Love and luxe wedding style at The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle – today I have an ultra glam wedding to share with you all. Caroline & Mark’s big day is a classic celebration with chic styling touches to suit the art deco theme of their city venue.
Contact & bookings: Duncan McCall Photography
Mixing traditional elements with modern styling can work beautifully – and an expensive wedding look doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Caroline’s florist teamed mercury glass with simple blooms for the tables, which complemented just a few more elaborate displays from the ceremony room.
Stationery was kept very simple and elegant: place settings are small and sweet while printed menus are tall and minimalist in style. Each table was named after a Hollywood star: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland smile from chic frames on each table.
The overall look of the day is luxe and classic. If you fall for a venue – whatever your style may be – then use it to inspire your day. Caroline and Mark did, and it worked so beautifully!
The English Wedding Blog Interview: Caroline & Mark
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
Mark found our photographer, Duncan McCall online at Wedding Photographers Select we arranged to meet with him and instantly felt at ease. I have never felt particularly comfortable posing for photos, so it was important to me that I liked our photographer as a person as well as for the quality of their work.
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Duncan’s demeanour put me at ease and I was really impressed by the quality of his photography and liked the fact that he included a range of traditional shots with some more contemporary photographic styles. We definitely chose the right photographer for us. throughout the day I barely noticed him, and he did an amazing job of capturing the emotions of the day. I would recommend him highly!
The Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. Our wedding venue is beautifully decorated in a 1920’s Art Deco style, and as soon as we saw it we both knew it was the one. The style of the venue influenced all of our plans, and we tried to capture the Art Deco theme throughout the day.
The Vermont was the 2nd venue we visited and we instantly fell in love with it. We decided there and then that it was the right venue for us and chose to not look anywhere else. I have always loved the Art Deco period and being an art and fashion teacher have often been inspired by its highly embellished and elegant styles. I loved the fact that we had found a venue that captured this right in the heart of Newcastle City Centre.
Additionally, having lived in Manchester for 10 years, Mark has many friends who were travelling a long distance to attend the wedding. The venue’s central location was ideal for easy transport links and accommodation options for our guests.
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Angel Cloud invites. we decided to not give traditional favours and instead made donations to 4 charities which are close to our hearts.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Ronald Joyce c/o Brides Dream, Walkergate
And what did the groom wear? Any recommendations for tailors?
Walton’s Menswear, Newcastle
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Alfred Sung C/O I Do Wedding specialists, Gateshead
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Beauty Boudoir, Ryton
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Carly Turnbull C/O Horticouture
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
On the day tips and advice:
Enjoy every minute, not just of the day itself but also the planning as it’s over before you know it!