A BEAUTIFUL, ROMANTIC LOVE STORY OF HEATHER + THIAGOS WEDDING DAY AT COTTONS HOTEL AND SPA, KNUTSFORD.

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NOW WE ALL KNOW I LOVE A GOOD LOVE STORY BUT THIS WAS EXTRA SPECIAL! 

I WAS REALLY EXCITED TO PHOTOGRAPH THIS GORGEOUS COUPLE, NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT BUT BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE LOVE STORY BEHIND THEM.

THIS ADVENTUROUS COUPLE THAT LOVES TO TRAVEL MET WHEN THIAGO WAS STUDYING ARCHITECTURE IN BRAZIL AND TOOK PART IN AN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME TO STUDY FOR ONE YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. AT THE TIME HEATHER WAS STUDYING SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE IN MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY. THEY MET BY CHANCE ON A NIGHT OUT IN LIVERPOOL WHILST THIAGO WAS THERE. FROM THE FIRST TIME THEY MET, THEY HAD AN INSTANT CONNECTION AND JUST FELT IT WAS GOING TO BE  SOMETHING SPECIAL. THIAGO ESPECIALLY WAS SHOCKED TO FIND SOMEONE WHO SPOKE HIS LANGUAGE.

FROM THAT MOMENT THEY SPENT ALL THEIR TIME TOGETHER AND WHEN THIAGO HAD TO GO BACK TO RIO THAT YEAR HEATHER WENT TO JOIN HIM FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS. FOR THREE WHOLE YEARS THEY BOTH CONTINUED THEIR RELATIONSHIP LONG DISTANCE WITH MANY SAD AIRPORT GOODBYES, WHICH OF COURSE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR MANY REASONS, BUT THEY BOTH KNEW THEY JUST HAD TO MAKE IT WORK, THAT THEY HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL. 

LAST YEAR THE LONG STRUGGLE WAS OVER WHEN THIAGO WAS ABLE TO MOVE TO THE UK. I LOVE THIS KIND OF LOVE , THE KIND OF LOVE THAT MAKES YOU SACRIFICE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE JUST TO BE WITH THAT ONE PERSON, THE KIND THAT TESTS YOU AND ALWAYS PROVES IT WAS MEANT TO BE. AND SO THIS WEDDING WAS EXTRA SPECIAL BECAUSE IT MEANT THAT HEATHER AND THIAGO COULD FINALLY BE TOGETHER. SOMETHING SO SIMPLE YET SOMETHING MOST OF US WOULD TAKE FOR GRANTED. 

HEATHER AND THIAGO'S DEEP CONNECTION AND LOVE FOR EACH OTHER IS CLEAR TO SEE AND FEELS MAGICAL TO BE AROUND. I LOVED THE WAY THEY LOOKED AT EACH OTHER, TOUCHED EACH OTHER SO DELICATELY, IT REALLY WAS A PRIVILEDGE TO BE PART OF AND CAPTURE THEIR LOVE STORY. 

THIS WAS MY FIRST WEDDING OF THIS YEAR IT WAS JANUARY, SO YES IT WAS REALLY COLD!  THE VENUE COTTONS SPA AND HOTEL IN KNUTSFORD WAS A LOVELY VENUE. THE ROOM IN WHICH THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE WAS FILLED WITH NATURAL LIGHT WHICH I LOVE. THE SPEECHES WERE SOME OF THE MOST HEARTFELT SPEECHES I HAVE HEARD, WITH LOTS OF TEARS AND LAUGHTER FROM EVERYONE. 

HEATHER AND THIAGO'S FIRST DANCE WAS TO A SONG THAT WAS REALLY SPECIAL TO THEM, WHICH WAS WONDERWALL BY OASIS AND WAS PERFORMED BY MY BOYFRIEND BEN WHO IS A VERY TALENTED MUSICIAN AND I MAY SOUND BIASED BUT HAS A BEAUTIFUL VOICE. HE PERFORMED AN UNPLUGGED VERSION WITH JUST AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND SOUNDED GORGEOUS AND EVERYONE LOVED IT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A MUSICIAN FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH BEN HERE:

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SHORTLY AFTER HEATHERS YOUNGER RELATIVE SURPRISED EVERYONE WITH A CONTEMPORARY DANCE ROUTINE DEDICATED TO THEM BOTH,WHICH WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL. I LEFT EVERYONE ON THE DANCE FLOOR ENJOYING THE REST OF WHAT WAS A MAGICAL DAY. HEATHER AND THIAGO ARE PLANNING THEIR MINI MOON IN JULY TO MADEIRA, TO A BEAUTIFUL PLACE WHERE THEY WILL STAY IN TIPI'S AND ARE SURROUNDED BY COMPLETE NATURE, WHICH IS RIGHT UP MY STREET, IM VERY JEALOUS! 

TO HEATHER AND THIAGO... THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME TO BE PART OF AND CAPTURE YOUR LOVE STORY. TOGETHER MAY YOU LIVE FULLY, LAUGH OFTEN, AND I HOPE YOU ALWAYS FEEL AS IN LOVE AS YOUR DID ON YOUR WEDDING DAY. MAY YOUR LIFE TOGETHER BE EVEN MORE WONDERFUL THAN YOU EVER DREAMT IT WOULD BE.

WITH LOVE

LOUISE

CAKE SUPPLIER - STEPHS KITCHEN, WIDNES http://littlestephs.com/about.html

FLOWERS - AMORE FLOWERS, WIDNES http://www.amoreflowers.co.uk/

DJ - LIGHT AND SOUL EVENTS, WIDNES https://www.lightnsoul.co.uk/

MUSIC/ENTERTAINER - BEN MCEWAN,  https://www.facebook.com/benmcewanmusic/

ROOM DECORATION - KIERA-S OCCASIONS,  http://www.chaircoversmerseyside.co.uk/

MAKE UP - LEAH CRAVEN https://www.facebook.com/leah.craven.716

HAIR - DIANE HURSTFIELD