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Emily and Marc

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Emily and Marc

February 2020

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Tell us how you and your partner met. Your ‘love story’…

Marc and I met in Perdu in Newcastle in 2016, he was 'up in the toon' on a 30th birthday lads night out and I was out with my work girls, he caught my eye with his dance moves to our favourite song Get Busy by Sean Paul haha, (this was our wedding song too!!) After a night of dancing and lots of drinking we decided to meet up one weekend and I knew from then that he was the one. Since then we have had lots of amazing holidays including our trip to Monaco where Marc proposed to me overlooking the marina, it was beautiful.

How did you feel before your first appointment to try on gowns?

I was very nervous as I really wanted to find the perfect dress and I stressed after the first shop I went to as they didn’t help me or have any dresses that felt like me.

Did you have in mind the style and look you wanted from your gown? If so what was it?

Yes I knew exactly what I wanted, it had to be all lace, backless and fitted, with long sleeves I had seen it on Pinterest so many times. But this was not exactly what I went for in the end it was very similar but 100 times better than I could of imagined.

Tell us about the ‘You Are Precious’ service you received along your bridal journey

...from the moment I walked in to YAP I knew I was going to find my dream dress, my stylist was amazing, so friendly, and wanted to find out about who I was/what I wanted my big day to be like and most importantly what my dream dress ideas were…. I didn’t even go into the full gown room and Jo had already found my perfect dress! She brought it through to me and I fell in love. The service at Y.A.P was outstanding from start to finish - I recommend all my friends getting married to go here.

How did you feel when you found your precious gown & how did you know it was ‘The One’?

I knew as soon as I saw my dress that It was the one, it had beautiful detail - Traditional and modern all in one. I felt super nervous but excited at the same time, I just wanted to stand there all day in front of the mirror!

How did you feel in your amazing Y.A.P gown when you tied the knot?

I felt incredible, I loved every second in my dream dress and I couldn’t wait for Marc to see me at the end of the isle.

What three words would you use to describe your overall Y.A.P Bridal experiance?

Friendly, Helpful, and just overall AMAZING!!!

Tell us about the perfect accessories … 

I found my perfect accessories at YAP, the veil was beautiful with a satin edging, I also got a gorgeous hair piece which sat just above my veil on the day, it had blue diamonds on the piece which was great for my something blue. 

Talk to us about the location and how you styled your day …

 We got married at Middleton Lodge fig house in Richmond, It was our dream venue as soon as we saw it, the walled gardens still had all their winter flowers blooming with log fire pits dotted around, the gardens helped me style our day. Our florist (Joannes Flowers in Birtley), filled the venue you with lots of beautiful roses, gyp, eucalyptus with a dash of blush pink throughout to match my bridesmaids dresses she is an wonderful florist which our family have used for many years and she never fails to make any floral design perfect.  I styled most of the venue myself as I wanted all the little touches to be about us which all our guests noticed. We did have some help from the amazing Ambience Teeside who designed our top table decor and the also decorated my guest tables which were beautifully done,  Emma who we dealt with was she helpful and nothing was an issue for her she search for what I wanted for days and found me the perfect wedding decor/accessories.

Tell us about your chosen suppliers and how they made your day perfect …

We had two singer/entertainers on our big day as we love music, Renee Mare was our ceremony and reception singer and she was incredible, her voice is out of this world, she is such a beautiful person and the perfect singer for your big day. She sang me down the isle to my favorite song Come away with me by Norah Jones most of our guest couldn’t believe it when they turned to see her singing they thought it was a pre recorded version. We met Renee in a bar singing on Sunday afternoon and as soon as I heard her I was like I want you to sing at our wedding.

Howard Wing was our singer/ entertainer from the wedding breakfast until the end of the night, what can we say other than this guy is outstanding. He had all our guests up singing, dancing and filled the room with laughter. He was like nothing we have ever seen before. Guests commented "This was the most fun we have ever had at a wedding, Howard was amazing”  a great guy with a fabulous personality we couldn't recommend him enough.

 Our Photographer Rosies iMages is just the best. We wanted to catch the moment of the day and she certainly did that. When we received our photo’s we literally loved every single one. She is great to be around as he makes your feel relaxed and at ease. This lady is a must for your wedding photography.



If you could give one piece of advice for future Y.A.P brides about to embark on their bridal journey, what would it be?

I would say enjoy every single moment from the day you start planning your dream wedding, and try not to get super stressed about the little things as on the day it all falls into place. Make sure you have your perfect day, but make the most of all your family and friends being together in one place as it very rarely happens. On this day it is just so beautiful to see everyone’s smiley faces and see how much love they have for you both. 


Emily we have adored being with you throughout your bridal journey and wish you and Marc a lifetime of love, laughter and happiness!

You are Precious Always,

Love, your Y.A.P team xx