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Freya

21/06/2019
My proposal story

Never in a million years did I think that my now hubby would propose!! It was always one of those things he would joke/wind me up about and I would laugh along with (whilst crying inside)! In September 2017 we travelled to the Dominican Republic where we had 10 lovely days in a luxury hotel! We love an early start of drinking whilst away, so this one morning we started on the Cuba Libres at 10am! By 4am we stumbled and sang our way back to the room for our โ€˜afternoon Siestaโ€™! I crawled into bed, closed my eyes and heard him fumbling about with something. He got me up out of bed and walked me to the coffee table where he had placed the ring and a bottle of bubbly.. Regardless of our sun burnt skin, messy pool hair and drunken state, it was the most perfect proposal ๐Ÿ™‚

Wedding style

We got married in the summer of 2019 at Rivington Hall Barn. I remember seeing their posts on Instagram and falling completely in love, I just knew that that was the venue we had to have for our special day. Everything was absolutely perfect and I couldnโ€™t be more grateful to the venue for all that they did for us.
We decided on a champagne colour for our theme and I found the most incredibly talented stationary shop based in Liverpool called, The Paper Doll, who provided the stationary of our dreams! Everything matched so perfectly and had our guests WOWโ€™d! Weโ€™ve kept all of our stationary from the day and even framed our invites on the wall!!
We wanted to shop somewhere quite local for our cake so we went to Joโ€™s Cakery in Leigh. We went in and discussed our colour scheme, favourite flavours and the style we were going for and it turned out better than I could have imagined – Iโ€™ve never seen/tasted such a perfect cake!

Shopping experience

I was super excited counting down the days to my first appointment, although my excitement soon turned to nerves when the day finally came! Emma Louise Bridal was the first shop I had visited so I wasnโ€™t expecting to find โ€˜The Oneโ€™ at all. I turned up for my appointment and was greeted by Amber. I discussed styles I wanted to try and was already interested in the Enzoani range as I had been stalking their Instagram prior! Amber couldnโ€™t have been more lovely and helpful, she really does know which dress to pull out for you!

How did you choose 'The One'?

After trying on my second dress, I mentioned how much I loved the sparkling straps but explained how I wanted something more on the body. Amber left the room and came back in with this absolutely stunning beaded bodied dress with the sparkles on the straps that I loved! I put on the dress and walked from behind the curtain and each one of my family members gasped! I looked in the mirror and instantly knew it was the one! I couldnโ€™t stop twirling, I felt beautiful.

What are your favourite memories from your wedding day?

Itโ€™s really hard trying to pick a favourite memory from the day – everything was just amazing! But the moment after the singer had finished and the sun was starting to set, our photographer took us down to a field and away from the madness to get some photos. This was the moment we stood back and managed to take everything in. It was the happiest moment of my life.

If you have a honeymoon planned - where are you going?

We looked at a few different places for our honeymoon but decided on St Lucia. It was a once in a life time holiday! We stayed in the Hideaway at Royalton St Lucia and were upgraded to the diamond package! We even had two butlers to serve us morning until night! We felt like royalty!! It really was a stunning destination, I canโ€™t remember the last country I visited where the locals would always smile and wave as you walked by them down the street!

Do you have any advise for other couples planning their wedding?

If I was to give any advice to other couples it would be try not to stress and enjoy the lead up to the big day! Our day came by so quickly and it was over before we knew it.

VenueRivington Hall Barn
PhotographerJessica Reeve Photography
EntertainmentJonny Spangles
FloristJemma Holmes Florist
Hair stylistKelly - The Cutting Lounge Swinton
Make upKimberly - Miki
SuitsSwarbricks
Venue dresser/stationaryThe Paper Doll - Stationary
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