Living the dream

07 Mar 2013

Living the dream

Stephen and Lisa Bishop

Where: Ceremony and reception at Mere Golf and Country Club

Photography: Chapter Photography

Image gallery

Image gallery

Purple is one of my favourite colours and while I was looking through wedding magazines I saw how vibrant the Cadburys purple looked on photographs, so decided to have a purple colour scheme for our big day.

We also had a car theme as Steve loves them! The tables were named after classic cars and we made a big deal about Steve’s car, an Audi S4, that he used as his wedding car. As well as photographs we also got the videographer to do a Top Gear style film of the car. Steve and his best man Mark, loved doing this on the morning of the wedding.

After a night of very little sleep, I woke up early to the sound of thunder and heavy rainfall. This was something we had been dreading. I thought I would be really nervous, but I felt very calm, which isn’t like me at all. It just felt like a dream!

It wasn’t until my dad saw me in my dress that it started to hit me that I was getting married!

Hearing the music for me to walk down the aisle was the strangest feeling I have ever had. I couldn’t stop crying but I felt so calm at the same time. Seeing Steve at the end of the aisle just made me smile and everything just felt right.

The ceremony was beautiful, and the meaning of the words meant so much to us. Because the ceremony wasn’t held in a church we could have whatever music and readings we wanted to, so they were very personal. We even had everyone in the ceremony singing ‘All You Need is Love’ by The Beatles which was a very memorable moment and was captured very well by our videographer.

in the evening, guests were greeted with a Photobooth and we also had a chocolate fountain. Our band were called ‘Undercover’. We had seen them at ‘The Wedding Show’ at Tatton and they were spectacular. They played such a variety of songs, and had everyone up dancing all night long. I have never seen so many people dance at a wedding before!


Photography: Chapter Photography, 07973 559225,

Venue: Mere Golf and Country Club, Knutsford, 01565 830155,

Dress: Nicola Anne, Cheshire Bridal Wear, 0161 927 9393,

Groom: Well Suited, Macclesfield, 01625 502502

Videographer: Love Gets Sweeter,

Hair:Terrance Paul Knutsford, 01565 654240,

Make-up: Lisa Bratt,

Flowers: Floreat, 01565 651666,

Entertainment: Undercover Band, 07944 632255,; magician Philip Partridge, 0161 448 2672,

To see more of Stephen and Lisa’s wedding pictures see our online gallery or the 2013 issue of Cheshire and Lancashire BRIDE

supplier finder

Get a quote

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

supplier finder

Find a supplier

Search over 200,000 Suppliers in the UK.



Everything for your wedding

10 ways to keep calm on your wedding day

Don't let nerves get the better of you on your big day; here's how to stay cool, calm and...

Wedding Photo of the Week: Jessica Reynolds Photography

Each week we’re inviting all wedding photographers to submit their images to be Bri...

11 unique and unusual wedding gift ideas

Ask your guests to give you these quirky and personalised wedding gifts  ...

How to manage hay fever on your wedding day

Kick hay fever to the curb on your wedding day with this guide to managing your symptoms ...

The best wedding dresses for your body shape

If you don't know where to start when searching for your dream wedding dress, consider st...

Looking for that perfect local supplier?
Let us know what you need and we’ll start looking for you.

the wedding show