On the 26th November, I spent the most amazing day with the wonderful Rachael, Dan and all their family and friends at The Midland Hotel in central Manchester.
I knew this was going to be an incredibly stylish city centre wedding, but MY GOSH, they blew my socks off with the Hollywood glamour vibe and their love of just having so much fun!
I started the morning with the girls where we were chatting LOADS, telling so many stories and backing them up with a touch of fizz going down. I always hope to get along with the bridal party, but with these girls there was never any worry, Rachael has certainly collected some of the kindest girls you could meet, and that’s including Chloe, Lexi and Pippa, Rachael & Dan’s three girls between them.
Once the ceremony rolled around one person certainly stole centre stage… and I’m not talking about Rachael! Pippa, their littlest one who I very quickly realised is a daddy’s girl, refused to leave Dan’s arms, so she enjoyed prime position to watch all the action AND to get involved in the confetti photos too (however looking at those photographs I don’t think she was too sure about that whole experience!).
Getting married in Winter is always a tricky one, we lose the light so quickly, but with Rachael & Dan we certainly didn’t need to worry about wasting time. Their couple photographs literally took only 15 MINUTES!!! And before we move on can we just spend some time checking out their bridal party photographs!!!! Firstly, what a jaw-dropping group of friends they have (and all really lovely people can I just point out!) but we took these photographs in the hotel LOBBY as people were checking in and out of their rooms. Worth it for all the mirrors and the beauty of the spot though am I right??!!
The rest of the day was filled with laughter, drinks and a fair bit of ribbing from the two best men in their speech! The party certainly started very quickly after that with shots flowing around the guests, the magic mirror in FULL with guests adorning fancy dress outfits and the dancefloor packed throughout the band Shane Nolan’s first set! I left as Dan was taking a shot and as Rachael immerged in a stunning little white short dress ready to seriously party the night away!
I’d love to congratulate both Rachael & Dan again and wish them a lifetime of happiness together – it’s very easy to see that these two are absolutely perfect together and I’m sure they have many incredible adventures to come as a family in the future!!
Suppliers to love:
Venue: The Midland Hotel
Cake/Macaron Tower: Bisous Bisous
Makeup: Makeup by Ashley
Music in Ceremony: Samantha Harvey
Band: Shane Nolan
Grooms Apparel: Peter Posh