A Cool, Industrial Inspired Wedding

On 29 July 2019, University Lecturer and Quantity Surveyor celebrated their marriage at, Darley Abbey. The couple makes their home in Leeds, and also have families at opposite ends of England, in Cumbria and Suffolk. It made perfect sense, therefore, to marry approximately those two places, although not too far from their own home.

Mel did find it difficult to find an outfit she liked, however, she visited a bridal boutique, who're based near Lancaster. After a talk to the owner, Lynn, Mel opted for a dress, having a sweetheart neckline bodice, and delicate lace, falling into some softly flowing skirt.

"I thought I knew what I wanted and what I didn't. Turns out I was drastically wrong, and I wanted what I thought I didn't!"

The bridesmaids carried flower hoops and wore shoes in addition to bracelets. Their pretty deep blue dresses were from FeelTimes.

"We wanted a relaxed prom dresses code, and thus didn't want traditional bridesmiad gowns, and that we found some we loved fairly in early stages."

"With the informal style I was trying to choose, we desired to make sure our bridesmaids were comfortable so that as our wedding was within the middle of summer, we didn't want long dresses they could get too hot in. We needed to make certain they could be around the dance floor the whole night!"

Kirsty and Mel took the same course at university (albeit twelve months apart) but didn’t wind up meeting until a couple of years after they had graduated. That is in 2011, whilst both volunteering, as well as their friendship, blossomed into something more.

"We got engaged in 2017 after Kirst aborted the very first attempt in San Francisco earlier (sweaty and windswept after cycling to and over the Golden Gate Bridge wasn't the memory she decided we wanted of this moment!) and she or he did finally pop the question 72 hours later in Lake Tahoe, after waiting what felt like years for that beach to pay off after sunset, after which dropping the ring within the sand in the moment of asking!"

"Mel had described an ideal engagement ring she might have wanted an extended time before we've got engaged so when I (Kirsty) first viewed it, I knew it had been perfect."

"After having it for several months before I proposed, I knew that I wanted a similar one so that as it ended up, I was left with the platinum version of Mel's gold."

"It seemed to be very important in my experience that the diamond engagement ring either was built with a matching wedding ring or was at the very least sat high enough to suit one flush into it. Mel loves to comment how only a woman proposing might have thought it through this far!"

In preserving the fun, relaxed feel of the day, the couple's wedding feast seemed to be a relaxed (and delicious) affair. It began with mango and brie parcels and was then chicken skewers, beef burgers, pasta salad, new potatoes, mixed leaves, and warm pitta bread.

"Cake never was a big thing for all of us. We are from the age that we'd been to a lot of friends' weddings and that we wanted to have something slightly different. Thankfully Kirsty's stepfather is very creative, so when we asked if he’d have the ability to fashion us some type of a doughnut wall, he did that and much more! We still get compliments on it to this day!"

Words of Wedded Wisdom

"Don't overstretch your budget. Our big day was incredible and everything we wanted, but we accomplished it by making sure we weren't going to become paying for it for a long time to come. The big day will be amazing, but don't forget the most important part is the marriage that comes after."

Article produced at: https://www.feeltimes.com/

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