27 September 12.
Me and Nic met Cheryl years ago at St Georges Hall Wedding Fair. Cheryl is a wedding stationary designer and owns her own company ‘Pink Sherbet’. Her stand at the fair neighboured ours 3 years on the trot so over the years we’ve become good friends. Pol did Cheryl’s wedding afew week ago, and since then I’ve nagged her to get her pics back early so we could blog it! I asked Cheryl to answer the questions below to give all our brides to be some advice when planning your overall look…. She’s also included the most fabulous story about her proposal…. Today I read the story to all the Peaches and were all abit depressed ‘ WHY DIDN’T MY FELLA THINK OF THAT!’
The story of our engagement (sets the scene for the look of the wedding - this was printed on the back of our wedding menus):
It was November 2010 when Ray told Cheryl he was taking her away for the weekend to a surprise location. Cheryl didn't know where she was going until they reached the airport check-in desk and Ray finally revealed he was taking her to Paris.
The night of the proposal... On their second evening in Paris, Ray took Cheryl for dinner at a stunning Art Nouveau restaurant called La Fermette Marbeuf. He knew the style and decor of the restaurant would really appeal to Cheryl’s creative side.
After dinner Ray and Cheryl walked along the River Seine for about thirty minutes until they reached a pretty bridge called 'Pont des Arts'. It is a bridge many artists use to capture great views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
Ray had been researching and had chosen the bridge because of its links with artistry, as again he knew it would appeal to Cheryl's artistic side. Ray had also chosen the bridge for its romantic significance as it is covered in thousands of padlocks left by couples from all over the world. Each padlock is engraved with initials and/or love messages. Once on the bridge, halfway across, Ray got down on one knee and asked Cheryl to marry him giving her a gorgeous diamond ring. Cheryl cried!
The next day Cheryl and Ray purchased a padlock, engraved it with their initials and the date, walked back along the river to the bridge and attached their lock to it. This will always be their most special and cherished place in the world. A great story to tell. Well done Ray!
How would you describe the overall look you went for on your wedding day and what influenced your decision?
The look and colours our wedding was inspired by the decor of the restaurant Ray took me to the night he proposed, which was Art Nouveau and mainly decorated in greens and pinks. I also wanted a vintage, country garden look. Here's a photo of the restaurant so you can see what I mean https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/W4z2HHVuc9WdzKHBuQYDHw
All of the stationery was themed around Paris.
Where did you get your wedding dress and how did you choose to accessorise it?
My dress was from www.bodabridal.co.uk in Chester and was made by White One which is part of Pronovias. I accessorised it with a full length veil, the Lily Tiara Tiara Comb and Allure Flower Bracelet from www.julieannbeads.co.uk and my pearl necklace was my 'something borrowed' from my lovely mum.
In the run up to the wedding what beauty regime did you follow to ensure you looked your best for the big day? ( facials, creams, tan, nails, teeth, diet etc )
I invested in some crest whitening strips for my teeth, they worked pretty well and were far cheaper than professional whitening.
I drank loads of water to keep my skin clear. I exfoliated and moisturised lots to make sure my skin looked nice and healthy. I had pearl acrylic nails. I also had a few relaxing massages to chill me out... every bride knows that planning can be stressful!
How did you did you decide on your hair and makeup and what style for both did you decide on for the day?
And what about your bridesmaids hair and makeup......
I wanted my hair to be quite natural looking so relaxed curls with some scooped up so it was off my face. I wanted my make up to be quite dramatic for the photos and so it lasted into the night, which it did. The bridesmaids were wearing off the shoulder Mori Lee gowns so I decided to have their hair to one side with relaxed curls and opted for fresh flowers in their hair which looked great. I also wanted their makeup to be striking, nice and smokey with plenty of drama.
Finally how would you describe your Peaches & Cream experience.....
Polly Peach did my wedding make up and she did a wonderful job! My bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom looked absolutely stunning. From the moment I first encountered Peaches and Cream I knew you would be doing my wedding make up! When I visited the salon with my mum and sister we felt as though we had known you all for years. The atmosphere was lively, bubbly and really friendly. Polly has beautiful personality and she really brought a special something to my wedding morning. It is clear that all of the Peaches love their work as it shows in the fabulous results. I was so happy with my make up and love it on all of the photos. It lasted all day and night plus the lip gloss came in very handy! Polly treated me and my family like princesses and I truly felt like one! Thank you to Peaches and Cream for being a part of a very special time in my life.
I’d like to Thank Cheryl for taking time out to share this with us all. I’m hoping to blog about her company Pink Sherbet in the coming future but in the meantime if wedding stationary is still on your to do list here’s her facebook and web details….