Lee and Sam Sherman
Where: Ceremony at St John the Evangelist Church, Sandbach followed by a reception at The Chimney House Hotel
Photography: LA Collections
I felt fresh and, surprisingly, not at all nervous. To be honest my five bridesmaids, mum, dad and Daniel, my brother were a lot more nervous than I was.
The house seemed a little frantic and people were coming and going. Just before midday, Lesley from L.A. Collections, my photographer, arrived and began to rally round the girls to take some photographs outside in the garden while I had my hair and make-up done.
The girls left for the church in a stunning cream Daimler and while we waited my dad and I enjoyed a glass of champagne. He sat down with a pen and paper and I jokingly said I hoped that wasn’t his speech, but it was!
By the time we arrived at the beautiful St John’s the Evangelist Church in Sandbach I had become really nervous, but Lesley our photographer did a great job of calming me down. As the music started and I began to walk down the aisle all the nerves went.
After the church service Lesley took the first photographs of us as husband and wife outside the church, before we were whisked away in the wedding car to The Chimney House Hotel.
We had a fabulous meal, and the room looked spectacular. Each table had a large vase with candles and flower petals scattered around on mirrored plates.
The day went so fast but everything went according to plan, even my dad pulled through with his last minute speech.
The evening guests started to arrive along with a surprise I had booked for Lee - an old-fashioned Italian ice cream cart from Vitalliano’s with enough homemade ice cream for all the guests. As the weather was so hot, this proved a very popular!
I had also booked Gillan Edgar, a singer and DJ for the evening entertainment. I had been impressed by him when I heard him at the comedy store in Manchester eight months prior to the wedding. He proved very popular with the guests and a fun night ensued.
Photography: LA Collections Photography, 01782 740526, lacollections.co.uk
Venue: The Chimney House Hotel, Sandbach, 01270 764141
Groom: Pronuptia, pronuptia.com
Hair: Charlie Browns Hair Salon, Staffordshire
Entertainment: Gillan Edgar, gillanedgarmusic.com; ice cream cart, vitalianos.co.uk
To see more of Lee and Sam’s wedding pictures see the 2013 issue of Cheshire and Lancashire BRIDE