Autumn Weddings 2008
Choose an autumn wedding for your special day
MANY couples choose to get married in the autumn months of September and October because these months often still have good weather, even an Indian summer. Lovely weather combined with the changing colours of autumn is a potent combination for a wonderful day. Brides often choose rich autumnal shades for their flowers or bridesmaid dresses. Colours like rich auburns, golds, dark greens etc are ideal for an autumn colour theme. Autumn weddings are often unfairly overlooked in favour of getting married during the summer months. However autumn is a beautiful season with the trees turning different hues of reds and browns and crisp autumn days providing the perfect
£1500 Wedding Package The Holiday Inn Leeds Brighouse is the perfect venue for your civil wedding ceremony and on selected dates during 2008 and 2009 you can experience your special day for just £1500. £1500 Wedding Package Includes: • Red Carpet on arrival • Informal Host • Civil Ceremony Room Hire • Attractive Courtyard for your wedding photographs • Cake stand and ceremonial sword • Drinks reception and Wedding Breakfast for up to 30 guests • Evening Room Hire • One Course Hot fork Buffet for up to 100 evening guests • DJ entertainment until 1.00am • Accommodation for the Bride and Groom For details call
0870 400 9013 option 2
Holiday Inn Leeds Brighouse Clifton Village, Brighouse HD6 4HW
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backdrop for getting married. With careful organisation and a helping hand from the wealth of professionals locally you will create a day you will remember for the rest of your life – for all the right reasons! You will also need to buy those all-important accessories which add the finishing touch to any wedding outfit. Wraps, stoles and pashminas look ultra-stylish and will fend off the goosebumps on a crisp autumn day. Beaded bags, corsage, costume jewellery, chokers and tiaras all look exquisite. Remember that sometimes less is more - don't be tempted to wear too many accessories all at once or you'll look completely over the top!
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New Range of bridal gowns and wide range of bridesmaids dresses to suit all ages now in stock.
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Gentlemen’s Tailor and Outfitter
DRESS HIRE SERVICE
7 Cloth Hall Street Huddersfield. Tel: 531498 Also at Ossett
Greenhead Masonic Hall Huddersfield
Proudly Opens It’s Doors For Wedding Reception & Functions Following a £150,000 refurbishment this centrally located venue boasts a superb ballroom, banqueting room & lounge bar. Plus car park with CCTV. No Public Rooms, Privacy Assured. For Early Appointments Contact Michelle on 01484 423364
The Old Golf House Hotel th Sunday 24 5th October 2008 Sunday February 2008
11.30am till 3.30pm FREE ADMISSION
Wide range of exhibitors — cars, cakes, photographers, bridalwear, stationery and much more! Our dedicated staff are on hand to discuss the excellent facilities we provide in making your Big Day as special as possible FREE PRIZE DRAW FOR CHAMPAGNE ON THE DAY
F O R F U R T H E R D E TA I L S
0844 736 8609
Old Golf House Hotel New Hey Road, Outlane Huddersfield, HD3 3YP
Cartwright’s Courtesy Cars have the largest choice of vehicles in Yorkshire, with many years experience. Having completed hundreds of events and weddings since we started, we feel we know your requirements. All our cars are in pristine condition and the convertibles all come with full wet weather roofs. Viewing is highly recommended (by appointment only, please call). For bookings, further info or to request our full colour brochure Expedition 4x4
Classic Wave Limousine
1968 Pink Cadillac
THESE CARS PAIR UP BEAUTIFULLY WITH EACH OTHER
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II
THESE CARS PAIR UP BEAUTIFULLY WITH EACH OTHER
Tel: 01484 428 709 or 07850 784 200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org To view our cars in more detail visit
Bramwith Limousine (OUI 7897)
Beauford Convertible (491 TNY)
Beauford Convertible (194 BXK)
Beauford Convertible (UIA 641)
Bramwith Limousine (UIJ 348)
THESE CARS PAIR UP BEAUTIFULLY WITH EACH OTHER
Royale Windsor (JEZ 9572)
Bramwith Limousine (876 ETR)
Beauford Convertible (XIL 4142)
OUR CARS ONLY VISIT ONE WEDDING PER DAY Beauford Convertible (311 XRB)
Visit our website at www.cartwrightscars.co.uk
Albany House, Albany Rd, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield HD5 0QS
Autumn Weddings 2008 The groom should dress to impress
A WEDDING day should be one of the most significant and memorable days of your life. As the groom, you should be equally as proud to stand in front of friends and relatives and shine in your best bib and tucker. Choosing the right attire is essential. This is your opportunity to throw your jeans aside and stand out from the crowd. Firstly, consult your fiancée. After all, it’s probably safe to say that she has a clear idea of your wedding colours and theme, and you’d certainly be frog-marched back up the aisle if you dared to clash! Once the wedding colours have been discussed, decide on the style you want to create. Men’s formal hire wear comes in various guises. Your basic rule should be comfort. It will be a long day and the more relaxed you are the better, so ensure that you, your best man and fellow attendants are happy with the style chosen. The early bird always catches the worm and ordering your outfits early is vital to ensure you get the style, colour and fabric you want. Traditional formal wear (for example, a morning suit) may be your preferred choice, and the sooner you select your ‘look’ the better. Traditionally, morning suits are black or shades of grey but rules are made to be broken and navy blue, bottle green or patterned versions with waistcoats, ties or cravats to complement your outfit, are a welcome breath of fresh air. Co-ordination is key. If possible, take along a swatch of the bridesmaid material, to ensure you match the colours and blend in with your chosen wedding theme. Buttonholes are another important consideration. Check before you go which flowers and colours you will be wearing.
When choosing your shoes, most designers recommend those without laces to create a smooth line. Finally, have fun!
The photographs for this wedding supplement have been supplied by Collette Parker Photography based in The Piece Hall at Halifax.
Wedding Flowers with the WOW Factor
Fabulous gowns by Helen Marina, Catherine Jane, D’Zage and many more call Emma for a private appointment
Join us on
Sunday 12th October
WEDDING FAYRE SUNDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2008 BETWEEN 10.30AM - 4.30PM
In one of the regions most stunning venues, we will be showcasing a wide range of exhibitors that will have everything you need to plan for your perfect day. Bridal Wear, Car Hire, Creche, Menswear, Balloons, Florists, Tiara’s, Jewellers, Photographers, Videographers, Make-Up, Stationery, Entertainment, Chocolate Fountains, Cakes, Casino. No charge for admission For more information please contact our Wedding Co-ordinator on 01484 865330 Bagden Hall, Wakefield Road, Scissett, Denby Dale, West Yorkshire, HD8 8FZ Tel: 01484 865330
Wedding Open Day
at Briar Court Hotel 11am - 4pm
Free Entry BRIAR COURT HOTEL HALIFAX ROAD BIRCHENCLIFFE HUDDERSFIELD HD3 3NT
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Autumn Weddings 2008
Get organised and plan ahead well in advance for your big day SO, you think you are prepared and organised for the wedding of your dreams. Use our definitive checklist to make sure absolutely everything practical has been taken care of beforehand so you can enjoy the most important day of your life worry free! Have you? Agreed on a budget with your family and partner? A budget must be realistic so it is best to be aware of any hidden costs, for example, does the photographer's fee include the prints or will that be extra. It is also best to decide who is paying for what and if family are helping out, let them pay for less contentious items, as if they pay for it, they may feel as though they would like to have an element of control. Booked the church or registry office? If the location is a newly licensed venue, you will need to provisionally book the registrar, but you must confirm with them three months before the wedding date. You'll also have to meet and confirm arrangements with the minister to discuss the service, any readings and your choice of music Booked your wedding cars, photographer and video company? Make sure you choose a reputable company rather than just the cheapest quote that comes in. Your wedding photographs and video will prove to be priceless and a reputable car company will be very useful in getting you to the church in time! Compiled your wedding guest list, consulting both families. Chosen the best man, ushers, bridesmaids and pageboys? Start looking for the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. If you plan to have them made book a designer at least four months ahead of the wedding. Arrange the hire of any formal wear for the groom,
best man, ushers and the fathers. Choose your presents for the best man, ushers, bridesmaids and mothers. Booked and confirmed the reception venue and caterers? Investigate and arrange the entertainment for the reception. A dv i s e c at e r e r s o r receptions of the final guest numbers in writing two weeks before the wedding. Order your wedding cake and check with the reception venue if you will need to supply a cake stand and knife. Booked and confirmed the honeymoon plans? Finalise your honeymoon plans and check for any visas or vaccinations that may be necessary. If the bride plans to change her name, have the passport name changed now so they are the same as the travel documents. This is easy enough to and forms can be obtained from the Post Office. Pack your tickets, local c u r r e n c y, t r av e l l e r s cheques and passports. Then send the case for your honeymoon to your overnight hotel so you don't need to worry about it. Considered taking out wedding insurance? Not just incase one of you is left stranded at the aisle, but because a family emergency, illness or even a natural disaster could leave you with a delayed wedding and a stack of bills to pay for. Wedding insurance also covers other, more minor disastrous eventualities like your dog eating your wedding dress and the best man losing the rings. Ordered your wedding stationary such as invitations (day and evening), orders of service and place cards? Send out your wedding invitations at least six weeks before the wedding. Place your wedding list with the stores of your choice and have it ready for people who ask for it.
LOOK OUT FOR OUR COMPETITION COULD you be The Examiner's Beautiful Bride of 2009?
NEXT week we're launching a superb competition, with prizes worth more than £3,000 up for grabs, to find the bride who has an extra special reason for tying the knot. If you're engaged to be married next year – or know someone who is – then watch out for details of how to enter and be in with a chance of winning a prize package that includes a £1,000 bridal gown from the Bridal Room at La Fleur; photographs of the big day by Helen and Melody Wedding Photography; a pre-nuptial luxury break at the country's top destination spa, Ragdale Hall; and a full hair and beauty make-over. Find out more in Thursday's copy of the Examiner!