Collette + Rich

How did you meet?

We met on an online dating site when we were both ready to settle down and find the one. Rich reckons I asked him to meet but I 100% didn’t! He definitely made the first move! 

When did you know they were the one?

Rich says he knew I was the one very early on but for me it took some time. I wanted to take my time and be sure and the more I got to know and learn about him the more I fell in love with him and knew I didn’t want to spend a day not being with him! 

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

There are so many….! He is the most caring person I know, I can 100% trust him and he’s hilarious! I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love him!

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I did a lot of searching online and found Harlie which I absolutely loved!! I arranged to try it on in Love Bridal Boutique in Altrincham and instantly knew that it was the one! I only went to one shop and didn’t need to look any further! I felt so special wearing it and it just felt like me instantly! 

Who proposed and how?

Rich proposed to me, he took me on a surprise weekend to Edinburgh for my birthday (I’d always wanted to go). He took me out for dinner and we went for a night time stroll and when we got up to Edinburgh castle I peered over the wall to admire the buildings all lit up and when I  turned back around he was on one knee. I balled my eyes out and he asked me to marry him! It was truly perfect!!

Where did you go to honeymoon?

We went on a safari in Kenya! It was so magical! Then followed by 10 days in Zanzibar which is amazing! Best holiday ever!




MWL Design:



Rich’s parents garden in Bayton, Worcestershire which is absolutely stunning and was so personal! We had tipi’s set up on the lawn and used All About ME Marquees and Event who were amazing and the tipi’s looked fab! We also had clamping tipi’s for some of the guests and Rich and I to stay in which was super cool!


Louise Hood


My auntie Linda Palmer




D&L Jewellers, Stockport

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Suits :



Esme Whiteside 

Your MWL stockist:

Love Bridal Boutique Cheshire