Charlotte Balbier
Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Shows Spring 2017

real wedding recap: martina liana for a luxurious wedding at lartington hall – stefanie & jason

December 29th, 2016 | Julia Braime

It’s holiday season here on the blog, and as the editorial team take a short break, we’ll be leaving you with a reduced blogging schedule so that you still get your daily dose of wedding lovely. Usual service will recommence on Monday 9th January 2017 but in the meantime watch out for recaps of some of our favourite Real Weddings from 2016. 

Drop in every day for the very prettiest, most unique wedding inspiration and – if you are a Brides Up North bride – to see if your real wedding was one of our top picks.

a-beautiful-wedding-at-lartington-hall-c-helen-russell-photography-69

Brace yourself for some incredible beauty and blooms, as today’s real wedding is among the prettiest that we have ever seen!

The elegant wedding of Stefanie and Jason took place at the incredibly stunning, exclusive-use venue that is Lartington Hall, a beautiful country manor in the Teesdale countryside. As you can see from Stefanie and Jason’s wedding, beautifully captured by photographer Helen Russell, this is a first class venue for a first class big day!

With images by Brides Up North Sponsor Helen Russell Photography.

a-beautiful-wedding-at-lartington-hall-c-helen-russell-photography-2

a-beautiful-wedding-at-lartington-hall-c-helen-russell-photography-91

a-beautiful-wedding-at-lartington-hall-c-helen-russell-photography-3

stefanie says: We got engaged on 8th May 2015, which was exactly six years to the day since we met. Jason had booked a surprise trip away to New York, and I only found out where we were going once we arrived at the airport. It was such an emotional moment when I found out!

On the second afternoon there Jason had booked me a surprise massage in the hotel spa. When I returned to the room he was nowhere to be seen! He had left me a note saying I had to be ready for 7pm as a driver would be waiting for me at the hotel reception. The driver took me to a mystery location which turned out to be a private rooftop overlooking Manhattan. Jason was there waiting for me with a bouquet of red roses and his hand behind his back! He then got down on one knee! We celebrated with a bottle of champagne on the rooftop, before heading to a lovely little restaurant nestled underneath Brooklyn Bridge with a view of Manhattan, to continue the celebrations. It really was like fairy tale!

a-beautiful-wedding-at-lartington-hall-c-helen-russell-photography-20

We got married on 8th October 2016. We chose this date as the venue we had fallen in love with – Lartington Hall – was fully booked up for every Saturday until this date!

Lartington Hall is a beautiful country manor in the Teesdale countryside. We got a good feeling as soon as we drove up to the venue, along the long gravel track through a field of curious sheep! We instantly fell in love when we saw how stunning all the rooms were, it certainly had the wow factor we were looking for. We also loved that the venue offered exclusive use of the hall and gardens for the weekend. Knowing it was just our friends and family there certainly gave it a more intimate feel.

We didn’t have a theme as such however we wanted to create a stylish and luxurious feel that tied in with the style of the venue.

The colour scheme was pale grey/blue with lots of whites/creams and a hint of blush. We also incorporated a lot of gold as Lartington Hall has lots of gold detailing throughout the venue. For example we added gold beaded charger plates from The Whole Sch-bang, to complement the gold chairs and the gold mirrors/candelabras in the dining room where we had our wedding breakfast.

a-beautiful-wedding-at-lartington-hall-c-helen-russell-photography-49

My wedding dress was a Moroccan silk and lace fitted gown by Martina Liana from Ava Rose Hamilton, in Silsden. The top half of the dress was made from guipure lace, with illusion sleeves and an illusion back. There were buttons right the way down the back of the dress from the top to the bottom of the skirt. I visited a few wedding dress shops first but nowhere seemed to have the style of dress I was after. I then spent hours searching the internet trying to find this style of dress, but struggled to find one that had all the aspects I envisioned! When I finally came across this Martina Liana gown, it was the only dress I got shivers over, I knew it was the one before I even tried it on! Ava Rose Hamilton ordered a sample dress into store for me to try and it was everything I imagined. Terri (the seamstress) did an incredible job at making sure the dress fitted perfectly – it fitted like a glove!

On the morning of the wedding, Lisa Cameron did the hair for the bridal party and Heather-Francesca did our makeup. We would highly recommend both, they were brilliant to have around on the morning and a calming presence as I was extremely nervous the whole morning.

a-beautiful-wedding-at-lartington-hall-c-helen-russell-photography-63

Jason and his groomsmen wore navy blue suits from Marks & Spencer. Jason originally wanted to go for a designer suit, however with five groomsmen it was getting rather pricey! In the end we came across a really good quality suit in M&S. Jason also wore a Thomas Pink shirt, a navy spotted tie and a grey waistcoat. He completed his look with Ted Baker shoes, Mulberry cufflinks and a Mulberry tie clip.

The groomsmen wore grey bowties and pocket squares from Mrs Bowtie and dark brown shoes from ASOS.

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

teal appeal. a personal and rustic wedding at newton hall – jess & andy

May 30th, 2016 | Julia Braime

A Rustic Wedding at Newton Hall (c) Eve Photography (108)

Oh how we love a blissful Bank Holiday. However you’re spending the bonus day off be sure to put your feet up for a few minutes to take a look at today’s stunning real wedding.

The first thing to strike us about Jess and Andy’s big day was the stunning attire worn by the bride and groom, as well as the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Impressively, all the gorgeous outfits (including Jess’s two dresses!) were made by hand at Jess’s mum’s shop, located in Newcastle.

With a parent in the industry, knowledgeable Jess had her dream venue and suppliers in mind from the moment Andy placed a ring on her finger. Looking at these images it’s clear the girl has style and knows a talented supplier when she sees one!

With images by Eve Photography.

A Rustic Wedding at Newton Hall (c) Eve Photography (40)

jess says: Andy proposed at the Malmaison in Newcastle in November 2012. I had been at University all day and we had planned to go Christmas shopping after uni and work. I arrived at my mum’s shop to be picked up by my dad who told me that I had to go with him. In the car there was a handwritten  letter from Andy explaining that he was sorry that we weren’t going shopping tonight but that he was waiting in the penthouse of the Malmaison, I was dropped off there and went up to the room. There I found him standing with a house made out of Lego with my engagement ring in the garage of the Lego house. At the time, Ed Sheeran’s Lego House was one of my favourite songs so he had incorporated it in to the engagement. We were engaged for almost three years before we got married.

Our wedding date was 6th November 2015. It had never occurred to us that we would have a winter wedding but we thought that it might be something nice for people to look forward to after the summer but before Christmas.

A Rustic Wedding at Newton Hall (c) Eve Photography (73)

We got married at Newton Hall in Alnwick. We have always been fans of the Apartment Group venues and how they are styled – we felt they reflected our personalities and tastes as a couple and pretty much looked like a bigger version of our own house. We had our engagement party at Nancy’s Bordello and knew we wanted something similar for our wedding. As soon as we walked into Newton Hall we knew it was the one and didn’t actually look at any other venues. We booked it there and then. The venue didn’t need much styling but we loved every little thing about it, we liked the fact it was an exclusive-use venue and also that there were bedrooms for our families to stay in as we had a lot of them coming from different parts of the country.

A Rustic Wedding at Newton Hall (c) Eve Photography (98)

We didn’t really have a theme for the wedding, though the look and feel of it was quite rustic. As the venue reflected us and our tastes, there was little that we need to do. Andy’s nana made the hessian and lace chair bows and we sat and decorated jars with various ropes, strings and twines just to add that little bit extra and something more personal. Some of the jars had been dug up from Andy’s nanas and grandads house foundations when they built their house so were very old and fragile but we felt they added a little history to the wedding. We had pine cones for the table name holders, which were picked from a local forest. Everything we did, we tried to do ourselves.

We decided to go for a teal colour scheme so there was a pop of colour throughout the wedding and something that was a little bit vibrant with it being a November wedding. The rest was made up of rustic materials, such as wood and twine.

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

pastels & peonies. mori Lee for an oh so pretty wedding at wynyard hall – caitlin & matthew

September 30th, 2015 | Rachel Parry

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (73)

We love pink, we adore peonies and we’ve always got room for cake – these are just a few reasons why we fell head over heels for this morning’s real wedding (as we’re sure you will too) when it landed in our inbox.

Bride Caitlin wanted an elegant shabby chic feel to her big day and so teamed cute homemade decorative items with her favourite pastel tones of lemon and dusky pink.

The result is just beautiful and it’s not just the setting that looks stunning, for the wedding party themselves are pushing the bar high in the style stakes. We love the maids’ girly full-length dresses, the guys’ smart suits and of course Caitlin’s gorgeous Mori Lee lace dress, complete with a pretty bespoke belt.

With images by the fabulous Helen Russell Photography.

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (1)

caitlin says: We got engaged at home, in our cosy little bungalow! Matthew decided to wine and dine me with a Chinese box from the supermarket (good job I love things like that!) and surrounded by candles he got down on one knee and popped the question! Matthew is not the type to make a scene in front of people in a posh restaurant, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

We set the date for Friday 10th July 2015. We were hoping it would be a perfect sunny day and luckily enough, it was!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (5)

Wynyard Hall was our chosen venue. I just loved the stately home, picturesque feel it had. The terrace out of the back had amazing views of the lake and it just felt perfect. The first time I visited I was with my mam and she loved it just as much as I did (good job Matthew liked it too!)

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (4)

The theme I had in mind was a vintage, rustic, shabby chic theme. I love all things like this and we decided to make/source as many of the decorations we could ourselves. We recycled glass jars for months on end and decorated everyone differently! I made all of the save the dates, invitations, order of services and loved every minute! Not only did this keep costs down, but it also made things feel extra special.

Our colour scheme was pale lemon and dusty pink. I loved these pastel colours as I thought they were summery but classy!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (7)

I was lucky enough to find my amazing Mori Lee dress in a lovely little family run boutique called Dobinsons of Darlington. It was a beautiful mermaid style with lace detail throughout. Initially the dress had straps and I thought it didn’t suit me, however with a few changes to make it a sweetheart neckline, it was perfect! A friend of mine made my wedding belt and I wore Kurt Geiger sandals to complete my look.

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (15)

Matthew wore a Paul Costello charcoal grey suit with faint checks from Slaters in Newcastle. He wanted a three piece suit with a waistcoat and wore a dusty pink tie, pocket watch and tan Ted Baker shoes!

All six of our bridesmaids wore gorgeous, floaty, one-shouldered, pale lemon dresses from Coast and the groomsmen wore charcoal suits, also from Slaters in Newcastle, with pale lemon ties and hessian flower shaped button holes.

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (21)

Helen Russell was our photographer. Helen was absolutely amazing, she was the best photographer we could have asked for and made everyone feel so comfortable on the day. We loved the natural photographs Helen takes and we would 100 per cent recommend her to anyone. We had our pre wedding shoot the month before which made us so relaxed and excited for the day and are over the moon with all of our photographs!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (26)

When it came to the flowers, I carried dusty pink peonies with pale lemon roses and the bridesmaids and flower girl carried the same in smaller bouquets.

We wanted to keep with the peony theme in the décor and so used the same flowers in jugs placed on pieces of wood for the centrepieces along with rustic jars and candles. We also had single peonies and carnations in jars along the aisle and on the fireplaces at Wynyard. My family helped so much with sourcing the jars and centrepieces and made the day extra special.

For the reception we also hired chiavari chairs from The Finishing Touch Company, which made the rooms look perfect!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (28)

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (69)

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (72)

As favours we gave small jam jars filled with pink alcohol for the adults and filled with sweeties for the children. Also a chocolate truffle heart for an extra treat!

Our guests were also treated to an amazing cake table, made by Bernadette from Dreamworld Cakes in Newcastle. Our wedding cake had four tiers, two being Belgian chocolate and the other two being white chocolate and raspberry, it was then decorated with rustic theme in mind with peonies and raffia. We also had Baileys chocolate and Victoria sponge mini cakes, lemon and passion fruit cupcakes, cake pops and strawberry and pistachio macaroons!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (40)

For the entertainment we decided to hire wedding pianists, Daniel Ackerley and Martin Dack, who played throughout the ceremony and right through the wedding breakfast. We also had Paul Lytton who was a fantastic magician and The Ultimate Wedding DJ for the disco. As an extra special touch we also hired large ‘C & M’ letters from Coco Luminaire and a vintage photo booth from Snaparazzi.

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (42)

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (45)

I would recommend all of ours suppliers and also our venue to other couples. Our wedding coordinator Emily made the day go as smooth as possible and I felt confident everything would go to plan! Wynyard made our rooms look amazing and all the staff were friendly and helpful. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (43)

It’s difficult to pick a favourite part of the wedding as the whole day was amazing, but I think it would be walking in to the conservatory being announced as Mr & Mrs Summerbell ready to cut the cake and have our first dance!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (77)

For our honeymoon we went to El Dorado Casitas Royale in Riveria Maya, Mexico! This place was heaven and we were so lucky so spend our honeymoon in such luxury! The restaurants were all a la carte and on the beach front, it was so relaxing and we would definitely revisit on our anniversary – one day! We are now expecting our first baby. After unexpectedly finding out on our honeymoon, we are so shocked but so excited and can’t wait for the future!

A Pretty Pastel Wedding at Wynyard Hall (c) Helen Russell Photography (78)

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be not to stress too much about all the tiny details leading up to the wedding, and for the groom I’d say try and help take some of this stress away from the bride! I was so worried about the room looking how I imagined however the staff at the venue were so good they made it look better than I ever could have. Brides and grooms should also try to take in as much of the day as possible as it goes so fast, enjoy every minute.

continue reading

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

Intimate Elaborate: A Real Wedding In The North East – Victoria & Jonathan

August 13th, 2012 | Julia Braime

.

Wynard Hall Wedding by Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Regular Brides Up North reader Victoria sent me her stately Real Wedding at Wynard Hall in the North East of England to share with you lovely lot this afternoon.  What I love about Victoria and Jonathan’s big day is how they make the most of this beautiful, grand venue whilst still managing to keep their celebration personal and unique to them.  With images by Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Wynard Wedding by Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Victoria says:  Jon took me to Kielder Forest (a place close to Jon’s heart) and we stayed at the lovely Riverside Hall Hotel (a bit of a gem in the middle of nowhere) on the 26th January 2011. We went for a lovely walk round the lake and Jon got down on one knee right next to the lake – it was beautiful.

.

.

North East Wedding by Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

We were married on 26th July 2012 at Wynyard Hall.  Wynyard Hall is a beautiful place with lots of character – great for photos whatever the weather!

.

.

Dave Yates Photography for UK Wedding Blog Brides Up North

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Charlotte McLean from Darlington did my hair and Martez Grey from Redcar did the bridesmaids.

Stacey Taylor from Darwen, Lancs did my makeup and nails and the bridesmaids nails too. Stacey whisked me off in to another room for a bit of R&R whilst she did my makeup this was a really good idea.

.

Stacey’s husband John Taylor, a photographer from Darwen, Lancs, took photos of the bridal preparations whilst Dave Yates Photography took photos of the groom and groomsmen preparations at Wynyard Hall.

.

Dave and his wife were absolutely fabulous. We had some great giggles with them both. Dave took wonderful pictures without being obtrusive at all. I really don’t like having my picture taken and this was one of the areas that I was worried about when planning our wedding but Dave really put me at ease.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Irregular Choice shoes by Dave Yates Photography

.

.

I ended up with a Trudy Lee number quite the princess dress which isn’t what I was planning to wear at all. I wanted something quite small and simple but when I agreed to ‘humour’ my maid of honour and try on a big dress I fell in love with it straight away!

.

I found the dress in a small bridal shop in Darlington called Grace The Weddings Company – an absolutely beautiful shop and really nice staff would definitely recommend a visit to any bride looking for a dress. A couple of other bridal shops worth a visit are Miranda Marie in Yarm and Truly Beautiful in Guisborough. These three shops made the dress shopping experience for me.

.

My sister (one of my bridesmaids) and I wore my Nanna’s brooches in our hair (something old).   My something borrowed was a sixpence for in my shoe which belonged to my Grandad but is now my sister’s and my something blue was my Irregular Choice shoes.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

With the journey from Redcar to Wynyard being a fairly long drive I decided I wanted to travel with my bridesmaids and family. So we started looking at the double decker buses but we thought this doesn’t really have any link to us as a couple or our heritage. Then we remembered the Moors Bus and we had to have it!

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

My favourite part of the day was seeing Jon’s face when I walked down the aisle.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

I chose a colour scheme of pink, green and blue.  My bridesmaids wore Forever Yours full length dresses – two in dusty pink, two in light blue and two in olive with one shoulder strap with flower detail.  The groomsmen wore a grey three piece suit with tails.

.

I carried a bouquet of double headed chrysanthemums (my Nanna’s favourite flower), hydrangeas, veronica and wax flower.   My bridesmaids carried a single hydrangea head striped right down – very simple. The buttonholes were wax flower and double headed chrysanthemums.  We used Secret Garden Florist of Hartlepool who were wonderful and very reasonable.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography  Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

During the day we booked Michael Mulroy a fabulous pianist with lots of character. He played through the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. When our usher was finishing off someone else’s dessert he started to play Food, Glorious Food! – the room erupted with laughter!

.

After the ceremony guests were met by Paul Slattery, caricaturist who kept them entertained whilst Jon and I headed off for photos. We also had giant garden games to keep them entertained.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography   Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Along with the help of my bridesmaids and a few family members we made all the decorations ourselves.

We had chocolate fish and chips as our favours – I wrote the article, my maid of honour moulded the milk chocolate fish and we all put them together. We put together party bags for the 4 children which they loved but it also kept them busy (and quiet!) during the speeches – would recommend this to other bride and grooms!

.

We used wicker hearts as name places hanging on the backs of the chairs which  my maid of honour and I put together.

.

Living in Redcar we wanted to somehow incorporate the seaside – we decided to have a Lobster pot as our card box. The wonderful coast guard sourced it for us and in return we made a donation to them. Then we decorated the table around it with some seaside ornaments from The Range.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

During the day we had a very small intimate wedding with only 28 guests (4 of which were children). We decided rather than having separate tables we would have one long table which worked really well with the numbers we had.  In the evening we changed the table decorations and again these were DIY decorations – willow tree branches with jewels (all hand threaded by us!) hanging from them in tall vases, filled with sand, on round mirrors surrounded by tea lights. On each table we had sweet trees – again handmade! We also made our own photo booth – which went down a treat!

.

In the evening guests were wowed by Magician Paul Lytton – even the cynical were impressed!

We also had an amazing local band Johnny and the Moondogs along with a disco playing throughout the night.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Our cake was three tier (fruit, chocolate and lemon Madeira) each tier in one of the three wedding colours. It was made by a family member.  The cake knife set was an engagement present from a close friend.

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

Honeymoon wise, We are heading to New York later in the year!

.

.

Dave Yates Photography

.

.

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to take time to take it all in. The day goes so fast every now and then just take a moment to stand back and look around and take in what is happening.

.

.

HEARTCongratulations Victoria & Jonathan!  HEART

.

.

Are you a newlywed?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding with Brides Up North!

.

.

  – Images © 2012 Dave Yates Photography

This is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

.

.

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

Ruffles & Blooms: A Real Wedding In The North East – Jemma & Anthony

April 23rd, 2012 | Julia Braime

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

I’m currently in recovery from the last Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive of the Spring season at Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall.  What a way to finish a great run of shows!  All of the Wedding Exclusives (and the even larger Brides Up North Super Showcase) have been record attendances for the beautiful venues that I work with but this one was an especially brilliant day, with 290 brides (!) and their families coming to see the Hall and our amazing exhibitors.  More on that later.  Watch out for more shows in your area this Autumn.  Exhibitors can contact julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk for details.

.

So, onwards and upwards as always, lets kick start the week with some pretty!  This gorgeous North East wedding was sent to me by wedding blog reader and Real Bride Jemma and with some of my favourite North East suppliers on her team, it was always going to be a cracker!

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

I proposed to Anthony in November 2009 at the cinema. I set it all up on the big screen before the film along with his favourite music. Although he was a little startled he did say yes!

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

We tied the knot at Beamish Hall on 16th March 2012 with family and friends travelling from all over the world to be with us which made the day even more special.

.

We chose Beamish Hall as from our first visit here we knew this was our special place and where we could see ourselves getting married. It is so magical here and beautiful that no where else was as perfect for us.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

Pale pinks and greens were our colour choices. I wanted to keep it very simple yet vintage looking with pearls, fringed tulips that looked like lace and selections of various vases for the flowers provided by our florist Adam Prest and plenty of candle light.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

I chose a very simple yet fairy tale like dress by Morilee from Wedding Secrets. I accompanied this with a ivory sash with pearls and crystals from YAP Bridal to tie in a big bow at the back.

.

My bouquet was a mixture of roses, peonies and many other beautiful assortments. I have never had such beautiful flowers and we were amazed at how much care and detail had gone into each display. We have even sent my bouquet off to be preserved in a special frame as it was that beautiful at Precious Petals. Thank you Adam for all your care and attention that went into making our day even more spectacular!

.

My bridesmaid wore a long flowing pale pink dress from Debenhams which she chose herself. Our little flower girl wore a silver green dress by Monsoon embellished with detail around the waist which matched in with my dress.  The boy’s suits were by The Wedding Wardrobe

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

I spent the night before the wedding at Beamish Hall with my mum and got ready there on the morning. Anthony travelled with my dad, his brother and dad to the venue. I did miss him overnight and ended up not being able to sleep with such excitement.

.

We had a string trio, The North East Soiree for the ceremony who played absolutely beautiful. It made the day that much more perfect. Thank you Gordon for playing even tunes by Morrissey for our special day.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

Its so hard to choose a favourite part of the day as it was all so beautiful and perfect. I have to say though seeing Anthony at the end of the aisle made everything else just fade into the background and I realised what I had been waiting for all along

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

We chose our friend Dave Knaggs of Torcross Photography to take our photos. We wanted to have someone who we felt comfortable with and who we were able to enjoy taking photos with. He did an excellent job, thank you Dave!

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

We chose a 3 tier butter sponge with plain icing from Marks and Spencer which tasted absolutely yummy. Our florist decorated this then with an array of flowers to match in with the table centres.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

For the favours we ordered French macaroons in various colours from Fenwick’s Bakery and tied up each bundle with ribbon and a cute tag of our names and wedding date.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

We hired a magician, Paul Lytton who kept guests thoroughly entertained in the gap between the day and night. I still don’t know how he does any of his tricks! We were all amazed.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

For the evening we chose the resident DJ at Beamish Hall to host our first dance and disco. They catered for every piece of music we asked for and more and I never stopped dancing. We hadn’t prepared a first dance but once the music started for ‘it had to be you’ we ran on and it all came naturally. Turned into quite a cheesy dance but it really was one of the best parts of the day.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

For our honeymoon we went to a little island called Meeru for 2 weeks in the Maldives. This was just paradise.

.

.

A Real Wedding In The North East at Beamish Hall - Torcross Photography

.

.

My top tip for other Brides Up North would be to just try to get as much sleep as you can the night before as I only got an hour’s sleep!  Also remember it is your day and your day alone. Do all that makes you happy and it will all be perfect on the day.

.

.

Congratulations Jemma & Anthony!

.

.

Newlywed?  Contact me to share your Real Wedding memories!

.

.

  – Images © 2012 Torcross Photography

This is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier 

.

.

Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone

Our Real Wedding featured in Belle Bridal Magazine

February 25th, 2011 | Julia Braime

.

I am very proud to have our Real Wedding featured alongside some of the region’s most gorgeous celebrations in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of that super chic North East wedding magazine, Belle Bridal.  *Squeal!*

.

.

Belle Bridal Magazine - Julia & Alan

.

.

Click on the image for a version that you can enlarge.

.

Pick up your copy of Belle Bridal today!

.

You can also click here, here, here and here to see our wedding blogged in all it’s glory on these pages, if you missed it the first time round.

.

.

This is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

.

.

Brides Up North Logo

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterGoogle+share on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on LinkedInEmail to someone