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An intimate and informal real wedding at 60 Hope Street, Liverpool, with Rachel Ryan Photography

Never let a wedding blog tell you there are things you need to have: there aren’t. All you need is the two of you – everything else is optional. Clare and Dan’s wedding at 60 Hope Street is simple, minimalist… and all the more romantic for it. The love that shines in their photographs warms my heart. Clare found her wedding suppliers on the internet and through recommendations – and her photographer Rachel Ryan was a super find on Facebook!

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There are no needless details in today’s wedding; instead Dan and Clare spent on the things which were more important to them. Photography, of course – and a fabulous dress, quirky venue and stylish wedding invites from Not on the High Street. Flowers were elegant and simple; place settings were pretty and clutter-free. The venue is just gorgeous… watch out for that divine dining table!

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Clare and Dan look amazing, and are totally head over heels in love. They had a perfect day – and it went smoothly as can be: Clare advises other couples to “stand back and take it all in. I wasn’t at all stressed about anything and really enjoyed every minute.” And the best thing about being married? “being a special team with my best friend.” Awwww… you two are amazing!

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Images are by Rachel Ryan Photography, who is based in Liverpool and covers all of the North West. Find out more about her here:

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Clare and Dan

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.rachelryanphotography.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Rachel our wedding photographer was absolutely amazing. Her style suited what we were looking for exactly. She was so professional but so friendly and it was lovely having her there to capture our day. I couldn’t have asked for more and would absolutely recommend her!

Wedding venue:

60 Hope Street, Liverpool

Wedding date:

28.03.15

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

The best day ever and couldn’t have been more perfect!

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?

I LOVED them!! They remind me of exactly how I felt at that exact moment of the day! So beautiful and natural!

Your wedding style or theme:

The style of the wedding was informal and fun but a bit quirky

Where did you find your suppliers?

I found all of my suppliers through recommendations or the internet. I found Rachel on Facebook!

Best bit of budget advice?

Best bit of budget advice is to know exactly what you want and shop around. Don’t be swayed into spending money on what you don’t really want.

Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:

Wedding stationery came from www.notonthehighstreet.co.uk courtesy of amber wedding stationery

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

I loved my wedding dress!!! Timeless design in ivory duchess satin. Just gorgeous!

Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:

Wedding dress designer was Lou Lou bridal and the boutique was Aristocrats in Chester.

Glitz and sparkle – the bride’s accessories:

All of my accessories came from www.glitzysecrets.com they went perfectly with my dress. My shoes were Christy by Rainbow Club

Suited and booted – the groom wore:

Dan wore a suit by Debenhams and Timberland blue suede boots

Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?

My make up was DIY but my hair was done by Gill at www.kreativehairdressing.co.uk

Wedding flowers:

Wedding flowers were done by Amore in Widnes

General styling – did your venue need much decoration?

Our venue didn’t need a lot of decoration but I had heart shaped blackboards with #birchbigday on for our guests to tag photos on twitter and instagram. I also used twine and heart shaped blackboard pegs to hang photos of us as children on with the words ‘boy meets girl, and they lived happily ever after’.

The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?

Traditional with a quirky topper!

Entertainment:

Entertainment was Paul as DJ from www.weddingjam.co.uk and he helped us to do a choreographed first dance. We mashed up Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ with Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’!

On the day tips and advice:

Stand back and take it all in. I wasn’t at all stressed about anything and really enjoyed every minute.

What’s the best thing about being married?

The best thing about being married is being a special team with my best friend. Just love it!

Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:

Photography  www.RachelRyanPhotography.co.uk

Dress  Aristocrats of Chester http://www.aristocratsofchester.co.uk

Hair    Kreative Hairdressing http://kreativehairdressing.co.uk

Florist Amore Flowers http://www.amoreflowers.co.uk

DJ       Wedding Jam http://www.weddingjam.co.uk

Venue : 60 Hope Street http://www.60hopestreet.com

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in 2011 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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