Sophie & Andy’s Wedding Day

A Stunning Wedding Day at Alcumlow Wedding Barn

Sophie & Andy met in Manchester when Sophie was doing her nurse training in 2013.

She was out for a night out with her friends and they both spotted each other across the bar 42s and after a few tequilas and numbers exchange the rest is history!

 The Proposal

Sophie tells us all about Andy’s proposal… “We got engaged in Cancun March 2019. We went for a meal in our own little hut on the water. As the sun was setting Andy got down on 1 knee and pulled out a ring box! We celebrated drinking tequila just like when we met!”

How Sophie felt on her big day

“With it being our 4th date due to covid and family bereavement it didn’t feel real, even when I was having my make up done, I actually felt very very chilled and was in a dream bubble.

Unfortunately my mum passed away last year before our September wedding date so it was very mixed emotions on the day but we enjoyed it as she would want us to.
When walking down the aisle I just was beaming, seeing everyone’s faces and seeing Andy standing there. The day went so quick but every second I will forever remember.”


Sophie’s special memory of the day

“I have many special memories of the day, being around everyone we loved.

My maid of honour couldn’t make it due to being stuck in New Zealand due to their restrictions. However she had produced a full size card board cut out to make us feel she was there…..even came down the aisle with the other bridesmaids and on the dance floor!”

Sophie’s Dress Me Pretty Experience

“I went with my maid of honour who was over from New Zealand and my Mum. I wasn’t ready to go dress shopping but my maid of honour begged me while she was over. Soon as I walked in to Dress Me Pretty I was wowed and all the dresses were stunning, I didn’t know where to start!

I explained what type I had in mind and tried a few different styles on. I was then picked out one and thought it wasn’t my style at all but my mum said to try it on anyway. As soon as I put it on I knew instantly it was the one, my mum and maid of honour had tears! I went to a few other shops but just kept thinking of THE dress. All the girls at Dress Me Pretty were so welcoming and knew there stuff!!”


Sophie’s advice for Brides-to-Be

“Do not stress about anything, it will all fall into place.

Relax in the morning, your bridesmaids are there to chill you out and do jobs.

Get a videographer, you won’t regret it!

Take a moment in to look around the room at everyone.”

Supplier Shout Out

Photographer: Wyldbee

Videographer: RTP wedding films

Hair & Make-up: Jodie hair and make up team

Entertainment: Bourbon street band

Florist: White room florist