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."

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

A touch of sparkle: Image 1 The Rivington Hall Barn was the first and only venue we looked at. We fell in love with it straight away and were attracted to its great reputation and location.

A touch of sparkle: Image 2 We had an amazing wedding breakfast, followed by a summer barbecue.

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Our big-daybake was fourtiers and described as blingy and classy by our guests. Michael is known for his love of cake, so I had an extra piece made saying' hands-off Michael's slice!'

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For our centrepieces, we wanted something big and beautiful. Our lovely friend, Joanne from Harrison's Flowers, arranged everything and the result looked great.

A touch of sparkle: Image 4 We had a white limousine to transport our guests. It looked great, and Michael and I even had the chance to spend 10 minutes in it after the ceremony.

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To add a personal touch, we incorporated personalised charms into our bouquets. Mine had a picture and words from my grandma.

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My dress was from Something Special Boutique. It was a Romantica design that looked amazing. I accessorised with a detailed veil, my grandma's engagement ring and a bracelet from a dear friend of mine.

A touch of sparkle: Image 6 Michael and the groomsmen wore grey suits, lavender ties, handkerchiefs and personalised cufflinks.

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Michael and I felt fantastic and couldn't wait to see all of our friends and family party the night away.

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We hired a LED dancefloor which looked stunning and a confetti cannon which went off during our first dance.

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The bridesmaids opted for lavender lace dresses with silver shoes. My two flowergirls wore white gowns, andmy three-year-old son had a Lego buttonhole and Aviator sunglasses.

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To keep our guests entertained, we hired a DJ who was beyond fabulous. He worked with Ste on the saxophone, and both ensured the dancefloor was never empty.

A touch of sparkle: Image 9 Michael's best friend arranged for a Ferrari to pick him up and take them to the barn. It looked great,and they both loved it.

A touch of sparkle: Image 10 The Rivington Celebrant was outstanding from the day we met her right through till the day of the wedding.

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I made a speech, and I was really pleased with how it turned out.

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Seeing everyone having a good time was a priceless feeling.

A touch of sparkle: Image 12 For our honeymoon, we went to Bulgaria and enjoyed some well-deserved family time.

Leanne and Michael's contact book

Bride's dress, accessories and bridesmaids' dresses

Something Special Boutique
www.somethingspecialboutique.co.uk

Celebrant

The Rivington Celebrant
www.therivingtoncelebrant.co.uk

Dancefloor

The Big White Events Company
www.evententertainment-ltd.co.uk

Entertainment

Dancefloor Couture
www.dfclancashire.co.uk

Flowers

Harrison's Flowers
www.harrisonsflowers.co.uk

Groom's suit

Slater Menswear
www.slaters.co.uk

Hair and make-up artist

Jewellery

Two Become One Jewellery
www.twobecomeonejewellery.com

Love lights

The Little Love Company
www.thelittleloveco.co.uk

Photographer

Fairfield Photographic
www.fairfieldphotographic.com

Stationery

A Moment of Magic
www.amomentofmagic.co.uk

Venue and catering

Rivington Hall Barn
www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk