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UNVEILED

CONTENTS 13

Editors Letter/Get the Cover Look

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How to make your hair and skin perfect for your big day, plus a

Fashion & Style Some Like it Haute!

very special offer from the team at Be Premiere Hair.

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Goreous blooms from some of the top local florists

For the Little Ones

Whether you’re loking for one tier or seven, we’ve got some thing for veryone’s tastes in our cake section.

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Snap Happy

We check out some of the region’s top stationers and find a

wedding photographs - here’s her top tips for choosing

seriously talented bunch of people in the process! Check out

your ‘tog!

the wonderful calligraphy from Sam Green, and the gorgeous

The Great Escape

passport invites from Hope You Can Make It!

135 Do Yourself a Favour

shoot, which took place around Newcastle city centre and on the roof-top of the gorgeous Vermont Hotel.

FavoursDirect.co.uk show off some of their new range.

137 The Secret Diary of a Boothologist

Real Weddings

Boothalicious fill us in on the last 12 months!

3 lovely brides share their stories over 18 pages! Get the low

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Tipi Chic

down on where each bride sourced her suppliers and get top

Darlington husband and wife team, James and Rachl are well

advice from those that have now been there and done it!

known as the duo behind Lovedubcars. They’ve now got

Meeting the One

another fantastic wedding business we’re sure you’re going to

Will & Laura are planning an amazing wedding at Auckland

want to hear about!

Castle find out all about their planning process here!

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Stationery

Julia Braime from Brides Up North wants you to love your

Those pesky paparazzis are at it again! Our amazing feature

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Flowers

125 Cakes

Our style guide for children on your wedding day

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Recreate the style of our front cover!

ing gown designers.

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Beauty

The Unveiled Guide to the latest dresses from the world’s lead

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Venues

143 Travel 149 Urban Country

Whether you’re looking for a fairytale castle to celebrate your

The super-talented team at GASP Photography provide some

big day, or a vintagecity centre hotel with a roof-top view to

alternative wedding inspiration with their shoot, mixing graffiti

die for, we have the best of the area’s venuess summed up for

with the country side!

155 Entertainment

you here!

104 A First for Quality

5 Must have entertainers for your big day.

We find out about Wynyard Hall achieving Qwest status, and becoming the first quality assessed wedding venue in the UK.

160 Fayres The must visit events for this season.

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23 Post House Wynd

28 High Street

Darlington, DL3 7LP Tel: 01325 464 175

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Choosing your wedding rings is not a decision to be taken lightly... We at Bramwells have been helping couples to choose the perfect rings for over a century. Visit us soon to browse our wide range of fine jewellery.


We are a unique bridal boutique with a stunning collection of designer and couture bridal gowns by Amanda Wyatt, Mori Lee, Phil Collins, Trudy Lee & Lou Lou We also offer our own bespoke made to measure service for the Bride & Mother of the bride/groom for something truly unique and individual Beautiful bridesmaids by Jasmine Bridal & Mori Lee Along with a stunning range of delightful accessories

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EDITOR’S LETTER

UNVEILED

Welcome to the first edition of Unveiled, the biggest free wedding magazine for North East Brides. We’re no strangers to publishing at Unveiled, having two years of experience printing Darlington Weddings magazine. Issue one of Unveiled is packed with fantastic features to inspire you throughout the planning stages of your big day. If you still haven’t found the perfect dress, turn to our fashion section on page 15 immediately, where you’ll find the latest designs from the world’s top bridal fashion shows, plus a few ideas on what to wear underneath your gown on page 27!

Editor

Our gorgeous real weddings start from page 51 onwards and if you’re looking for a venue we’ve got everything from a beautiful 1920s inspired city centre venue with rooftop views, to a fairytale castle set within 200 acres of natural parkland. Our hair & beauty section includes an amazing offer from Be Premiere Hair for every reader… check that out on page 118.

Jade Turnbull

For those of you that are lucky enough to be jetting off to warmer climates for your big day, check out Manda & Mike’s Las Vegas wedding in our travel section. Any couples getting married in the North East shouldn’t feel left out as this issue’s top honeymoon destination is the Magnificent Maldives!

Peta Clarke

We’ve got two gorgous styled shoots, starting with “The Great Escape” where you’ll see our celebrity bride & groom trying to outrun the paparazzi through the busy streets of Newcastle.

Craig Maddison craig@unveiledmagazine.co.uk www.unveiledmagazine.co.uk Feature Writers / Editorial jade@unveiledmagazine.co.uk Edie Miller edie@unveiledmagazine.co.uk peta@unveiledmagazine.co.uk Linda Britton yourmaj@ladida.co.uk Advertising Sales

Enjoy the issue and don’t hesitate to contat me with your feedback!

Craig Maddison

Thanks for reading. If you want to get in touch, drop me an email at craig@unveiledmagazine.co.uk or find us on Facebook.

Contributors Julia Braime, Brides Up North

Craig Maddison Craig Maddison Editor, Unveiled Magazine

Jo Leversuch, Make-up By Jo Jane Miller, Stan Seaton Photography Design Damian Kidd contact@damiankidd.co.uk Published by

ON THE COVER

Craig Maddison craig@unveiledmagazine.co.uk Victoria Maddison

Dress: Maggie Sottero ‘Carolina’ Available from Poppy Bridal, Darlington

victoria@unveiledmagazine.co.uk

Photography: Stan Seaton Photography Make-Up: Make Up By Jo Hair: Dianne Minnes Flowers: Flowers By Nattrass Model: Anna Miller

Unveiled is a free magazine that is available to provide inspiration to Brides-to-be in and around the North East. Please note that the views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publisher. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this magazine is correct, however, we cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or errors it may contain.

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FASHION

Diane Harbridge (Boutique Collection) Available from Miranda Marie, Yarm www.mirandamarie.com

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some like t i some like it HAUTE e k i l e m o s IF YOU’RE TRYING TO FIND THE RIGHT STYLE OF WEDDING GOWN FOR YOU THEN LOOK NO FURTHER! WE’VE BEEN TO THE BIGGEST BRIDAL BUYING FAIRS GOING, FROM BARCELONA TO LONDON, HARROGATE AND BEYOND, WE’VE DONE THE HARD WORK FOR YOU - HERE ARE THE STYLES THAT HAVE CAUGHT OUR EYE AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE LEADING THE WAY IN 2014...

Waist details

Belts are a fantastic way to bring your shape in at the waist and a great way to add some extra detail to your wedding dress. Oscar De La Renta, Maggie Sottero and many other big names have shown this look on the catwalks... so if it’s good enough for them!

The great gatsby If the 1920’s and 30’s are really your style then Jenny Packham’s new collection is right up your street, especially with the wonderful “Rose” gown or this beautiful Reem Arca gown with the correct veil for the perfect vintage affair!

Florals Ian Stuart has continued with his unique signature look and added beautiful flowers into the creation of his dresses and Pronovias are moving forward with striking flowered crowns!

Sheer straps, backs and necklines Showing the right amount of skin this season is key, exquisite sheer fabrics with intricate detailing are a great way to this. The Pronovias “Yadira” gown is the perfect way to show enough without giving too much away!


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Austin style The Empire Line has been spotted throughout many of the biggest designer names in Bridal... Jenny Packham “Claudia” and Pronovias “Yeidis” take you right back to the romantic Austin Era.

Encrusted There is a lot of focus on embellishment for the upcoming season, beautiful textures are always a big yes with Jenny Packham And the new Atelier Pronovias collection out soon has some stunning pieces unlike anything you’ve seen... a big “watch this Space”

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PETA CLARKE FROM POPPY BRIDAL IN DARLINGTON GIVES UNVEILED READERS AN INSIGHT INTO THE PROCESS OF BUYING NEW BRIDAL COLLECTIONS, WITH HER RECENT TRIP TO THE PRONOVIAS COLLECTION 2014 PRESENTATION IN BARCELONA.

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he Pronovias brand (pronounced pro-NOH-vi-as) can be traced back to 1922, when the family opened their first store in Barcelona, selling silk, lace and embroidery for wedding gowns. It wasn’t until 1968 when the first Pronovias bridal store was opened, offering everything a bride needed in one place. Pronovias is now the international market leader in the sector. The Pronovias family oversees 3,800 outlets in all five continents, with an international presence in over 75 countries, continuing the tradition of outstanding quality which has characterised the brand since its beginnings in Barelona.

the catwalk Pronovias presented their 2014 “First Love” Collection at the MNAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Catalonia) in May 2013, with over 800 guests including top models, actors and sports personalities. The show opened with a stunning golden tree. The theme “First Love” is a love story, which charts a love affair between two young children and, proving that you never forget your first love, takes us to their wedding. Each beautiful model represented a flower, and the imaginative combination of romance and nature was simply breathtaking.

the collection The Atelier Pronovias collection presents an eclectic mix of classic-cut dresses, with intricate embellishment and lace illusion necklaces, taking inspiration from the roaring twenties, to modern dresses for brides who prefer simple, clean-cut lines. This collection features exquisite details including Chantilly and French lace, precious silks, tulle and taffeta. Atelier Pronovias makes a bride stand out from the crowd with feminine transparent fabrics, lace and gemstone embroideries.

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Pronovias, “Yanguas” Stockist: Poppy Bridal, Darlington www.poppybridal.co.uk

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Pronovias, “Yermeis” Stockist: Poppy Bridal, Darlington www.poppybridal.co.uk

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Justin Alexander Signature Stockist: Miranda Marie, Yarm www.mirandamarie.com

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Private Label by G Stockist: Miranda Marie, Yarm www.mirandamarie.com

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Blue By Enzoani, “Felda” Stockist: Joanne Kay Bridal, Stokesley www.joannekaybridal.com


Sassi Holford, “Ingrid” Stockist: Joanne Kay Bridal, Stokesley www.joannekaybridal.com

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Joanne Kay BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Exquisite Bridal Gowns By: Blue by Enzoani Sassi Holford Mark Lesley Eliza Jane Howell Agnes Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses by: Dessy Accessories by: Rachel Simpson Shoes Ivory & Co

65 High Street, Stokesley TS9 5BQ Tel: 01642 712782 www.joannekaybridal.com

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Bluebirds

Lovebirds

padded blush satin Bra £40.00 tie side knicker £20.00

Lara Jade Photography

Strapless bra with lace frills and nightwear silk short. £50.00

Penny Jane Photography

Simply Tallulah (in Ivory) Matt satin bra £30.00 Knicker with sheer panel and TL embroidered logo £18.00

Soft bra with gold frill £40.00 Tie side knicker £18.00

Raphael Yoshitimo

Softest mesh with ribbon and lace trims £40.00 bra and £20.00 knicker

Jade Photography

Vintage Blush Bra £40.00

Jade Photography

Vintage Blush

Frilly Filly (Lingerie set)

Lara Jade Photography

Frilly Filly

Softest handle mesh with ribbon trims and lace accents

Penny Jane Photography

Tallulah Love’s

Silk and french lace bridal corset, can work strapless. £200.00

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FOR THE

Little Ones

Kids. Adorable little rascals. If children are going to be part of your big day, it’s a must that you do it in style! Check out Jack & Grace, the Unveiled mini-bride & groom and turn over for their essential wedding style guide! Photography by Stan Seaton Photography


Kids Style Guide

Bouquet Elm Ridge, Darlington

Boutonnière Elm Ridge, Darlington

Charcoal Mohair Morning Suit Affleck & Moffat, Darlington

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir theperfumeshop.com

Moustache Cufflinks Marks & Spencer

White Converse High Top Trainers Littlewoods

Enchanting Sparkle Hair Comb GlitzySecrets.com

Converse Infant Girls CT All Star Hi Get The Label Dapper The Firm Hair Clay

Photography by S

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SNAP HAPPY!

JULIA BRAIME, EDITOR OF WWW.BRIDESUPNORTH.CO.UK WANTS YOU TO LOVE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS

Brides Up North is one of the top bridal blogs in the UK and the only wedding blog especially for brides in the North. Visit www.bridesupnorth.co.uk for a double daily dose of real weddings, bridal fashion features, local supplier showcases, giveaways, discounts and more! Headshot by Bluelights Photography

Photography by Jonny Draper

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fter he’s up off one knee, you’ve bought your first bridal magazine, subscribed to a half dozen wedding blogs and thought about setting a date, what’s next? The dress? A honeymoon somewhere exotic? Or how about 200 hand knitted heart favours that your guests are sure to treasure forever?

STOP RIGHT THERE. Every wedding will have a budget and whether large or small, it’s up to you to spend it wisely. After a venue, a pretty frock and something good to eat, I’d say that a quality photographer should be right at the top of your shopping list. As a professional wedding blogger, I receive a lot of real wedding submissions and believe me, there is a big difference between a just-ok photographer and a really good one. A bad photographer? Let’s not even go there. But why are good wedding photographs so important anyway? Aren’t your memories of the big day enough? The reality is, wedding photographs are your memories. Crack open your album and your big day will all come flooding back. For better or for worse. If done right, they’re also memories that you can share – with future children, grandchildren, family and friends. You want your images to be as beautiful as the celebration itself. So, that friend who’s just keen with a camera? Ask him to take some fun shots of the party instead and book the best professional that your budget will allow. You’ll be so glad that you did. Now that’s clicked, where to start?

START EARLY It’s simple: the best get booked, and fast. If there’s a photographer whose work you already know that you love, you want to be securing their services as soon as the date is saved. If you do miss out, then ask them to recommend a trusted industry colleague with a similar style.

NARROW YOUR OPTIONS If you’ve no idea where to begin, wedding blogs like www.bridesupnorth. co.uk and personal recommendations are your best bet. Decide what look you like, then search out the photographers who deliver consistently within that style. Ask online and across social media platforms for reviews and honest commentary.

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DO YOUR HOMEWORK Once you think you’ve found your man (or woman), request to see a variety of examples of their work. Rather than a load of great photos from lots of different days, you should be looking for a few excellently captured complete weddings. It’s relatively easy to get one lucky shot, but a whole day’s worth takes real skill. While you are there, check out your options for aftercare and albums and that you like your photographer’s editing style and presentation choices.

BUDGET FOR THE BEST It’s a big ballpark, and very dependant on location, coverage and experience, but a photographer at the top of their game usually costs between £1,000 and £2,500. When discussing prices, check what the total figure covers to avoid any nasty surprises. How long will the photographer be there on the day? Does the price include an album? What about digital images and who will own the copyright to the photographs? What sort of timescales does the photographer work to and how soon after the wedding will you see your proofs?

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT I’d recommend an engagement shoot to everyone. Even if you’re already a pro in front of the camera, you can practice your make up, get to know your photographer better and check that you get on. If you’re a little more hesitant in front of a lens, a warm up shoot can really help to relieve pre wedding nerves and instil confidence.

SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE Once the big day arrives, remember to relax. You’ve done your research and paid a fair price. Trust that your photographer will do a good job and let them get on with it. Strike a pose!

Join Brides Up North for their Spring season of Grand Wedding Exhibitions at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, on Sunday 23rd February 2014, 12pm – 4pm and at Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham on Sunday 9h March, 2014, 12pm – 4pm. Both events are FREE ENTRY, with two professional fashion shows and everything you need to plan your big day. These are officially the largest free events in the North East so visit www.bridesupnorth.co.uk to pre-register for your VIP Bride To Be goody bag and speedy entry.

Photography by Jonny Draper

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E H T AT E E P R G CA S E Dress: Jenny Packham 'Blaire' Headdress: Jenny Packham 'Wonderland Bridal Headdress II'

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Dress: Maggie Sottero 'Maddie' Headdress: Jenny Packham 'Button Headdress I'

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Dress: Jenny Packham 'Blaire' Headdress: Jenny Packham 'Wonderland Bridal Headdress II'

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Dress: Maggie Sottero 'Esme' Headdress: Jenny Packham 'Jewel Headdress VI Silver' Shoes: Harriet Wilde 'Chantilly'

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Dress: Jenny Packham 'Daphne'

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Dress: Maggie Sottero 'Adrien' Headdress: Jenny Packham 'Button Headdress I'

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Dress: Maggie Sottero 'Adrien' Headdress: Jenny Packham 'Button Headdress I'

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Bridal Wear: Poppy Bridal Photography: Stan Seaton Photography Stylist: Peta Clarke Menswear: Affleck & Moffat Make Up: Make Up By Jo Hair Stylist: Be Premiere Hair Venue/Rooftop: Vermont Hotel, Newcastle Models: Sophie Gradon, Tyne Tees Models Danny Richmond, White Avenue Models

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Dress Jenny Packham 'Azalea' Headdress Jenny Packham ‘Wonderland II'

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REAL WEDDINGS

SCOOPS & SMILES This traditional Ice Cream Van from Scoops & Smiles is an essential hire for a Summer wedding! Your guests will love this little touch. Image Š GASP Photography

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Victoria &Anthony St Andrew’s Church, Lamesley + The Black Horse, Beamish 1st June 2013

Photography By Burns Rowatt

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THE PROPOSAL Tony and I met in a bar in Newcastle on separate nights out with friends; we struck up a conversation and agreed to meet again. We dated for a year then lived together for 18 months before he proposed. Tony took me to Silk Room champagne bar and restaurant in Newcastle where we had a delicious dinner and some bubbly.  It was a lovely romantic evening.  After our meal, Tony got up and came to my side of the table, got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife right there in the restaurant, producing a beautiful traditional yellow gold solitaire ring! I was in total shock – we had only recently bought our first home together after renting together in the early days - how he had managed to save up for the ring without my knowing still surprises me!

THE DRESS After a few disappointing trips to bridal shops, seeing hundreds of strapless dresses that all looked the same, a friend recommended Mia Sposa. I went along on my lunch break from work, on my own, expecting just to get a few ideas.  The owner, Joy, took me under her wing and helped me to find the perfect dress.  I spotted this Justin Alexander gown and remembered seeing it online and thinking it was a pipedream well out of my budget.  I tried it on without looking at the price, and as fate would have it, it was just within my range, fitted beautifully, and made me well up with happy tears!  I loved the intricate detail of the lace, with the classic simplicity of the silhouette.  The dropped waist flattered me, and the straps meant I knew I would be comfortable on the big day.  I couldn’t imagine wearing any other dress on my wedding day. 

THE VENUE We chose The Black Horse, Beamish to hold our reception venue. It is a gorgeous renovated cottage gastropub set in beautiful countryside, and we knew that it would have just the right vibe for our wedding. 

THE RECEPTION We got engaged in October 2012 and wanted to aim to get married the following summer... on picking a date, Saturday 1st June stood out. A June wedding seemed traditional and “right” to me, in fact we ended up choosing many traditional elements for our wedding.  This gave us 7 months to plan!  We loved planning our wedding; we had lots of ideas, from our tea towel wedding invitations, to our relaxed countryside reception venue.  I

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love being creative and so decided early on to make our wedding cake and wedding favours – people thought I was mad when I told them I was making a 4-tier, deep fruit cake with sugar roses and love bird topper (and that I had never, ever iced a cake before!) but it all came together in the days before the wedding with a little help from my amazing bridesmaids. I wanted our wedding to feel personal to us and to have some homemade touches – my mum made 50 metres of bunting for us, and we grew our own wheatgrass table centrepieces, in pots from Ikea that resembled the lace neckline of my dress – a very happy coincidence! 

THE PHOTOGRAPHY We realised early on that we needed a photographer that was going to understand the atmosphere we wanted on our wedding day and wanted someone that we were going to get along with! We ended up talking to quite a few photographers, but either found that their style was too pushy (one wanted to set all of the timings for the day, including when and where I put my dress on!) or that we felt we’d be part of some wedding photography production line, and our wedding definitely wasn’t cookie cutter! We met Claire from Burns Rowatt Photography at a wedding fair and immediately loved her calm, collected style. We fell in love with the gorgeous Queensberry albums and the style of Claire’s photography was modern and quirky, but classic and beautiful.  We went on a pre-wedding photo shoot which was hugely helpful for two camera shy folks like us – she put us at ease and we got some lovely shots from the day, and it also reassured us in advance of the big day.  It felt after this photoshoot that some of the pressure had been lifted, I knew I was going to be able to relax more on the day and trust that she would get ‘the shots’. We love the photos from our wedding day and would highly recommend Claire to any of my friends and family – she has guided us through the process professionally and has been a pleasure to deal with.  We couldn’t be happier with the end result. 

THE HONEYMOON We honeymooned in sunny Mexico, at Riviera Maya. We left two days after the wedding, which was the perfect time for us to let all the excitement of the wedding sink in, and spent a relaxing couple of weeks as a brand new husband and wife, planning the future and having fun together.  We had some amazing experiences, including swimming with dolphins and manatees in the Caribbean Sea, and visiting ancient Mayan ruins. 

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The Details Photography Burns Rowatt Photography Bride's Dress Justin Alexander, from Mia Sposa, Newcastle Groom's Attire Moss Bros Hire, Newcastle Bridesmaid Dresses Forever Yours, from Tonia Anne in Washington Flowers The Design Studio, Chester-le-Street Hair / Makeup Stylists Hair by Natalie Daymond, from Beautifully Mobile Cars Rolls Royce Silver Cloud from Fearon’s in Newcastle Entertainment DJ/Karaoke by Starlight Party North East Stationery The Original Wedding Tea Towel Company

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& S r t e e f p i hen n n e J St Mary’s Church, Wycliffe + The Morritt Arms Hotel 29th July 2012

Photography By Fyzal

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THE PROPOSAL We were set up on a blind date by friends in January 2010. Steve proposed in August 2011 after cooking a beautiful meal for us.

THE DRESS The dress was simple and petite, which suited my shape. I loved the fabric, and with the full length veil with embroidered bows it was the perfect combination - I truly had a teary moment when I tried them both on.

WEDDING PLANNING I started the wedding planning process by collecting a pallet of the colours I wanted using embroidery threads. These were then given to the florist, cake supplier, stationery consultant, bridal dress shop and bridesmaids. It made ensuring the colours were all just right so much easier and kept me focused throughout.

STATIONERY This was one of the most important factors which started the ball rolling for the overall style of the wedding. We wanted to have an 'English country garden' feel and use very particular colours - pale pink, green and purple. From the outset Penrose Stationery were able to portray this perfectly in the Save the Dates and Invites. They specialise in bespoke stationery so all the artwork was created specifically for us, including a 1930's style postcard invite of the actual Church we got married in. On the day, the order of service, menus, name cards, and table plan looked amazing. Every last detail was thought of and it looked very high quality. It was such a load off our minds to have the whole stationery taken care of because it is quite a time consuming job and easy to underestimate.

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FLOWERS The brief for the florist was a romantic country garden wedding and the flowers should look effortless, as if they had just been collected from our garden. Each bridesmaid’s bouquet was slightly different using their individual colour.

THE VENUE The Morritt Arms has a lot of memories for me having been there many times as a child. It also was the perfect setting for the country wedding we wanted. I loved the garden as flowers were a big part of the day.

PHOTOGRAPHY We met Fyzal Photography at a wedding fair and knew instantly that we wanted them to capture our day. It was so refreshing to see something truly different. When we started the wedding planning process we didn’t really have any ideas about a photographer or anything to compare with, which is why we were so lucky to find Fyzal and Dawn, as we could have ended up with something quite ordinary. It was a wonderful experience having our day captured by such a talented photographer. The wedding album is incredible. I love showing it to people and looking through to remember our day. I still feel tingles when I look through it! I feel we were very lucky to have such a good photographer and would recommend Fyzal to anyone. I would advise other brides to make sure you are happy with your photographer as this is what you’re left with when the day is all over.

HONEYMOON We went for a week in a holiday cottage on the Northumberland coast and a simple but romantic getaway.

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The Details Photography Fyzal Photography Bride & Bridesmaid Dresses Dobinsons, Darlington Groom's Attire Ceremonial uniform for the Scots Guards Stationery Penrose Stationery Flowers Denise Marmont from Muscari Cake Carolyn at Daisy Lady Cakes Hair Sarah, Hobson & Holmes Cars GW Holmes Entertainment DJ Tim Whitworth

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Jayne & Stuart St. Andrews church & The Manor House West Auckland

03rd August 2013

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THE PROPOSAL We met on our first day in halls of residence at Sheffield Hallam University. After cleaning the kitchen, I was horrified to find a freshly hungover newcomer sat with no shoes on the kitchen counter. Instead of the usual welcome, I was less than friendly in telling him to remove thus feet from the clean counter. Little did I know, these would be the feet that eventually I would grow to love. After 8 years together Stuart proposed in bed after watching a muppets Christmas carol. No kneeling was involved, however he used his finger to write the proposal on my back! After several frustrated guesses, Stuart eventually pulled the perfect ring from under his pillow. I couldn't believe he had picked it out himself, it was dainty and delicate and more than I could have hoped for. Before I accepted, I made sure that he had asked my dad's permission and unknown to me, he had asked the previous night.

THE DRESS After many dress disasters I finally found a shop which seemed to listen to what I wanted and understood what I would look good in. The friendly staff at wild at hearts picked out my perfect dress that fit like a glove and made me feel like a fairy tale princess.

THE RECEPTION From the day Stuart proposed I knew exactly what I wanted! A shabby chic, Cath Kidston style wedding which was laid back and fun! I collected bits and bobs from magazines and created a scrap book then my twin sister created a page on Pinterest and I was hooked! I loved getting inspiration and cheap DIY ideas that would help me achieve my dream wedding. My army of devoted friends and family listened to all my eccentric ideas and helped me collect and decorate jars. My best friend Nat made endless amounts of bunting and our devoted friend Fliss turned a plain ivory cake into a masterpiece! My Mum and Aunty collected hundreds of petals and painstakingly dried them to make confetti. Other DIY projects included pink straws, homemade fans, paper chains, picnic baskets and puppets! All the extra bits and bobs made the day a great success and a truly memorable day. We saved money by buying in our own wine and making our own favours and decorations. 68


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THE PHOTOGRAPHY A close friend recommended GASP Photography and after meeting Jade and Nicky I fell in love. I was bewitched by her intimate and quirky photos and knew I had found our perfect match. After hearing so many horror stories about awful photographers, finding a laid back but brilliant photographer was essential. As we are not the most serious or romantic couple, I was quite anxious about our pre wedding shoot but I can honestly say we had a blast! It put us both at ease and I left feeling excited and knew we had made the right choice. When the big day arrived GASP Photography were like part of the family. They helped my dad with his button hole and me into my dress! One of the great things about the day was being allowed to be ourselves whether it involved the groom smearing my face with ice cream or us being 'creative' with a knight in shining armour, it was just great fun! GASP Photography made our guests feel at ease and were patient and friendly throughout. They really captured our personalities and we will treasure the photos forever.

THE HONEYMOON We spent two glorious weeks at the beautiful El Dorado SeaSide Suites in Mexico where we relaxed and drank numerous delicious cocktails!

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The Details Photography GASP Photography Wedding Dress Sophia Tolli from Wild Brides at Heart, Durham Grooms Attire Woven, Durham - who were fantastic and went above and beyond to make the suits fit perfectly! Bridesmaids Dessy rose pink - all 3 girls picked out different dresses Flowers Flowers by Leanne, Newton Aycliffe Cake Marks and Spencer's decorated by my friend, Felicity! Hair/Make-up LA Boutique, Langley Moor Cars VW Beetle & Camper van by the lovely Lovedubcars who are brilliant! Ice Cream Van Scoops and Smiles vintage ice-cream (the best thing ever!)

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Meeting

The One...

Choosing the right partner is essential to make your special day truly memorable. Unveiled speaks to Laura and Will, who met Auckland Castle’s wedding team and fell instantly in love and find out why it’s turning into such a magical partnership… Words: Linda Britton Photography: Sean Elliott Photography

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hen Laura Etheridge and Will Elsender decided on a whim to visit Auckland Castle, they weren’t planning to get married in a castle or even have a church wedding. It was just one of a long list of venues which included barns, hotels and standard wedding venues. But then they walked through the door of St Peter’s Chapel, the private chapel at Auckland Castle and the rest was history. “We just looked at each other and it felt perfect,” explains Laura. “But what really sealed the deal for us was when we meet Rebecca Coates, the general manager, as she was so lovely and enthusiastic and had so many amazing ideas. We just knew she would help us create a really special day.” Since their first visit to Auckland Castle, experienced wedding organiser Kelly Smith has joined to head up the wedding and events team at Auckland. Kelly has an impressive history, having helped launch the weddings

offer at Wynyard and running the team there for five years. Now she is in the middle of organising her own wedding next year which she says helps enormously with knowing what the couple need and how they feel. “I can really empathise with Laura and Will because I am at the same stage with planning my own wedding,” she says. “I want them to enjoy planning their big day and enjoy making it truly unique to them. They are a lovely couple with lots of great ideas and it’s a real honour to be part of their special day.” Laura and Will have been together six and a half years and are getting married on the 26th July next year. Planning is already underway and they have just finalised the wedding tasting with the Auckland team. “The great thing about Auckland is that anything is possible,” says Laura. “They don’t say no, they say how can we make that work.

With the food tasting and putting together a wedding menu, we could choose anything we wanted, we’ve even got fish finger sandwiches for the guests, which we love and which is very, very us.” “The beauty about Auckland Castle is that it is completely unique,” explains Kelly. “So unlike other wedding venues, where it can be one size fits all and about choosing a package, with us everything is bespoke and unique to the couple. We don’t do packages, we just find out what they like and create something especially for them.” “Planning a wedding with Kelly and Rebecca is just so much fun,” adds Laura. “It’s just like sitting down with friends and they get as enthusiastic as we do. We know we’re going to have a really special day because of them and we look forward to every part of the preparations and planning the big day with them.”

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Get blown away with beautiful photography for your wedding day Wedding photographer Claire Burns combines outstanding creativity with a calm, warm personality for a level of service that will exceed your highest expectations. Claire works with you to create a mood and style that’s as unique as you are, enhancing your best features and capturing your true personality, creating beautiful images to enjoy for a lifetime.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS Words: Jade Turnbull

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arah & Scott’s recent wedding at Solberge Hall was always going to be a picture perfect affair. As owner of Limelight Photo Booth Hire, Sarah had gathered inspiration over the years from the many weddings she has attended with her booths. Sarah says: “I borrowed a lot of ideas, such as the bridesmaid dresses which I’d seen at a wedding, and the hog roast – that was a must for my day!” Working in the industry meant Sarah had made some invaluable contacts when it came to her own special day, and had the advantage of getting to know their style and personalities naturally, instead of as a potential client. “I chose my photographer, Claire of Burns Rowatt Photography, after working at wedding fayres with her. She was so nice and approachable, I didn’t feel pressured into anything. “I also used Lucy from Party On Balloon Hire, she provided the candy buffet and chair covers. She’s such a great character, always putting a smile on people’s faces.” Yet despite her experience and familiarity with all things wedding-related, Sarah cannot deny that it felt strange to be on the other side of the camera lens, and of course her own photobooth played a significant part of the day despite Sarah not being the one in control of the photos on this occasion. As well as getting her own photo guest book and disc full of fabulous photos from the booth, Sarah had the fantastic idea of using photo frames as favours.“Every guest was given a photo frame which images from the booth could be taken home in. I loved that idea – every friend I visit has a framed photo from the day, which is so nice to see.” And for those brides who don’t work in the industry who are worried they may not have the same head start when it comes to planning their own wedding, then fear not – Sarah feels her line of work actually made the planning of her day more difficult. “I’m not a great planner anyway, but spending my own time working on a wedding when my working day consisted of weddings, it was quite a chore. Thank God for my friends, without them I don’t think it would have been what it was. They kept me in shape and I am very lucky to have the girls!” 75


A STUNNING GRADE II LISTED COUNTRY HOUSE, PRIVATELY OWNED, EXCLUSIVELY YOURS

PRI VAT E AN D E XC LU SI VE Horton Grange is a privately owned, intimate Grade II listed Country House with an elegant and distinctive mix of contemporary and traditional decor. Set in 4 acres of beautiful, landscaped grounds, the House and gardens are exclusively yours for your wedding day - no golfers, no public bar or restaurant - just you and your wedding guests. Offering a beautiful outside Marriage Ceremony in our Garden Gazebo or an intimate Ceremony in our plush Lounge, you will be guided through every part of your day by our expert wedding team. Our reputation for excellent cuisine using only the finest, locally sourced produce offers you delicious 4 course dining and quirky evening food - our bacon stotties are always a well-received delight!

HORTON GRANGE, PRIVATE AND EXCLUSIVE. CONTACT US FOR A WEDDING TOUR Horton Grange Hotel, Berwick Hill, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 6BU T: (01661) 860686 E: info@hortongrange.co.uk W: www.hortongrange.co.uk Facebook: Horton Grange Country House Hotel Twitter: @HortonGrange Join us at our ELITE WEDDING OPEN DAYS, Sunday 6th October 2013 and Saturday 11th January 2014 Free admission to both events from 1pm – 4pm


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LARTINGTON HALL Lartington Hall is a grade 2* listed private country retreat, recently restored to the highest standards, complete with ballroom and private chapel and set amongst 75 acres of listed parkland. In addition to its beautiful landscape, famous statues and setting, Lartington Hall has an important heritage and association with famous architects & historical figures such as Ignatius Bonomi and Joseph Hansom, who was also said to have invented the Hansom Cab whilst working at Lartington Hall, and hence his design for the Greek Temple Porte Cochère & carriage platform which now provides the perfect arrival for each couple. Lartington Hall is a special place which is exclusive to each couple and their guests throughout their wedding and stay.  Located in rural Teesdale, 2 miles from the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle, Lartington Hall is in the perfect location for a unique country house experience. www.lartingtonhall.co.uk

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THE CROFT HOTEL Elegant and luxurious, The Croft Hotel is the perfect venue for the most important day of your life. We are able to offer a selection of fabulous wedding packages, though we can also tailor to specific, bespoke individual requirements making The Croft Hotel one of the premier wedding venues in the north east of England. Situated in the picturesque village of Croft on Tees on the border of North Yorkshire and Durham, The Croft is a stunning Grade II listed building. This former Coaching Inn retains its unique character and style, combining a period feel with modern facilities. Our friendly and professional team will of course be on hand to ensure that every step of your day runs smoothly.

LEWIS CARROLL SUITE The newly refurbished Lewis Carroll Suite can hold up to 180 guests for your wedding breakfast, and as many as 200 guests for your evening celebrations and evening buffet reception. The room itself, benefits from its South-facing position, which allows sunlight to flood in through the huge and lovingly restored sash windows. The room is fully licensed for civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships.

DINING We are extremely proud of the quality of dining at The Croft. Our chefs are classically trained and all ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced, including seasonal British produce from select artisan producers and local farmers. We work with you to design your wedding menu, ensuring it meets all your personal requirements, so that your uniques tastes are reflected throughout every aspect of your day.

PACKAGES Following our refurbishment, we are currently in the process of developing our wedding packages, working closely with some of the North-East’s leading wedding suppliers to offer you the highest standard of service possible. We are always delighted to accommodate each couple’s individual tastes and wishes, whether that is a traditional wedding or something very different. We recently hosted an afternoon-tea themed reception in the Croft Tea Room, it couldn’t have been more fitting! If you have any questions or special requirements in mind, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your arrangements.

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UNIQUE FEATURES If you choose to host your wedding at The Croft, you can expect outstanding customer service from our specialist Wedding Team. We have also recently developed an outside terrace which is able to accommodate up to 40 people. Within walking distance is St Peter’s church, a historic 14th century building and quintessential country chapel. Here in the birthplace of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, we want to help make sure your wedding is simply magical.

Address

The Croft Hotel Croft on tees Darlington DL2 2ST

Tel

01325 720319

Email

info@crofthotel.net

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www.crofthotel.net

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YOUR HOME FOR THE WEEKEND Middleton Lodge

WEDDING OPEN DAYS The Middleton Lodge open days give future Brides the opportunity to meet a handpicked selection of recommended suppliers, sample foods, taste wines and chat to the Wedding staff and Chef ’s Team. The next date for your diary is Sunday 13th October 2013. Appointments are available between 1pm and 5pm and must be booked in advance on 01325 377977.

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MIDDLETON LODGE Located in the heart of Yorkshire in the quaint village of Middleton Tyas, Middleton Lodge is the perfect private and secluded wedding venue. Boasting unique features such as the cellar bar, cinema, tennis court and vast spaces for clay pigeon shooting, it’s not just the wedding day that will provide your guests with entertainment and leisurely pursuits, as they can enjoy a whole weekend of relaxation. For the big day itself, take advantage of beautiful interiors, numerous reception rooms and 17 individually designed bedrooms. There is even an external helicopter landing site for those wishing to arrive in style.

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SUMMER WEDDINGS From early spring onwards the grounds come alive, where the private parkland with striking vistas creates the perfect backdrop for photos. A pre-wedding barbecue on the terrace and drinks reception on the lawns is a must. Smaller weddings can then take over the house itself, whereas larger functions head to the marquee, decorated in a style to suit the bride and groom’s vision of the perfect wedding day.

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WINTER WEDDINGS With roaring fires in the house, Christmas decorations, mulled wine & Winter Pimm’s, the Lodge can be a truly magical setting in the winter months. The fully heated marquee creates a stunning venue for any Christmas wedding with its star cloth backdrop, candles and Christmas trees. The awning connecting the marquee to the Drawing Room ensures you and your guests will never have to brave the winter chill and step out into the cold. 84

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VENUES PACKAGES Exclusive hire bespoke packages are available for either one or two nights and include the main house, function & reception rooms; grounds and the marquee; in-house wedding planner and coordinator; as well as comprehensive catering and drinks packages. A contact list of recommended suppliers can be provided, however the venue is happy to liaise with every couple’s own favoured suppliers to ensure a truly personal touch is achieved every time. GUESTS AND FUNCTION ROOM SPACES For the ceremony itself, two interior spaces can accommodate up to 120 guests, plus the venue also has an outdoor civil ceremony license with a beautiful traditional wooden pavilion. The lawns within this 250 acre estate provide an unlimited capacity for outdoor ceremonies. For an intimate reception, the Drawing Room and Central Hall can be utilised within the Lodge, or for a larger celebration the marquee can hold up to 200 guests, with the option of an extension if numbers exceed this.     UNIQUE FEATURES

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Specialising in modern British food with a twist, award-winning head chef Robert Taylor is passionate about all food served at the Lodge, from the concept of dishes right through to presentation and service. Robert will invite all brides and grooms to attend a tasting evening prior to their special day in order to meet with him and discuss all exciting menu options, and is on hand throughout the entire planning process to offer his expert advice. Middleton Lodge offers total exclusivity of the house and grounds for the duration of the wedding stay, giving the bride and groom a totally bespoke service to suit their needs. The wedding team prides itself upon a professional yet personable approach to all weddings, aiming to provide an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. In their own words, “Our ethos is simple …whatever the reason for your stay, our aim is to make our home your home from the moment you arrive”. Finally Middleton Lodge have one more secret up their sleeve... they are carefully restoring the original coaching house buildings on the estate to create a new Boutique Hotel and Coach House corporate & private party function rooms. The first eight en-suite bedrooms will be ready in 2014.

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Middleton Tyas Richmond North Yorkshire DL10 6NJ

Tel

01325 377977

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info@middletonlodge.co.uk

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www.middletonlodge.co.uk

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We are sure you will be captivated by the breath taking elegance of The Vermont Hotel Sky Lounge & Garden, beautifully dressed for a civil ceremony for up to 90 of your family and friends. The 360 viewpoint affords you the most stunning views of Newcastle’s Quayside and Historic City, providing a spectacular and memorable Wedding Venue. The Ballroom combines the grandeur of oak panelled walls with beautiful bespoke art deco windows & The Gold Room offers traditional elegance with a modern finish. Every suite in The Vermont Hotel is licenced for civil ceremonies; offering a unique and bespoke setting for your perfect day.

The Vermont Hotel Castle Garth Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 1RQ Tel: 0191 233 1010 Email: info@vermont-hotel.co.uk

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GOOD ENOUGH IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH Vermont Hotel

VERMONT HOTEL WEDDING SHOWCASE Sunday 13th October 2013, 11:00 – 15:00, Free entry

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VERMONT HOTEL At The Vermont Hotel we have a motto, “good enough is not good enough”, and this is never truer than when planning your wedding. The Vermont Hotel is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and offers a unique setting which combines vintage grandeur with a luxurious modern finish and spectacular views, all within the heart of Newcastle. Our local area is rich with history so we invite you to enjoy a sparkling drinks reception in the iconic Castle Keep or on our Rooftop Suite where you and your guests can marvel at Newcastle’s stunning cityscape. We have a host of beautifully appointed function rooms so whether you are having an intimate affair or have a guest list to rival Royalty, we can offer a beautiful suite perfect for your big or little-big day!

PACKAGES Our generous wedding packages start at £68.00 per person and each of our Wedding Packages includes the following: • • • • • • • • • •

Wedding menu tasting for the bride and groom Red carpet reception Personalised menus, place cards and table plan Use of our cake stand and knife White linen and napkins A long and low fresh floral arrangement A Duty Manager to act as Toastmaster Bridal party changing room until 5pm Complimentary overnight stay for the bride and groom on their wedding night Complimentary parking for your wedding guests

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GUESTS AND FUNCTION ROOM SPACES The Vermont has a number of functions rooms to accommodate everything from small, intimate weddings, up to functions for over 200 guests.

HOTEL ROOFTOP The Vermont Hotel’s Rooftop Suite features incredible panoramic views of Newcastle City including the Quayside and Castle. From this flexible function suite, where you can host your ceremony, you and up to 80 guests can enjoy breath-taking views, unlike any other, 200ft above the heart of the city.

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THE BALLROOM Formerly the Council Chamber for the Northumberland County Council, much of the original character has been retained including the tall leaded windows. It is beautifully finished in oak paneling and with its high ceiling and elegant columns, it provides the perfect setting for both business and social occasions and has a maximum capacity of 220 guests for your ceremony, and up to 136 for your Wedding Breakfast.

THE GOLD ROOM Formerly the fine dining Blue Room Restaurant, this luxurious function suite is both flexible and elegant. With a purpose designed function bar, private washroom facilities and en suite kitchen, this suite can accommodate up to 160 guests for your Wedding breakfastand 120 for the ceremony.  Due to the flexible nature of this function suite, outside catering can be accommodated in this suite with prior arrangement. Scott Spock Photography

CIVIL CEREMONY We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in our historic Heritage Suite, our opulent Gold Room and our exquisite Rooftop Suite.

UNIQUE FEAURES A beautiful city centre location rich with history, impeccable customer service and supreme cuisine - The Vermont Hotel offers a truly unrivalled wedding experience.

Address

The Vermont Hotel Castle Garth Newcastle Upon TyneTyne and Wear NE1 1RQ

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0191 233 1010

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info@vermont-hotel.co.uk

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VINTAGE WEDDING POST BOX

This beautiful, handmade fibreglass replica of a 1940s post box is the perfect place to keep all your gift cards and vouchers safe while you and your guests enjoy your special day.

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EXUDING CHARACTER & ROMANTIC CHARM Headlam Hall

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Standing in the picturesque Teesdale countryside, Headlam Hall exudes character and romantic charm that make it an ideal place for wedding celebrations. The original Jacobean Hall boasts beautiful gardens, impressive accommodation, a stunning spa and picturesque golf course. As a family owned business, Headlam Hall has a core philosophy of offering individual and personal service that is re-enforced by the policy to only host one wedding a day.

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The venue lends itself very well to both smaller, intimate weddings and larger, lavish occasions. The elegant Drawing Room can accommodate up to forty guests and opens onto the stepped terrace overlooking the grand main lawn. The impressive Edwardian Suite accommodates up to one hundred and fifty guests in a unique room characterised by its huge arched glass ceiling, giving a bright garden feeling to afternoon receptions. Civil ceremonies can also be held in both rooms.

DINING The food at your reception is of the utmost importance; at Headlam great care is taken to ensure the quality remains the same whether dining for two in the restaurant or a full house in the Edwardian Suite. The experienced team of chefs have received numerous awards including a 2 AA rosettes, Taste Durham highest quality assured and local champion awards.

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Headlam’s stunning walled gardens cover four acres, creating the perfect peaceful and private setting for you to spend the day with your loved ones. There’s no need to elope when you can have a venue this beautiful and intimate! In addition, the Hall’s Spa has attracted well-deserved acclaim over the years, with five treatment rooms, a pool and an outdoor hot tub that mean you and your guests can relax and recharge during your stay.

PHILOSOPHY We believe that each wedding should be tailored to the couple’s requirements. As such, we don’t offer packages, instead choosing to work closely with you to meet your individual wishes and requirements. Along with the Edwardian suite and private Stable Lounge and Coach House bar are the grounds and the provision of our in house sound/lighting system and resident DJ.  We have an excellent working relationship with many high quality local suppliers and are always happy to pass along recommendations to couples looking to plan and personalise their perfect day.

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Headlam Hall Headlam Near Gainford Darlington DL2 3HA

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01325 730238

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admin@headlamhall.co.uk

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THE ULTIMATE PACKAGE The Hall Garth Hotel is a 15th Century Manor House located on the outskirts of Darlington set within 70 acres of stunning parkland. They hold a civil ceremony licence and can accommodate weddings from 2 to 200 guests and with lots of outdoor space can hold outdoor ceremonies. They are delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Ultimate’ all inclusive wedding package in partnership with four excellent local suppliers which embraces the collabora-

tion of local businesses. Being in partnership with First Class Wedding Company; Camera A Photography; Flowers by Nattrass and Ian Gee Roadshow, enables the hotel to offer a ‘one-stop’ service directly which will support couples when planning their very special day. A Civil ceremony can be included for an additional surcharge. The ‘Ultimate’ package includes 40 day and 80 evening guests (supplements would apply for additional guests). Prices start from £4,500

All new ultimate inclusive wedding package available from £4,500 2013 wedding dates for your diary Free admission Wedding Open Day: 11am-3pm | Sunday 22nd September Vintage Wedding Fayre: 11am-3pm | Sunday 13th October Asian Wedding Fayre: 12-3.30pm | Sunday 20th October Pink Civil Partnership Fayre: 12-4pm | Sunday 3rd November

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variable upon dates and subject to availability. The ‘Ultimate’ package includes venue hire, wedding breakfast and drinks package, photographer on the day and an A4 photobook, floral decorations, chair covers, DJ and lots more. A stress free way to coordinate your requirements with wedding specialists! For full details of the ‘Ultimate’ package please call the Events Team at Hall Garth Hotel on 01325 300 400 or email events@hallgarthdarlington.co.uk


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A PLACE OF TRANQUILLITY AND BEAUTY

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AUCKLAND CASTLE Planning the wedding of your dreams starts with choosing the perfect venue. As a place of tranquillity and beauty, Auckland Castle offers a magnificent setting for any wedding. Built in the 1190s, the castle is steeped in history and surrounded by 200 acres of natural parkland. Set above the River Wear and with spectacular panoramic views across expansive countryside, the park contains a breath taking Grade 1 listed deer house as well as secluded woodland rises and stunning vistas - simply perfect for creating a stunning backdrop to your special day.

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PACKAGES Here at Auckland Castle we offer a truly bespoke service to all our couples, discussing at length the type of wedding they want and their specific requirements. We then create a wedding day around them - one that is reflective of them as a couple, from designing their reception drinks to a bespoke menu. Hire of the castle and grounds is just the first step but our experienced staff will be on hand throughout the process to offer advice and ensure that the wedding day is perfect from start to finish.

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We work exclusively with Simply Bows & Chair Covers to provide chair covers, linen and napkins. The choice of linen and colour of sashes etc. is chosen by the couple. We allow the couples to choose their own suppliers for everything else including flowers, cake and music providers. We believe this is an important element as it allows the couple to express their own taste and have control of their own wedding style and budget. We do however, have a number of suppliers that we use regularly to help with dressing the castle for private events and for whom we are happy to make recommendations based on the excellent service that they provide. Sean Elliott Photography

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GUESTS & FUNCTION ROOM SPACES Within the castle we have a variety of beautiful state rooms that can accommodate guest numbers from 20 to 120. We can also arrange a beautiful marquee in our breath taking grounds, marquees are available in a number of layouts and sizes.

UNIQUE FEATURES We like to emphasise that the castle is a unique venue. It is a former Bishop’s palace that houses the largest private chapel in Europe. The ability to offer the use of the castle and grounds exclusively, plus our commitment to only holding one wedding a day is very important to us. We also believe our bespoke approach to weddings will enable us to offer a service of unrivalled quality. All of our couples are offered a complimentary wedding breakfast tasting to ensure that they are completely happy with their choices.

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Auckland Castle Bishop Auckland Co. Durham DL14 7NR

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01388 743750

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enquiries@aucklandcastle.org

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aucklandcastle.org

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BANNATYNE HOTEL Situated in the heart of Darlington Town Centre, this stunning Grade II listed town house hotel can be yours exclusively for your special day. Fall in love with its unique character and style, with many original features enhanced by a modern, boutique feel. A friendly welcome from the moment you step through the door will be echoed throughout your entire wedding experience. From your initial enquiry, to the day itself, the professional and attentive team will be there to support you throughout every step of the exciting planning process. Boasting 60 bedrooms, including the dramatic Bridal Suite, your guests can make this their home for your special day, helping to provide a wonderful setting to catch up with friends and family before and after the celebrations. Complemented by picturesque gardens and patios that act as the perfect backdrop to your photographs, this inspired choice of a venue will ensure your wedding day is the one to remember.

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PACKAGES Those choosing to celebrate every aspect of their day with Bannatyne Hotel, including ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception, can enjoy a range of complimentary added extras including an overnight stay in the Bridal Suite for the wedding night; floral centrepieces for the top table and guest tables; complimentary room hire for both the wedding breakfast and evening reception; and menu tasting in Maxine’s Restaurant in the run-up to the day itself. Each wedding is designed to suit your exact requirements, meaning packages are all bespoke and tailored to the most intricate degree.

GUESTS AND FUNCTION SUITES For the wedding ceremony, up to 150 people can be accommodated, where the grand sense of occasion is perfectly balanced with a calming atmosphere, helping the bride, groom and guests feel completely at ease. After taking your vows overlooking the beautiful gardens, your party will enjoy drinks and canapés whilst your photographer takes advantage of the various backdrops for individual and group photos, both inside and outside the hotel. Whether you’re having a small, intimate gathering, or large, decadent celebration, your choice of the classic and charming Maxine’s Restaurant, where up to 55 guests can dine, or the elegant and spacious Wilbur Suite which holds up to 150, means that the tone is set to perfection for the modern bride and groom.

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With menus designed to your exact specification, and fine wines sourced from around the world, you can be sure that your personal tastes are reflected throughout every aspect of the day. Guests can make the hotel their home for the day or full weekend, with discounted rates available for all bedrooms, while you can relax in the knowledge that yours is the only wedding taking place that day, making you and your guests the hotel’s absolute priority. A dedicated toastmaster will be on hand to ensure the day runs smoothly and effortlessly for all attending, overseeing everything from the preparation of the function suites, completed by your own personal touches to adornments; followed by greeting the groom, guests and finally bride prior to the ceremony; coordinating food and drinks service throughout the wedding breakfast; to making sure the party atmosphere is honed to perfection for your evening festivities.

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Bannatyne Hotel Southend Avenue Darlington County Durham DL3 7HZ

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01325 365859

Email

enquiries.darlingtonhotel@bannatyne.co.uk

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www.bannatyne.co.uk/hotel/darlington

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The beautiful little town of Saltburn is the perfect spot for a seaside wedding. Our family run hotel is ideally located for those balmy summer evenings and bright sunny days as our views across the sea are some of the best in the region. The Spa Hotel has two separate dining rooms and one function room holding up to 150 guests. The Waves Restaurant seats 50 people and has recently been refurbished to create a warm and inviting dining room and our light Conservatory restaurant looks over the sea. Our wedding couple can expect their wedding

to be our only celebration taking place in the hotel and we are happy to offer our hotel as a 28 bedroom private venue to those hoping for something completely private. To make our wedding packages as user friendly as possible, we have created an inclusive package so there are no hidden extras... We are more than happy to be flexible with our set menus and ensure that we are tailoring the day for each individual. At The Spa, there is no set way. We're flexible, creative and we love a challenge!

Find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Book online at www.thespahotelsaltburn.co.uk or call (01287) 622544.


£3,300.00

£4,400.00

£5,600.00

Based on 40 guests daytime and 60 guests evening

Based on 60 guests daytime and 100 guests evening

Based on 80 guests daytime and 120 guests evening

• Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator • Red Carpet Welcome

and evening reception

• Toast Master for your special day

• Reception drink on arrival

• Choice of Ivory or White Table Linen

• Three Course Wedding Breakfast

• Matching Chair Covers with your choice

• Glass of Red or White Wine with the meal

of Organza for the day reception • Lily Vase or Fish Bowl to include flowers with mirror and tea lights for each table • Personalised Menus and Table Plan

Wedding Packages 2014

• Chosen Function Suite for both day

• Use of Cake Knife and Stand

*The above packages do not include civil ceremony room hire charges. *All of the above packages as subject to availability and may only be available on certain dates throughout the year. *The above packages are only available for new bookings.

• Glass of Sparkling Wine for the toast • Evening Buffet and Disco • Overnight accommodation for the bride and groom


A FIRST FOR

QUALITY QWEST, THE WEDDING INDUSTRY’S QUALITY STANDARD, IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE WYNYARD HALL HAS ACHIEVED QWEST STATUS AND HAVE BECAME THE FIRST QUALITY APPROVED WEDDING VENUE IN THE UK!

GATSBY WEDDING EVENT Wynyard Hall and Qwest would like to invite you to an exclusive wedding event and 1920’s inspired bridal fashion show on the 10th November from 12.00pm till 3.00pm. It is going to be a wonderful event with complimentary drinks on arrival, treats, goodie bags, magazines, live music and exclusive offers for afternoon tea. Two fashion shows will be held at 1.00pm and 2.30pm, all suppliers attending are of course Qwest Quality Approved. Image © 2tone Photography

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ynyard Hall is a luxury 4-star country house hotel in the North East of England, situated on 150 acres of mature, private parkland, it is the perfect setting for weddings and has now achieved the wedding industry benchmark for business practice and customer service. Adam Dyke, the General Manager at Wynyard Hall had this to say on receiving their Qwest Certificate “We are very proud to have achieved Quality Approved status and will hang our Qwest certificate with pride. It is fantastic that our dedicated team who always give 110% are being recognized and distinguished for the professionalism and quality service.” Mariza, the Weddings & Events Manager at Wynyard Hall commented, “The assessment was very thorough, but needs to be. Qwest is essential to the wedding industry and serves an important role in distinguishing reliable and professional businesses. Bridal couples need to know whom they are booking and what level of quality they can expect to receive. Qwest enables bridal couples to distinguish quality very easily through the Qwest logo, certificate and website. It is essential that the industry is transparent and bridal couples receive the very best service, through selecting companies who have been approved.” The Qwest team stated, “Wynyard Hall is a magnificent venue and has proven excellent business practice and customer service! It is an incredible choice for any bridal couple. The Qwest assessment is a long and difficult examination and only the very best and most dedicated businesses pass, and this is testament to Wynyard Hall’s committed wedding team. We are very happy to say Wynyard Hall is Qwest Approved” You can have a look at Wynyard Hall’s profile as well as all Qwest Approved suppliers in your local area at www.qwestuk.co.uk. For more information visit www.qwestuk.co.uk

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Wedding Open day Sunday 29th Sept 2013. Come and see the Village Inn all setup for a wedding civil ceremony and wedding breakfast. All the comforts a hotel can offer but in the relaxed atmosphere of a beautiful country pub. Further special offers available on the day.

Get Married for ÂŁ1995 in 2014 includes: arrival drink, 3 course meal, glass of wine, toast, evening buffet and disco for 50 guests.

Evening Wedding Reception Buffet & Disco only ÂŁ11 per person Any Budget catered for. We design your day around you. Come and see us at the wedding open day to see what we can do.


Designing weddings to include: All aspects of floral work Chair covering and table dressings Room Enhancements Stylish Prop hire You can be assured your in safe hands with professional venue stylist’s and qualified florists. Contact us to come and view our dedicated wedding showroom, one of the largest in the North of England!

CALL US 07825429429 & 07825160032 OR VISIT WILDCHILDS.CO.UK Wildchilds Limited | Unit 21 | Nestfield Industrial Estate | Darlington | DL1 2NW

SPECIALISTS IN WEDDING AND EVENT DECOR THE FIRST CLASS WEDDING COMPANY are specialists in venue decoration for weddings and events. We provide a friendly, professional service to help you create a look to suit your own individual style and personality. Our chair covers come in a number of sizes, colours and styles to ensure a perfect fit and we have a range of elegant centrepieces and accessories to complement your theme. Choose us to help you achieve the first class setting for your special occasion.

STYLISH CHAIR COVERS AND BOWS | CONTEMPORARY CENTREPIECES ELEGANT CANDELABRAS | OSTRICH FEATHER DISPLAYS TOP OF THE RANGE STARLIGHT BACKDROPS | VENUE STYLING & MORE

Contact Angela on Mob: 07790 906316 Tel: 01642 750752 Email: info@firstclassweddingco.com Web: www.firstclassweddingco.com

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We offer a range of bespoke wedding planning and styling services for couples looking for a little bit of help to plan their big day. From full wedding planning to on-the-day coordination, however much or little support you need we will plan your wedding around you and your vision for your perfect day. Our styling service and bespoke table centrepieces, beautiful table linen, chair dressing and unique favours will help you create something that is a little different. We won't just hire you props and dĂŠcor but will ensure that everything is styled perfectly to reflect your theme and colour palette. So let's get started planning your perfect wedding, creating a stylish event that will wow your guests.

Come and chat to us at The Wedding Gallery our exclusive wedding events that bring creative suppliers to brides who want to step outside the frame >>>>>>>>>

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@ Wensleydale Galleries, Leyburn Thursday 5th September - 6 to 9 pm

@The Northern Echo Arena - Mowden Rugby Club, Darlington

Sunday 15th September - 11 TO 3 pm

@ Witham Hall, Barnard Castle Sunday 6th October - 11 to 3 pm

Weddings Corporate Celebrations

@Hurworth Grange, Hurworth, Darlington Sunday 3rd November - 11 to 3 pm

Visit our website to find out more www.perfectlyyouevents.co.uk


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Perfectly You Events SET UP BY ESTABLISHED WEDDING PROFESSIONALS, KAREN WALKER AND MANDY WELLANDTAYLOR, ‘PERFECTLY YOU EVENTS’, IS A NEW BUSINESS BASED IN DARLINGTON AND BARNARD CASTLE OFFERING A RANGE OF WEDDING PLANNING AND STYLING SERVICES FOR COUPLES LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BIT OF HELP TO PLAN THEIR BIG DAY.

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fter twenty-eight years working in the NHS in senior management roles, Karen took voluntary redundancy, retrained as a wedding planner with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners and is now an Associate Member of the organisation. Mandy has also changed careers moving from financial services into wedding and event planning via her business designing and creating bespoke favours. With the average wedding now taking around 150-250 hours to organise and using fifteen or more suppliers, for many couples planning their big day can become a full-time job. It’s no surprise, then that more and more couples are now turning to a wedding planner for help. Popular in the USA where virtually every couple will use a wedding planner it’s fast becoming the norm in the south of England as well. While taking longer here in the north east busy couples or those wanting

something different are now recognising the benefits of using a professional wedding planner to help with some or all of their planning. Wedding planners are not only for celebrities or the super-rich as a good planner should be able to save you not just time but money as well as helping to avoid potentially costly mistakes. Offering a bespoke service aimed firmly at today’s modern and contemporary bride, Karen and Mandy use the planning and organisational skills gained in their ‘corporate careers’ to plan any wedding perfectly, creating a stylish event that will wow your guests. Their flexible approach means that you are able to get just the right amount of help that you need. This can be a little bit of support to find the right suppliers through to full wedding planning from start to finish. A popular service is ‘on the day coordination’ which is perfect for couples using a reception

venue with no in-house planner or events team. However much - or little - support you need Karen and Mandy will ensure that you get a wedding planning and design service which is tailored to you, making sure that the package is built around you and reflecting your vision for your big day. Recognising that many couples will be comfortable planning their own wedding Perfectly You Events also offers a number of styling services for brides looking for a little bit of inspiration around the design of their day and can help with beautiful room décor hire, table decorations and favours as well as those all important finishing touches. If you would like to arrange an initial (free) consultation you can contact Karen and Mandy at hello@perfectlyyouevents.co.uk and you can find out more at www.perfectlyyouevents.co.uk 109


Add a pop of sweetness and colour to your next celebration or corporate event with the Victorian Sweet Cart Company. This unique family-run business, from the owners of the traditional Sweet Greetings sweet shop in Shildon, County Durham, offers the ultimate party pieces for every occasion. Whether it's a colourful candy cart for a conference, an edible centrepiece for a wedding or a candy floss machine or popcorn cart, guaranteed to make a children's party go with a bang - the Victorian Sweet Cart Company can deliver it all, right across the North East. All of the confectionary used comes direct from the Sweet Greetings shop, established in 1909, so guests can enjoy the same sweet treats and high standards of service wherever they are. A wide range of dietary needs can also be catered for, with confectionary available in dairy free, lactose free, vegetarian, HFA approved, Halal, gluten free and sugar free. In respect of each venue's carpet and walls, bubblegum is never used unless specifically requested.

Tel: 01388 772736 www.victoriansweetcartcompany.co.uk victoriansweetcartcompany 4 Church Stree | Shildon | County Durham | DL4 1DU

Suppliers of: Chair Covers & Sashes Backdrops Tailored Centrepieces Professional Balloon Decor Candy Cart Royal Mail Post Box Aisle Runners Plus much more

Contact Lucy on: 07725 144791 lucy@partyondirect.co.uk www.partyondirect.co.uk

OLD FASHIONED SWEETS & GIFTS SINCE 1909


HAIR & BEAUTY SCENT-SATIONAL! This fragrance contains top notes of tea and bergamot, middle notes of sambac jasmine, orchid, freesia, and rose, with a base note of patchouli. Available from House Of Fraser, Darlington.

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Professional Make-up Artist * * * *

Specialist Bridal Make-up Fashion Shoots Editorial Make-up Lessons

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CATWALK INSPIRATION

BY JO LEVERSUCH, OF MAKE UP BY JO

A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO I MET A GORGEOUS, BUBBLY BRIDE WHO HAD SOME AMAZING IDEAS FOR HER WEDDING MAKE-UP...

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he absolutely loves make-up and came prepared with some eyelashes and a quad lip palette from Illamasqua. After doing some research on Pinterest Verity sent me a link to her Pinterest board so I could get some ideas before we met. The key looks that stood out were “vintage inspired eye make-up” with a mixture of modern looks of strong lips in particular she liked the “ombre lips”. Ombre lips being a two if not three tone colour effect on the lips. The key look to the make-up was to make sure the skin was as flawless as possible before I applied the make-up on her eyes and lips.

HOW TO CREATE THE EYE MAKE-UP Keep the eye make-up simple in colour by using only nudes and beige colours. To add more definition to the eyes I used a traditional black khol pencil first along the eyelash line before I applied the gel eyeliner over the top. Apply mascara on first before the false eyelashes. HOW TO CREATE THE OMBRE LIPS

To create the look you can use two, three or even four colours. The look can take some time to create but once its achieved it looks striking. Start by using the darker colour first on the outer part of the lips and keep adding the next shade lighter and then the next shade lighter to give you the hue of colours.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light

Overall this look fitted perfect with Verity’s personality and wedding day and she looked absolutely stunning. Jo Leversuch Director of Make-up by Jo Ltd

Illamasqua Lip Palette

jemma Kidd Contour Flush Creme Blus Duo

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

Bourjois Cream Blush

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Airbrush Make-up Artistic & Bio Sculpture Nails Pre wedding pamper parties Spray Tans Brow Perfection Eyelash Extensions Vintage hair styling Hair available on request

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FOR A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL BLACKETTS ON 01325 347267 TO BEGIN THE JOURNEY TOWARDS, HEALTHIER, CLEARER AND YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN.

GET THE PERFECT WEDDING GLOW! MANY OF US SUFFER PROBLEM AREAS WITH OUR SKIN, AND WOULD LOVE A FLAWLESS, HOLLYWOOD-STYLE COMPLEXION FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF OUR LIVES. HERE, TRACY TRATTLES OF BLACKETTS SKIN & LASER CLINIC TELLS US HOW SHE CAN MAKE IT A REALITY...

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ith an endless array of spas, beauty salons and nail bars at our disposal to pamper and perfect our appearance in the run up to the wedding day, it seems we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beautifying and enhancing our best features. However when skin problems are more of an issue than just the occasional dryness and outbreak of spots, then a facial won’t always help and clinical procedures can be the only option. This can seem intimidating and extreme, but that needn’t be the case. Blacketts Skin & Laser Clinic on Bondgate in Darlington is a professional, friendly and welcoming environment, offering the same soothing ambience as a spa, but with the added assurance of being GP-led. Offering botox & fillers, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal and skin peels, among many other services, the Clinic provides clients with a safe environment administered by specialists in each field. Tracy Trattles was employed by Blacketts Medical for six years before progressing to Skin Clinic when the opportunity arose, and has undergone extensive specialist training

in all aspects of treatment. She explains: “We pride ourselves on our ethics, and would not treat anyone if we felt it was not in their best interest. We offer a free full initial consultation where treatments are fully explained and no pressure is put on the client to commence.” A particular favourite amongst brides-tobe looking for beautiful skin is the chemical peel. “Mild chemical peels help to lighten, tighten and brighten your skin – after all, that wedding album will be coming out for years to come, so you want your skin to look good. We would recommend starting early with treatments and no treatments would be given less than two weeks prior to the wedding.” Laser hair removal is also popular for bikini lines and underarms, and would typically require around six to eight sessions for the best results. With treatments taking place four to six weeks apart, Tracy recommends starting the first sessions in the winter months if planning a summer wedding. Yet it isn’t just brides-to-be that want to look their best, with male clients becoming more prevalent than ever before. Tracy

says: “ We’ve recently seen an increase in men coming to us for botox – affectionately named ‘brotox’! Hyperhidrosis, which helps to control excessive sweating, is particularly useful for the groom or best man. Those dreaded speeches can bring the best of us out in a hot sweat! This would entail a one-off treatment of injecting botox into the required area.” And for those who don’t quite require these treatments, but would like to prevent the need for them in the future, Tracy’s number one tip is to use a good quality SPF when soaking up the sun prior to the big day, and throughout a sun-drenched honeymoon. “Sun can have a dramatic effect on the skin causing fine lines, pigmentation and premature ageing. We are proud stockists of IMAGE skincare systems which are only available exclusively through licensed physicians. We are educated in offering individual skincare programs to improve and maintain better looking skin.” And with bespoke treatments available for all skin types and ages, Tracy and her colleagues are eager to help all prospective clients achieve the results they desire. 115


Getting Married? Let us help you plan for your big day See our website for full details of our wedding packages, suitable for the whole wedding party! • • • • •

Skin Rejuvenation Thread Vein Removal Laser Hair Removal Botox and Fillers Microdermabrasion

Blacketts Skin & Laser Clinic, is an aesthetic clinic run by fully qualified GP’s and we offer free no obligation consultations.

www.blackettskinandlaserclinic.co.uk e: info@bslc.co.uk | t: 01325 347267 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7JR Blacketts Skin & Laser Clinic

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IT’S AN AGE-OLD QUESTION FOR BRIDES – HOW TO SHOWCASE YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY IN A CLASSIC WAY, WHILE STILL BEING AT THE CUTTING EDGE. WE FOUND THE SOLUTION IN ESTEÉ LAUDER’S NEW RANGE – HERE WE REVIEW SOME OF OUR PICKS TO HELP YOU BE AT YOUR BEST ON YOUR BIG DAY. ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR You many not be able to sleep the night before, but with Esteé Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair formula enhanced with anti-pollution and continuous hydration technology, your skin will be one less thing to worry about.

ESTEE LAUDER CLASSIC COOL NEW BEAUTIFUL EAU DE TOILETTE You’ve picked a fresh, unique bouquet to carry down the aisle, now match it with an elegant floral fragrance. A romantic scent of rose, amber and vanilla with a fruity modern twist, Beautiful Eau De Toilette will make you feel the loveliest woman in any room.

INVISIBLE POWDER MAKEUP The Invisible Powder Makeup is air-infused, making it unbelievably light and breathable. With a hybrid formula to capture all the benefits of powder, liquid and gel textures in one, its high-resolution finish means it is undetectable in photos – providing flawless coverage while you forget it’s even there.

PURE COLOR FRENCH NUDES NAIL LACQUER COLLECTION

THE RANGE IS AVAILABLE FROM HOUSE OF FRASER IN DARLINGTON, WHERE BEAUTICIANS ARE ON HAND TO GIVE PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS TO HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT MATCH FOR YOU AND YOUR WEDDING DAY.

Dare to go nude on your wedding day – don’t worry, we only mean on your nails. The new Pure Color range offers five unique shades to match and enhance your skin tone. From creamy cocoa to an understated Ballerina Pink, these shades are subtle and sophisticated – perfect for when you want to be the centre of attention for all the right reasons.

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‘BRIDE TO BE ’ EVERY BRIDE IS DIFFERENT, AND SO TOO WILL BE THEIR DREAMS.

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n this, the most special day of your life, BE PREMIERE HAIR will do whatever it takes to make you fall hair-over-heels in love with your wedding day look – including providing the most luxurious and exclusive Be Premiere ‘Retinue’ service. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. As a bride, nothing beats the feeling of knowing that you paid close attention to every detail so that you will have the perfect wedding day. Not only creating style but everlasting memories, Be Premiere Hair bridal services go above and beyond to deliver a stress-free, relaxing wedding day experience. Providing a Wedding co-ordinator who will work with you from the very beginning of arrangements, they will liaise with your dress designer, arrange pre-wedding trials and prepare, pamper and treat your hair in the run up to the big day. Be Premiere Hair stylists are the very best in delivering perfect bridal hair, so you look and feel sensational.

Richard B, Be Premiere Hair’s Creative Consultant, insists on meeting with each bride personally, giving his expert opinion and understanding on how to achieve their desired look and style. The key, he says, is to get to know the bride and really understand her personality. “Preparation is essential to any bride prior to her wedding,” he explains. “This can include how your hair should be cared for, treated, cut, coloured and styled beforehand. The initial consultation is, in many ways, the most important element.” The exclusive Be Premiere Hair ‘Retinue’ Service™ offers extreme luxury tailored to your requirements, with personal hair experts at your home or hotel throughout the day, evening or entire weekend. This extends to the brides entourage and family as well as the Groom if desired. Based in the North East, they will visit any venue throughout the UK to deliver their services for your special day. With a professional pop-up salon, they can create an idyllic, luxurious environment

for on-location styling, helping your day be flawless and allowing you to focus on what’s really important. This month, Be Premiere Hair have just opened their second salon in multi-award winning designer department store Psyche, Middlesbrough, and they are already being courted by some high-end designers and photographers, achieving acclaim and status in all the right circles. To meet the team as well as enjoy a five-star opportunity to plan your perfect day, head to the Etc Wedding Show at the stunning Rockliffe Hall on Sunday 29th September, where they will be demonstrating some of the most exquisite ofthe-moment hairstyles. The year has already proved a very busy one for Richard B and the team, so if you’re looking for a bridal stylist, Be Premiere Hair is the place to go - but be sure to take advantage of this exclusive offer soon.

FREE TREATMENT FOR UNVEILED READERS WORTH £60+ Be Premiere Hair understand chapter and verse exactly how important attention to detail is in pre-wedding preparations, and for this reason they are offering Unveiled Magazine readers an exclusive consultation package. Not only detailing how they can deliver your happily-ever-after hair, they will also provide a complimentary wash, blow dry and style, with an indulgent treatment and relaxing scalp massage (worth in excess of £60). If you would like to take advantage of this very special offer, call the Darlington Salon on (01325) 48 33 33 or make an appointment at Psyche, Middlesbrough, on (01642) 24 44 30. If you would like a private discussion please call Richard B directly on 07720 670 777. Alternatively, send us an email to enquiries@bepremierehair. co.uk. Appointments are available Sundays to Fridays. Visit our website, bepremierehair.co.uk to find out more about our beautiful salons and the services we offer. 119


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Flowers By Nattrass

Flowers by Nattrass is a family-run, established and local business. Our floral designs for weddings and civil partnerships are bespoke and individual, and we’re committed to getting everything, especially those tiny details, perfect for you.

53 Duke Street | Darlington | DL3 7SD | 01325 467154 | www.flowersbynattrass.com

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Specialists in designing individual wedding and celebration cakes... With our collective culinary expertise and cake artistry, we can design your wedding cake to your exact wishes. From fantasy creations and traditional styles to contemporary chocolate sensations, we will design your dream wedding cake! Kelly Ann’s Cakes Unit A1, Houghton Business Centre, Lake Road, Houghton-le-Spring DH5 8BJ Telephone: 0191 584 5623 / 0781 749 5457 Website: www.kellyanns.co.uk


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Love is in the details

Best Wedding Cake Designer of the North East Award winner at the Wedding Industry Awards 2012 and 2013 Bernadett at Dreamworld Cakes specialises in creating beautifully elegant bespoke wedding and celebration cakes for all occasions.

Contact Us

For enquiries or to book an appointment for a cake tasting and consultation please contact Bernadett on:

Phone: 07794945202 Email: info@dreamworldcakes.co.uk

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Cakealicious Celebration cakes by Julia Rowlson

Delicious & Stunning Wedding Cakes 01325 327006 - julia@cakealicious.org.uk - www.cakealicious.org.uk


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Wedding Calligraphy by Samantha Green offers a bespoke service, where everything, from style of handwriting to which materials are used is customised to create each client’s perfect finish. From embossed invitations to pebbles, classic to quirky, every order is unique like the people they are for. Everything is written by hand, resulting in a beautifully rich finish with a personal touch. www.samgreencalligraphy.com/

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Stationery that says something special Save the dates, invitations and more, designed just for you. hello@rubyshoeswedding.co.uk www.rubyshoeswedding.co.uk www.facebook.com/rubyshoeswedding Proud to be a finalist in the North of England Wedding Awards 2012 & 2013 - thanks to my lovely brides !


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Small Paper Gift Bag Favour

These small paper gift bags make perfect wedding favours. Handcrafted, they are exceptional quality with matching satin ribbon handles. A wedding favour gift bag is perfect for your guests to carry home and could even be used for distrubuting your wedding cake. Available in a selection of colours this gift bag wedding favour is sure to be a popular choice for those looking for a stylish wedding favour.

Silver Bucket Favour

These rustic silver buckets look great with any filling, and when accessorised with a small side bow tied in the ribbon or string of your choice they will match your colour scheme perfectly. A cute favour which will look great on your tables and your guests will love.

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These small terracotta plant pots have a great finish and look great, they are accessorised with a ribbon or string of your choice and can be filled with almost any of our favour fillings a real elegant treat for your wedding favours.

Bucket Favour These small multi coloured buckets have a great finish and look great, you can either mix the colours for contrasting shades, or choose all the same colour, they are accessorised with a small side bow tied in the ribbon or string of your choice and can be filled with almost any of our favour fillings a real colourful treat for your wedding favours.

Organza Favour Bag These organza bags are one of the most traditional wedding favours, available in a variety of colours with various accessory ribbons, they will look great with the traditional sugared almonds, or why not try something different and treat your guests to chocolate eggs or popcorn, these organza bags look great whatever the filling.

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Square Box Favo

These small square cardboard gift boxes are perfect for small personal wedding favours. Handmade boxes complete with matching or contrasting lids are perfect to store a few dragees or a sugared almond selection, but as with all our wedding favours these square boxes come with a choice of fillings and can be dressed with a choice of ribbon making the perfect wedding favour choice.

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16th February 2013 To say we were nervous would be an understatement. We’ve been gearing up for our very first wedding fayres and our nerves were more than a little tattered as we prepared to mingle with the big players on the wedding circuit. Our sprinkling of fun and hint of crazy went down well and we were welcomed with open arms and snuggled safely under the wings of some amazingly talented professionals in this industry. They smiled at us a bit, shook their heads at our dressing up antics and laughed as we played a game of virtual twister trying to get our exhibition stand up – pretty sure that’s a good sign we’re officially part of the gang! 8th March 2013 QWest affiliated… YES WE ARE! Proud to have been assessed by an independent body who has recognised that we are a Quality Wedding Supplier, maintaining consistent high standards within the wedding industry. www.qwestuk.co.uk 1st June 2013 EEeeeeeeeek! We’re not ones to name drop but our shoulders are almost rubbed out from hob-nobbing with celebs. It’s all secret handshakes and nose tapping, but let’s just say even Premiership football players and TV presenters love a slice of the Boothalicious action at their parties! We’re playing it so cool right now we’re practically freezing! 9th July 2013 Squeals of delight, presents adorned with moustache wrapping paper and the most Boothalicious birthday cake left other diners at Uno Momento green with envy as we raised a glass of fizz to celebrate our first birthday. It took a whole heap of planning in the present department, but finally we worked out what to get the Boothologists who have everything – a face mask of themselves! Cue much tomfoolery at the dinner table – don’t tell our Mams will you?! 6th August 2013 Oohhhhhhh yeeeahhh! We’re finalists in the North of England Wedding Awards 2013. On a scale of one to a gazillion we’re feeling pretty much off the scale. We’re getting pretty good at this whole awards malarkey! Big shout going out to all the props, including Shrek, Sooty, Sweep, Yoda and the Star Wars crew for making it all possible! Meanwhile, back on planet bookings, our diaries are jam packed with beautiful brides, gorgeous grooms and their fabulous guests and every booking we count a billion blessings that we get to call this photo fun-fest our work. We’re pretty sure that in some states having this much fun on the job is pretty much illegal! The question is, how on earth could we possibly make being Boothalicious any better? We suggest you watch this space to find out, because that is precisely what we’re bringing you this Autumn... To Boothalicious, and beyond!! 137


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ames Calvert & his wife Rachel are a well recognised part of the North East wedding industry, having run the VW wedding transport business Lovedubcars Ltd for a number of years. Together with friends & neighbours Rachel & Peter Walton who have a history in farming, running a campsite & catering, the team have established what they consider to be the perfect wedding venue, TipiChic. Their campsite on the edge of Darlington is transformed, with giant tipis at the end of the quaint field, heated as required, lit beautifully and romantically and able to hold as many guests as you may wish. “Need more room for extra guests,” James told us, “add another tipi. Each one can hold around 70 guests and we simply link them together”. The team take care of every detail, from comfortable flooring and dance floor, to the beautifully lit stone pathway leading to the tipis. A newly created male & female toilet area is also onsite. Rachel Walton explained how her history of catering will play an integral part in TipiChic: “My husband’s family were pig farmers for many years so a hog roast of any size wouldn’t be a problem for us”. Barbecues and hot or cold buffets are also on the menu, so all tastes are catered for. “Our drinks menu will be what people would hope for when they attend a wedding”, James told us, “There’s nothing worse than attending a wedding and taking out a mortgage to get a round of drinks in, we will have pub prices at the bar, nothing excessive,

everything reasonable.” And with the bar automatically included in the hire of the tipis, there’s no excuse not to take full advantage! In the event of rain, the wedding would be held inside a waterproof Nordic tipi, a structure that is designed and built to withstand Nordic winters. And the fun doesn’t end when the festivities are over. James explains: “When the party is over the bride and groom don’t have to find their way home, and neither do their guests. Glamping is a big deal right now and that’s what we are also offering. Large bell tents run along each side of the field, each with a double bed, mirror, clothes rail, comfortable rugs and lighting; it’s less of a campsite and more of an outdoor hotel. In the morning the couple and guests can get up, take a shower at the site and head back to the tipis for a full English”. Another of TipiChic’s unique concepts is that all of their structures can be relocated if they will fit in your garden, the team will gladly set it up there, or any location that has meaning to the bride and groom. James sums up the ethos of TipiChic perfectly: “For me, it’s not about formal, it’s about fun. Having a great time on your wedding day is the thing that everyone will remember, we know we can certainly bring that, and do it at a fraction of the price of a hotel”. For more information or to book your tipi visit www.tipichic.co.uk or call James on 07582 661868.

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Manda & Mike had a Las Vegas drive thru wedding earlier this year. They even flew out local photography duo Jade & Nicky from GASP Photography to capture the whole experience. Check out their amazing wedding photographs inside!

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THE PROPOSAL Mike wrote his proposal on a steamed up mirror in our bathroom on our first trip to Las Vegas in 2008, so it seemed only right to go back there to seal the deal. We thought about getting married straight away, before we came home, but in retrospect it was a good excuse for a return trip!

THE DRESS Getting the dream dress came down to an incredible stroke of luck. Manda found the one she really liked on the internet. She was browsing eBay one day and there it was - brand new with tags and the right size! She put a bid in whilst we were having a drink after a long day wedding ring shopping in York and to our surprise she won. It cost next to nothing compared to the RRP - we couldn't believe it and it fit like a dream!

THE VENUE We got married in The Special Memory Chapel Drive-Thru, Las Vegas. It was quick, simple, fun and everything we wanted - we even got a novelty 'Just Wed' license plate! Our first night as husband and wife was in the famous MGM Grand Hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard. We heard about the '$20 sandwich' where by upon check-in you slip a $20 note to the desk clerk and kindly ask for a possible complimentary upgrade and luckily for us it worked!! It may have helped due to the fact we were both wearing Bride and Groom mesh caps (black and pink). We originally booked a standard room and got upgraded to a brand new renovated strip view in the Grand Tower.

THE RECEPTION The reception was held at The Black Lion, Thirsk, after we returned to the UK. Because the ceremony was in Vegas, we decided to continue the casino theme - lots of black, red and white. Mike designed the playing card inspired invitations and even the cake followed the theme!

THE PHOTOGRAPHY We were lucky enough to be accompanied in Vegas by the super talented Jade and Nicky from GASP Photography. We thought it was important to have some truly awesome photos of our day, and we'd seen the girls’ work and loved their style so it was a no-brainer. Having them with us throughout the day was amazing – we loved taking part in the shoot, especially along the Strip in the middle of the afternoon. Another favourite location was the underground car park of the Cosmopolitan Hotel; on each of the five levels there are commissioned graffiti/street art pieces from artists such as Shephard Fairey (one of Mike's favourite artists) - so he was a little giddy to see the artwork in the flesh, and to have them feature in our finished album!

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onsisting of 1,192 coral islands in the Indian Ocean, grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, visitors can soak up the culture of the capital city of Malé, before unwinding on some of the finest beaches in the world. White sands, swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters are here in abundance, making it the ideal destination to explore underwater. Many hotels are located right on the beach with small reefs right on their doorstep, meaning snorkelling and diving schools are easily accessible and well worth experiencing for those keen to swim alongside whales, dolphins, sea turtles and endless species of tropical fish. And for those who would prefer to admire these creatures from afar, the turquoise waters enable visibility of their marine wildlife from up to five metres away. Thrill-seekers can head to one of the country’s well known surfing meccas or perhaps try parasailing, waterskiing or kayaking, with courses available for everyone from novices to well-practiced enthusi-

asts. Afterwards, head to one of your resort’s soothing spas to recover, where a traditional Madivian sand massage is said to cure muscle and joint pain following an exhilarating day enjoying watersports. One particular treat that is not to be missed is an al fresco dinner on the beach, beneath the stars. Many hotels offer this as a complimentary extra, so why not take advantage of this unique experience that will completely indulge your idea of the perfect romantic evening, with only the sound of the lapping waves in the background. Although temperatures rarely dip below 30° at any time of the year, the ideal months to visit are between December and April when humidity levels are lower. And with little more packing needed than a swimsuit and sunscreen in preparation for this idyllic location, the Maldives is a truly effortless destination that will leave any traveller with the most magical of memories.

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You’ve sourced a beautiful venue, stunning dress and a show-stopper of a cake. Menus have been pored over to ensure your family and friends can enjoy a delicious wedding breakfast, and table decorations designed to your exact specification. Yet how can you add that certain je ne sais quois, to ensure yours is the wedding that sticks in your guests’ minds? Here are some suggestions...

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Not just for those looking for a Harry Potter-themed day (although fabulous for those who do want a hint of Hogwarts!), Talon Falconry can offer a real life owl to fly down the aisle carrying the wedding rings, providing some amazing photos not only of Ollie the Barn Owl himself, but also of your stunned guests when they see him gliding overhead. This also provides a great ice-breaker following your ceremony too, as Ollie and the falconer mingle with guests, allowing them to handle the bird and hold him for some very special photos.

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Add a touch of Las Vegas-style glamour to proceedings with Roulette, Blackjack and Poker tables provided by RealDeal Fun Casino. Guests can exchange ‘Fun Money’, personalised with your own photos, for chips with the croupiers, all of whom have experience of working in real casinos.

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STARLIT DANCEFLOOR Have your very own Michael Jackson moment by hiring a twinkling LED dancefloor, meaning there’s no excuses not to dance the night away! Coolblu will set the party tone with black or white starlit dancefloors, complemented by starlit backdrops and uplighters around the room, transforming your venue from romantic, to glam, to a nightclub feel with just the touch of a button. www.northeastmagician.co.uk

MAGICIAN Gone are the days of cheesy magicians performing dull card tricks. Now, a good magician will fascinate guests whether young or old, with close-up, exciting magic that will leave them baffled and thoroughly entertained. Paul Lytton is now almost as famous in the North East as some of the many celebrities he’s performed for, and will mingle with guests during photographs; in the lull between wedding breakfast and evening reception; or during the evening itself before everyone’s brave enough to dance. The look on their faces during tricks such as pick pocketing jewellery or burning money is priceless! 155


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Andrew and Jenny’s Wedding Eshott Hall 26.07.12 We researched which Photo booth to get for our wedding and Limelight seemed to be the best value. Sarah and her colleague were brilliant on the day and I would like to thank them so much for their enthusiasm and effort. Everyone had a great time in the booth and the book they made for us was brilliant. I can fully recommend them. Thanks again ladies!

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lready running a successful Wedding Stationery business, Sarah Patterson of Coochicoo Cards now offers a Wedding Morning Helper service to brides across the North East. Sarah was inspired after hearing from previous brides how, all too often, Mums of the Bride, Bridesmaids or other members of the bridal party are unable to enjoy the morning of the wedding, instead having to run around taking care of everyone else and all the last minute details when they should be savouring every moment with the Bride. Sarah provides the solution by dressing the bride, providing refreshments to everyone, greeting the photography and florist; dealing with any last minute hitches and much more. Sarah ensures you leave on time and return to a tidy home, all as if powered by magical fairy dust.

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WEDDING FAYRES

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Wedding Fayres Sunday 22nd September, 2013

Sunday 29th September, 2013

Sunday 13th October, 2013

Redworth Hall Hotel Redworth, County Durham 11-3pm Pre-register for free goodie bag sponsored by House Of Fraser: www.darlingtonweddings.co.uk

Croft Hotel Wedding Open Day Darlington, County Durham 12:00 - 3:00pm For more info please visit: www.dawnmariewed.co.uk or call 07717 220 556

Bannatyne Hotel Darlington, County Durham 12-3:00pm Pre-register for free goodie bag sponsored by House Of Fraser: www.darlingtonweddings.co.uk

Hall Garth Golf & Country Club Coatham Mundeville, Nr. Darlington 11-3pm Contact: 01325 300 400

Explore Wedding Fayre @ Centre For Life, Newcastle 12:00 - 3:30pm For more info please visit: www.exploreweddingfayre.co.uk

Elite Wedding Show @ The Sage Gateshead 12 - 4:00pm For more info please visit: www.dawnmariewed.co.uk or call 07717 220 556

Durham Wedding Show Emiates Durham Cricket Ground 11-3:30pm Contact: 07507 192192 Wednesday 25th September, 2013 South Causey Inn Stanley 4:00 - 9:00pm Contact: 01207 235555 Sunday 29th September, 2013 Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition @ Hardwich Hall Sedgefield, County Durham 12:00 - 4:00pm Pre-register for free goodie bags: www.bridesupnorth.co.uk Etc Magazine Wedding Show @ Rockliffe Hall Darlington, County Durham Must pre-book your ticket: www.etcnortheast.co.uk or 0780 3505 720

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Sunday 6th October, 2013 Walworth Castle Nr. Darlington, County Durham 11-2pm Pre-register for free goodie bag sponsored by House Of Fraser: www.darlingtonweddings.co.uk Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition @ The Mansion Leeds 12:00 - 4:00pm Contact: www.bridesupnorth.co.uk Horton Grange Wedding Open Day Ponteland 1 :00 - 4:00pm For more info please visit: www.dawnmariewed.co.uk or call 07717 220 556 Witham Hall Barnard Castle 11-3pm Contact: hello@perfectlyyouevents. co.uk to pre-register.

Vermont Hotel Newcastle 11-3:00pm Email your name and address to conference@vermont-hotel.co.uk to receive your beutiful save-the-date in the post or call Tanya Hedley on 0191 233 1010 Midleton Lodge Middleton Tyas, Richmond 1:00-5:00pm, strictly by appointment only Contact Sue on 01325 377977 or info@middletonlodge.co.uk Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition @ Nostell Priory Wakefield 12:00 - 4:00pm Contact: www.bridesupnorth.co.uk Mercure Kings Head Darlington 11:00 - 3:00pm Contact: 01325 380222


WEDDING FAYRES Sunday 20th October, 2013

Sunday 24th November, 2013

Sunday 9th February, 2014

Beamish Hall Beamish, County Durham 11:00 - 4:00pm Contact: 01207 233733

Langley Castle Hexham 11:00 - 4:00pm

Bannatyne Hotel Darlington, County Durham 12-3:00pm Pre-register for free goodie bag sponsored by House Of Fraser: www.darlingtonweddings.co.uk

Lumley Castle Chester Le Street 1:00 - 4:00pm Contact: Pamela Gustard on 0191 389 1111 Wynyard Golf Club Wynyard Estate, tees Valley 11:00 - 3:00pm Contact: Sarah on 07970818275 Thursday 31st October, 2013 Matfen Hall Matfen, Northumberland 5:30 - 8:30pm Contact: Victoria on 01661 855709

Sunday 5th January, 2014 Midleton Lodge Middleton Tyas, Richmond 1:00-5:00pm, strictly by appointment only Contact Sue on 01325 377977 or info@middletonlodge.co.uk Saturday 11th January, 2014 Horton Grange Wedding Open Day Ponteland 1 :00 - 4:00pm For more info please visit: www.dawnmariewed.co.uk or call 07717 220 556

Sunday 3rd November, 2013

Sunday 19th January, 2014

Hurworth Grange Hurworth, Darlington 11-3pm Email hello@perfectlyyouevents. co.uk for more information

Marriott Gosforth Park Newcastle 12 :00 - 3:00pm For more info please visit: www.dawnmariewed.co.uk or call 07717 220 556

Sunday 10th November, 2013 Qwest Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Event @ Wynyard Hall Wynyard, Tees Valley 12 - 3:00pm Visit QwestUK.co.uk for more info

25th & 26th January, 2014 UK Wedding Show @ Newcastle Metro Arena 10:00 - 5:00pm Tickets are ÂŁ8.00 in advance at www. theukweddingshows.co.uk

Sunday 17rd November, 2013 Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition @ York National Railway Museum York 10:00 - 5:30pm Contact: www.bridesupnorth.co.uk

Sunday 26th January, 2014 Blackwell Grange Darlington, County Durham 12 :00 - 4:00pm For more info please visit: www. blackwellgrangeweddingfayre.com

Sunday 16th February, 2014 Redworth Hall Hotel Redworth, County Durham 11-3pm Pre-register for free goodie bag sponsored by House Of Fraser: www.darlingtonweddings.co.uk Sunday 23rd February, 2014 Brides Up North Wedding Exhibition @ Hardwich Hall Sedgefield, County Durham 12:00 - 4:00pm Pre-register for free goodie bags: www.bridesupnorth.co.uk Sunday 2nd March, 2014 Hall Garth Golf & Country Club Coatham Mundeville, County Durham 12:00 - 3:00pm Pre-register for free goodie bag sponsored by House Of Fraser: www.darlingtonweddings.co.uk Sunday 16nd March, 2014 Scotch Corner Hotel A1, Scotch Corner, Darlington 11:00 - 2:00pm Pre-register for free goodie bag sponsored by House Of Fraser: www.darlingtonweddings.co.uk Disclaimer: Times and dates of wedding fayres are correct at time of going to print, but are subject to change. Please contact venues to confirm dates and times before travelling.

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