A Wild and Colourful Garden Wedding

  • Kate, another school performing arts teacher, and Ben, a lecturer in engineering at Newcastle University celebrated their marriage on 17 August 2018, in Durham.

    Kate and Ben chose a photographer to capture their day. The summer enchantment from the venue’s beautiful gardens shines through during these beautiful images.

    "He is incredible. He was this type of huge support and comfort all day long, particularly within the stress from the morning! Carn captured such beautiful pictures and everyone at the wedding commented on how lovely and friendly he was. He couldn't have done a better job during my eyes."

    From the boutique, Kate chose an exquisitely minimalist gown by, having a simple bateau neckline leading round to some dramatic draping low cowl back and puddle train.

    "I always knew I wanted a plain, simple dress so when I tried that one on, the crepe material fell so beautifully I knew it had been the one. I loved the reduced back from the dress."

    I adore the vibrant palette of orange in Kate's bouquet, contrasting using the softer apricot tones from the roses and pale, blushing pink dahlias.

    "I had my champagne bridesmaid dresses handmade by FeelTimes. I was very lucky – the customer service staff was absolutely lovely, I felt like we became friends."

    Kate walked on the aisle to satisfy Ben, combined with her much-loved dad to Arms That Hold You Still by Skylark Song.

    "My dad is just one of my favorite people in the whole world. One of the pictures of me and my Dad from that moment helped me cry when I first viewed it."

    Ben decided on a light stone-colored suit, pairing having a crisp white shirt and brown brogues, also from Reiss.

    "He needed to try a lot of to find the correct one, I think he tried more suits than I did dresses!"

    "A couple of months later, Ben asked if I desired to meet for any coffee after work. It was an attractive sunny day and we ended up walking up to the High-Level Bridge in Newcastle. Ben took the lock from his pocket and asked if I desired to make it forever. We threw the keys within the Tyne after which he inquired about marrying him." Here

    The civil ceremony was overseen by Katherine and Jacqueline in the Registration team, and Ben's uncle Kevin read a poem, which had been specially compiled by his cousin Kitty.

    "They were so competent and made a really warm and friendly atmosphere through the ceremony. They made it feel really special."

    Kate and Ben first met over four years ago in Newcastle and lived together for 2 years before Ben proposed.

    "We wrote our very own vows. That was our favorite part of the ceremony as it had been completely personal to us. We also decided to have the lovely hand ceremony but we did get the giggles once we didn't fully realize what we were doing and messed up a bit!"

    A local band played live throughout the ceremony, a married duo who take part with the violin and electric guitar.

    "They are truly beautiful also it created this type of serene and relaxed feeling."

    Following the ceremony, there have been drinks and canapes within the garden underneath the shade of the lovely apple tree bowing with ripening fruit.

    "We were lucky because from the fact the gardens at Crook Hall happen to be so beautifully wild, colorful, and natural that people didn’t be concerned much about adding too many of our very own decorations. We just knew that people wanted a relaxed vibe. We both love eating and cooking therefore the food was our main priority…"

    Kate and Ben made all from the wedding stationery themselves using paper with brightly colored spots they handmade. They also incorporated it right into a table plan utilizing a bike wheel! Friend Marc Bennet painted a sweet order from the day for the pair, that was also displayed within the garden.

    "We chose our venue because we simply fell in love using the place the moment we first viewed it. The gardens are beautiful and also the medieval manor house built circa 1217 is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham City. It is so convenient and near to town yet it feels like millions of miles in the city. The place just has a calming feel to it and that we felt enjoy it suited just how we wanted your day to be."

    Everyone made their way indoors for that wedding meal, and such a remarkable setting with gorgeous, historic stone walls. Little wonder Kate and Ben felt that no further decoration was needed beyond fairy lights and candles.

    "My favorite thing was searching and seeing our friends and family in one location and feeling very lucky to have a lot of amazing people within our lives. I loved the speeches (My Dad, Ben, and my mate Vicky) I loved dancing with Ben and seeing how happy he was all day long. I loved everything – I wish we were able to just do everything again."

    "Later we'd a band called. Great fun, energetic, and also got everyone dancing. So much fun! …The band played us an initial song that was an upbeat folky style song. It was fun after which everyone came and joined us soon! We didn't practice whatsoever so we were finding it very funny."

    Words of Wedded Wisdom

    "Stick for your guns by what you want. I remember when I was fitting dresses and everyone had an opinion about what it should be but I knew deep down I wanted something easy and classic and I'm so glad I chose the main one I did."

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