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Samantha & Steven

May 2015| Holdsworth House, Halifax

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Guests at the wedding of Steven and Samantha Wheeler always knew this was going to be a big day with a difference.

Samantha, who married her husband at St John The Baptist Church at Coley in Halifax (the church on the hill) said: “Anyone who knows us will have suspected that our wedding day would be very different to the norm. Everyone loved the day and for us, it was a chance to really stamp our personalities on the wedding day. Everything went to plan and it was a great day.’

Their wedding earlier this year on May 24th certainly was different – it had a 1950s theme throughout, right from the outfits to the cars to the entertainment.

For the ceremony at Coley Church, the bride wore a 1950s style tea dress made by a friend which had lace detail, petticoats, Swarovski crystals and a pink sash.

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Samantha said: “One of our dogs sadly passed away quite recently so I had some beading on the dress which spelt out her name Tammy. Originally the idea was to have both our dogs as bridesmaids but we still had Elvis, our remaining Chihuahua dressed up.’

Her bridesmaids wore 1950s inspired dresses, all in different pastels colours. The bouquets were made from buttons by the bride.

Bridegroom Steven and his party arrived for the ceremony in 1950s American Chrysler cars in keeping with the theme of the day.

Luckily the sun shone for Steven and Samantha and they were able to have photos taken outside – with the addition of smoke affects to create some really unusual photographic memories.

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After the ceremony, the wedding party moved to the grand surroundings of Holdsworth House in Halifax for a Pimms and canapes welcome before the 80 guests sat down for a three-course wedding breakfast. Later more guests joined the couple for an evening party and buffet.

The couple’s three tier wedding cake was decorated with buttons and had two Minion figures on top to represent the bride and groom.

Tables were decorated with jars of flowers and each guest received a favour containing a tea bag, a prayer card and a postcard on which they could leave a message for the happy couple.

The evening celebrations included an Elvis tribute act which went down a storm and was the icing on the cake for a great day.

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Samantha said: “It really was a wedding day with a difference but everyone enjoyed it and said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. We like to do things differently and the 1950s theme was very successful.’’

Following the wedding the couple enjoyed a fabulous two-centre honeymoon in New York and Las Vegas for two weeks.

Now the couple are back at work – Samantha works with people who have learning difficulties and Steven owns two tattoo parlours in Halifax. The couple live in Halifax.

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