From Manchester with love

Soft grey and purple hues set the tone for Aimee and Dane's local nuptials

"Dane and I first met in Manchester on a drunken night out after our mutual friends fixed us up,” says Aimee. “It turned out we lived around the corner from each other and had done most of our lives!”

After three and a half years Dane proposed on Christmas Day, putting the ring in a bauble. “It wasn't expected, but he was panicking like Chandler from Friends, so I knew he was up to something!” says Aimee. Here, the bride tell us more about their big day...

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“We're both from Manchester and love it. When we visited The Lowry the views were amazing and a theatre just seemed different. Dane liked it because Old Trafford was facing it, which was the only downfall for me because I'm a City fan!” – Aimee


From Manchester with love: Image 2aMy dress was from The Confetti Box in Eccles. It was a Ronald Joyce design called Romina and was the first dress I tried on. I loved the high neck and the detail on the back – my mum said it looked like Grace Kelly. I accessorised with Jimmy Choos, a pearl bracelet and earrings, and a big veil to suit our cathedral ceremony venue.

From Manchester with love: Image 2 Dane opted for a navy suit with a grey checked horseshoe waistcoat and a purple tie. Whereas the groomsmen donned checked waistcoats and grey ties.


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Dane broke his leg the week before the wedding and ended up with a cane like Scott Disick from Keeping up with the Kardashians, as he needed to keep his balance.


From Manchester with love: Image 4aI always wanted a church wedding and my old school priest was working at Salford Cathedral. It was the perfect setting.

From Manchester with love: Image 4 Our cake was beautiful – it had lace-look icing and pearl buttons like my gown. It was topped with two-toned calla lilies.


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The bridesmaids all wore grey lace dresses and carried a posy of purple calla lilies.


From Manchester with love: Image 6aMy bouquet was made up of two-toned white and purple calla lilies – I love the deep aubergine hue and these blooms were the perfect match.

From Manchester with love: Image 6 The sweet table at our reception went down well with the children. They were all playing shop by the end of the night and charging people!


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Our first dance was to Can't Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli – it was great. Dane danced well in his wheelchair and the bridesmaids and groomsmen got involved too with inflatable trumpets!


Aimee and Dane’s contact book

Bride's accessories
Rock the Frock

Bride's accessories
Ivory & Co

Bride's dress
The Confetti Box

Bridesmaids' dresses
DIY Dress

Latin Kings

Orchard Designs

Groom's suit
Whitfield & Ward

Kellianne Photographer

Reception venue
The Lowry

Birdies Little Helper

Cheshire Luxury Cars