Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your North West Wedding Real Weddings features.

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The fellowship of the ring

The fellowship of the ring

Maria and David had a beautiful The Lord of the Rings-themed wedding. Maria and David met in an oh-so modern way, online. "We bonded over our love of Game of Thrones," says Maria. "Dave was like a big friendly bear, and I knew he was the one for me."... read more

Rustic romance

Rustic romance

Rachel and Richard had a beautiful wedding at The Wellbeing Farm. Rachel and Richard met at work in 2013. "Rich was assigned as my mentor, so we ended up spending lots of time together," says Rachel. "As cheesy as it sounds, we couldn't stay away from each other from the minute we met, and that hasn't changed since!"... read more

Rebecca and Andrew: Sail away with me

Rebecca and Andrew: Sail away with me

Sail away with me: Rebecca and Andrew had a beautiful wedding at St John's Church and Wyresdale Park. Rebecca and Andrew met at their local church. "We were friends for four years before we started dating," says Rebecca. "He invited himself round for coffee a few times, and we hit it off. One night we went out for some food, and he told me that he liked me and we got together soon after. We enjoyed lots of time together eating cake, drinking prosecco, travelling and watching box sets."... read more

The fact and the furious

The fact and the furious

Danielle and Andrew were the first couple to have their wedding at Belle Vue Speedway. Danielle and Andrew's friendship slowly grew into something more. "We were working at a motorbike dealership," says Danielle. "At a Christmas party, we started talking and realised how much we had in common and soon became best friends."Andrew surprised Danielle by proposing during a holiday to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. "I knew we were having a meal, but I wasn't suspicious until Andrew started nervously coughing," shares the bride. "After our main course, the waitress presented us with a glass slipper, and Andrew got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was amazing, and we watched the fireworks together afterwards."... read more

A touch of sparkle for Leanne and Michael

A touch of sparkle for Leanne and Michael

A touch of sparkle: Leanne and Michael had a bling-themed celebration at the stunning Rivington Hall Barn. Leanne and Michael have been together 16 years. "We met in a local pub where I was a waitress," says Leanne. "Michael gave me a letter asking me to go on a date with him and we've been madly in love ever since."Michael surprised Leanne by proposing on Valentine's Day. "It was a big surprise," shares the bride. "He put the ring inside a balloon, and when I realised it was in there, I said yes and we couldn't have been happier."... read more

In the summertime

In the summertime

Carley and David had a relaxed celebration at the picturesque Brockholes Nature Reserve. Carley and David had been engaged for two-and-a-half years before finally tying the knot. "We wanted a natural and relaxed vibe to our day," says Carley. "I stumbled across our reception venue by accident. One of my bridesmaids took me to a wedding fair at Brockholes Nature Reserve, and it was love at first sight. It looks beautiful in all seasons, and we loved that we could visit before and after the wedding."... read more

From Australia with love

From Australia with love

Samantha and Scott tied the knot with a rustic celebration at The Dream Centre followed by a reception at Hyde Bank Farm... read more

Love at first sight

Love at first sight

Charlotte and Daniel celebrated their nuptials at the stunning West Tower... read more

Relaxed romance

Relaxed romance

Nicole and Matthew tied the knot with a beautiful wedding at Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa... read more

Boho chic

Boho chic

Nicola and Daniel celebrated their nuptials at the Grange Hotel.... read more

Love in bloom at Bolton School

Love in bloom at Bolton School

Love in bloom: Danielle and Robyn's big day took place at Bolton School.... read more

Classic elegance for Charlotte and Michael

Classic elegance for Charlotte and Michael

Classic elegance: Charlotte and Michael celebrated their love with a beautiful wedding at Red Hall Hotel.... read more

Meant to be together

Meant to be together

Meant to be: Stephanie and Jennifer celebrated their love with a beautiful wedding at the Albert Square Chop House.... read more

Higher and higher

Higher and higher

Jessica and Sam celebrated their love with a beautiful wedding at The Heather Glen Country House.... read more

The winds of love

The winds of love

Samantha and Jonathan's beautiful wedding was held at The Wild Boar.... read more

Happily ever after

Happily ever after

Abigail and Daniel tied the knot with an elegant theme at the gorgeous Eaves Hall... read more

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