An absolute pleasure. The design was just right for me and I felt like I was in a fairytale all day. It had all the elements I had hoped for in a dress.
Phase Eight, Olivia lace Scuba maxi dress in Damson.
Our wedding venue:
Ellingham Hall, Northumberland. A hidden gem up in the North East countryside. A stone’s throw from the beach. The venue is an exclusive hire that allows you to share the full hall with your loved ones the night prior and the night of the wedding. It’s super cosy inside, with fires lit in each room and decadent decor.
Our wedding style:
As we had a winter wedding in December, we wanted to have a touch of Christmas but not too festive. We had bold and deep colours in our flowers and lots of fairy lights everywhere to create a real magical ambience. We had wreaths on our tables and a huge 80cm diameter wreath above the fireplace behind the top table. We wanted to make people feel warm and cosy so the fires were lit in each room. We also had a Quality Street themed cake that was one of the main centrepieces in the blue room of the venue. Put on display in front of a gorgeous, elegant mirror.
Margarita Hope Photography. A great friend and super talented photographer who captured the love and magic of our day! Dan from We Were Here videography was brilliant and had some fab ideas for us to shoot including dancing in a pitch-black ceremony room once it had been cleared they put a spotlight on us and we danced alone for a few minutes. Very romantic and a special moment.
Our Honeymoon destination:
Not booked yet, due to covid. But we hope to go somewhere hot soon to relax, unwind, and reflect on our amazing wedding day!
Our most memorable moment:
We remember the whole day so well and it’s so hard to pick, but we would probably say the ceremony itself. A once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Our funniest moment:
Getting a fairy light cape and dancing to our 6-piece band! The cape then did the rounds for the guests and everyone had great fun wearing it.
Speeches certainly got a few laughs, especially the best men.
The saxophone entrance we did to Freed From Desire - bridesmaids and groomsmen led us into the room ahead of the wedding breakfast, with a sax player playing us into our guests who were all on their feet clapping!
Also the lifesize cutout of our dog!
Caterer: Provided by Venue