I love Beth and Eddie’s glamorous vintage wedding – all about fun and laughter, and with a focus on family. And yet the attention to detail is exquisite… Beth wears a Justin Alexander designer gown, which is fabulous. Friends and family helped out with gorgeous table centrepieces and a creative and very personal cake – and the personal touches throughout are just wonderful and inspiring.
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This is such a fabulously stylish wedding – Newton Hall has a vintage and ever so slightly kitsch flavour, and today’s bride and groom really made the most of their glorious venue. You’ll love it! Enjoy.
Our wedding story: Beth + Eddie
Wedding photographers website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Delighted! She was a real pleasure to have around and made us feel extremely relaxed and at ease. We couldn’t have hoped for a quirkier, more unassuming photographer to have around us.
Ceremony – St Charles RC Church, Gosforth
Reception – Newton Hall, Newton by-the-sea
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
To quote our bridesmaid Rachel ‘everything that sums you two up – fun, original and a bit wild’.
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
It was quite emotional… Bringing back all the lovely memories of the day.
The photos captured the event brilliantly catching the essence of everyone without the photographer ever being intrusive.
Your wedding style and theme?
We wanted something quite vintage and kitsch which newton hall does so well. All in all we wanted it to be fun and relaxed.
We had a traditional catholic ceremony but also wanted to inject a bit of our personalities into the day to make it more personal…
Any happy tears on the day?
There were lots of happy tears from our lovely guests!
Eddie: ‘I just about held it together as Beth walked down the aisle!’
Beth: Hearing the lovely speeches and my friend Jessica’s beautiful singing in church were emotional for me.
How did the two of you meet?
Through mutual friends
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
About a year on and off
Best bit of budget advice?
– Put a bit of money aside each month
– Get a bargain and haggle wherever you can!
– Get some talented friends and family to help you!
– Try to avoid getting caught up on all the little things that no-one really remembers!
Wedding invitations and on the day stationary?
Our very talented friend Charlotte made our wedding invitations and favours.
We made all our own table plan, table names and name places which also helps to save money!
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Definitely. My mum had a few tears as soon as I put it on… Then I did!
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Justin Alexander at Mia Sposa, Newcastle upon Tyne
Glitz and sparkle – the bride’s accessories:
Bracelet and earings were gifts
Hair piece – Jules bridal jewellery
Suit – Next
Shirt – Hugo Boss
Shoes – TK Maxx
Beautiful bridesmaids – what did your best girls wear?
Dresses by Jenny Packham at debenhams
Hair/Make Up-did you do it yourself or hire a professional?
We had a professional hairdresser and a friend of a friend to do our make-up
Wildflower Florist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We loved the gorgeous bouquets and button holes she did.
My Auntie did our lovely table centre pieces for us
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
Howling taking daft selfies before the church…. Swigging champagne from the bottle…Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ playing in the car en route to the church….Eddie mixing up his vows… Our videographer knocking the candle over on the alter… !
And having all our loved ones in one place, just for us.
Bible readings and prayers of the faithful were read by friends and family
General styling -did your venue need much decoration?
No – Newton hall is so well dressed there is little we could add to it
The wedding cake – traditional or quirky?
Definitely quirky, unique and very personal.
My fabulous talented bridesmaids made it. It wasn’t dry at all!!
The Emerald thieves were an exceptional band who we would highly recommend. The dance floor was full all night which is always a sign of a great band
On the day tips and advice:
Do what pleases you!
It all goes so fast, try and soak it all in
Spend less time on too many formalities such as group photographs and the meal…and more time partying!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Having something more important than our separate selves.
And not having to plan a wedding! ????