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The proposal

“We lived in the same halls at the University of Kent,” remembers Rebecca. “Our first date was to a local chain restaurant, unfortunately the prawns made me really sick! However, I knew he was a nice guy when he stayed up with me all night long, while I threw up!” adds Rebecca. Nick popped the question one Christmas morning, after a walk along the beach

The bride’s outfit

Rebecca had us doing a double take in her beautiful Pronovias White One gown. Our bride had the neckline altered to make it even more perfect for her. “I felt incredible, I hadn’t seen it fully finished until the morning of the wedding, but to see it complete after all the work Julie at Lacy Days had put in was just amazing – I can’t thank her enough,” beams Rebecca

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The groom’s outfit

Nick looked bang on trend in his dark blue three-piece Ted Baker suit from Selfridges in Manchester

The bridesmaids

Rebecca was joined down the aisle by her two best friends and an oh-so-cute little flowergirl (her niece), plus a pageboy – her Godson. Rebecca picked the girls’ dresses right out of a bridal magazine. “Because I’d seen them on real people, in the real weddings section, I knew they would look great on my girls,” explains Rebecca. The full-length designs were by Jasmine, which our bride bought from Candy Stripe Couture

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The ceremony

For their traditional church service, the couple opted for a selection of hymns and two readings given by Rebecca’s friend Andrew and Nick’s sister Rebecca. Our bride was in such a rush to get to Nick that she had to wait for ages at the end of the aisle for her entrance music to end!

The flowers

Rebecca’s lovely mum used to be a florist, so they went to Bury Market together to buy fresh flowers. The night before the wedding was spent arranging blooms in teapots, jars, cups and vases

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The reception

“We decided that we didn’t want the reception to be too formal so we chose not to have a traditional three-course meal. The guests had Champagne and cake pops on arrival and then, for the wedding breakfast, we had a hot buffet. Tables went up one at a time to get their food. The choices were beef and ale stew, chicken goulash and vegetarian chilli, all served with jacket potatoes and garlic bread. For dessert we ate the cupcakes,” explains Rebecca

The honeymoon

Rebecca and Nick took a trip to sunny Cuba, using gift contributions from their guests.

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