A perfect fairytale

27 Mar 2013

A perfect fairytale

Danny and Danielle Collins

Where: Ceremony at St Mary’s Church, Dunstall followed by reception at Dunstall Hall, Staffordshire

Photography: Lesley Meredith

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On the day I was very calm. The first to arrive was Nina Wren as she had to do my hair and make-up along with my bridesmaids’. I received a stunning Cartier diamond bracelet from Danny and a gorgeous letter which contained the words I needed to hear.

Mike from Reel Vision was the next to arrive, and shortly after Lesley Meredith as it was time to put on my dress, which had been custom made by Suzanne Neville. Seeing it made step-by-step really made it unique and knowing no-one had the same dress made it even more special to me.

My flowers were breathtaking. A centre piece matching my headpiece was attached to the ivory roses which looked truly stunning.

Arriving at the church with my dad in the horse and carriage was surreal. It really was a fairytale moment. After the service we headed to Dunstall Hall for the reception. While we had photographs taken our guests were entertained by Wayne Allen singing amazing Motown classics. We then had our wedding breakfast in the ballroom with its amazing ornate ceiling which provided most of the inspiration for my cake and stationery.

During the wedding breakfast guests were entertained by the magician David Penn. I still can’t figure out how he got my engagement ring off my finger without me even knowing!

We then headed to the marquee, designed to be our very own nightclub for the evening reception. I was blown away when I walked in; the lighting was just amazing. We made two areas divided by a black fringed curtain and had flair bartenders serving cocktails behind an illuminated bar. I tried to make the marquee unique, with plenty of things going on, we had a photobooth, an illuminated ice bar doing shots, a chocolate fountain and candy buffet along with e2 live band and DJ Paul Thorpe to finish things off in style.

Our first dance was an acoustic version of Bruno Mars’ ‘Just The Way You Are’ and afterwards we had a fireworks display.

THE DETAILS

Photography: Lesley and Shaun Meredith, 01270 829191, lesleymeredith.co.uk

Venue: Dunstall Hall, Staffordshire, 01283 711333, dunstall-hall.co.uk

Dress: Suzanne Neville, Wilmslow, 01625 528858, suzanneneville.com

Hair and Make up: Nina Wren, 07971 512813, bridalhairandtiaras.com

Groom: Groom, Wilmslow, 01625 419777, groomhire.co.uk

Flowers: Red Floral Architecture, Hyde, 07739 709400, redfloral.co.uk

Cake: Diva Cakes, Mossley, 01457 831460, divacakes.co.uk

Ice Bar: Glacial Art, Liverpool, 07894 056398, glacialart.com

Marquee: Mahood Marquees, Rainford, 01744 884158, mahoodmarquees.com

Lighting: Lightech, 01260 223666, lightech.co.uk

To see more of Danny and Danielle’s wedding album see our online gallery or the 2013 issue of Cheshire and Lancashire BRIDE

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