Dance the night away...

Early August of this year, Tori & Sam, were married at the St Georges United Reform Church in the company of dear family and friends. The pair continued celebrating at the Waterside Pavillion, Thornton Manor, sharing dinner, personalised 'drakes cakes' and lots of endless dancing with their guests. This totally relaxed couple created a day that simply reflected them!

Tori, who found her look at the White Closet, Didsbury, looked gorgeous in our eye-catching Isere skirt and Torum dress. This unique combination made Tori feel completely comfortable with just a hint of the quirkiness she was looking for. You can't help but agree, this show stopping look stunned on the dance floor!

Celebrate with Tori & Sam by enjoying these glorious snaps by Mark Wallis.

How did Sam propose?

Sam proposed in Portugal on a family holiday. He had arranged it with my mum to get the whole tribe to a cave bar at sunset. He had a ring ready, a simply beautiful, single solitaire.

Where did you purchase your dress?

I didn't want to do the traditional dress shopping, I wanted it to be a stress free and happy occasion. I found The White Closet on Instagram, booked my appointment and that was me sold! The best atmosphere ever! The staff had such a taste for style and fashion, it made the process really fun.

How did you feel after you had ordered your bridal look?

Super happy. It was great to know it was a secret and that there was no way guests were going to guess what I'd chosen!

What would your advice be to Brides-to-be about shopping for a wedding dress?

Don't over think it. The best advice I received was, 'How do you want to feel when you're stood at that alter - just you and your husband.' My answer was quirky!


Who did your hair & make-up?

A lady named Lyndsey from close to the venue. She had done a friend's wedding in Cheshire, which was so lovely and just what I wanted. Jessica Stone did my hair.

What traditions did you follow?

We chose not to see each other until the ceremony. I borrowed my Great-Grandma's wedding ring and our something blue was our usher's transport to the ceremony. We did however, have a 'Sex in the City' reading - not very traditional for a church service!

Did your wedding have any quirky or unusual features?

We had a pizza van for our evening food and a saxophonist at night. my Bridesmaids' wore different dresses; Maid of Honour did a speech and our table plan was a map of the Northern Quarter, hand drawn by my sister-in-law. We also had two personalised 'Drake Cakes' made, along with our wedding cake!

What was the most memorable moment of the day?

Speeches by far! My sister's last line was to my Dad, "and by the way Dad, Tori has a tattoo!" His face was priceless! Dance moves brought quite the entertainment too.

Take 5 with this week's #FRIDAYBRIDE TORI


1. Family get weird for weddings. Let them be weird, they only care!

2. Order your favourite flavour wedding cake. Best idea for the day after!

3. Try to remember how you really want to feel, not just what you want to see on the day.

4. Allow parents to have a say in what they would most like to be a part of - they have been thinking about this day for a lifetime.

5. Enjoy yourself - it's the best day ever!

What will you do with your dress now?

Keep it forever, maybe even sleep in it! Look for another event to wear it to immediately!

If you could do it all again, what would you do differently?

Not worry so much about the little things. Remember that the people who are close will understand all your choices.

What are you and your husband's best memories of the day?

Mine is definitely just seeing everything come together. The surprise saxophonist and the food was great too! The food was so good. I think Sam's is actually the same. Oh and his friend turning up as a surprise from Australia!


Dress  Torum and Isere skirt by Charlie Brear

Accessories The White Closet

Shoes Dune

Ceremony Venue St George's United Reform Church, Thornton Hough 

Reception venue Waterside Pavillion, Thornton Manor

Photographer Mark Wallis

Bridesmaid's Dresses Coast & Asos

Music Grant Niblett DJ

Rings Fraser Hart

Florist Green Earth Flowers

Caterer Barretts

Cake supplier Sugar Junction

Hair Lyndsey

Make-up Jessica Stone

Transport Thornton Manor

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