“My dress was made by a local dressmaker. It was an idea I had in my head and she sketched it out for me. I was so happy with it. It was simple but exactly what I wanted. As I have very little hair I just had a simple flower on one side.” Nicola’s shoes were by Christian Louboutin.
“We had a Unitarian service in the chapel in BrookLodge and then the reception in Brook Hall. We loved that it was all in one location and made the day more relaxed.”
I am a bit of a sucker for offbeat cufflinks. They’re a great way for grooms and groomsmen to express their quirkiness. The boys wore superman cufflinks and socks, too cool.
Nicola and Michael’s personalised cake topper was hand-made by Cake Toppers Ireland.
Ok, time for some DIY! For table numbers, Nicola and Michael printed images from 1980s cartoons – CareBears, SuperTed, Rainbow… and the Top Table? He-Man and She-Ra of course! The 80s nostalgia doesn’t stop there, “We had baskets of sweets from our childhood on all the tables and the sweets we got ourselves in Musgraves.” Nicola says.
Nicola made 200 desserts – individual meringue roulades. She also built the towers for the the mini cupcakes, which they had as wedding cake. I’m very impressed!
“Our favourite part of the day was having everyone we love in the same place. That was a real bonus.”
“The advice I would give any bride to be is to just enjoy it all. Don’t get stressed, it is such fun to organise but it doesn’t need to take over your life.”
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