just four guests and a Jenny Packham gown for a Manchester wedding | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe
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Good morning and merry bank holiday Monday! Out of all the gorgeous images in this wedding (and there are A LOT) I am not sure why I chose the above one as the main picture  but I have. 10 SYGM points if you can name the JP gown from that though.

I don’t usually use the opening paragraph to write much as I like all the images and the couple to do the talking but I wanted to take a little bit of your time just to check in with you I guess. I know that planning a wedding can be stressful, especially when you have to please so many people. I want you to remember what is important and I hope today’s wedding helps that. It is about love. Your love for one another, and that really is all that matters. I promise.

There is all this crap about “bloggable weddings” or “pinterest perfect weddings” and well, this wedding is totally bloggable, and totally pinterest perfect, you’ll see. Don’t get lost in the DIY, don’t lose sight amongst all the pretty (and often unattainable pins), don’t be distracted with the endless hours of wedding craft. I usually put the “tips for planning” towards the end of the post but, you will see why I would like to quote the couple now:

We never actually planned for our wedding day to be this way. We cancelled our original wedding plans due to unnecessary ongoing stress. It’s very easy for people to forget what the day is actually about. The choices you make should be accepted and respected but this is not always the case. Getting married to one another was always the most important aspect of the day to us and remained our main focus. Having the small ceremony with our close friends was initially a very difficult decision for me to make but one that I wouldn’t change, every thing fell into place on the day. Our wedding was intimate and romantic and perfect for us but not everyone. Don’t lose sight of what is important.

Photography by Darren Mack

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The Dress You Wore: Esme by Jenny Packham. All her dresses are elegant and timeless, the detailing is breathtaking. I have never felt so beautiful. Once you try on a Jenny packham dress its hard to go back, so be warned!

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Favourite MomentThe whole day! It plays out like a little movie in my head.

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