A Classically Elegant Wedding In Liverpool With Vintage Style Flowers
19th June 2017
by Marina Licht
It is no wonder that bride Alex looks so stylish at her classically elegant wedding. She is a fashion blogger and just oozes glamour.
Alex and Michael got married on 23rd April last year at St Peter’s Church in Woolton village, Liverpool. Their reception took place at Knowsley Hall, also in Liverpool.
The couple first met in a lift! Alex was working in a shop and there were building works taking place on the site. ‘Michael worked on the lifts and I went to help some of the girls who were busy at the loading bay,’ Alex says. ‘I got into the lift he was working in, and there was a spark between us.’ After asking Alex what her name was, he later asked one of her colleagues for her mobile number. The rest is history.
Alex and Michael dated for four and half years before Michael proposed in Paris on New Year’s Eve. ‘He proposed under the Eiffel Tower at midnight,’ explains Alex.’ It was lightly raining. When the tower lit up at midnight, Alex looked up at it. After looking back down, Michael was on bended knee with the ring. ‘It was one of the best moments of my life,’ says Alex.
Alex couldn’t have chosen a more perfect wedding dress for her classically elegant wedding. ‘My wedding dress was designed by me and created by the amazing Liverpool based designer Kirsty Doyle,’ says Alex. ‘I knew exactly what I wanted from the start, so as soon as the wedding was booked, I went to Kirsty.’ Alex’s dress was made of guipure lace and was a fitted ivory floor length backless gown with a high neck and full sleeves.
Alex didn’t have a wedding planner and organised everything for her classically elegant wedding. The couple’s wedding florist was Heather from Flower Fashion UK. Flowers included classic roses, peonies and hydrangeas with eucalyptus and other foliage to create a vintage feel. Heather also created a beautiful arrangement at the back of the church with candles and petals as Alex loves candles.
As soon as Alex saw Knowsley Hall, she knew it was the ideal venue for their classically elegant wedding. ‘When we went to see the venue for the first time, I cried when we left as it was just perfect,’ says Alex. ‘As soon as you enter through the gates, you feel like you have gone back in time.’
For their reception, Alex and Michael placed gold Eiffel tower ornaments on each table. Little romantic quotes that Alex loves were placed in French style frames. They also gave their guests macarons as favours (Alex ate them every day when she was in Paris).
According to Alex, there were so many special moments that occurred during the day. ‘Getting ready in the morning of my wedding day, travelling to the church in a beautiful old rolls Royce, arriving at the church, walking down the aisle to the love of my life, being pronounced husband and wife after saying our vows, kissing each other for the first time as husband and wife, the speeches in the candlelit hall, cutting the cake and the first dance when Michael picked me up and spun me around are just some of the highlights of the day,’ explains Alex.
The photographer for Alex and Michael’s classically elegant wedding was Matthew Rycraft. ‘Matt was absolutely amazing from start to finish,’ explains Alex. ‘He goes above and beyond in order to capture the perfect picture. At one point during the night, he took us outside. He then ran around the lake so he could get the perfect shot and the photograph is amazing. I would highly recommend Matt to every couple getting married.’
More photographs from Alex and Michael’s classically elegant wedding
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