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Introducing The wonderful wedding of

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Our Dream Venue

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Anthony Nicole Kirkland Thursday 4th September 2014

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K L I N C

2 Nile Street London W1

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Tel: 01273 227 004 hello@karllovesnicole.com


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The Transformation

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With this Ring...

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Bridal Preparation Say Yes to the Dress Get the Look Daddy’s Girl The Transformation Here Comes the Boys Let’s get hitched With this Ring...

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The Vows At Last Mr & Mrs Just Married Grecian Grace Hotel of Love We ♥ the Details Mother of the Bride

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Love Is... Guest Watch Love at First Bite Guinness Extravaganza Let Them Eat Cake Speech Time Brighton Rocks Guest Messages

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EDITOR Adriana Acevedo

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Krystle Downie ART EDITOR Yiling Wang PHOTOGRAPHY Dottie Photography SENIOR COPYWRITER Isha Richards CONTACT info@itsmymagazine.com www.itsmymagazine.com

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Always & Forever

Love at First Bite

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With bridesmaids in tow, Nicole was ready to kickstart proceedings the right way

s any self respecting bride-to-be knows, the bridal preparations are an exciting start of the festivities, and often accompanied by the all important glasses of bubbly. Nicole opted for a traditional bridal party, counting on the support and encouragement of life long friends. For a long time, bridesmaids wore dresses much like the bride’s gown, while ushers dressed in clothing that was similar to the groom’s attire. This tradition apparently began for protection against evil rather than for uniformity; if bad spirits or jealous suitors attempted to harm the newlyweds, they would be confused as to which two people were the actual bride and groom.

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Nicole opted to have an artist undertake her transformation. She didn’t go into the task blindfolded however, having prepared by undertaking a MAC makeup lesson a few months

before, which proved invaluable. “They do the makeup on one half of your face, leaving you to complete the other half. I can now carry this skill with me for the rest of my life.” Nicole used a selection of high quality brands, choosing to keep the palette subtle, with caramel and rose overtones. Finding the best talent to undertake her transformation, he has worked for The Wedding Channel and Italian Vogue to name a few, so I knew I was in good hands. He came down to my room at the Hotel Du Vin and did a great job.” Having travelled down for a few dry runs in advance of the big day, the trials at his salon were vital, allowing Nicole and her stylist to fully plan the look they intended to execute. This ensured there were no last minute surprises, preparing the bride, so she fully knew what to expect. Together they devised a modern take on the traditional chignon updo, tousled yet chic.


Right Nicole and friends celebrate the upcoming nuptuals in style, bringing out the bubbly and relaxing as the preparations get underway.

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I always knew just what kind of wedding I wanted, and I was so happy that Anthony also wanted to be hands on in the planning.

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Suited and booted Tailored suit with pink accent accompaniments was Anthony’s choice selection


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nthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Anthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Anthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Colour, fit, buttons, lapels, two piece/three piece, tails, tie, hat…. the exhaustive list goes on. In the end selecting a fitted multi-purpose suit in a smart, flattering shade of navy, Karl effortlessly combined comfort and style in an outfit that made him stand out for all the right reasons. Whilst not usually known for being ultra fussy in the fashion stakes, Karl was keen to get the look absolutely right, returning his suit several times to ensure that the fit was spot on. His final choice earned him full brownie points from his bride Nicole, who loved his stylish selection, and appreciated his change of direction. “Karl’s outfit was a big departure from our usual casual dress code at work, so I was all the more impressed that he did such a great job. I‘m very lucky.”

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Beauty MAC, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Nicole got to grips with her arsenal of lotions and potions, a vast collection any professional would be proud of...

Ardell Fashion Lashes Nicole’s already luscious lashes didn’t really need much help

MAC Ruby Dynasty Glamourous yet vampish powder was selected

Gucci Make Up Collection Bronze, metallic tones were used to create a stunning, timeless look

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Philosophy The Color of Grace Makeup Collection Plush, sumptious brushes were the order of the day

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L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Collection Privée Lipstick 5ml


et the GLook As far as beautiful brides go, Nicole definitely comes top. So how did this ultra glamorous brideto-be achieve her classically stylish look?

Top left: Pearl earrings from Ozone, and also Nicole’s “something borrowed” from her aunt Top right: Real flowers served as Nicole’s sweet yet chic hair accessories Right: Bouquet handle is comprised of a silver cluster broach and trimmed ribbon Bottom left: Selection of shoes are bridesmaid’s own

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Love Blossoms Room With A View The ladies enjoyed their sumptuous surroundings

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nthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Anthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Anthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Colour, fit, buttons, lapels, two piece/three piece, tails, tie, hat‌. the exhaustive list goes on. In the end selecting a fitted multi-purpose suit in a smart, flattering shade of navy, Karl effortlessly combined comfort and style in an outfit that made him

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Reflective Nicole wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Anthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Colour, fit, buttons, lapels, two piece/ Spring 2013 | itsmymagazine.com


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Baby Forever a Daddy’s girl, today was no exception, Nicole was delighted that her Father was the first person to see her debut in all of her finery

FIRST LOOK

WHEN I FIRST SAW GAIL WALKING TOWARDS ME I couldn’t believe how beautiful she looked, and I felt like the luckiest man in the world. I’m really delighted to finally be “putting a ring on her finger” and so proud that all the chil;dren could be there to see it.

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he father who “gives away� his daughter at her wedding ceremony is following an ancient tradition that has evolved over hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The custom dates back to the time when a daughter was considered property, and the groom had to pay a price to her family before he could be permitted to marry his intended. Another theory is that it symbolized the transition of authority from the bride’s father to her husband as she moved from the parental home to the conjugal home. Today, many brides follow this custom, but its meaning has emerged as an outward approval of the groom by the parents or family of the bride.

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ne of the main attractions of Brighton for Anthony and Nicole was the fact that everywhere was simply a stone’s (or pebble) throw away from each other. In line with the couple’s eco-friendly affinity, they found that nothing suited them better than a leisurely stroll from destination to destination. “We walked everywhere, we chose everything so close on purpose, the Town Hall was 3 minutes away from the Hotel Du Vin and walking back and forth provided one of the best memories of the day! Anthony and Nicole had discovered the Hotel du Vin, Brighton that previous October, and knew immediately that this was the location for their special day. The major planning was soon underway. “As we run our own business (the Bodyworks Practice) and work most Saturdays,our time was pretty limited, therefore, all of our non work weekends were spent drawing up lists of suppliers and speaking with them over the phone and then eventually whittling those on the initial list down to a shortlist of just a couple and meeting directly with them. We found the process so much easier by drawing up lists of everything and slowly ticking things off as we went. I can honestly say that we weren’t too stressed about the planning because we had to get so much done in advance (work commitments dictated this), leaving only a handful of things to do in the final month.” Because we had to get so much done in advance (work commitments dictated this), leaving only a handful of things to do in the final month.”

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Sisters For Keeps Heidi by Sophia Tolli, classic strapless silhouette with a sweet hear neck line and gorgeous hand beaded lace appliques.

What’s a lady without friends? Nicole’s bridesmaids pose proudly, ready to accompany their bride down the aisle.

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any centuries ago, before the women’s rights movement, men who had decided upon a wife often had to forcefully take her with him (or kidnap her) if her family did not approve of him. The tradition of a “best man” has its origin with the Germanic Goths, where it was customary and preferable for a man to marry a woman from within his own community. When women came into short supply “locally,” eligible bachelors would have to seek out and capture a bride from a neighboring community. As you might guess, this was not a one-person operation, and so the future bridegroom would be accompanied by a male companion who would help. Our custom of the best man is a throw-

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back to that wingman, strong-armed tactic, for, of course the future groom would select only the best man he knew to come along for such an important, and often turbulent task. The role of the best man evolved. By 200 AD his duty was still more than just safeguarding the ring. There remained a real threat that the bride’s family would attempt to obtain her return forcibly, so the best man remained at the groom’s side throughout the marriage ceremony, alert and well-armed. He continued his duties after the ceremony by standing guard as sentry outside the newlywed’s home, so trust was a priority.

How we met... “I’ve known Nicole for ten years now, and she is truly like a sister to me. We met at work and sat next to each other. We made each other laugh daily.” Love you Nicole,

Beth x


Fifty shades of pink The stylish groom was impeccably turned out from head to toe. Left; Imperial gel took care of Anthony’s hair styling needs. Below; Anthony’s timepiece, a classic addition to his signature look

Bottom left; Anthony selected timeless brown leather brogues to compliment his navy suit Below; Co-ordinated wedding themed cufflinks completed the ensemble

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aving imagined her dream day since childhood, Nicole knew what she wanted, and wasn’t afraid to put in the leg work to find it. “I went to many dress shops both in Surrey and London and to be honest they all looked nice, but nothing stood out.” Undeterred the search continued, until a chance recommendation from a close relative

pushed her in the right direction. “My aunt had gotten married seven weeks before me and purchased her beautiful dress at Ozone in Brighton and suggested I should go.” It was worth the journey, as a train ride and few buses later, she found the shop. After perusing the aisles, she was in luck, hidden behind a few nondescript numbers, she knew she was onto something when she felt an unfamiliar tingling in the pit of her stomach. “I fell in love with the dress even before I had even put it on. As soon as I tried it, I knew I’d found the one.” “I went to many dress shops both in Surrey and London and to be honest they all looked nice, but nothing stood out.” “I went to many dress shops both in Surrey and London and to be honest they all looked nice, but nothing stood out.” itsmymagazine.com | Spring 2013

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Let’s tie the knot

Last minute checks complete, Nicole receives a final pep talk prior to her big entrance

Nicole’s final preparations whilst the proud Mother of the Bride looks on.

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ying the Knot, is an old term for a ritual now being renewed in our weddings today. The term ‘Tie the Knot’ came from the Renaissance Ceremony called “Handfasting”. ‘Handfast’ and its variations are defined in the Oxford English dictionary as “to make a contract of marriage between (parties) by joining of hands.” This could also be interpreted today as a proposal of marriage for a specific period of time, traditionally a year and a day. A Hand Fasting ceremony is incorporated into formal wedding ceremonies and sometimes undertaken at Engagement parties.


The proud Father of the Bride escorts his daughter down the aisle towards her new life as Mrs Kirkland


And never known your face All this time I’ve missed you And searched this human race Here is true peace

Here my heart knows calm Safe in your soul

Bathed in your sighs

Wanna stay right here Until the end of time

’til the earth stops turning

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Gonna love you until the seas run dry I’ve found the one I’ve waited for.

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Hand in hand, Anthony and Nicole proudly emerge from the ceremony ready to welcome in a new phase, together as onlookers wish them health, happiness and prosperity.


ON THIS DAY... The 4th of September was a very special day in history as... 580 - Chinese invents toilet paper 1498 - Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà. 1791 - John Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat 1819 - Albert, Prince Consort of the United Kingdom born (d. 1861) 1907 - Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 seconds 1910 - Mother Teresa, IndianMacedonian missionary, Nobel Prize Laureate born (d. 1997) 1920 - The 19th amendment to the United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote. 1929 - First US roller coaster built 1946 - George Orwell published bestseller “Animal Farm” 1980 - Macaulay Culkin, American actor born 1994: Man receives world’s first ‘bionic’ heart in Britain. 2015 - Whilst Anthony and Nicole celebrated their nuptuals, across town in London, “Bridesmaids” actor Chris O’Dowd (32) weds British TV presenter Dawn Porter (33) at an intimate ceremony with family and friends.


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The giddy bride and groom exit the building clasping each other tightly, ready to face the world as husband and wife


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Above: Family and friends join the happy couple for some humorous, quirky shots Left: The bridal party pose for pictures, wishing the bride well

amily oriented Anthony and Nicole wanted as many of their loved ones with them for their big day, as they enjoyed strong relationships with both their immediate and extended families. “As we had our wedding on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, we asked many of the guests to join us in Brighton for Saturday night as well as the Monday after the wedding, creating a mini beach holiday in the sun, “Ok, not exactly Caribbean weather, but the sun had his hat on for us on the Sunday!” Nicole laughs. Although not Barbados, the sunny English Isles was ideal for the Monahans, as they were able to have their nearest and dearest partake in a beautiful day, two families brought together as one. They wouldn’t have had it any other way. itsmymagazine.com | Spring 2013 itsmymagazine.com

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Whether your taste is for classical elegance, or rock and roll decadence, Aynhoe makes a spectacular and unusual setting for any Wedding. From a memborable birthday to a celebratory party, the house makes an extraordinary backdrop to any event.


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ynhoe Park is the 17th Century Palladian home of James Perkins and his collection of curiosities from around the world. Following in the footsteps of the great Grand Tourers of the 18th and 19th centuries, James Perkins has accumulated his expansive collection over 25 years of perpetual adventuring and obsessive collecting. Treading a fine line between museum and wonderland, Aynhoe Park has long been a well-kept secret of the sartorial set. Now for the first time, you can be part of the story. With an impeccably curated collection available to invest in, including fine art, modern design and special

editions, why not embark on your own modern grand tour and discover the Aynhoe Park Collection today. he Butler will look after your every need from the moment you arrive – from mixing the best Gin and Tonic to arranging entertainment. Every whim and luxury can be catered for and no request is too small or too unusual. Aynhoe Park has all the flexibility of a traditional British country estate. While happily able to entertain hundreds at grand events, the house is also perfect for catering to the needs of a more intimate sojourn. James mastered the art of entertaining when putting on raves for the masses in the 90s.

These days he still brings the same spirit of meticulously organised pleasure provision to a more intimate and ultimately more refined setting at Aynhoe Park. James has received much critical acclaim for his restoration projects, including Aynhoe Park, arguably his greatest project and one which proved too great to leave. The house has since been home to James and his growing family for 8 years now and is a magical family setting that they invite you to explore and enjoy for yourself. An avid collector from an early age, James’ collections on show at the house tell a story of exploration and inspiration.

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uests were treated to reception drinks and canapes within the sunlit courtyard. Next door, awaiting the party was the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. uests were treated to reception drinks and canapes within the sunlit courtyard. Next door, awaiting the party was the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. Twinkling tea lights throughout the space and on the tables helped to finish the look, injecting just the right amount of sparkle and pizazz. Guests were treated to reception drinks and canapes within the sunlit courtyard. Next door, awaiting the party was the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. Guests were treated to reception drinks and canapes within the sunlit courtyard. Next door, awaiting the party was the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment. Guests were treated to reception drinks and canapes within the sunlit courtyard. Next door, awaiting the party was the wedding breakfast and evening entertainment.


Zebras and giraffes were the order of the day and the wonderful space dedicated to the couple’s romantic moment was breathtaking.

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Zebras and giraffes were the order of the day and the wonderful space dedicated to the couple’s romantic moment was breathtaking.

he site of Aynhoe Park dates back to the 12th Century and has had several notable incarnations since then. Once remodelled by the great Baroque architect Thomas Archer, and later embellished by Soane, the drawings for which are on permanent show at the Sir John Soane museum in London. Today the house’s interiors, host an impressive collection of classical sculpture, contemporary design commissions, photography, large scale taxidermy, and all manner of other curiosities Anthony and Nicole too a T, and was one of the reasons they chose it over a blank canvas room that required a lot of dressing to make it wedding ready. Drawing rooms and dining rooms unfold from vast hallways under breath taking archways and sweeping staircases. The perfect proportions of the house naturally invite exploration where secret cellar bars, an Orangery and an impressive library await discovery – setting the ideal scene for entertaining. itsmymagazine.com | Spring 2013 itsmymagazine.com

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The Kirklands were keen to incorporate lots of special touches and heartfelt mementos to really reflect their sentimental sides. From handmade stationary to personalised sweetie jars and bespoke macaroons, the couple went the extra mile to show their love for their guests, and what a great job they made of it all.


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“My sister is the artist in the family, so she created our bespoke invites for us in the beach theme that ran through the wedding. We ordered our name tags from ‘Count the Kicks’ a charity very dear to our hearts, and one we raise money for, in memory of our beloved niece.” - Nicole The couple’s floral needs were met by Quince, popular florists in the heart of Brighton. The flowers selected for the tables were beach themed – long stemmed, blue delphiniums, with a variety of grasses and exquisite shells. In addition the couple included palm leaves, dried star fish, sand and white and baby blue petals to really set the tables off.

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From the first day that we held her and looked into her eyes, we thought we knew the road ahead, but each day brought new surprise. Her spirit always boundless, needed room for her to soar, and we watched with awe and pride, as she opened each new door. Now she’s getting married, and my hope is that she’ll find, the kind of joy that we’ve shared since the day I made you mine. I Love You................

Mum x

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Left; Fresh faced Nicole looks exhilarated and ready to face life as Mrs Kirkland Right; An adoring Anthony is ecstactic with his beautiful soulmate by his side

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n medieval times, the groom would most often pay for the bride’s hand in marriage. Precious stones were often included in this payment as a symbol of his intent to marry. While this practice eventually stopped, the gift of the precious stone as a symbol of intent remains today.

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Love is...

From our destiny to a war, throughout the ages many wise philosophers have waxed lyrical about the true meaning of love and what it means to humanity.

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up .-James A. Baldwin Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone we find it with another. -T. Merton Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. -H. L. Mencken All you need is love... -John Lennon Love is all we need -Mary J Blige


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The couple’s beautiful guests were working their fashionista magic. We profile some of the best...

Jade is the jewel of the day with these drop diamond creations

Left: Jess displays her beautiful silhouette within this grecian inspired dress Far Left: Effortlessly chic Tash looks stylish in this Karen Millen number

Get the look Clutch bag from Jane Norman ‘Je t’aime’ gold necklace from BobLovesSue.com

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Try this Watch with white gold feature from Marc Jacobs Shoes; Christian Louboutin,


YOUR LOVE STORY DESERVES TO BE TOLD: You are one of the amazingly fortunate few to have found their true soulmate. Now elegantly document your story for generations to come as trust us, the grandkids will want to know.

NO ONE MISSES OUT: Your close friend’s recently emigrated to Australia and can’t attend? Aunty Val too infirm to travel? Worry no longer, they can both be a part of your day AND experience a slice of it too. We can interview or include their greetings without them being there in person and as you can order anything from 10 to 1000 copies, you can send them a copy to cherish too.

NO MEMORY GETS LEFT BEHIND: After all that hard work and planning, once the cake has been eaten and the dress packed away, often your photo album is the only reminder of your gorgeous occasion. Ensure that you capture it all.

WE DON’T FORGET YOUR LOVED ONES: Many photo albums focus purely on the couple, yet weddings are also so much more. It’s My allows a greater inclusion of family and friends who all help to make your day so special. Optional ar ticles such as GuestWatch and StyleFile will also have you admiring or giggling for years to come.

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MORE PICTURES THAN YOU CAN THROW A BOOK AT: Standard photo albums coontain roughly 90 images, however our standard 80 page It’s My Magazine contains roughly 200 well placed images. Many photographers are also precious about their photo albums consisting of purely their own work. We however welcome any contributions from guests that you’d like included. As we all know that whilst many photographers’ shift ends after the first dance, the party never stops then, so why miss it out?

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GET THE BEST OF THE BEST: Where else can you get the best journalists and copy writers and professional photographers, at the click of a button? Majestic prose that skilfully weaves your story together, and traditional and quirky photography to bring it to life, we’re huge advocates of creative story telling. Our beautiful post production editing will also make your pictures “pop” and really leap out from the page as a piece of art..

HIGHLIGHT YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE STYLE IT DESERVES: With stunning images, well written editorial, thick luxurious pages, It’s My Magazine is a stunning accompanyment to any coffee table. Why should the biggest day of your life be relegated to the cupboard, only to be retrieved annually, if at all? Be limited no longer by large cumbersome albums.

TRADITIONAL ALBUMS TELL ONLY 50% OF THE STORY: Imagine your favourite novel reduced to a collection of images. Whilst interesting, it wouldn’t hold anywhere near the depth or convey the true meaning of the author. Same goes for standard photo albums. It’s My Magazine’s well written editorial gets to the parts that cameras can’t reach.

ROMANCE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BORING: We are strong advocates of a stylish, timeless elegance, however, where appropriate, we strive to inject humour, and fun, providing an entertaining twist on your every day romantic shots. YOU DESERVE IT Why do we work so hard 24/7 if not to treat ourselves when it really matters? You’ve invested so much financially and timewise, that you need to ensure your day is successfully captured and remembered forever. This is the one day of your life where you can never feel guilty for celebrating life and love, so go ahead and indulge, you’re worth it!

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or the couple whose love of good food is legendary, the best part of the planning process was the selection of the edibles, cake tasting, menu sampling, wine sipping, and cocktail slurping. Having decided to go against the grain, by choosing cocktails instead of champagne for their reception drinks, there was never a more compelling reason to get it right, so bottoms up as they say! For the morning meal, guests were treated to a delectable three course menu consisting of a selection of salamis, chicken satay and pickles for starters, slow-roasted lamb, potatoes and vegetables for the main, followed by what Nicole describes as “the most amazing chocolate torte ever…” for dessert. Gourmet canapes and nibbles were served in the evening, including the quintessentially British mainstay fish and chips, superbly wrapped in miniature cones. “It’s Brighton. We’re by the sea. There was only going to be one choice in our minds when it came to our selection,” Nicole joked, a lifelong fan of the nation’s customary dish. It gave the lovebirds an overwhelming sense of delight and satisfaction to see everyone happily enjoying the exquisite food and sharing in their momentous occasion.

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Meatball xtravaganza E Ingredients Ingredients Serves 4-6 500 g quality minced beef, higher-welfare pork, or a mixture of the two 1 heaped tablespoon dried oregano 1 large free-range egg sea salt freshly ground black pepper olive oil 1 bunch fresh basil 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic ½ fresh or dried red chilli 2x400 g tinned chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 400 g dried spaghetti or penne Parmesan cheese, for grating

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1Pick the rosemary leaves off the woody stalks and finely chop them. Wrap the crackers in a tea towel and smash up until fine, breaking up any big bits with your hands. Add to a mixing bowl with the mustard, minced meat, chopped rosemary and oregano. Crack in the egg and add a good pinch of salt and pepper. With clean hands scrunch and mix up well. Divide into 4 large balls. With wet hands, divide each ball into 6 and roll into little meatballs – you should end up with 24. Drizzle them with olive oil and jiggle them about so they all get coated. Put them on a plate, cover and place in the fridge until needed. Peel and finely chop the onion and the garlic. Finely slice the chilli. Put a large pan of salted water on to boil.

Aunt Sophia’s delicious recipe revealed, Left: the beautiful lady herself

Next, heat a large frying pan on a medium heat and add 2 lugs of olive oil. Add your onion to the frying pan and stir Then add your garlic and chilli, and as soon as they start to get some colour add the large basil leaves. Meanwhile, heat another large frying pan and add a lug of olive oil and your meatballs. Stir them around and cook for 8–10 minutes until golden (check they’re cooked by opening one up – there should be no sign of pink). Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer until the pasta is ready, then remove from the heat. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the packet instructions. Serve on a large platter, with a large sprinkling of grated Parmesan.

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ot being a fan of traditional wedding cakes, Anthony and Nicole preferred something a little more imaginative, with a slightly quirky twist. Selecting a delicious range of multicoloured macaroons, each creation had its own decoration, an ornate range of berries and flowers.

Interesting yet little known fact; originally, the wedding cake was not eaten by, but thrown at the bride! It developed as one of the many fertility traditions surrounding a wedding. Wheat too, is traditionally a symbol of fruitfulness and was among the earliest grains (predating rice) to be ceremoniously showered on the bride and groom. In its earliest origins, the unmarried young women in attendance were expected to scramble for the grains to ensure their own betrothals, much as they do today for the bridal bouquet. Early Roman bakers, we are told, changed the “throw it” to the “eat it” tradition. These bakers were distinguished and respected in their trades. Somewhere around 100 BCE, they began taking the wedding wheat and creating small, sweet cakes with it; which were eaten while

the service was in progress. In medieval England the tradition broadened to include the practice of washing down the cakes with special ale called “bryd ealu,” translated as “bride’s ale,” words that eventually became the word “bridal.”

When bakers started to stack cake layers, the icing had to be very solid in order to hold the cake together and keep it from collapsing in an era when there was no refrigeration or air conditioning to help fight off the heat.

SUGAR, SUGAR

Each selection had a heavenly coulis filling, adding depth and texture to the cake. Leading glamour puss Marie Antoinette was a big fan and advocate of the sweet stuff, so who are we to refuse!

Early layered wedding cakes were actually iced in lard which was scraped off just before the cake was served. As sugar became more affordable, it was blended with the lard to make it more palatable, and the icing could be left on when the cake was served. Only in the 19th century did sugar became more affordable in Europe and by no coincidence, later in that century, its use with wedding cakes became so common. The whole wonderment of the white cake was driven mostly by the purity and virgin state that white stuff often symbolizes, but iced wedding cakes were iced for practical reasons as well. The most refined sugar was the most highly valued and it was also the whitest, so you showed off your wealth by getting the whitest of white icings.

Interesting yet little known fact; originally, the wedding cake was not eaten by, but thrown at the bride! It developed as one of the many fertility traditions surrounding a wedding. Wheat too, is traditionally a symbol of fruitfulness and was among the earliest grains (predating rice) to be ceremoniously showered on the bride and groom. In its earliest origins, the unmarried young women in attendance Each selection had a heavenly coulis filling, adding depth and texture to the cake. Leading glamour puss Marie Antoinette was a big fan and advocate of the sweet stuff, so who are we to refuse!

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Speeches – from embarrassing childhood tales to hilarious adult shenanigans, the gorgeous couple didn’t quite know what to expect...

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icole was surprised when her dad took to the microphone to kick off proceedings. Usually quite reserved, and not a man of many words, he had those who knew him spellbound as he proudly addressed the room. “It was lovely seeing him stood there. I was so proud of him,” Nicole beams, with an indication that the memory will be etched in her mind for a very long time. Husband Anthony followed on from his father-in-law with some humorous banter. N icole was surprised when her dad took to the microphone to kick off proceedings. Usually quite reserved, and not a man of many words, he had those who knew him spellbound as he proudly addressed the room. “It was lovely seeing him stood there. I was so proud of him,” Nicole beams, with an indication that the memory will be etched in her mind for a very long time. Husband Anthony

followed on from his father-in-law with some humorous banter, Nicole was surprised when her dad took to the microphone to kick off proceedings. Usually quite reserved, and not a man of many words, he had those who knew him spellbound as he proudly addressed the room. “It was lovely seeing him stood there. I was so proud of him,” Nicole beams, with an indication that the memory will be etched in her mind for a very long time. Husband Anthony followed on from his father-in-law with some humorous banter, icole was surprised when her dad took to the microphone to kick off proceedings. Usually quite reserved, and not a man of many words, he had those who knew him spellbound as he proudly addressed the room. “It was lovely seeing him stood there. I was so proud of him,” Nicole beams, with an indication that the memory will be etched in her mind for a very long time. itsmymagazine.com | Spring 2013

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Having imagined her dream day since childhood, Nicole knew what she wanted, and wasn’t afraid to put in the leg work to find it. “I went to many dress shops both in Surrey and London and to be honest they all looked nice, but nothing stood out.”


Anthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and selected TM Lewin for the fitted shirt, tie and handkerchief. Anthony wore a fully tailored, Bloom Classic three piece suit from Reiss and handkerchief. a fabulous choice.

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Choosing wedding favours is not an easy task, the decision between something portable or something sweet, big or small, frivolous or sentimental, the choices can be endless. The decision was made all the more difficult as it concerned two owners of a health clinic. “We didn’t want to have loads of other sweets, or sugar coated almonds on the tables, as we try to be as healthy as possible and encourage that in others. We also wanted to choose something that would be meaningful too.” In the end the couple opted for miniature Green and Blacks chocolates with Nicole admitting “we buckled in the end, with something sweet!” and they made a donation to the ‘Count the Kicks’ charity, which all the guests supported wholeheartedly.

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he Bodyworks story begins back in 2008 with Anthony and Nicole (that’s us). We are two therapists with a sense of adventure, having worked and studied all over the world including Australia, the States, Belize and Mexico. We both have a great passion for good, honest healthcare and decided to set up Twist Bodyworks in Sutton. Not a panel beaters or car garage, as many of our first telephone enquiries suggested! But a two room therapy centre within Twist Gym (hence the name!).

GROWING TOGETHER

After a very enjoyable and successful first year we wanted to spread our wings and challenge ourselves a little more. So, at the beginning of a recession we decided to move two miles up the road to my old home town, Nork in Banstead, where we currently run The Bodyworks Practice and where we do not get any car related enquiries.

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT Fun and frolics was the order of the day, the couple were keen to let their hair down with family and friends

The team has grown with the move, from five therapists at Twist, to 14 therapists now working at the Practice in Banstead. But our values remain the same - Placing the patient’s health and wellbeing as our highest priority, understanding that all clients are individuals and that they require individual treatments.”

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Love &

Kisses...

To Anthony & your beautiful bride, It’s been a long time coming, the culmination of a wonderful relationship that will develop into a glorious, solid marriage. Enjoy it. -Kev

everlasting love always, lots of love, Elizabeth, Rob & Family xx Wishing you

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To Anthony Nicole, a beautiful couple, an emotional ceremony and a wonderful day. Thanks for inviting us to share in it. - The Johnson family

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BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES OF LOVE TO ANTHONY & NICOLE FROM GUESTS BOTH NEAR AND FAR

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Love you both lots, your wedding is beautiful, and the food has been delicious. All back for the ten year anniversary knees up! John and Miranda x

Dear Anthony and Nicole, we wish you both all the happiness in the world, you’re a really special couple. Lots of love, Jane & Family xxx

To Anthony and Nicole So delighted to share in such a lovely occasion, and the joining of such a wonderful couple. May you have many happy years together. Jess xx

My prayers and well wishes to you both and continued love between the two of you forever, Sorry I couldn’t make it. Aunt Edna xxx

Congratulations on a truly magical day. Enjoy your new journey as man and wife, but don’t be a stranger! Sarah & Paul xxx

Nicole, we met so many years ago at our boring job and never knew that ten years later we’d still be here, so close and still the best of friends. I’ve never seen you so happy. Love you lots as you deserve such a wonderful guy as Anthony. May you both continue to make each other happy. Tash x

To my beautiful daughter and new son, may your marriage continue to be wonderful with love in abundance. Never go to sleep on an argument, and remember Anthony, the wife is always right! - Love, Dad

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f music be the food of love, play on! Shakespear’s Orsino muses that an excess of music might cure his obsession with love, in the way that eating too much removes one’s appetite for food. Although Orsino may have been frustrated in his pursuit of Countess Olivia, Anthony was by all means satiated, a lucky groom, actively involved in the selecting and planning of the evening’s melody maker. “I first met Anthony at our initial client meeting a year or so back after I was recommended to him by his Best Man – Thanks Tony!!” remembers Neil from Odyssey Wedding Disco. “Nicole wasn’t at this initial meeting, which was a bit strange, as it’s usually the bride-to-be knowing all the details, colour schemes, timings and the like – but to give credit where credit’s due, Anthony seemed to know all the right information!” The deal was done, and the stage set, the guys conducted a site visit, “I was to set up before the Wedding Breakfast so that there would be a smooth transition from the Wedding Breakfast to the Jazz set, through to the Evening Reception Disco. It would also provide me with enough time to set out the mood lighting around the fabulous Dome Room to give it that real WOW factor later on in the evening.” The night continued in the same vein with the newlyweds performing their first dance as man and wife. The couple swayed to the sound of circuit singer Tom Ashley who crooned Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”. Not the type to jump on the bandwagon of choreographed wedding dance routines, Nicole states that they “just wanted a beautiful song that we could dance to…” Afterwards DJ Neil stepped up to the decks and “spun his wheels of steel” providing an eclectic mix of tunes. From Northern soul to Motown, old-school rock to modern day pop, DJ Neil pulled out all the stops to ensure that there was no time for a sit down and the celebration went on in full swing. What ensued was a night of fun, frolics and festivities and a wonderful time was had by all a memory that will live with Anthony and Nicole always. itsmymagazine.com | Spring 2013

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nthony grew up in the quiet town of Ewell, an inquisitive, adventurous child with his parents and sisters Colette and Simonne, and Nicole in a leafy area of Banstead with her mum, dad and sister Zoe. Having come from similar backgrounds and fortunate enough to both have spent time traveling around South East Asia whilst foot loose and fancy free, their paths weren’t destined to cross until the summer of 2006. When Nicole turned up to a job interview for a massage therapist role at a gym in Surrey, she never would have imagined that she would fall for her prospective boss. Or that he would become her future husband. That was until she locked eyes with Anthony Kirkland.“As soon as I met him, I was instantly attracted to him,” she recalls fondly. It didn’t help that she had to give him a massage during the interview, to demonstrate her competence – a task that left her slightly embarrassed but secretly thrilled at the same time. Despite her budding crush on Anthony, Nicole knew she had to be professional. Cautious of the fine line between business and pleasure, she was determined to keep the two separate. as she had only just returned to the UK intent on establishing a career for herself, after living in Australia for a while.

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Nicole soon discovered she wasn’t the only one going through an emotional conundrum, as Anthony was battling feelings of his own and the attraction was mutual. To Nicole’s surprise, Anthony asked her out for a coffee one evening after work. They went on a night out and soon realised they had a lot more in common than just physical magnetism. “We went to a local place in Surrey and it was very relaxed and comfortable, sat by an open fire, and we just clicked straight away,” Anthony enthuses, with a warm glint in his eye as he remembers their first date. “We talked about anything and everything. It just felt right.” This was the beginning of something truly special. The relationship continued to blossom, with the pair recently tying the knot in a romantic ceremony where they declared their commitment to each other in front of close relatives and friends. As well as becoming life partners, Nicole and Anthony are now business partners. They opened their own health clinic in 2009, which Nicole considers one of the highlights of their time together so far, besides their wedding of course. The blissful couple are living proof that workplace dating can have a fortunate ending. Together they found happiness, together they found true love.


The Next Chapter Their eyes may have met across the bar, but just how did this doe eyed couple take it to the next level and cement love’s young dream? our years into their relationship, in November 2010, Anthony whisked Nicole away to Norfolk for a long weekend break. The romantic getaway was the perfect setting for an unexpected proposal, as a nervous yet poised Anthony casually popped the question over a Sunday roast. Nicole was confident that Anthony was the man she was destined to spend her life with, and accepted straight away. “I was completely surprised, but ecstatic.

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“Nicole really brings out my inner child, we make each other laugh all the time, and she really gets my humour.”

I was keen to tell my family the news and texted my mum straight away.” Upon their return, the couple began planning in earnest, with Nicole leading the way, “I had always dreamed of my ideal wedding being an intimate occasion, surrounded by family and the man I loved, quite conventional really but with the key special touches that conveyed our personalities.” Four years into their relationship, in November 2010, Anthony whisked Nicole.

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TAKE A WALK DOWN

Memory Lane

Real moments, Real memories, Real life.

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igh on Anthony and Nicole’s list of enjoyable wedding related activities included their engagement photoshoot with Dottie Photography, “He really did a great job of putting us at ease and helping us to relax so our natural characters could be conveyed on film and captured in abundance.

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igh on Anthony and Nicole’s list of enjoyable wedding related activities included their engagement photoshoot with Dottie Photography, “He really did a great job of putting us at ease and helping us to relax so our natural characters could be conveyed on film and captured in abundance.

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igh on Anthony and Nicole’s list of enjoyable wedding related activities included their engagement photoshoot with Dottie Photography, “He really did a great job of putting us at ease and helping us to relax so our natural characters could be conveyed on film and captured in abundance.

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She Said

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Their eyes may have met across the bar, but just how did this doe eyed couple take it to the next level and cement love’s young dream?

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our years into their relationship, in November 2010, Anthony whisked Nicole away to Norfolk for a long weekend break. The romantic getaway was the perfect setting for an unexpected proposal, as a nervous yet poised Anthony casually popped the question over a Sunday roast. Nicole was confident that Anthony was the man she was destined to spend her life with, and accepted straight away. “I was completely surprised, but ecstatic.

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our years into their relationship, in November 2010, Anthony whisked Nicole away to Norfolk for a long weekend break. The romantic getaway was the perfect setting for an unexpected proposal, as a nervous yet poised Anthony casually popped the question over a Sunday roast. Nicole was confident that Anthony was the man she was destined to spend her life with, and accepted straight away. “I was completely surprised, but ecstatic. more perfect. their return, the couple began planning in earnest, with Nicole leading the way, “I had always dreamed of my ideal wedding being an intimate occasion, surrounded by family and the man I loved, quite conventional really but with the key special touches that conveyed our personalities.” our years into their relationship, in November 2010, Anthony whisked Nicole away to Norfolk for a long weekend break. The romantic getaway was the perfect setting for an unexpected proposal, as a nervous yet poised Anthony casually popped the question over a Sunday roast. Nicole was confident that Anthony was the man she was destined to spend her life with, and accepted straight away. “I was completely surprised, but ecstatic. more perfect. their return, the couple began planning in earnest, with Nicole leading the way, “I had always dreamed of my ideal wedding being an intimate occasion, surrounded by family and the


our years into their relationship, in November 2010, Anthony whisked Nicole away to Norfolk for a long weekend break. The romantic getaway was the perfect setting for an unexpected proposal, as a nervous yet poised Anthony casually popped the question over a Sunday roast. Nicole was confident that Anthony was the man she was destined to spend her life with, and accepted straight away. “I was completely surprised, but ecstatic. more perfect. their return, the couple began planning in earnest, with Nicole leading the way, “I had always dreamed of my ideal wedding being an intimate occasion, surrounded by family and the man I loved, quite conventional really but with the key special touches that conveyed our personalities.” our years into their relationship, in November 2010, Anthony whisked Nicole away to Norfolk for a long weekend break. The romantic getaway was the perfect setting for an unexpected proposal, as a nervous yet poised Anthony casually popped the question over a Sunday roast. Nicole was confident that Anthony was the man she was destined to spend her life with, and accepted straight away. “I was completely surprised, but ecstatic. more perfect. their return, the couple began planning in earnest, with Nicole leading the way, “I had always dreamed of my ideal wedding being an intimate occasion, surrounded by family and the

Beachside Bliss Nicole and Anthony enjoyed a romantic proposal on the beach. A nervous Anthony went down on one knee catching Nicole completely unawares. Friends and family were delighted at the news.

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igh on Anthony and Nicole’s list of enjoyable wedding related activities included their engagement photoshoot with Dottie Photography, “They really did a great job of putting us at ease and helping us to relax so our natural characters could be conveyed to film. It’s always a bit nerve wracking doing a photo shoot, and we didn’t want to come across as two corny star-crossed lovers, we wanted our shoot to reflect our true personalities.” So whilst loved-up, they also wanted to remain clued-up, with their session demonstrating the depth of their shared experience as well as their quirky, playful sides. Their fun personalities and willing sacrifice for “their vision”were captured in abundance.

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Rings The Lords of the

The couple’s precious mission revealed

SPOILS OF WAR Precious metals selected, the fabulous couple get ready to put their plans into action

READY? START! After a brief training session Anthony and Nicole were rearing to go and ready to create magic

TOOLS Nicole got her hands dirty soldering and applying heat whilst the expert looked on

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DECORATION Polishing up the gorgeous metal, Nicole and Anthony each worked on the other’s ring, truly personalising them

Material infomation: silver

FINAL RESULTS

BISH BASH

Tired and fully satisfied, the couple are pleased to reveal the results of all of their hard work.

A final hammer ensured that Anthony had his darling fiance’s ring looking in tip top shape

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Honeymoon Hat trick From London to the Six Senses Laamuto resort in the Maldives, the Kirklands certainly know how to honeymoon in style.

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DID YOU KNOW... In ancient times, the Teutonic people began the practice of the honeymoon. Teutonic weddings were only held under the full moon. After the wedding, the bride and groom would drink honey wine for one full moon cycle (thirty days). This “moon” (i.e., “month”) became known as the “honey moon.” While the name survived, the purpose of the honeymoon changed. After the wedding, newlyweds would leave their family and friends to go and do what newlyweds are supposed to do. Today that purpose survives, only now a vacation is incorporated, usually to a romantic get-away locale. It may well be that even the honeymoon had its origin with the bridal capture scenario. It may well have served as a cooling-off period for the bride’s family. It was the groom’s hope that when the newlyweds returned from their honeymoon that all would be forgiven.

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Always & Forever WHAT ARE YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM THE DAY?

Our readings to each other, and the groom’s speech which was really heartfelt and moving. My garter dance (not once, twice, but three times!!!) and the best man’s speech! Heart warming - Walking through the streets of Brighton with my new husband being cheered, congratulated and honked at by everyone we passed. Getting ten minutes by ourselves after we had photos on the green, just to catch up, chat and enjoy our own company, to reflect and toast our new life. WHAT WILL BE THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING MRS KIRKLAND? I have the best company for the rest of my life, I know I will be looked after and loved by the man I love with all my heart. DITTO FOR MR KIRKLAND? I can call her my wife forever. HOW DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE NOW? Running the Bodyworks Practice together, and making it a success. We hope that our business continues to thrive and we intend to get a bit more travelling out of our system.

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Thank you

all for making our day so special!

-The Kirklands

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