MY SISTERS WEDDING
At the time that me and S got engaged, my sister had been engaged for nearly 2 years. As we started looking for venues straight away, it gave her fiance a kick up the bum and his words were “I‘m not having all these **** getting married before us” 😂😂 (not said offensively).
I had sent my sister a list of venues we wanted to view, one being Belle Époque in Knutsford - I then get a call from my sister - “erm don’t you think that one would be too small for you guys” - “why?” - “because me and M want to book it”. The venue we’re offering a last minute winter deal which meant the difference of my sister getting married in a generic conference hotel or a beautiful, detailed historic wedding venue. We did go to view it first and gave them the go ahead to book as it wasn‘t quite what we were looking for. This was the beginning of February and they booked the wedding for 14th April, so there was 8 weeks to plan a whole wedding.
It was a stressful time and I’m sure that if they had more time to save and plan, they would have done things differently, but in all honesty, I thought it was perfect as the boys they would have changed, wouldn’t have changed the whole day and experience for everyone.
My sister had her 3 daughters and 2 nieces as flower girls and even had her eldest daughter walk her down the aisle, which was beautiful. Me and my Younger sister we’re going to be bridesmaids but it was too difficult to find dresses that suited us both and coordinated with the flower girls, so we kept the responsibilities but got to wear what we were both comfortable in.
The wedding dress was bought from a sample sale for just £275 and it was a perfect fit apart from the length. As the skirt was tulle, I was able to adjust the length myself with some careful cutting whilst B was stood in the dress. I do a little sewing, so I offered to make her veil, which was actually easier than I expected. I made her a 2 tier catherdral length veil and attached it to a silver detailed comb from Claire’s.
The weather was rubbish on the run up to the wedding, but on the day it was glorious sunshine and we all got to enjoy the sun for a few hours.
They weren’t going to have a photographer at first, but one of mine and S’s friends has set up his own business so he was able to cover it at “mates rates” for us and the photos were amazing! Here‘s A few.....(screenshots as wont let me upload the size of the photographers photos)