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Twinkling Ivories! A Real Wedding In The North East – Rachel & Ben

May 8th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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I’ve recently been working on a column for Wedding Magazine all about a trend I have noticed for beautiful all white weddings (like this one and this one), so when this submission from Stan Seaton Photography pinged into my inbox I just knew that I had to share Rachel and Ben’s gorgeous wedding in the North East on the wedding blog’s swirly silver pages too!

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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Rachel says: Ben asked me to marry him in December 2009 in New York at the Statue of Liberty. We then took a trip to Tiffany’s to choose the ring. It was all very special.

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography  

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We were married on 11th September 2011 at St Augustine’s RC Church and afterwards at Wynyard Hall.  Wynyard Hall is perfect for a wedding – a fabulous setting with breath taking views & grand rooms. We knew we wanted a traditional wedding and Wynyard seemed like the perfect choice.

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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The bridal party was very pampered on the morning of the wedding – Nick from Hobson & Holmes did our hair and Cocoon were on hand for make up and pre-wedding treatments.  Our photographers Stan Seaton Photography and Joey Weir Videographer were with us throughout the day. 

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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I chose a wedding dress by Naomi Neoh Atelier.  It had a couture ivory French lace bodice with a French lace jacket and full silk chiffon skirt. 

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My bridesmaids wore full length ivory gowns by Dessy

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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My favourite moment was meeting Ben at the bottom of the aisle and seeing him for the first time on our wedding day. 

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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We opted for a romantic theme for the day, with a neutral colour scheme. Our favours for the ladies were hearts on a ribbon – each had a different love quote message attached. We also had the letters ‘R & B’ next to the cake and ‘Amore’ and ‘Love’ scattered around the venue. Real dried ivory and green hydrangea petals were used for the confetti to add to our neutral colour scheme. Ben is a very keen golfer so having the tables named after his favourite courses around the world added a personal touch.

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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Our flowers were by Wild and Wonderful florist with chair covers and bows by Ivory White Events. 

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We had music from Opus Four String Quartet – during the ceremony and drinks reception – and then we were entertained by Lauren Housley Band and DJ in the evening. 

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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Our cake was a three tier in ivory from good old Marks and Spencer – sponge with white chocolate icing.   

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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After the wedding we honeymooned in Mauritius – Ben wanted to surprise me and so I had no idea which part of the island or where we were staying. He did not disappoint!

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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A Wynyard Hall Wedding by Stan Seaton Photography

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to be as organised as possible as it really does pay off – I had lists, lists and more lists! Enjoy every minute – the day goes so quickly

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Congratulations Rachel & Ben!

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Are you a Bride Up North?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories here. 

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  – Images © 2012 Stan Seaton Photography

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comments

  • May 8, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This is such a beautiful post. Lovely pictures and am in love with her wedding invitation and dress! x

  • May 8, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a beautiful wedding, beautiful dress and I absolutely love her hair and hair accessories, wow, wow wow!

  • May 8, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a beautiful wedding! Love the beautiful Bride Rachel’s style and make-up too x

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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