Mike & Sophie - Cuddystone Hall Wedding, College Valley, Northumberland
Back in April, I was at Cuddystone again. This time for the awesome wedding of Sophie and Mike. These guys have style and great taste. They chose this location to get married as it has a lot of meaning to Sophie's family. Amongst many other things, her family owns a scouts hut, and they got engaged here. It was an obvious choice, and one that took a lot of their southern friends as far North as they'd ever been and to countryside they didn't dream existed in the UK.
In keeping with the wild surroundings, they had some incredible flowers in the venues, in their bouquets and Sophie also had a flower crown. Wildflower, a company located in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle provided these and teamed up with Festoon Lighting, to make some effective and impressive decorations for their hall and marquee.
Sophie wore an Eliza Jane Howell gown, full of wonderful detail, and a cathedral length veil. Her bridesmaids all wore the same tops and had pastel coloured skirts to go with them. They all looked incredible, were comfortable, and it was a very clever way to accommodate for the maid of honour who was breastfeeding her son. The men wore tweed jackets and chinos for a stylish but relaxed look, which also fitted the location well.
The ceremony was simple, and had everyone laughing as the celebrant called Sophie the wrong name, instead calling her the name of one of their guests! Instead of confetti they came out of the church to people waving bells and ribbons, a unique touch.
They chose a great time to get married as the gorse was out in full bloom, giving an extra pep of colour to their couple photographs. One of Sophie's bridesmaids made the wedding cake - a naked cake decorated with flowers, and their guestbook was a globe for people to sign.
After a delicious three course meal and four speeches that had guests in stitches, Sophie and Mike had their first dance - what better choice than Paulo Nutini's Pencil Full of Lead. Then everyone took to the dancefloor!
Enjoy a few of my favourite photographs!
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