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A Bride's Eye View

Liz and Simon

On January 7th 2012, Simon’s world was transformed when a message appeared from his online dating match, Liz. Little did he know he’d be down on one knee, proposing to her at the top of the Empire State Building in New York, just a few years later. Of course, Liz said yes to her dream groom and this beautiful couple tied the knot at their grand wedding in Colwick Hall on October 8th 2017. Surrounded by loved family and friends, Liz swept down the aisle in a stunning Stella York dress, holding her hand-crafted rose bouquet by Mary Jeremiah, The Wedding Room. Liz’s altered Stella York Wedding Gown looked flawless, adding accent cap sleeves was the perfect personal touch for our elegant bride. Facing his blushing bride, Simon looked dapper in a tailor made blue suit with red rose lining, and a perfect personal touch of having the wedding date and bride and groom’s names inscribed inside. Simons copper tie matched the wedding colour scheme of rose gold and copper, creating a romantic, feminine and stylish theme to their fairy-tale wedding.

 

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What was your favourite moment of your wedding, Liz?

‘Oooh that’s a hard one! I have a few: Seeing everywhere and everyone looking so beautiful. Walking down the aisle to my husband-to-be. And of course, the first dance.’

 

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 Do you have any top tips on how to get the most out of your photographer?

‘I do wish I had been more focused and ensured I had gotten more pictures with other guests at the wedding, not just formal photographs. I haven’t got any with the bridesmaids!’

 

If you could back to the planning stage of your wedding, what would you do differently and why?

‘I would have created an order of service for the guests and let them know the wedding day schedule. People didn’t use the photo booth and karaoke enough so I wish I would have promoted that more.’

 

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What is the best piece of advice you could offer another bride?

‘Your wedding day flies past you, so quickly!! Enjoy every second of it but remember to capture those special moments for a lasting memory.’

 

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What are you most looking forward too about married life with Simon?

‘Our whole future! We can’t wait to move house, plan holidays, (especially the honeymoon) and one day become grandparents!’

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Suppliers

Photography - Martin Cheung

Caterer- Colwick Hall

Cake- Glitter and Sparkles

Dress - Stella York - The Wedding Room

Venue Stylist - Bliss Wedding Elegance

Music - Bliss Wedding DJ’s 

Bridesmaid - Jenny Packham

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Bride's Eye View

 

Emma and Alex

The Alnwick Garden offers some of the most breath-taking venue spaces throughout the UK: the perfect, serene back drop to create a panorama of splendour for Emma and Alex’s beautiful wedding.
 

Throwback to 2013, this hard-working couple met on an average working day, unbeknown to them, Alex would be watching in awe, as his stunning bride walked down the candle-lit aisle at the Sacred Heart Church in North Tyneside, 4 years later. An ear-to-ear grin filled Alex’s face and fixed there for the remainder of their special day. Emma looked radiant in her Eliza Jane Howell wedding gown from The Wedding Room. With a striking embellished bodice and long, elegant, flowing sleeves, Emma’s 60’s style gown and diamond hair accessory, sparkled almost as much as her gorgeous smile. Voting for no veil, and a chic bun in her hair, Emma let her dress steal the show! Combined with a pair of sparkly silver flat Toms, Emma could dance the night away as the flawless embellishment of her outfit, twinkle under the dance-floor lights.
 

In this fairy-tale wedding the purple colour scheme coordinated perfectly with Alex’s dark grey suit with lavender tie, and could be distinctly seen in the stunning flowers containing purple lilacs and wild garden flowers, with accents of outstanding sunflowers.

 

This magical day was nothing short of a dream for this lovely couple. Every detail was perfect. Every moment was unforgettable.

If you could go back to the planning stage of your wedding, what would you do differently and why?

“Well, it was out of our control, but both working so hard in elections we actually ended up with an unexpected election the week before our wedding! This added a few challenges on a tight time scale, but it was worth it all in the end.”

 

ere you nervous the night before your wedding, if so, how did you overcome the nerves?

“Not really. We had a lovely meal with our families the night before, which took away any pre-wedding jitters. Afterwards, we were all stayed in cottages in Embleton a village in Northumberland, an absolutely stunning area, that I would definitely recommend to other celebration parties.”

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Do you have any top tips on how to get the most out of your photographer?

“Meet them beforehand and get to know them in advance. This way they can get to know you, your style and what you would like.”

 

What’s the best piece of advice you could offer future brides?

“I did a lot of online research, looking for recommendations and getting suppliers information, to make the day run smoothly and fit my idea of the dream wedding. Remember, it’s your day! No one else’s. Go with what you want and not what everyone else is telling you.”

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Suppliers

Photographer - Eve photography

Caterer - venue

Wedding Cake - personal friend

Venue Stylist - Rubys Tea Party

Band/DJ - Bride and Groove

Bridesmaids attire - Mix Bridal

 

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Pets at Weddings

Perhaps the best man isn’t always the real best friend at a wedding anymore!

One of our beautiful brides - Kelly Marie Photographer - Newton Photography

One of our beautiful brides - Kelly Marie

Photographer - Newton Photography

As the popular personalisation trend within weddings excels, ‘pets at weddings’ has become a trendy fashion for couples across the globe, as a distinct way to add an element of character and idiosyncrasy to their special day. Ranging from a photo-shoot with the family poodles to a display of magnificent peacocks strutting freely, or even an extravagant horse and carriage entrance, the addition of pets at a wedding creates even more unforgettable moments with amazing photo opportunities!

 

One of our beautiful brides and her dashing husband - Joanne and Kevin Photography - Oehlers Photography

One of our beautiful brides and her dashing husband - Joanne and Kevin

Photography - Oehlers Photography

However, when it comes to deciding whether you want to include your favourite animals on your wedding day there are many pros and cons to consider.

On the plus side, who doesn’t love a kitten in a bow tie?! Dressing up pets looks indisputably adorable and makes for fantastic photos. This is the perfect quirky and cute addition that intertwines individuality into your wedding photos!

Keeping your guests entertained all day is a common cause of concern for a bride and groom, but having a furry friend to pet and play with would put a smile on even the grumpiest great-uncles face. Stroking an animal is scientifically proven to calm nerves in times of stress, so after months of planning your dream wedding, enjoying every moment is essential and having man’s best friend by your side to calm your nerves and help you relax is the perfect solution!

 

One of our gorgeous brides and her dashing husband - Emma and Alex Photographer - Eve Photography

One of our gorgeous brides and her dashing husband - Emma and Alex

Photographer - Eve Photography

On the other hand, whilst the need to find a pet sitter on your wedding day is eliminated, having a pet at your wedding does require constant assistance with a full day carer. It may seem like a great job to be designated animal keeper initially, however as the day unfolds, toilet trips, leash control and feeding time will become indefinitely limiting.

Any allergies and fears of pets could cause disruption for some guests and an extra effort would have to be made to put in place control measures. Of course, our perfect pets, who can do no wrong in our eyes, are still dirty animals! Unexpected accidents and muddy paws can cause eye sores and unwanted odour.

 

One of our beautiful brides - Lisa Photography - Princess Bride Photography

One of our beautiful brides - Lisa

Photography - Princess Bride Photography

Over the past couple of years, ‘pets at weddings’ has flourished as a wedding theme and produced some amazing wedding photographs that document having the couple’s favourite pets at their special day.  Just remember to consider all the factors before sending an invite to your furry friends!

One of our beautiful brides and her dashing husband - Kelly Marie Photographer - Newton Photography

One of our beautiful brides and her dashing husband - Kelly Marie

Photographer - Newton Photography

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