When Nicola & Anthony approached me regarding their wedding photography last year I knew I just had to do it! Why? Merely 3 years earlier I and my husband Adam had tied the knot in exactly the same way at Altrincham Town Hall followed on by Kings Cafe Bar in Kings Court in Altrincham in a fun, natural and quirky wedding!
I knew this was going to be the same and I could not wait!
Fast forward to Saturday 20th May on a rather drizzly and dull morning in Altrincham, myself and my lovely assistant Beth arrived at The Cresta Court Hotel to a beautiful Nicola who was getting ready with her ladies and little Toby (the maid of honours newborn, who was an angel all morning), emotions were high and excitement was well and truly kicking in, the weather was not putting a dampener on this wedding. The fizz started to flow, final touches to hair and makeup and gifts for the bridesmaids were handed out and a super gorgeous little addition arrived with her Daddy, flower girl Phoebe, who looked super cute in her little dress!,
We then headed over to Altrincham Town Hall where the ceremony was being held, just as we arrived Anthony, Nyal, Louie (who looked very dapper in their Proposals Bridal suits) and some guests were heading into the Town Hall and there were many hugs and warm greetings with Anthony in anticipation for the emotional event ahead!
Not long after the beautiful ladies arrived to take centre stage in the Focus RS cars that had been hired especially for Anthony as it is his favourite car, it was time to say those all important vows and tie the knot, all I can say was it was highly emotional and a truly gorgeous ceremony, followed by massive smiles with a super fun confetti throw.
Whilst the guests made their way to the awesome Kings Cafe Bar which had been decorated by Nicola & Anthony, full of the coolest and beautiful centrepieces, handmade photo booth, props and more, we headed to Denzell Gardens to capture some intimate and loving portraits of the newlyweds, who I must say rocked it! They are so perfect for each other and even after 11 years of being together it was like it was their first date!
Now it was time to PARTAY!
The drinks were flowing, the food was being grilled on the BBQ, the sun had come out to play and it was just perfect, Nicola & Anthony had pulled off the wedding of their dreams, full of family, laughter and all things cool and quirky.
All that was left to do was dance the night away!
Thank you guys so much for having me share you incredible day together, it brought back amazing memories of my own wedding, I am so blessed to have shared yours with you!
All my Love
I thought I would end on a few tips from the beautiful bride about planning the wedding of her dreams:
Try not to let others sway your ideas or change your mind.
Remember why you wanted to get married in the first place ❤
Get rid of any negative energy, don’t be pressured into pleasing everyone.
Take time out together to take it all in and appreciate each other!
Enjoy your day!!!
Any DIY personal touches that you loved:
Made lots of my own bunting, centrepieces, cake topper etc. Loved putting my stamp on the wedding, getting creative as I adore the shabby chic/vintage and love being crafty! Making things yourself allows you to make it a lot more personal and feel good about what you have achieved. Would love to do it all again as it was more of a hobby to do on my days off!