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."

Here she shares some of her favourite moments from their big day...

The fact and the furious: Image 1 We held our ceremony at St Lawrence Church Denton.We decorated the space with pew ends that I purchased from The Range. We didn't plan to have any flowers, but Andrew's mum organised some as a surprise.

The fact and the furious: Image 2 Andrew loves Belle Vue Speedway and we both volunteer atthe track. It holds a lot of special memories for us, so we knew we wanted to get married there. We were the first wedding to ever take place at the venue.

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Our favours were dementia and brain cancer pins. Andrew's dad sadly passed away from a tumour, and his granddad suffered from dementia, so both charities were close to our hearts.

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We organised for one of Andrew's bikes to be at the reception venue. We placed it underneath his dad's memorial brick, which was very special for us both. Later inthe day, we moved it upstairs so everyone could have pictures taken with it.

The fact and the furious: Image 4 We saw High Style Wedding Cars at a wedding fair and loved how clean and beautiful the vehicles were. We booked them, and our driver turned out to be a big speedway fan!

The fact and the furious: Image 5 For our flowers, we visited Ellen from Bloomin' Ells. I fell in love with a beautiful bouquet full of red roses. They were stunning, and I've since had them preserved thanks to 3D Flowe rPreservation. We also purchased white blooms for the bridesmaids' posies and buttonholes for the groomsmen.

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My dad bought my dress for me from Dress the Bride. I was torn between two styles and couldn't decide which one I preferred. I went back to the store to try them both again, and I instantly knew which one I wanted. I'm quite fussy when it comes to jewellery, but I managed to find a headpiece on Facebook that I loved, and Andrew gave me a Swarovski bracelet as a present.

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Andrew wore a grey suit from Freedmans. The groomsmen wore the same style but with different under-jackets and buttonholes.

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The day was so relaxed and unlike any other wedding we'd ever been to. I got a bit emotional when it came to saying the vows but the day went smoothly and it felt like someone was watching over us. Andrew's auntie, Sheila, married us and made it extremely personal.

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To keep our guests entertained, we hired a DJ who performed a wide range of music. We were let down by our singer a few weeks before the wedding, but luckily I found a singer on Facebook called Jasmine Johnson. She was incredible and sang in the church and while our guests were arriving. She has an incredible talent, and we couldn't have been happier.

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All our suppliers were amazing. Our videographer, Stand Out Video Services, captured every moment of our big day and our photographer, Mark Whittaker Photography, took lovely photos and made us smile effortlessly. We also had a master of ceremonies, Julie Holland, provided by Cheshire Conference & Events at Edgeley Park who went above and beyond to make our big day special. She's a credit to the company, and we can't thank her enough.

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For our honeymoon, we went to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for two weeks. We loved every moment and even went on a hot air balloon ride!

Danielle and Andrew's contact book

Bride's bracelet

Bride's dress

Dress the Bride
www.dressthebride.co.uk

Bride's headpiece

Facebook

Bridesmaids' dresses

Catering, DJ and master of ceremonies

Cheshire Conference & Events at Edgeley Park
www.cc-events.co.uk

Ceremony venue

St Lawrence Church Denton
www.stlawrencedenton.org.uk

Entertainment

Jasmine Johnson
iamjazminejohnson@gmail.com

Flower preservation

3D Flower Preservation
www.3dflowerpreservation.com

Flowergirl's dress

Marks and Spencer
www.marksandspencer.com

Flowers

Bloomin' Ells
www.bloomin-ells.co.uk

Groom's suit

Hair and make-up artist

Makeup Mobile To You Studio
www.makeupmobiletoyou.co.uk

Photographer

Mark Whittaker Photography
www.markwhittakerphotography.com

Reception venue

Belle Vue Speedway
www.bellevue-speedway.com

Stationery

Transport

High Style Wedding Cars
www.highstylecars.co.uk

Venue styling

Videographer

Stand Out Video Services