Truly romantic for Aimee and Tom

Aimee and Tom's magical day surrounded by loved ones

Truly romantic: Image 1 Love is such an amazing thing that touches all of our lives and we open up to embrace it which results in something truly beautiful. Aimee and Tom first met back in May 2015 at the Dickens Inn in Middlesbrough. Aimee says: "We both knew straight away that we liked each other, we were always talking and didn't leave each other's side after meeting!"

From this moment on, the pairs bond grew stronger and stronger each day and after more than two and a half years together, Tom proposed. Before the couple set off to Munich on their annual Christmas break, they went to the Sky Gardens in London and was taking photographs. Aimee says: "We got into position and as soon as I turned around, Tom was on one knee and asked me to marry him. The woman who was taking a picture started recording too – I was so shocked!"

The wedding date was set for the 19th October 2019 at Acklam Hall, there was no particular theme as the venue was already so beautiful.

Here Aimee shares details about there special day....

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We picked Acklam Hall because we'd been before and loved it. Neither of us are religious so it wasn't going to be a church wedding. As soon as we visited Acklam Hall we knew it was where we wanted to get married. It had just been refurbished and features beautiful white detailed ceilings and old period features.

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Helen the wedding planner was amazing. She was so good at giving me ideas and trying to help in any way she could. I was a very organised bride so she was very patient with me and answered all of my questions.

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I loved organising the wedding so much!

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The groom wore a Marc Darcy Rambo navy suit with a grey waistcoat, along with a little gypsophila buttonhole. The groomsmen wore the same but with different waistcoats.

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My bridesmaids wore floor-length satin dresses in a dusky pink colour. Finding them was actually easier than I thought it was going to be. I don't think they were particularly fussy on the colour but they all loved the dresses and the style that I had picked.

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For my bouquet, I went with gypsophilas and five dusky pink roses to match the colour of the bridesmaid dresses. We also included them in our centrepieces, on the fireplace and for other decoration.

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For centrepieces we had circle mirror plates with three jars sat on top, tea lights, mirrors were sat on some dusky pink satin material and my dad had made some wooden plinths for them to sit on so the centrepieces were slightly raised from the table.

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My auntie, Julie Nicholson made my cake. I wanted quite a plain look and I made sure the gypsophila was included and also a grey cake topper to match with the drawing room.

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We had a magician to entertain guests and he was amazing! He catered for all ages, his magic tricks were fab and he even done a special trick for myself and Tom. We had my uncle who is a DJ, me and Tom had created a playlist however he popped some songs in there that got the crowd going – music included old School R&B, 00's pop and the disco classics!

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I'd seen Claire's pictures on social media and loved her style. I arranged a meeting with her and she was so down to earth, chatty and lovely. We both felt very relaxed with her so we knew she was the right person to be our photographer.

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I always wanted my hair down on my wedding day. However, when I picked my dress I realised to see the lovely detail on the back it would be best to have it pinned up.

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For make-up, Clare Weaver was a perfect choice. It was everything that I wanted my wedding make-up to be like. I normally don't wear eyeshadow and eyelashes so it was nice to get fully glammed up but still keeping it quite natural.

Truly romantic: Image 8b Our top tip would be organised early so you can have some chill time in the lead up to the wedding. Enjoy a spa day a couple of days before to help you relax.

Aimee and Tom's contact book

Bride's dress

Bridesmaids' dresses

Little Mistress


Carl Nicholson
Tel: 07717 475 987

Flower arch

Blooms Boutique


Sweet William Floral Design

Groom's suit

Bakers Tailoring


KRW Hair Design
Tel: 07739 089 436


Tom Daws Magician
Tel: 07538 435 040

Make up

Clare Weaver


Claire Hirst Photography


Market Cross Jewellers


Wedding cake

Julie Nicholson