If any of you lovelies have the Monday blues, we’re about to help whisk them away with some gorgeous real wedding inspo. Sherelle and Matt are the loveliest couple, glowing with happiness on their wedding day, which has everything from gorgeous styling touches to a fabulous setting and stunning portraits. I first saw their pics when our lovely friend Miriam from English Wedding Directory members The Artisan Wedding House got in touch – and I fell in love with every bit of this wedding! I just know you will too.
“Our venue recommended Miriam from Artisan to help decorate and we are forever grateful. Miriam was more than helpful throughout my wedding planning and even reassured me that everything would be just how I wanted it on the day. I believe Stanton is a blank canvas that can be as unique as the couple getting married there. I would highly recommend Artisan and the Aladdin’s cave of deco Miriam has to offer!
Laura from Stanton Hall & Gardens provided seasonal flowers from her plant nursery as well as fairy lights which looked just magical at night.”
My wedding cake was bespoke, made from a brief description offered to Fathima at Fab Cakes Newcastle. We wanted retro travel cases and a globe to go with our travel theme. We had a layer of salted caramel and raspberry and vanilla. Highly recommend Fathima for cakes. So unforgettably delicious.
Wedding photographer’s website:
Our photographer Andy Hudson is truly talented. His work captured the special moments of our day perfectly- which is something we will cherish forever. All our loved ones have commented on his unique and creative style. My husband and I were proud to have him part of our day. He made us feel comfortable from the moment we met him and we shared many laughs together throughout the day.
After weeks of anticipation, Matt and I sat excited at the edge of the sofa. The photographs were such a heartfelt reminder of how perfect our day was. Andy had put together a slide show of the best pictures from the day. Our memory stick containing over 500 photographs arrived a short time after in the most beautifully decorated box. We’ve continued to enjoy these moments with our nearest and dearest.
Stanton Hall & Gardens
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Intimate, unique, personalised venue, relaxed
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Some were recommended from wedding coordinator and owner of venue.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
I purchased my bridesmaid dresses online that were later reduced. It pays to be patient. My dried bouquets were quirky and cheaper than using a florist.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Artisan and extra decoration from venue
We had our fur baby attend for a small part of the day. Alison from http://www.wellingtonswalkies.com/ made this happen. She runs a bespoke business caring for your pets needs around your special day. I think it is an absolutely fabulous idea! Let’s be honest, eveybody you know Is at your wedding. Alison and WellingtonWalkies was very much appreciated.
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
I purchased it from a supplier on eBay (pegsandpearls). They matched our retro theme perfectly.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
It was the first dress I saw in a little boutique shop in Newcastle upon Tyne. No other dress stood a chance.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
My shoes were ‘irregualr choice shoes’. They are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. The lady who altered my dress (dress making by Kayleen) said she remembered me not through my dress but my unique style of bridal shoe.
My floral headband which I adored, was purchased from ‘Handmadejewelrylady’ on Amazon.
And what did the groom wear?
Grey suit from Slaters Newcastle, tan shoes with wine red bow tie and matching braces.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Mint green maxi dresses with lace detail. Purchased from ASOS.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Professional- Eden Freelance Bridal Hair Specialist (Hair)
Rachael Henderson (Makeup)
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Dried bouquets and button holes-(to go with our retro theme) Purchased from Etsy (EnglishFlowerFarmer) based in Stafford.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
I hand made a seating plan with a retro world map background.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
PhotoBomb was our photo opp’ entertainment which was a huge success. Bride and Groove were our DJs.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Do not skimp on the little touches that have a dramatic impact on guests first impressions. Such as table and room decorations.
Take in every moment. It’s over before you know it.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being proud to say “my husband/wife”.
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
Photographer – www.andyhudsonphotography.co.uk
Stylist & prop hire – https://www.theartisanweddinghouse.com/
Wedding cake – https://www.fabcakesnewcastle.co.uk/
Mobile bar – facebook.com/thebeveragebox
Dress from – https://www.bridesdreamltd.co.uk/
Hog roast – http://www.pimpmypig.co.uk/
Furniture hire – https://birdcagesanddragonflies.com/
Photo booth – http://photobomb.co.uk/
DJ – www.brideandgroove.co
Pet sitter! – http://www.wellingtonswalkies.com/
Venue – Stanton Hall & Gardens
Planner – Dawn Marie Wedding & Event Design
Dress – Morilee
Hair & Make-up – Eden Freelance Hairdressing
Marquee – Aura Events N.E. Ltd.
Make up – Rachael Henderson
Bouquet – Etsy