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DESIGNER WEDDING DRESSES

Telephone: 0161 427 9419 www.villagebride.co.uk 28 Town Street Marple Bridge Stockport Cheshire SK6 5AA

Dress available from Village Bride

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villagebride DESIGNER WEDDING DRESSES

Village Bride would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your forthcoming wedding. Village Bride is dedicated to creating you a bridal gown ‘to die for’. Village Bride specialises in the creation of individually designed, hand crafted bridal gowns, made in sumptuous silk fabrics and laces; to timeless, elegant, flattering designs; with friendly, efficient, knowledgeable service and helpful advice.

Image © Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk

We also stock a selection of award winning ‘off the peg’ bridal dresses, and a full range of bridal accessories including: shoes, finely worked and hand beaded veils, headdresses, jewellery, and pearl and Swarovski crystal tiaras, with many exclusive designs. Can’t find what you are looking for elsewhere! Village Bride owner and wedding dress designer Julie Mitchelmore will create your dream dress, made to measure for you. Village Bride is situated on the wooded banks of the River Goyt, in the picturesque Cheshire village of Marple Bridge, with its lovely stone cottages, scenic riverside walk, coffee shops, restaurants, traditional pubs and other individual shops. So it is no wonder that all our customers say how much they love the whole experience of a visit to us. Julie of Village Bride is at the top of her profession and has over 20 years of experience solely in bridal wear. She offers a level of personal service rarely experienced anywhere, especially outside of London, with honest, non-pushy advice based on your figure type, complexion, hair colour, etc. HAND CRAFTED IN VILLAGE BRIDE’S MARPLE BRIDGE STUDIO

Image © Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk

Designed and structured to provide the highest level of comfort necessary for your wedding day; the integral corset in each ‘Celebrity Style’ wedding dress provides shape and support, as well as a ‘figure to die for’. Whether you want to show off your amazing hourglass shape; or you wish you looked taller, slimmer, shorter, or less or more ‘curvy’, the skilful design and cut of a Village Bride ‘Celebrity Style’ wedding dress will flatter your figure, fit you perfectly, and make you the envy of all your friends. In a Village Bride ‘Celebrity Style’ wedding dress you will look nothing less than absolutely stunning; the ‘most beautiful bride ever’. Nobody else, anywhere in the world, will have the same bridal gown, and you will look beyond your wildest dreams. The impact you will make, walking up the aisle to your groom, will stay in his memory, and the memory of your family and friends, always. All Village Bride ‘Celebrity Style’ wedding dresses are hand crafted in our Marple Bridge studio by our professional team, with prices for a full-length traditional-style gown starting from £1,800, which includes the full made-to-measure service and all the professional fittings. PERSONALISE YOUR OFF-THE-PEG DRESS We offer the same high level personal service with a dress from our ‘off-the-peg’ range, which can be embellished with extra lace, beading and embroidery, to make it more personal to you, if required. Why not add a ‘made-to-measure’ lace shrug, for instance, for that unique look? Off-the peg wedding dresses are available from £499 to £2,399. So if only the best service will do, the experience is waiting for you at Village Bride of Marple Bridge.

Image © Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk Dress and headdress available from Village Bride

Our thanks to Lee Brown Photography for the brochure images and to Peruga Restaurant Bar & Lounge for the use of their location. Bridal bouquet by The Greenhouse, Marple Bridge. Images copyright of Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk


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Weddings & Civil Ceremonies 27 Buxton Rd, Heaviley (A6) Stockport SK2 6LS

t: 0161 480 8856

45 Sunderland Street Macclesfield SK11 6JL

t: 01625 610809

191 Washway Road, Sale M33 4AH

t: 0161 962 8777

OPENING TIMES: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 9.30am to 5.00pm Thurs: 9.30am to 7pm Sat: 9.30am to 4.30pm NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

The Alma Lodge Hotel is a charming 3 star hotel which is run under the personal supervision of the Tavini family. The hotel offers a choice of 3 elegant reception rooms to suit your requirements. Our wedding co-ordinators will be available from the moment you make your enquiry right through to your big day, ensuring that your wedding day is everything you imagined it to be and more.

149 Buxton Road, Stockport, Cheshire SK2 6EL

Tel: 0161 483 4431 www.bestmanhire.com

Fax: 0161 483 1983 Email: reception@almalodgehotel.com

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Planning your Special Day The Wedding Timetable

First Steps The first thing you will plan for your wedding is the budget. Talk between yourselves and your respective parents about the kind of service you would like. You will find that your parents will be of enormous help to you in discussing the budget. On your very special day you will want the best of everything, so plan carefully the style and tone of the day. When you have decided, visit your Vicar/Priest or Registrar and make arrangements for your marriage ceremony. They will be of great help to you both, and explain everything you will need to know about walking up the aisle and saying ‘I do’. If you wish, a rehearsal can be arranged to set your minds at ease and to assure you that it will all be perfect on your wedding day. Take this opportunity to apply for a marriage licence if necessary. Now might also be the ideal time to decide on who you will ask to be ‘Chief Bridesmaid’ and ‘Best Man’.

The Wedding Countdown 18-12 Months

Once you have decided the date and place of your wedding, it is important to remember the following points. In descending order your family and friends will generally remember the following: 1. How beautiful the bride looked. 2. How wonderful the ceremony was. 3. The reception.

Think about it. Now is certainly the time to be choosing carefully both your wedding dress and your reception venue.

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You have now put in place an excellent framework for the build up to your big day. Hopefully, you now have a team of professio nals all working towards making sure it is a day to remember, and for all the right reasons.

6 Months Time for some fun! Lets organise a wedding present list. (Don’t forget that a lot of stores will now help you with this.) Having already organised your dress you will probably have a colour scheme in mind for the bridesmaids’ dresses. Now is the time to be co-ordinating these as well. Once the colour scheme is decided it is probably time to start ordering the flowers for bouquets, church, and reception if required. Other items to arrange now are: 1. Hire of the suits for the bridegroom, best man, fathers and ushers. 2. Initial fitting of the dress. 3. Choosing the wedding rings. While you’re on the phone, now might be the ideal time to organise appointments with your hairdresser and beauty salon, to make sure you look at your most beautiful on the big day.


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Planning your Special Day The Wedding Timetable

3 Months Now is the time to be sending out the wedding invitations. This would also be the ideal time to be escorting the ‘mums’ into town to organise their outfits (Don’t forget the hats!) Also:1. Choose the hymns and choice of music. 2. Arrange for the ‘Order of Service’ sheets to be printed.

6 Weeks You should now be fairly well organised and in the envious position of sitting back and relaxing for a couple of weeks in the full knowledge that there are a whole host of people out there worrying on your behalf. However, on your one weekend off between now and the big day, it might be an excellent idea to nip out and choose some presents for the bridesmaids, and perhaps some flowers for the mums.

4 Weeks The pace is starting to hot up now. It’s time to see whether everyone else has been as organised as you. 1. Confirm the reception venue booking, and numbers attending.

2. Confirm details with the photographer. 3. Confirm the wedding cars.

4. Confirm details with the florist and give final numbers for buttonholes. 5. Confirm travel and hotel bookings for the honeymoon. N.B. Check passport.

10 to 7 Days If you haven’t organised a rehearsal of the ceremony now might be a good time to meet with the best man, bridesmaids and ushers to finalise arrangements and responsibilities. 1. Practise your make-up.

2. Take the headdress to your hairdresser.

3. Give the ‘Order of Service’ sheets to the vicar. And, perhaps most importantly of all... START PACKING FOR THE HONEYMOON.

One Day to Go Try and delegate as much work as possible. Have your beauty treatment, finish off any packing that still remains to be done for the honeymoon, lay out your wedding and going away ensemble, relax and put your feet up.

The Wedding Day

Assuming a 2pm Wedding, the bride’s timetable will run something like this:-

8.00 8.30 9.00 9.30 11.00

Have a shower or relaxing bath Have a good breakfast Polish your nails Hairdressers Best man arrives to collect the luggage/greetings cards/telegrams 11.30 The Bridesmaids/pageboys arrive 12.00 Make-up 12.30 The Bride and Bridesmaids dress 1.00 The photographer arrives 1.30 The first car takes the mother and the bridesmaids to the church. The bridesmaids then wait in the church entrance 1.45 The second car takes the bride and her father to the church 1.58 Wait in church entrance and line bridesmaids up behind you. The verger will greet you 2.00 The Ceremony. GOOD LUCK


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Planning your Special Day Wedding Etiquette

The tradition and conventions of wedding etiquette will not suit everyone but it is important to be aware of them. This explanation of who does what in the preparations and ceremony aims to enable you to make an informed decision on the best way to run your wedding day.

The Chief Bridesmaid The chief bridesmaid is chosen by the bride to assist her during the preparations. On the day itself, it is her job to make sure that all the other attendants are in their places. She will arrange the bride’s dress and veil when she arrives, ready for her entry into the church. During the service, she holds the bride’s bouquet. The chief bridesmaid also signs the register, along with the best man. She is then escorted by the best man, and will be on hand all day to assist the bride.

Ushers The Bride The bride traditionally selects the type of service. She oversees all the preparations, which include choosing the date and the church, who her attendants will be, her own dress and accessories, as well as those of the bridemaids. She will choose the flowers, help with the guest list and seating arrangements, and attend to the many small details which will contribute to her perfect day.

The Groom The groom has to arrange transport for himself, the bride and the wedding party, as well as hiring the church and booking the honeymoon. However, this will be done with direction from his future wife. The groom chooses his best man and ushers, of which it is traditional to have three, and is conventionally given responsibility for little else! However, in reality, the bride and groom discuss most aspects of the day as it is, after all, ‘their’ wedding. At the reception, the groom will reply to the bride’s father’s speech, thanking the bride’s parents and guests, and proposing a toast to the bridesmaids.

The Best Man Traditionally, the best man is responsible for his own dress and that of the groom. He sees that transport to the church for them both is arranged, and also organises the ‘Stag Night’, preferably several days or even weeks in advance, if he is to successfully fulfil his duty of escorting the groom to the church on time. On the day, the best man has to ensure that the whole day runs smoothly, primarily ensuring safe keeping of the rings. After the ceremony, he is responsible for transportation of all the guests to the reception. The best man will speak at the reception, replying to the groom’s toast to the bridesmaids, and will read out a few cards and telegrams from guests unable to attend. His final responsibility of the day is to ensure that the bride and groom leave the reception in good time, and that their transport is arranged.

The ushers greet the guests as they arrive at the church. They will distribute the service sheets and show people to their seats. If it is raining they will help escort the guests and bridal party from their cars to the church under umbrellas.

The Bride’s Father Much of the bride’s father’s responsibility lies with the financial aspect of the event, as traditionally, he pays the bulk of the costs. Nowadays, though, it is likely that the bride and groom will meet some of the expenses themselves and also a possibility that the groom’s family will make some contribution. On the day, the bride will be accompanied to the church by her father, who will escort her up the aisle and give her away during the ceremony. The bride’s father will sit next to the bride on the top table during the wedding breakfast, and will make the first speech, in which he proposes a toast to the bride and groom.

The Bride’s Mother The bride’s mother will help her daughter with the wedding arrangements and may have a major role in the decisions taken, especially if she is contributing financially. She will compile the guest list, in consultation with the groom and his parents. She may organise the sending of invitations, and the display of the wedding gifts. The bride’s mother will not only stand proudly watching her daughter on this special day, but is there to oversee all the arrangements, as well as to stand in line to greet the guests, along with her husband.

The Groom’s Parents There is no specific traditional role for the groom’s parents, but it is important that they do not feel neglected. Today, it is not unusual for the groom’s parents to make a considerable contribution to organisation and payment. It is only good manners, on the part of the bride, to ask their advice and approval and ensure they are included as much as possible in the preparations.


Dress available from Village Bride

Image Š Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk


Fittings and Dress Details The most important decision for any Bride when planning her wedding is made when choosing her dress. Like every Bride you will want to wear the most beautiful dress you have ever seen. It is best to go shopping with someone whose opinion you value, but don’t let them push you into a decision you may regret later. Our advice is that you should fall in love with your dress as you did with your husband to be. When you find your dress you will know instinctively it is the one for you.

Please ensure you have your lingerie and shoes with you for all fittings. Below we have provided space for you to keep a record of your fitting times: Fitting ........................................................................................................................ Date .......................... Time ....................... Notes .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Fitting ........................................................................................................................ Date .......................... Time ....................... Notes .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Fitting ........................................................................................................................ Date .......................... Time ....................... Notes ..............................................................................................................................................................................................

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The Royal Hotel is a lovely 18th century coaching inn in the pretty village of Hayfield on the edge of the Peak District National Park, just 5 miles from Marple. Our oak-panelled function room is perfect for wedding receptions for up to 100 people.

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Large function room for up to 100 Marquee hire for up to 300 Champagne and canapé receptions Informal hot and cold finger buffets Hot fork buffets Formal sit-down wedding banquets Dance floor and DJ/band available Late licence Complimentary room for bride and groom Special room rates for your guests Car park for 80 vehicles

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Dress available from Village Bride

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Useful Telephone Numbers Throughout the build up to your wedding day it is important that you try and maintain contact with a number of important businesses and people whose services or time you are making use of. Quite a number of these services can be found within the pages of this publication, and they will be delighted to offer you all the help and advice you need. These people are professional in all that they do, and will help make your day one to remember.

Village Brides ................................................................................................................................................................. Tel: 0161 427 9419 Vicar/Registrar............................................................................................................................................................................................... Hotel / Venue ................................................................................................................................. Alma Lodge Hotel - Tel: 0161 483 4431 Hotel / Venue .................................................................................................................................... The Royal Hotel: - Tel: 01663 742721 Photographer................................................................................................................................................................................................. Florist ....................................................................................................................................................... Sunflowers - Tel: 0161 368 3388 Jewellers ................................................................ Christopher Evans -Tel: 01625 850545 (Poynton) or 01925 269292 (Stockton Heath) Formal Hire ........................ Best Man Ltd - Tel: 0161 480 8856 (Stockport) Tel: 01625 610809 (Macclesfield) Tel: 0161 962 8777 (Sale) Tanning ................................................................................................................................................. Ultraviolet UK - Tel: 0161 4299555 Dentist.............................................................................................................................................. High Lane Dental - Tel: 01663 764924 Wedding Stationery....................................................................................... I Do Designs - Tel: 0161 610 0315 or Mobile: 07817 736579

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MENSWEAR HIRE WITH A DIFFERENCE... Est. 1987

Dress available from Village Bride

Image © Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk

27 Buxton Rd, Heaviley (A6) Stockport SK2 6LS

t: 0161 480 8856

45 Sunderland Street Macclesfield SK11 6JL

t: 01625 610809

191 Washway Road, Sale M33 4AH

t: 0161 962 8777

OPENING TIMES: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 9.30am to 5.00pm Thurs: 9.30am to 7pm Sat: 9.30am to 4.30pm NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Dress available from Village Bride

Image © Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk

www.bestmanhire.com


Dress and headdress available from Village Bride Image Š Lee Brown Photography www.LSBP.co.uk

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