Real Bride Stories: Abby & Adam

The lovely Abby got in touch with us via Instagram to share photos from her gorgeous wedding at The Deanwater Hotel. We had to find out more… Adam and I met through a friend when I was 17 and he was 19, we started talking via social media and 7 years later the rest is history! The proposal was a complete surprise. We had not long since had our little boy and my husband had been out with a friend for a Christmas do. When he came back in around 1am, he woke me up when he came in and I was fuming! However that quickly turned to elation as I was lead downstairs to the room filled with a candle lit path with Adam down on one knee, it was very special and a good story to tell our little one when he’s older.

As for my dream wedding dress I was open to all ideas but was swaying towards fishtail designs. I only visited one dress shop where I found my dream dress. I tried on around 6 dresses in total, as I wanted to make sure I tried all styles. I got my dress from Dream Dress Bridal after a friend had recommended them. I had seen a particular dress online that I went to try on however this was not the dress I ended up with. It was actually the bridal assistant that picked my dress out for me after listening to what I wanted. She picked me the Kenzie (style 8210) gown and as soon as I saw all the beautiful sparkles and the shape of it on me I was in love. It had a beautiful sheer lace back which I loved. I’d always wanted a pretty design on the back of the dress and the train flowed beautifully with such a lovely lace pattern, but the sparkle definitely won it for me, even though I didn’t know I wanted sparkle to start with! The whole experience was amazing, we were greeted with a glass of prosecco and the bridal assistants were so helpful. I will be forever thankful that they knew what I wanted before I knew myself . To accessorize I had a simple 1 tier veil as did not want to take attention away from my dress. I turned 30 a few months before the wedding and Adam bought me a beautiful crystal necklace and earring set by Swarovski, not intended for the wedding however it was absolutely perfect to match my dress, so it was a lovely touch that I saved these for the wedding day, and I got a matching bracelet to finish the look.In the build up to the wedding Adam & I went to event City in Manchester, and I also visited Stockport Town Hall wedding fair with my bridesmaids which is where we found our cake supplier and suit hire. I used wedding groups on Facebook to get a lot of inspiration – I loved wedding planning, I could spend hours online researching. Choosing my dress helped me set a theme for the wedding and as it was a winter wedding in November, I wanted lots of touches of sparkle to compliment my dress. I also had little touches of classic Alice in Wonderland dotted around as love the illustrations. I made all our wedding stationery, invites, table plan myself which was helped to save budget. It was a very last-minute decision for us to hire a videographer, but I have to say it was well worth the money and something I will always treasure.   The most magical part of my day was walking down the aisle with my Dad and seeing my husband waiting at the end, we were both emotional and it was lovely. The night ended in the early hours with close friends laughing, drinking and eating wedding cake whilst the venue packed up around us it was perfect.  Photography by Lee Brown.