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Peaches & Cream! A Real Wedding In The North East – Cheryl & Peter

April 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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It’s rubbish being back at work after the long weekend isn’t it?!  And yes, it’s still rubbish even if you get to look at beautiful weddings all day long like I do – there’s always admin and invoicing to do in any business people… and let’s got even touch on VAT returns!

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So, it’s safe to say that we’ll all probably be in need of a pick-me-up.  Right about now.

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Lucky for us, Cheryl and Peter’s gorgeous Real Wedding in the North East is a little ray of sunshine with pretty smiles, a pretty venue, pretty styling, and, well, just about pretty everything really.  So let’s prettify our Tuesday afternoon, and be inspired!

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And go on, why not reach for the biscuit tin too? After the sugar fest that is the Easter weekend, surely more chocolate can’t really hurt us?!

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Cheryl says:  Peter asked me to marry him on 4th September 2011 at my parents’ home (it was my parents’ wedding anniversary).  We were married on 7th October 2012 at Beamish Hall in County Durham. 

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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We chose the venue as we loved the grand appearance from the outside and the traditional yet modern features of the inside. The big bay windows and the beautiful chandeliers won us over.  In keeping with the venue, we opted for a modern vintage theme, with a simple yet pretty colour scheme of ivory with pearls and lace and antique rose bridesmaid dresses.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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I chose a dress by Madeline Gardner New York for Mori Lee from Brides Dream.  It was an understated lace dress with a modern twist.  My gorgeous headpiece was by What Katy Did Next. 

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The bridesmaids’ dresses were from Purely Bridesmaids and our groomsmen hired suits from Gavin Scott Menswear.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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I carried a mixture of roses in ivory and creams and a touch of vintage pink to match the bridesmaids by Nature’s Gift.  The bouquet was kept very neat and feminine with stalks on show with a mix of hessian and lace as a bow.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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The ceremony was also held at the Hall and we chose to have a candle ceremony where there are three candles, two lit from the beginning to represent the two families and the our mothers were asked to light the centre candle which represented the families coming together.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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We had a harpist – Clare Bakewell -  to play ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ for the bridesmaids/groomsmen to enter to and then ‘Halo’ for my entrance. She stayed and played outside throughout the drinks reception too.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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We hand made our table names using wooden plaques with pearl bows – and each table was a different Walt Disney quotation. 

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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We chose a gorgeous four tier wedding cake with two layers of fruit, a layer of sponge and a layer of chocolate (we couldn’t decide)!  The cake was iced in ivory with pearl drops and an edible vintage rose oversized bow on the top.  We also chose cake pop wedding favours from Olipops.  

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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We had unique bespoke ‘peg’ dolls made to stand by the cake and these actually looked like us! These were made by What Katy Did Next who also created our ring cushion. 

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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For the evening entertainment we had a swing band – Jeff Dingle & the Moodswing Trio – who were amazing and I danced to ‘My Girl’ with my step-dad and our first dance was Paolo Nutini’s “Loving you”.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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After the wedding we honeymooned in Thailand.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to enjoy every minute of your day, take it all in and appreciate all of your loved ones coming together.

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Beamish Hall Wedding by David E Williams

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Congratulations Cheryl & Pete!

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Modern Vintage, A Real Wedding – Katie & Rob

July 14th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Mandy Charlton is a favourite Brides Up North Featured Supplier photographer who never disappoints! Showing off her fabulous modern vintage style, this beautiful Real Wedding that I am able to share with you today on the wedding blog is full of personality, love and gorgeousness!  Enjoy it!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Mandy Charlton tells us more: Katie booked me in January 2009 for her May 2011 wedding, I think that’s the longest booking I’ve ever had!

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Over the next two and a half years I got to know Rob and Katie really well, I photographed them twice and I also found out that Katie and I had common interests so by the time the wedding arrived I felt like I was photographing friends.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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I was lucky enough to have Jamie of
Emerson Photography as my second shooter and that alone meant we could use advanced techniques which would give Rob and Katie absolutely amazing photographs.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Katie and Rob got married at their local church in a small beautiful ceremony, the only thing which didn’t go to plan was the weather, two and a half years of planning and we still ended up with a windy rainy day.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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After the wedding a glamorous reception took place at Beamish Hall, we were lucky enough to get lots of time alone with Rob and Katie and it really shows in the photos, that extra time you put aside to work with your photographer is going to mean more time spent on those most important of personal portraits which you’ll cherish forever.

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Mandy Charlton

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I think it’s safe to say that Rob and Katie’s wedding was one of my absolute favourite weddings of my whole career!

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Brides and photographers, fancy sharing your memories on this little wedding blogGet in touch!

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Click here to see Mandy and Jamie’s work in action on The Brides Up North Wedding Belles Photo Shoot.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2011 Mandy Charlton

Mandy Charlton is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

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