A honeymoon in New York and Mexico still awaits recently married couple Shane and Amie Machin who tied the knot in July.
The couple, who are both from Leeds, were married at Rothwell Holy Trinity Church which dates back to 1130AD. This was followed by a wedding reception for over 70 guests in a marquee at the Woodlands Hotel, a few miles out of Leeds city centre.
Amie said: “Nothing can prepare you for the way you feel on your wedding day, but we can hand on heart say it was truly magical! The beautiful ceremony was topped off by the most amazing wedding reception, with fabulous food, a fantastic band and a chance to celebrate with our closest friends and family. Without a question, our wedding day was the best day of our lives and if we could do it all again we would.’’
For the ceremony, Amie arrived in a Beauford vintage car after staying overnight with her bridal party at the 18th Century Oulton Hall.
She wore an ivory satin gown with a sweetheart neckline and a lace bolero. Her wedding flowers were hand tied roses in various shades of pink with gypsophilia.
She was attended by three bridesmaids who wore dusky pink dresses and carried ivory roses.Two flower girls wore ivory dresses and carried small Teddy Bears.
Once at the reception, the bride and groom and their guests enjoyed a traditional three-course wedding breakfast.
“Everything was just wonderful and the grounds of Woodlands Hotel were perfect for wedding photographs. Our dusky pink colour theme, combined with rustic décor all contributed to the most amazing wedding reception. We had a ‘naked’ four-tier wedding cake, a Victoria sponge decorated with lots of fresh fruit which showed the cake layers, normally hidden by icing.
During the reception we had music from an acoustic guitarist and then in the evening around 130 guests enjoyed a buffet and barbecue, with music from a Leeds-based band. For the time between the reception and the evening party, we put on a casino for our guests which worked really well.
The whole day passed without hitch and went incredibly smoothly. The weather stayed dry for the photographs and all our guests said they’d had a fabulous time.’’
Amie said: “Before the wedding I spent so much time looking through I Do magazine in the run up to our big day, gaining tips and ideas to make our day absolutely perfect, and I’m so delighted to say it was just that.’’
The couple have now settled down to married life at their home in Middleton, Leeds. Amie works as a project manager for HSBC while Shane is a supervisor for a car valeting company in Mansfield. They met 12 years ago through mutual friends.
They will shortly be leaving for their honeymoon to enjoy five nights in New York, followed by a week-long stay in Mexico.
Photography supplied courtesy of Martin Hillary Photography T. 07949 220134 W. www.mhillaryphotography.co.uk
Brides Dress: Limelight Occasions
Bridesmaid Dresses: ASOS
Groomswear: Limelight Occasions
Flower Girls: BHS
Rings: Ernest Jones
Invites: Pawprintz Cards
Flowers: Anne Marie Wilkinson
Make-up: Glam By Elizabeth Daisy
Hair: Terri Wood
Venue Decor: Woodlands Hotel and the bridal party
Entertainment: Chris Stocks and The Guardian
Entertainment: Pier Fun Casino
Transport: Max Hemingway Wedding Car Hire
Photography: Martin Hillart Photography
Stationery: Bruski and Bunns
Cake: ADC Cakes
Jewellery: Jenny Packham, Debenhams