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I've really been looking forward to this latest little wedding blog feature, and for several reasons.  Not only was it shot by my very own Wedding Photographer, the lovely Karen McGowran and my Husband Phil and I guests at this wedding ourselves – Bride Lisa commissioned my Husband to design and create the Bridesmaids dresses… A Beautiful Beamish Hall Wedding of Simple, Chic Elegance... (Weddings )

Lisa and Justin got married on 23 April this year (after 13 years!), at the beautiful Beamish Hall in Durham – once home to Bobby Shafto, of the infamous 'Bobby Shafto Went To Sea' song! A Beautiful Beamish Hall Wedding of Simple, Chic Elegance... (Weddings ) Anyone looking for a North East Wedding Venue should take a look at Beamish Hall, it really is an incredible place.  Lisa looked absolutely stunning in column style Jenny Packham number called 'Joy', that twinkled and sparkled all over…

"I initially found a dress that I thought was 'the one' and then one evening I looked at the Jenny Packham website. Each dress I looked at I began to become more and more excited until there she was 'Joy'.  The instant I saw her, I couldn’t feel my legs and knew I had to have it!  I opted for a headpiece, also by Jenny Packham called Acacia II.

How gorgeous does Lisa look in that image below left? Reminds me of Jean Harlow and conjures up images of tall, slender, beautiful screen sirens decked up in their 1930's red-carpet glamour gowns…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Karen McGowran

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It's fair to say, Justin was fairly nervous as he awaited the arrival of his Bride! Lisa and Justin's beautiful little boy Oscar stole the show and entertained everyone in these gorgeous little yellow Kicker boots! The suit for the groom, father of the bride and best man were by Gibson and supplied along with the shirts, tie and footwear from Leaf Clothing, Newcastle…

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Talking of feeling nervous!…

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"The Bridesmaids wore some small diamante hair clips to compliment the embellishment of Joy and and a pair of Art-Deco style earrings from Past Times – a gift from Justin and myself.  The bridesmaids all wore different shoes, I was happy for them to wear whichever they felt most comfortable in. My shoes were a simple sling back with a pointed toe.  I had them dyed platinum to match the colour of Joy and I wore some small diamond stud earrings…" 

And I wasn't the only lady expecting at this wedding! Infact there were THREE pregnant ladies on my table, one of whom was the lovely Bridesmaid Lois in the middle there… A Beautiful Beamish Hall Wedding of Simple, Chic Elegance... (Weddings )

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The bouquet's were supplied by Low Fell Florists"I chose one of my favourite flowers, a Rose and wanted a simple hand tied bouquet.  The bridesmaids had the same bouquet only slightly smaller…"

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"I walked down the aisle to the 'Your so Cool' by Hans Zimmer.  this is the theme to the movie True Romance.  For the signing of the registrar we choose nina Simone, Here comes the sun & Sade, By your side"

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"Both rings were from the same place as my engagement ring, Mulroys Antique jewellers…"

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As transport, we choose 2 very traditional cars, a 1930's Beauford & 1920's Regent from Brooklands Wedding Cars

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Amanda Jane Cakes of Newcastle Upon Tyne supplied this beautiful wedding cake…"I wanted a cake that was simple & stylish, with minimal detail.  All of the stationary, the invitations, place cards, Table plan and Table Names were designed and made by Julia at handmadeinvites.co.uk.

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"I decided not to dress the tables with flowers and instead choose a 5 arm crystal candelabra.  We decided to name each  table after a crystal.  Justin has a collection of various crystals and they all have different meanings/properties and promote different energies.  The name of our own table was Rose Quartz – this represents love and we therefore placed 5 polished Rose Quartz Stones on each table along with silver scatter flowers from the Cox & Cox Website."

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"We also used the small silver bauble place card holders, again from Cox & Cox."

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"We decided against favours for the guests and instead had a Traditional Sweet Stall for guests to help themselves."

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The sweetie bags included little quotes, such as "You do not marry the person you can live with, you marry the person you cannot live without.." and "Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile…"

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Words of Wisdom…

"We didn’t want a themed wedding from a particular era, just something that represented who we are.   Try and add as much of both personalities into your wedding as you can – and just enjoy it…"

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Simple, elegant and very chic.  Just beautiful.

A big thanks to Lisa for sharing all her details and thanks as always to the lovely Newcastle Upon Tyne Wedding Photographer, Karen McGowran, for sharing her Photography with Love My Dress A Beautiful Beamish Hall Wedding of Simple, Chic Elegance... (Weddings )

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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  1. Oh my gosh – my fav wedding for a while! That dress Is amazinngg how I wish I could wear jenny packham :) but the bride is wearing my headpeice which has gotten me all excited now! Love their son’s outfit still looking fir my lil one’s. And well done to your hubby those bridesmaid dresses are to die for :) xxxxx

  2. I have to say that Lisa absolutely blew me away when she got out of her lovely car! I’ve photographed lots of styles of dresses and I think Lisa chose the perfect dress for her. It was simply stunning and a ‘Joy’ to photography (pardon the pun) haha!

  3. Talk about choosing a dress that suits the bride – it looks like it was made specifically with her in mind! Beautiful looking day.

  4. What a chic and elegant bride, I’ve never seen that JP dress before, but it is absolutely stunning, so wish I had the figure for it!!

  5. what an amazing and elegant wedding. Stunning in fact. I love the sweet stall idea, the bride looked gorgeous and as always Karen your pictures capture it all perfectly

  6. OMG! These photo’s and the wedding looked absolutely amazing. The bride looks gorgeous. I just love Jenny Packham and can’t wait to wear mine!
    Annabel,
    Could you please email me the hair style close ups as well. That is exactly the style I am looking for as I am also wearing JP’s Acacia II with my JP dress (Alice).
    Thanks so much
    xxxx

  7. Love this wedding! Amazing. I love the bride’s make-up and this is something that i’m struggling with in deciding for my wedding. Is it possible to find out the make-up products and skincare used so that i can trial and see if they will work with me? Any help will be greatly appreciated, i just can’t find the right products for my wedding day.
    Kind regards,
    G

  8. Lovely! I’m looking for someone to do my hair when I get married in Gateshead in May. Could you please tell me who did this bride’s hair? Thank you

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