko.com

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Real wedding couple, Kassie and Hayden fell in love with their wedding venue, The Saddleworth Hotel.

Kassie tells us: "I'm from Oldham originally and had heard about The Saddleworth Hotel's good reputation. The area has stunning views, and we were really happy with our choice."

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

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Pink is a popular colour, especially at weddings. We spoke to Laura from The Flower Girls Whalley and asked what her inspiration for the shoot was: “My two little girls inspired me to go for a pink theme. I wanted to put together an all-female team and really celebrate the colour. I often have brides saying that they'd love to add a pop of bright pink to their décor but don't want it to look tacky so I wanted to showcase how you can use the hue to make a stunning yet fun look.”

To see more images, turn to page 67 in the current issue.

Photographer's credit: www.julesfortunephotography.com

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I love Emma and Elliott's love story.

Emma says: "It took us a few years to finally take the plunge and get together. I think it worked out perfectly as friendship is the perfect base for any relationship. Elliott popped the question during a trip to Thailand for my 30th birthday. We were surrounded by elephants after a day of trekking through the Chiang Mai Highlands. It was towards the end of the day, and it was just us and the elephants when Elliott got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was on such a high, and it took me by complete surprise. We then spent the most incredible three weeks travelling around Thailand.”

To see more turn to page 23.

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

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Here at Your North West Wedding, we love anything colourful, so when this rainbow-themed shoot landed in our inbox, we just had to feature it! We spoke Christina Davies from Fish 2 Photography and asked what her inspiration was: “I've always loved rainbows, and it was even the theme of my wedding back in 2012. I wanted to bring some amazing suppliers together to create the ultimate rainbow-themed shoot! We hope these images will inspire brides-to-be and give them some ideas of how they can personalise their big day.”

To see more images, turn to page 57 in the current issue.

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

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We showcase real brides jewellery and some of our top tips in our Jewellery and Accessories feature on page 49 of the current issue.

Find out which jewellery goes best with your dress, what the cut of your ring means and much more.

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

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