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Emma and Kate // Vintage Manchester Same Sex Wedding

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The Venue

Emma and Kate The Brides: We married at Hyde Bank Farm in Romiley which is a beautiful, idyllic farmhouse style setting. We chose it because it took Emma back to her childhood, growing up on a farm. We kept the ceremony short and sweet surrounded by our nearest and dearest.

The Brides’ Fashion

Emma went for an au naturale look, using Chanel make up and finishing it off with a cheap and cheerful hairpiece from Claire’s Accessories. Kate chose a classic up-do in keeping with the 1950’s style with a hairpiece from Debenhams and makeup by M.A.C.

Emma designed her own dress which was made by a local seamstress and cost a bargain £125! The dress combined a skater style skirt made elegant with a lace body and 3/4 length sleeves. This dress made me feel comfortable as I don’t often wear a frock!

Kate wore a Monsoon dress called ‘Emily’ proof that the high street makes beautiful wedding dresses in a tea length which is my all time favourite vintage style. We kept our dresses a secret from each other but found they complimented each other perfectly!

Bridesmaids & Flower Girls

We had three bridesmaids, who are our sisters. They each wore navy blue dresses from M&S called the ‘multiway dress’ and shoes from Debenhams. They wore wrist corsages with a bright yellow sunflower in keeping with our navy and yellow colour scheme. We also had three little flower girls who each wore a floral navy and yellow dress from Jasper Conran and a young ring bearer wearing a navy suit from Next.

The Colour Scheme

We opted for a navy and yellow colour scheme; we loved how these two contrasting colours compliment each other perfectly and they just happen to be each of our favourites too! Our location made our theme so we incorporated lots of hessian and birdcage centrepieces to finish things off. All of stationery was handmade by us with a little help from our friends, including our invitations, place settings, favours and seating plan. We chose a typewriter font on brown parcel type card in keeping with our hessian and rustic theme. Most of the tools and supplies were from Country Baskets and Hobbycraft.

The Flowers

We chose sunflower wrist corsages for our bridesmaids and beautiful gypsophilia hessian tied bouquets for ourselves and sunflower buttonholes which were all beautifully arranged by Carla at The Classy Room Company, Romiley. The sunflower centrepieces were handmade with love by Kate’s Mum.

The Entertainment

Our friend Mel provided afternoon entertainment with an acoustic set, in which Kate with much persuasion joined in with. Bacon butties throughout the evening kept the guests fuelled for a night on the dance floor. Our first dance was Al Green – Let’s Stay Together remixed at the end with the YMCA to fill the dance floor!

The Food

We had a traditional wedding breakfast; a delicious three course meal at Hyde Bank Farm. We continued the food theme in our favours with sweetie jar favours for the children and homemade lemon curd in mini jam jars with a navy gingham lid for the adults.

The Photographer

The best advice we can give to future couples is to find the best photographer you can. Once the guests leave and the cake is all gone, the photographs are what you treasure for life. We did find the best photographer in Harriet from Weddings Vintage, we were made to feel at ease from our very first meeting and the images are amazing.

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