Today I am thrilled to share the gorgeous Northumberland Wedding of Katy & Ash at Horton Grange with accents of blush, gold and navy blue.
Images were captured by Bailey & Mitchell.
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They say of the couple and their stunning Northumberland Wedding…
Just days before the UK went into Lockdown this gorgeous pair of ladies got married, but theweek leading up to the wedding was a bit of an odd one to say the least.
We arrived at Horton Grange tentatively the morning of the big day, with everyone still not really sure what was going on, but what ended up unfolding was a day absolutely brimming with love.
Katy & Ash both got ready at the venue, but didn’t see each other until the aisle! Ash had her lovely bridesmaid do her makeup and her bridal party all chipped in to get the dress on!
When they got there, ready to make their vows, it was obviously that they REALLY wanted to get married.
They had spent the week wondering if it was going to happen, and when it did…well there wasn’t a dry eye in the room (including ours!)
As guests moved into the reception room, Ash took a minute to explain to us that their seating plan was all arranged to tell the story of their relationship.
The names of the places where they had their first date, first home and engagement decorated the tables.
There were plenty of laughs at the speeches, and also plenty of tears as bride Katy spoke and read to her wife the words she had prepared.
As the sun started to settle, the drinks started to flow and the dancefloor was broken in by a gorgeous first dance as wife and wife, it was the perfect moment to stop and appreciate how much love and connection was present. Families united, friends up dancing and two very very happy brides.
This was likely the last day that many of the people in the room would see each other for a while, as full lockdown hit just a few days later, and so as we drove back to our own home in Yorkshire it felt as though we had really been a part of something wonderful.
I hand over to beautiful Bride Katy to tell us the couples love story, and about their fabulous Northumberland Wedding…
How did you meet?
We met on Tinder in January 2018.
Tell us about the Proposal…
It was planned for our annual family winter holiday to Centre Parcs Whinfell Forest, Penrith.
Following a family meal in the evening I led Ash out onto a bridge on the edge of their beautiful lake which was lit up with all of their festive lighting.
It was a traditional down on one knee job and I very quickly whipped out the ring box and closed it again due to being terrified I would drop it down the wooden slats of the bridge into the water.
We then celebrated with a surprise party back at the holiday lodge.
Tell us about your wedding planning journey …
We planned very early on and had the major suppliers including the venue tied down by Christmas that year.
We tried to get deals and discounts where possible, and we shopped online for most items including bridesmaids outfits, our accessories & gifts.
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
Our main colour was blush/rose gold – this was the colour our Bridesmaids wore.
I wore a blue checked suit and my ushers were wearing silver/light grey suits with navy waistcoats & blush pink ties.
Any special touches/DIY?
Each of our tables were named after important places in our relationship. I had a monogram of the date on both my suit & shirt.
Our main special touch to the wedding was the String Quartet who played, this was an essential expenditure for Ash – they really made the day.
What was the best bit of your day?
Being able to get married. We really did not think the wedding would go ahead as we were married 2 days before national Lockdown.
The relief of just saying our vows and being named wife & wife was the highlight of the day.
Another main highlight was our first dance, dancing like it was just us two in our kitchen with the dog as we often do.
Is there anything you would do differently?
Not get married during a pandemic. The journey to our Northumberland wedding was fairly stress free and well organised until the 2 weeks beforehand.
The upcoming lockdown and not knowing if we would get to have our special day as we had planned was extremely stressful and took away a bit of the excitement.
As for the actual day, it was perfect because we left the next day married.
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
Remember that it’s your day and nobody else’s. Don’t feed anybody that you wouldn’t have round for tea.
If you are restricted to a budget, look around for different deals, don’t just go with the first thing you see.
Try and use local, small suppliers as they are usually cheaper and friendlier.
Budget, budget, budget – we set up a budget spreadsheet within a week of our engagement and kept it up-to-date with every purchase, also including contact details for all suppliers and our total wedding cost.
This helped us budget individual items well so overspending was not possible.
Photographer – Bailey & Mitchell
Venue – Horton Grange Country Hotel – Ponteland ( Co-ordinators Emma & Laura)
Wedding Dress – Wed2B
Suit – Moss Bros
Bridesmaid Gowns – Chichi London
Cake Maker – M&S
Stylist / Florist – Bdazzled Florals & Events Ltd
Stationery – Prints by Sophie
Make up – Lauren Todd Brow & Lash Artistry
Hair stylist – Hair by Winnie Anne
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