On Saturday 14th April 2012 Kim and Ste were married at the Belle Epoque in Knutsford, Cheshire. I had the great pleasure of joining them for part of their day and sharing in the happiness of their beautiful wedding. The venue is a gorgeous setting with a romantic ceremony room and a pretty roof terrace. I headed straight for the dining room to capture some of the details before the guests arrived.
I always love the special touches to a wedding that truly personalise it for the bride and groom. Kim and Ste went travelling together after university and the tables were named after their favourite countries. The top table was named Thailand where they are headed on their honeymoon.
Individual cupcakes formed a tower of cream icing and these glass bowls of sweets were a huge hit with the children and looked pretty too.
The three flower girls were dressed in ivory trimmed with lace to match that on Kim's dress. They waited patiently for Kim to arrive as the guests took their seats for the ceremony.
They didn't have to wait long until the cheers of the bridesmaids announced Kim's arrival. With their deep blue dresses and silver shoes the five bridesmaids were simply stunning. The bridal party carried bouquets of white tulips, perfect for a spring wedding.
The bride stole everyones heart in a vintage gown of delicate lace and a beautifully edged veil with a long train. The vintage hair slide complimented the dress perfectly and it was a proud Dad that walked his daughter down the aisle.
The ceremony was simple and very sweet. Rings were exchanged and the deal was sealed with a kiss.
Then it was time to celebrate with all of their loved ones. Everyone headed out onto the roof terrace for a few photos in between the April showers.
It was easy to see how close Kim is with her girls who laughed and cried along with her throughout the day.
The speeches were funny and touching and yes, I shed a few tears but then nearly all the girls did and some of the men too, so I wasn't alone. When Ste spoke about his new wife with such love and adoration it was easy to imagine the happy life they will share. I would like to thank them for letting me join them on their special day and wish them both a long and happy life together.