Charlotte Balbier

naturally elegant. an english country garden style wedding at woodhill hall – emma & patrick

January 7th, 2016 | Rachel Parry

An English Country Garden Wedding at Woodhill Hall (c) Eve Photography (37)

For us there’s nothing better than a bright, breezy & beautiful wedding which is why we love this afternoon’s pretty celebrations so much.

Deciding on an elegant English country garden theme for her big day, bride Emma set about picking seasonal blooms and hand-making lots of dainty décor that would set the feel of the day perfectly.

Girl, we think you hit the nail on the head! Cue soft, pastel colours, dreamy styling and lots of fabulous flowers…

With images by Eve Photography and video by Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Silver Sixpence Films.

An English Country Garden Wedding at Woodhill Hall (c) Eve Photography (50)

emma says: We got engaged in September 2013, when we had been together eight months. Patrick told me he was going to take me away as an early birthday present, I had no idea where we were going but presumed somewhere in the UK. The morning we were travelling I was woken up with a wrapped gift which was a travel guide to Venice! When we arrived we found a lovely Italian pizzeria for some dinner then we had a slow wander along the canals back towards our hotel and this is when I started to suspect a little as Patrick became nervous and very aware of his surroundings. He walked me onto the bridge that goes over the Grand Canal and when no one else was around he dropped to one knee and asked me if I would do him the honour of being his wife! It was all very romantic and unexpected. I couldn’t have planned a proposal more perfect.

We chose 16th September 2015, as our wedding date as we felt two years was a good amount of time to both plan and save for the wedding we wanted. It was also close to the date that we got engaged.

An English Country Garden Wedding at Woodhill Hall (c) Eve Photography (44)

We got married at Woodhill Hall, Northumberland. There was something about the venue that drew us in from when we first saw it on the internet and as soon as we saw it in person we just knew it was for us. The location speaks for itself with breath-taking views and the venue is so quirky with its fantastic interiors. We wanted a small, intimate wedding and loved that all our guests could stay in one place with us. The majority of our guests (and us included) were travelling from over 300 miles away so it was important that we could provide the accommodation for them. We felt that Woodhill Hall was somewhere worth travelling all that way for.

Patrick and Emma from Silver Sixpence Films on Vimeo.

We went for what I would call an ‘English Country Garden’ look for the theme – the flowers especially were key to this. I just felt like there needed to be flowers everywhere in jars which I’d hand decorated with ribbon, lace and twine. It’s a look I’ve always had in my head as how I would envisage our wedding to be and thankfully Patrick completely agreed and wanted the same things.

We chose pastel pink and a very light pink as our main colour scheme and duck egg blue as an accent colour, which came from a photograph I’d found on Pinterest.

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble! The Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza At Hardwick Hall Hotel – THIS SUNDAY!

February 21st, 2014 | Julia Braime


Brides Up North Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2014


If you follow the blog over on Twitter and Facebook – you’ll probably have guessed that I am just a little bit excited about kicking off our jam packed season of Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibitions with one of my very favourite events, North East SUPER show, the Brides Up North Bridal Bonanza Grand Wedding Exhibition at the gorgeous 4* Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield, County Durham THIS SUNDAY (that’s come around quick!) on Sunday 23rd February 2014.  



If the level of pre-registrations that Team Brides Up North has received from you lovely ladies is anything to go by, it’s going to be an amazing day!  We love hearing your little stories and getting excited with you and we can’t wait to meet so many of you in person.



Other wedding fairs?  Pah!  What’s the point?! We are very proud to run OFFICIALLY the largest and most exciting FREE ENTRY bridal exhibitions in the North East (our last epic event at Hardwick’s sister hotel, Ramside Hall, attracted over 2,000 visitors in one afternoon – now that’s big!) with two specially choreographed professional fashion shows and almost (and sometimes over) 80 – 100 exhibitors at each, tempting on the day discounts and stuffed goody bags tailor made for each event. I might like things big and exciting, but I also like them personal.


And yes, you read that right, the events are FREE ENTRY.  Cos I love ya, baby.


Hardwick Hall Grand Wedding Exhibition Spring 2014


So, get the first of our huge North East events firmly in the diary (in indelible pen please) and come along to support the most fabulous wedding suppliers in your area – I only work with the best, dahlings – for an inspiration packed afternoon of all that is pretty, new and super gorgeous in the wedding industry.  And the most important bit?  Local to YOU.


And can I vouch for the beautiful 4* wedding venue that is Hardwick Hall Hotel?  Well, I chose it to host my own wedding day back in October 2012 – and what’s a better recommendation than that?!.


If you would like to beat the queues, gain speedy entry and grab yourself a FREE Brides Up North Goody Bag packed with little treats from Brides Up North, the regions’ best bridal glossy magazines well as some fab on-the-day-only exhibitor discounts – while stocks last only – you can pre-register for VIP Bride to Be access now. What are you waiting for?


To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking the Brides Up North event venue of choice e.g. “HARDWICK HALL” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibitions.   Only the bride need register for larger groups.



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