We got married on Saturday 1st May 2021 at The Deanwater Hotel in Woodford, Cheshire. It is a family-run venue that was originally an Elizabethan home occur 5 acres of non-public grounds within the countryside. Barry and also the team were amazing!

We met whenever we were 18, summertime before University, through mutual friends at a party. We wound up both likely to Manchester for University and also have been together since. Danny proposed (after many not-so-subtle hints!) right before our 10th anniversary. Danny had planned a Sunday walk so off we went (Danny, Myself, and our young boy, Reece). Danny proposed in the end next to just a little waterfall. Despite the hints, I had simply no idea that he was likely to propose and promptly burst into tears!

We were built with a few hiccups with planning, COVID, and non-COVID related. Shortly after booking our wedding (1st May 2020), we discovered we were expecting our second baby. Therefore, we postponed our wedding annually (1st May 2021). Then due to COVID we quickly realized this big wedding in May 2021 was unlikely to occur. So, we re-booked for December 2020 at our new more, intimate venue, the Deanwater. Due to Tier 3 restrictions, the December wedding was canceled. We wound up getting married on our original date, 1st May 2021 but at our new venue with just immediate family (15 guests were allowed including ourselves and also the children). So, wedding ceremony planning was all rather last second as plans and restrictions changed.

I had always wanted a significant wedding with friends and family somewhere with beautiful gardens. Lots of dancing, singing, and generally relaxed party vibes. However, due to COVID, we quickly realized that people just wanted to become married before our nearest and dearest and also the party could wait (we still danced lots within the garden though!).

I thought I wanted a fit and flare dress, something quite figures hugging. However, I fell deeply in love with the total opposite! I only visited one shop. The shop relies on my hometown and I had walked past and admired the bridesmaid dresses for many years. I probably tried on around 10 different dresses. I chose the gorgeous FeelTimes dress.

We all cried when I arrived on the scene wearing it, so I knew this dress was the main one! It is elegant and straightforward but memorable and standout simultaneously. I love the from-the-shoulder aspect, it's so classic and timeless. I felt so beautiful.

Despite rain early within the day, it passed by the time it found our ceremony at 2 pm. Everything went perfectly! Despite restrictions and rules, your day didn't feel like it was restricted. We had everything we were able to have wanted, and both felt so special and loved by our guests.

Finally marrying the person I love and also have been in a relationship with for nearly 12 years is special. I cried a great deal during the ceremony simply because I am happy! Also, marriage with both our kids present meant the complete world.

We are hoping to possess a larger reception sooner or later next year wonderful our extended friends and family who we wanted to become there on your day but couldn't due to restrictions. So, I'm likely to wear my dress again. Not many people reach wear their Wedding Dress twice, so I think this is one positive from the pandemic! I cannot wait to obtain my dress back on. I would put it on daily if I could.

If I could give future brides any advice I would say should you cry whenever you try your dress on it the main one, it doesn't matter if it's the only real shop you've experienced! Also, be sure you and your new husband/wife get 5 minutes alone during your day just to speak with each other and take within the occasion.

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