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Issue 47: When Time Stood Still

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I thee Wed – Nikki & Jacob

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Oh, we do love a good wedding. Especially when it takes place at one of our favourite Nottingham based wedding venues, The Riverbank.
This beautiful, stylish wedding venue is host to a wedding open day this Sunday which you CANNOT miss! With a host of fabulous wedding suppliers, a great atmosphere and a gorgeous setting, make sure you pay The Riverbank a visit this Sunday 9th February.


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Where did you get married and what was it about the venue that sealed the deal?

We got married at The Gallery at The riverbank on Trent Bridge. There were lots of reasons for this venue…. It was nice and central for people coming from out of town and has beautiful views of the river Trent. We were also able to have people both inside and outside for the reception and as it is owned by some of my old hairdressing clients I knew the food and service would be good. With me planning the wedding from Australia we were not able to go and see places and taste food so I wanted somewhere I could guarantee would look after us. The best thing about the Riverbank was how flexible they were, we could have whatever we wanted and they were happy to make it happen, this made the whole process very easy.

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How would you describe the style of your wedding and what made you decide to go down that route?

I would describe our wedding as classic modern vintage. I wanted something classic that wouldn’t age but with casual vintage elements. I had a bit of a vision before I started planning and then I wanted to work with what style would best suit the venue as well as Jacob and I’s personal style.  I was really happy with the result to say it was all planned from Australia.

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Describe your dress and how you came about finding the one?

I had never even looked at a dress before we got engaged! I had no idea what I was looking for! After a lot of time on the internet I decided on one shoulder and quite slim fit, then to find the place that had the ‘dream’ dress. I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to find what I was looking for and would end up having it made but I went shopping anyway. I took my best friend Nina with me to a shop that had been recommended, The Babushka Ballerina, we picked 6 dresses to try on, they stock a beautiful range called Anna Campbell and their own designs to, a lot of these can be mix and matched with different skirts and tops to Crete different looks. All the dresses were beautiful but I had a feeling the final one would be a favourite, Nina wasn’t convinced, however when I put the dress on she screamed and looked like she was going to cry, I knew I had found ‘the one’ I loved it, it wasn’t the one shoulder dress I had thought I wanted but it was perfect, it suited me and I felt comfortable and best yet it was under budget, I imagine that doesn’t happen often!


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Any words of advice for future brides about planning your dream day?

Research, have a look and see what’s about, there are sooo many great magazines, blogs about to gather ideas from, use Pinterest, pin everything you like, see if a pattern forms? Have great friends and family to support you and be by your side and most importantly enjoy your day and take it in, it literally is the best day of your life and you can’t imagine how amazing it feels until you experience it.


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The fab suppliers involved:

Wedding reception venue & catering – The Gallery at the riverbank
Photographer – Jen Miles, Gravity Rides Photography,
Wedding dress – the Babushka Ballerina, Brisbane, Australia 
Bridesmaid dresses – Two birds Bridesmaids
Hair – Fruition Hair
Make up- Rochelle O’brien
Wedding rings – Adam Graham designer jeweller,
Transportation – Cloud Nine Classic Weddings 
Florist – Slades melton road, west bridgford
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1 Comment
  1. April Simon

    Hello my name is april and I was wondering if you could tell me some prices for a wedding reception this place is truly beautiful and would love my reception here


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