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Emergency at Pamella & Dean’s Wedding

There are times in life when you get a that strange feeling in the bottom of your stomach when you just know that something’s not quite right. That’s what happened to Pamella on her special day, luckily she took it all in her stride and didn’t let it ruin an amazing day!

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I met Dean on holiday in Portugal  6 years ago and he proposed 6 months later.  We married in St. Nicholas church in Canewdon on 28th July.

 

I had trouble finding a dress that I loved….I tried on so many…I liked them all but never found “the one”! So I bought one that I liked and had it made into one I loved! It was a dress from wed2b. I didn’t like the netting on it and the train was too long so both had to go. I then had a skirt made for over the top with a smaller train and I loved it!

 

We didn’t have a theme for our wedding day, I used my favourite colours, purple, lilac, white, cream. The bridesmaids wore purple dresses. The Groom, his Dad, the Best Man and my Son, who gave me away, all had ties and handkerchiefs to match the bridesmaids dresses. We had a horse & carriage and the horses wore a purple feather head dress. My table centrepieces had a mix of all these colours.

 

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The morning of the wedding was very relaxed. Myself and 1 of my bridesmaids (we had 5) stayed at a hotel the night before so no one would see me before arriving at the church.

 

The wedding was at 2pm so we had a few glasses of prosecco as we got ready. The photographer was due at 12 and arrived early which then threw us into turmoil! We were rushing about to join the other bridesmaids for photographs before we were picked up. I think this is were things started to go haywire!

 

The horse & carriage ride to the church was wonderful, it was a bit windy, but no way did I want the roof covering us, so I was rather windswept when we arrived at the church. During the ceremony my husband to be tried to put his ring on my finger which gave us the giggles, then there was a mix up with the music and we walked out to here comes the bride, it just made us laugh more.

 

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Outside for photographs the wind had really picked up and my dress/skirt was blowing up over my head. The photographer then wanted us to go back inside the church for more pics. I could see my husband was getting a bit agitated but brushed it off. Little did I know the photographer had had a call from the best man to tell him to keep us there as long as possible while they tried to make safe the smaller marquee which had started to move in the strong wind. The horsemen had also been asked to take a longer route back to the house. My husband had guessed there must be something wrong.

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On the journey back to house I could here sirens behind us so I informed the horsemen, the fire brigade had seen horses ahead and turned off the sirens as they got closer. At that moment one of the horses started neighing and jumping to the left. The horsemen pulled the carriage over and discovered the bolt that holds the horses together must of come loose and had dropped off, one of the ran up the road to find it as the fire brigade passed us. We joked that maybe the caterers had set fire to something.

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On arriving back home the fire brigade was parked in our field and everyone was running towards us. Our smaller marquee had took flight and landed on top of the main one! There was chaos and panic all around us but we couldn’t stop laughing. My new husband had organised a string quartet as a surprise for me when we got back and they had been removed from inside by the firemen and we playing in the garden. We asked the caterers to carry on with the drinks outside, drinks were handed out and the string quartet played while the firemen did their job. It was fantastic! 2 hours later when all was made safe the firemen posed with us for some photographs.

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The 2 hour extra drinking time and all the excitement before the wedding breakfast certainly got everyone in a good mood and everyone was in party mode by the time we finished the speeches! The evening guests started to arrive soon after and were excited to hear the tales of the day. We had an 8 piece band for the night, Glitterball The Band, and before we knew it the 1st dance was over and the night was in full swing. I got to bed a lot earlier than some of the others, 4.30 am! What a fabulous night.

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We have a large garden and 2 fields at home where the reception was being held. We had the main marquee in one and as we had a lot of guests coming from Liverpool there was motorhomes and tents in the other.

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As ppl were staying for the weekend we wanted to keep everyone entertained and had made some games for everyone to play and had a north vs south competition. I’m from Liverpool Dean is from Essex. We started at 4.30 with a BBQ at 6 and another band for the evening, The singsong Club. They brought shakers, tambourines and an extra mic so anyone could join in. They were fantastic!

 

I would never of expected our wedding to make the news but it did…It was in The Southend Echo….The Liverpool Echo…..The Mirror online…..The Mail Online and will be in a national magazine! How funny?

 

My advice to other brides would be not to panic, if something does go wrong only you would know so it won’t bother anyone. I didn’t bother with favours and they were neither missed nor mentioned.

 

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My bargain buy was my shoes….£5 from a charity shop.

 

Acknowledgements: Images 1,6 & 7 Courtesy of  Marc Keig Photography - http://www.marckeigphotography.co.uk/

It’s always one of my favourites to write a post on a real wedding feature, it’s just great to read about someone else’s Special Day, how they got on with the wedding planning,reading about their choice of colours and themes and then reading how their Wedding Day went. So today we share the Wedding of Nicole & Terrie, a beautiful Royal Blue colour theme that started with a romantic proposal……

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Q: Tell us about the proposal or tell us a little bit about how you met.

I’ve known my wife, Terrie, for years as a family friend but we became really close about 3 years ago.
I proposed to her on Christmas Day 2014. I bought her a helium heart shaped balloon with “Will you marry me?”  written on it attached to a ring.  It came boxed so when she opened the box the balloon floated out and she read the balloon!

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Q: When & where did you get married?

We got married on April 9th this year at our local registry office then afterwards our reception was held at a local family run pub.

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Q: What colour/ theme did you choose for your wedding day?

We chose Royal blue bridesmaid dresses and colour theme to match…..our cake however also had the rainbow colours on it to.

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Q: Do you have any hints or tips that you would pass on to brides that are planning their own wedding?

The only hints or tips I would pass on to other Brides is not to spend too much on room decorations. We had lots of bits and pieces on our tables but only a couple of banners on the walls and no one noticed the room decorations.  Also if your budget is small, eBay is amazing for gifts, accessories and table decorations.   Also we downloaded the Wedpics app. You invite your guests to add their own pictures onto the app that way you can see everyone’s photos. Don’t waste money on a photo booth. We brought photo props for the table and the photos people took were just as good.

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Q: What was your most favourite part of the day?

I didn’t have a favourite part of the day, I felt the whole day was amazing from start to finish.

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Wedding Day Photography was taken by Laura Harrington – KENH Photography – KENH Photography Facebook Page and Louise Whiley – Captivating Moments – Captivating Moments Wedding PhotographyCaptivating Moments Facebook Page

 

We’d like to wish Nicole & Terrie all the very best and a long and happy marriage together. Congartulations to you both!

 

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It’s a been a while, hasn’t it? So how’s about a quick roundup of all things wedding that’s been going on at Moonrise Lingerie’s wedding blog recently?

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Following the success of Moonrise Garters last year, we decided to broaden the our handmade wedding garter collection to include a few more, let’s say, elegant garters for our Brides to choose from.

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Take a closer look at what Tanya’s been creating with a needle and thread and her sewing machine here at Moonrise Wedding Garters.

 

It’s always a real pleasure writing about Real Brides and their Wedding Days, so we took time out to congratulate Nicole & Craig on their outdoor Scottish Wedding on the banks of the very picturesque Loch Lomond.

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Find out more about her lovely proposal and her pastel coloured wedding day with wedding day photographery by KGT photography.

 

We then talked wedding favours. An area where most Brides try their hand at a bit of DIY, but beware before you do!

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We caught up with ‘Can I Do You a Favour’ to see what they had to offer in the way of wedding favours as well as a few hints and tips on keeping within a budget!

 

That’s it for the time being. We’ll be off to MODA on the look out for new wedding lingerie collections as well some nice lingerie collections for our sister site Moonrise at Midnight!

 

Love

 

Tanya

 

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Today I’m really pleased to be able to share you with you a beautiful Scottish Wedding of Nicole & Craig. Their wedding was able to take place outside on the banks of the extremely picuresque Loch Lomond in glorious sunshine, with pastel colours and a beautiful fitted lace wedding gown from Angelique Lamont Bridal in Glasgow. Wedding Day Photography captured by Gary Thomson of KGT Photography. Let’s see how Nicole remembers her Special Day.

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The Proposal

We met 6 years ago in a local nightclub in Glasgow, few years later we moved in together.

 

Every New Years Day we went to his Grandparents house, on the 1st of Jan 2013 it was the first New Years without my husband’s Grandmother. She had sadly passed away a few months earlier. I suffer from back & Sciatica problems so I went home early and after a few hours Craig arrived home. I was upset and sore and he wasn’t showing any feelings. He kept telling me to sit up, I couldn’t understand why? Then all of a sudden he just got down on one knee and asked me…..I actually sat up and shut up. I was in shock. I kept saying “shut up”, it was so unexpected. It was made so special as Craig proposed with his Granny’s engagement ring. I couldn’t believe it. It’s a day I will never forget.

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The Wedding Day

So fast forward to the 7th of August 2015. The day I was finally able to marry my best friend. We got married in a stunning hotel called the Buchanan Arms in Drymen, Loch Lommond.

 

The 2 weeks lead up to the wedding it had been raining non stop. At that point I realised all my dreams of getting married outside were out the window.

 

Suddenly the day before the wedding the clouds disappeared and the sun was sitting in the sky! I didn’t want to get too excited, it had to stay dry for me to get married outside. I awoke on the morning at 5am and the nerves truly kicked in and the sun was out! I couldn’t believe it we were getting our dream of getting married outside. Our venue was 5 mins from a gorgeous beach where we went to get photos after our ceremony.

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The Wedding Dress

Now for my dress…OMG I still love my dress its very timeless. It’s a fitted lace gown with stunning bead and bling at the top with cap sleeves, but with a dramatic twist when I turned round, the back was open and each side of the dress had the detail from the front to the back. I got it from a local Bridal shop in Glasgow called Angelique Lamont Bridal.

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The Theme

When it came to deciding a theme for the wedding there wasn’t one, I have a love of buttons and different colours so my bridesmaids all had different pastel coloured dresses. Their bouquets where made of paper flowers, my bouquet was made from buttons, broken jewellery, brooches and even earrings. My buttons were from family, from my husband’s side to mine, I even had some of Craig’s baby buttons on there, it made it so personal and unique.

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Our table numbers and top table Mr & Mrs sign where all made with buttons which I made myself, I also made my horseshoe form buttons and diamontes which has got pride of place in a box frame on my wall.

 

For the evening I had a big basket of flip-flops for all the girls to change into, so they could ” rave the night away”. I also had baskets in the boys and girls toilets filled with hairspray, deodorant, breath freshener, hairbrushes and more. We also had sparklers and glow sticks beside our post box to really turn it into a party! As name tags we had photos of one of us with our guests on the table pinned to the wine glass. By night time they were all stuck to guests, it was so brilliant to see they loved the personal touch and took the photos home with them.

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Our guest book was a Polaroid camera were guests had to take a “selfie” and add it to our book with a note. I wanted a candy cart but I didn’t want the usual. We love camper-vans and had one on our wedding to bring Craig and his Groomsmen to the venue so we had a family member make us a campervan candy cart! What a treat, our guests are still talking about it to this day.

 

Bargain Buys

My 2 biggest bargains were my wedding shoes. They where £20 from e-bay and my friend blinged them up for free. My bridesmaid dresses were £160 for 4 from e-bay. I couldn’t believe the quality and how stunning they were, they were just so perfect to stand beside my dress.

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Brides Advice

My biggest advice for all future brides is to really enjoy the process. Invest in the best Photographer and Videographer, sometimes cheaper isn’t always better and these are the things that will carry the memories of your day. Have a go at some DIY, but don’t bite of more than you can chew. You don’t want to stress yourself out, be unique, and make sure your day is about you and not for anyone else.

 

I decorated the venue myself - I love being busy but looking back I should have just got a company to do it. I have now since set up my own company doing venue décor. It’s a real passion of mine and after 13 years in retail it’s been a scary change but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Best Moment of the Day

I loved every part of my day, but I have to say the moment I was standing with my Step Dad getting ready to walk down the isle and hearing my favourite song on the bag pipes. Then actually walking down and seeing Craig’s reaction to how I looked was just something I will never ever forget, nothing can capture how you feel. I am so glad I was able to take it all in.

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What a stunning day! Myself and the rest of the team from here at Moonrise we wish Nicole & Craig all the very best for the future and a long and happy marriage!

Well Happy New Year to all of our Brides to Be and especially all of you were lucky enough to get proposed to over the Festive period! It’s time for a quick roundup of all things wedding that’s been going on at the Moonrise Wedding Blog over the past week or so. You may have noticed the slight facelift it’s had recently, we hope you like?

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Anyway, we thought it would be appropriate as there were so many proposals over the holidays to kick our wedding blog off in 2016 by looking at wedding planning. So we took a trial of WeddingTour by Gabriella Wood. A FREE online wedding planning tool that helps monitor your budget, guest list and much more.

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See how we got on in our post – ‘Wedding Planning – Where do You Start?‘ Why not log on and see for yourself, there’s no commitment and it’s true to its word, it’s FREE.

 

We then had the pleasure of introducing a very talented Musician – Georgina Heydon. With over 15 years experience in teaching and performing music, Georgina plays the piano & cello as well as singing to provide beautiful wedding music for your wedding day!

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Find out more about Georgina and hear some of her song snippets before considering your Wedding Music for Your Wedding Day.

 

Take a look at Kadie & Nic’s Wedding Day! Our first Real Brides Feature of 2016. A beautifully relaxed wedding day, with a garden ceremony and the reception at Wold Top Brewery.

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Be inspired by their beautifully delicate peach & mint colour theme and join us in wishing them all the very best for the future in their long and happy marriage. Join Kadie & Nic as they share their very special Wedding Day with us!

 

Finally we rounded of the week, with a quick look at; probably not the most romantic side but rather more practical aspect of bridal lingerie, shapewear to go beneath your wedding dress.

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We looked at the difference between wedding shapewear and bridal lingerie such as corsets and bustiers as well as what to consider when choosing which style of wedding shapewear to go beneath your wedding dress. – ‘Wedding Shapewear to go Beneath Your Bridal Gown‘.

 

That’s it for this week, we hope your wedding planning is going well and you find our wedding posts and features inspiring.

 

Love

 

Tanya

 

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