Liz and Tony had their real wedding at Golf House Hotel, Huddersfield in December 2007.
WHERE: Golf House Hotel, Huddersfield
WHEN: 30th December 2007
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael 07810 407 873
How they met
They met in a pub and swapped numbers and email addresses there and then.
After taking Liz out for a romantic evening Tony proposed to her when they got home.
The bride’s real wedding outfit
Created by Elba Bridals, Liz’s two-piece gown featured a satin v-neck bodice with a hint of diamante finished perfectly with a vintage lace coat.
Liz wore a pretty celtic-style necklace and teamed it with some lovely gold and crystal drop earrings. The gold and crystal open toe shoes were from Faith.
Tony hired his top hat and tails from Greenwoods. It came complete with gold waistcoats and ruches to match the bridesmaids’ real wedding outfits. The pageboy wore the Irish national highland suit to match the groomsmen and carried an ivory ring cushion.
The five bridesmaids all wore ruffle, lace, off the shoulder dresses with ivory rose chokers, teamed with simple gold and crystal tiaras and gold shoes. The matron of honour wore a lovely ivory dress with an ivory fur shrug. The pretty flower girl wore a long ruffles dress in ivory with a claddagh tiara and carried a basket with the claddagh embroidered on it.
The bridesmaids carried a simple bouquet of three roses tied with gold ribbon. Liz carried a larger bouquet made up of ivory roses with crystals in the centre and lots of trailing ivy.
A 1930′s limo, in ivory and black decorated with gold and ivory roses and ribbons.
Glass bowls sat on the tables, complete with floating candles and sat on a mirror – they made the perfect centrepieces. The serviettes and coasters were gold and cream, personalised with the couples’ names and the claddagh symbol.
For their real wedding, the lovely three-tiered cake was decorated with gold ribbon and ivory roses and trailing ivy. A claddagh cake topper sat on the bottom tier.
The ladies all had ivory organza bags with five sugared almonds, and the gents had lottery tickets. Each of the guests were also given a personalised scroll wrapped in gold rings as keepsakes to thank everyone. The children were given huge goody bags full of toys and sweets
The Irish claddagh; Liz’s Dad who sadly passed away two years ago was Irish and loved the claddagh so it was a very emotional and personal issue. The real wedding colour theme was gold and cream/ivory.
“Don’t worry if things go wrong – it really doesn’t matter – the day will fly by so make sure you enjoy it.”
“Rehearse your speech and don’t make it too long!”
“I’ll never forget seeing Tony at the signing table waiting for me and the first time we really looked at each other when I reached him. I’m also so grateful to my Uncle he came over from Ireland to give me away on behalf of my Dad. A personalised memorial candle was placed on the top table as a special touch so it felt like he was part of our special day.”
The happy couple jetted off to Tenerife for a week of relaxation, they travelled on New Years Eve so spent the New Year contemplating their new life together.