Hanna Miraftab on last minute wedding preparations
PUBLISHED: 09:57 03 September 2019 | UPDATED: 14:08 04 September 2019
The countdown is over...it's wedding day month for our Hanna!
I can't believe that Martin and I are getting married this month! The time has honestly flown by and it's almost surreal that it's happening so soon. This month we wanted to give a special thank you to both of our mums, who have been so supportive and loving. We decided to surprise them both with Red Carpet facials at Martin's ReEnhance clinic. My mum chose the Hydra Facial and Dermalux (which is the treatment I've been having in the run up to the wedding) while Martin's mum had Ellansé filler. It's as much their wedding day as it is ours and we can't wait to share it with the people that we love the most.
Pulling together my perfect wedding day has been both challenging and exciting - we really couldn't have done it without our wedding planner Charlotte, I can tell you! Also, where possible I wanted to try and use local suppliers - whilst also supporting women in business, something I always try to champion. With this in mind, I'm so grateful for all of the wonderful women who are helping make my dreams come true. Our stunning wedding invitations were created by Dragonfly Couture Stationery. I actually found our calligrapher on Instagram, a lovely mum of two at INKspire Calligraphy - from Nantwich. All of our candles were handcrafted by Worsley-based Lit Candles UK, and our gorgeous personalised bridal robes were designed by family-run business Crafty Gems Store in Warrington. I have to also thank my gorgeous friend and co-star Seema, who has just been amazing, designing my beautiful bridesmaids dresses at Forever Unique. It's so nice that Seema can be a part of my wedding day.
Filming for the new series of The Real Housewives of Cheshire has finally started and we've already been up to some pretty interesting and exciting things. It's been great to catch up with all the girls and meeting the new cast member joining the show, who is so lovely. It's only just hit me that we're actually going to see our wedding plans unfold on the show, but I love that this is going to be documented for us to look back on. Series 10 will air on ITVBe this month and you don't want to miss it!
Anyone who knows me, knows just how much of a huge Friends fan I am - so when we were invited down to the launch of Friends Fest in Manchester last month, I just couldn't say no. I always cherish having an evening off work and filming to spend some time with Martin, so we decided to make a date night of it. We even managed to get a bit of wedding practice in when we recreated the most hilarious Friends wedding scene in Ross and Rachel's chapel - and it's made me even more excited for our own.