We caught up with bride, Michelle, who told us all about her perfect
summer wedding with a New York theme…
How did Daniel propose?
“We got engaged in Central Park, New York on February 14th 2016 and it was magical. We went there for my 30th birthday, which Dan gave me as a surprise Christmas present. We arrived earlier that day and went for a lovely meal at an amazing restaurant, then after the meal he insisted we went for a walk into Central Park. It was just off 5th Avenue and as I sat down because my feet were hurting from my heels, he got down on one knee and surprised me!”
What dress did you wear?
“It was Drew by Rebecca Ingram for Maggie Sottero. I bought it from Elegance Bridal in The Wirral. It had the most beautiful lace train and just the right amount of sparkle on the straps with the dress having a gorgeous lace overlay and low V back.”
And the accessories?
“A Swarovski solitaire necklace bought as a present from my best friend Rachel, my late Nana’s engagement ring, an embellished diamanté hair slide bought from The Taylor’s Bridal, Blackpool, and a handmade cathedral-length veil bought from The Wedding Veil Shop, also at The Taylor’s Bridal.“
What did Daniel wear?
“A grey and charcoal check three-piece suit from Slaters, which matched the five groomsmen who all wore a plain mid-grey three-piece suit. He wore brown Next shoes and a cravat from TheDaintyYard on Etsy to match the bridesmaids.“
How did you feel when you saw him up the aisle?
“Emotional and excited – it was surreal! After all the planning, it was pretty overwhelming and I did cry
a little bit!”
Who were your bridesmaids and where were their dresses from?
“Rachel, Lizzie, Laura and Laura. I’ve known the girls for pretty much the majority of my life! Their multi-way dresses were handmade from TheDaintyYard and they wore them all slightly differently.“
What was your theme?
“Our wedding day was elegant and New York themed, with the tables all named after districts in New York and the evening food later on being burgers and hot dogs!”
What was the highlight of your day?
“Other than marrying my best friend, when our son Oliver shouted ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’ constantly whilst we were saying our vows!”
Date: 20th July 2019
Venue: The Great Hall at Mains, Hambleton, Lancashire
Photographer: Beth Alderson Photography
Michelle’s Dress: Rebecca Ingram
Daniel’s Attire: Slaters
Bridesmaid dresses: TheDaintyYard
Accessories: The Taylor’s Bridal, Swarovski