I fell in love with Victoria and Paul at our pre-wedding shoot, and I just knew from the bottom of my heart that their wedding day was going to be something special...and it was.
On the morning of Sunday 6th May I met Victoria with her Mum, Auntie and the girls at her home in Handbridge, where I found garden flowers hand tied by Victoria with ribbon and finished with brooches. Victoria was upstairs applying her own makeup and her Sister helped with her hair before Victoria stepped into her beautiful wedding dress...and then we had the dilemma of what colour earrings! We had a light blue and a piercing blue...we went for the piercing blue which I think looked perfect!
Then a hop, skip and 45 minutes later I was at The Belle Epoque in knutsford with Paul and the lads having button holes pinned by Mum and welcoming the guests....
I just loved the wedding favours...Victoria and Paul searched 2nd hand shops for months selecting books for each and every one of their guests, which were then hand tied with ribbon and finished with a personal note on a tag...on top of this instead of having name cards they had a black and white image of each guest...the attention to detail I am sure made every guest feel special!!
The ceremony had two readings...the 1st was the Owl and the Pussycat and then the 2nd was written by Victoria and read by the bestman....
"Our tale begins as the last of the summer’s rays
shone down upon the land of Robin Hood.
In Derby Hall, round the back, by the bins,
sat an unobtrusive building
not many knew existed named Longnor.
It was here that two young people,
of 18 years apiece, were yet to meet.
They met, obviously, and over a cup of tea
became friends; then best friends.
The years rolled by, as years tend to do.
The two young people built memories...
They drank Rosey Nosey on crisp winter nights,
met for summer lunches in Ye Olde Trip,
and cheered on Number6Valverde in the April showers.
Then, on a day like any other,
the two young people were whiling away the hours
sipping lemonade with gin
to the melodious backdrop of the Beatles
when it seemed that actually...
they might like to be more than best friends.
More time passed, they fell in love, though lived apart.
They missed each other...
a lot! and so they packed the car
and drove the long miles to Toulouse.
Here however, after many kilos of moules,
they found there to be a few too many frogs,
and not quite enough Rosbif.
So they made their home in Chester,
on a leafy bend of the River Dee,
and delighted in each other’s company.
And so when one day he asked her
would she like to marry him...
she said yes... I do!"
...and they did....much love to you Victoria & Paul xxxx