We’ve Won Wedding of the Year 2016


Matthew Rycraft Hold the Winning Wedding Magazine


Cheshire & Merseyside 2016 Winner



We Won Wedding of the Year 2016 for the 2nd Year


I am thrilled to announce, for the second year in a row, we have won Wedding of the Year, 2016 with Your Merseyside Wedding Magazine. 


The winning couple, Kirstie and Michael McAllister, have been crowned winners of the 2016 Your Cheshire & Merseyside Wedding Magazine, Wedding of the Year competition. Their wedding day captured the readers’ imaginations, ahead of dozens of other hopefuls.


View Kirstie and Michael’s Wedding Blog Preview here:


The happy couple tied the knot on 5th March 2016, at Our Lady Immaculate & St Joseph Church, Prescot, followed by a reception at Knowsley Hall. “I’d dreamed since childhood that Knowsley Hall would one day be my wedding venue,” says Kirstie. “When we visited it instantly took our breath away as we approached via the driveway – and that was before we stepped foot inside. The grounds are beautifully picturesque and the day was even more perfect than I’d imagined.” 



2016 Merseyside & Cheshire Wedding of the Year Winners

2016 Merseyside & Cheshire Wedding of the Year Winners


Their special day had a fairytale theme complemented by a turquoise colour palette, and here Kirstie tells us more about their day…


“I went for a traditional, princess style gown that featured a heavily beaded bodice and carried a bridal bouquet of peonies and roses. I actually wore my mum’s underskirt that she wore on her wedding day 33 years ago. Michael’s attire was a charcoal -coloured suit with an ivory waist coat and accessories.”


“I travelled to the ceremony in a horse and carriage to epitomise the fairy tale theme, and Michael arrived in a classy Rolls Royce Ghost. The reception room décor had a classic look, the table centrepieces were candelabra and roses. We added a bit of glamour with the diamantés and gems.”


“Choosing Matthew Rycraft as our photographer was an easy choice – his work is exceptional!”


“During the day a string quartet entertained guests at the ceremony and wedding breakfast while in the evening we had a DJ and Michael’s brother’s band – which were a huge hit. Our four-tier cake was kept elegant, it was ice -white with lace detailing and a peony cake -topper. My favourite memory is walking down the aisle with our daughter and my father – I’ll treasure this moment forever.”


Kirsty & Michael are now entered into the National Wedding of the Year Award. Here’s to them winning once again!


I’d like to say a huge thank you, to everyone who voted for us to win this award and a special thanks to Kirsty & Michael, you are real pleasure to work with. Your day was amazing and I’m overjoyed I captured your special moments for you. 


2016 Merseyside & Cheshire Wedding of the Year Winners

2016 Merseyside & Cheshire Wedding of the Year Winners




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