A traditional real wedding in perfect pastel shades for this gorgeous summery celebration. We love!… Alison and David got married in August 2010. Read on to find out all about it!


WHO: Alison and David

WHERE: St Michaels Church and The Inn at Whitewell

WHEN: August 2010

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Photography


The proposal

“The proposal was a complete surprise,” remembers Alison. “Dave had arranged it all in secret, by booking us a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids. He got down on one knee in front of all the others on the tour and asked me to be his wife,” smiles Alison

The bride’s outfit

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Alison looked pretty as a princess in her strapless Ellis Bridals real wedding gown. “I bought the dress from a gorgeous little boutique called Orchid Bridal Lounge. The lovely lady Carol was so helpful and has since become a very good friend of mine,” recalls Alison

“My Dad walked me down the aisle, and has since said it was one of the proudest moments of his life”

The accessories

Alison completed her bridal look with a Swarovski crystal tiara from Adina (01617 961788), Nina Ricci shoes, (that took two months to arrive – but were worth the wait!) and a necklace from Jon Richard’s collection at Debenhams

The groom’s outfit

David and his 10 (yes, 10!) ushers hired their charcoal-grey top hat and tail suits from groomhire.co.uk in Wilmslow. “Dave looked a bit nervous at first, but he smiled as soon as I started walking towards him,” says Alison. They finished off their look with chocolate brown cravats and an ivory cravat for David

The bridesmaids

Alison’s two adult bridesmaids looked good enough to eat in their chocolate-brown satin dresses from <a href=”http://www.

watters.com” title=”Visit the Watters website” target=”_blank”>Watters. The cute-as-a-button flowergirls wore adorable pastel pink satin and tulle dresses, designed and handmade by the bride’s very talented Mum!

The ceremony

“It was very emotional waiting with my Dad to go down the aisle, and I will never forget it,” remembers Alison. “He later said it was one of the proudest moments of his life,” she adds

The reception

The picturesque surroundings of The Inn at Whitewell were perfect for the couple’s marquee celebration. Alison borrowed candelabra centrepieces from a friend, which she decorated with trailing ivy and pastel pink ribbons. “I also had 10 tea light candles on each table and fairylights on the ceiling. The whole room twinkled in the evening,” remembers Alison

“As massive Formula One fans, Dave and I chose to have our cake toppers waving a checkered flag”

The flowers

Lou Lou’s florist provided the pastel pink bouquets and buttonholes for the happy couple’s real wedding

The cake

“I ordered our real wedding cake from Sugar Lily Cakes. Dave and I are massive Formula One fans, so our cake topper was a bride holding a bottle of Champagne and a groom waving a black and white checkered flag,” says Alison. Finished beautifully with chocolate brown ribbon around each tier

The entertainment

Singer Tony Benedict from USO Productions performed in the day, followed by a DJ in the evening

The honeymoon

Was three weeks in America, which included a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon and watching the Beatles Love performance by Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas.