A little while ago I wrote a feature about wedding venues and how sometimes we don’t see venues in all their glory on wedding blogs – and yet we should! Kiera and Peter’s wedding reminded me of that article because they have so many photos taken around their wedding venue, the magnificent Jesmond Dene House near Newcastle.
Kiera and Peter had a timeless and classic wedding with close friends and family, with an emphasis on love and celebration rather than details and styling – and with a venue like theirs, there’s little need to decorate after all!
Images are by Duncan McCall Photography and Peter and Kiera have very kindly shared their wedding report at the end of today’s feature. Enjoy!
Our wedding report: Peter and Kiera
Wedding photographer’s website:
Duncan McCall Photography http://duncanmccallphotography.com/
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Duncan provided a fantastic service
Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
An unforgettable day
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
We both thought that they were fantastic and exceeded our expectations
Your wedding style and theme:
Any happy tears on the day?
Yes, just me (the bride!)
How did the two of you meet?
At work as junior doctors
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
Stick to it!
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
We made our own invitations and the venue provided the on the day stationery
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
The high street provided loads of good options
The groom wore:
A three-piece navy suit
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Navy dresses from Coast
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Definitely got a “pro” on board…Stephanie Gayle….http://www.stephaniegaylemakeupartists.co.uk
She is brilliant……..efficient, lovely and great at her job.
Katherine’s florists in Newcastle-upon-Tyne – a great service.
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Me – messing up the vows!
2 personal readings, done by a close friend and the groom’s sister
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Beautiful setting in Jesmond Dene and the Great Hall with an open fire for the ceremony and party!
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
One tier cake with cupcakes.
Live band – Redwings. Excellent performance, and atmosphere.
On the day tips and advice:
Stay calm and enjoy it.
What’s the best thing about being married?