Happy Thursday lovelies! Hope you’re ready for the weekend – I know I am. To ease us in gently, I’ve got the perfect excuse for a sit down and a cuppa in the form of a elegantly simple wedding. The bride and groom hit the nail on the head with the gorgeously neutral colour palette, and let their beautiful surroundings do the talking. Shall we meet the gorgeous pair?
Beautician Lucy and property developer Scott were wed on 2nd June in an outdoor ceremony, followed by a marquee reception, at the luxury wedding venue Woodhill Hall in Otterburn, Northumberland.
Images by Amy Lou Photography
“We wanted a laid back and quirky wedding, in a beautiful setting and Woodhill Hall ticked all those boxes. The staff were also so easy to get along with and really made our day as wonderful as it was. We also wanted something romantic and whimsical and to get married outside. Luckily the weather was great and allowed us to do so. We kept all the colours in the decor quite neutral to really let the quirky nature of the venue do the talking.”
“My cathedral length veil was made by a local company called Diva Designs and my court style shoes were by Jimmy Choo. I also chose to wear a hair piece from Debenhams, a bracelet from Tiffany & Co, a pair of diamond earrings gifted to me by my wonderful husband, and the scent Wild Bluebell from Jo Malone, which smelled so soft and elegant.”
“My dress was by designer Jesus Peiro and was a beautiful sleeveless gown with a high neck and full skirt. I found it at Bridal Wish Company in Blagdon, Northumberland and instantly fell in love with the elegance and simplicity of the design. I was totally sold when I realised it had pockets too! I personalised it a bit by changing the material and adding a belt to it.”
In keeping with the brides simple and elegant style, Lucy’s bridesbabes wore full-length maxi dresses in nude from Ever-Pretty, matched with a pair of Marks & Spencer shoes.
The groom looked head-to-toe-handsome in a three-piece royal blue suit from Jules B, which was lined with the skyline of New York as a nod to where the couple got engaged. His brown shoes were by Loake and his groomsmen followed suit in matching royal blue suits fromMarks & Spencer with a dickie bow each.
“Scott and I met in a bar in Newcastle over Jager bombs! He then proposed to me at Belvedere Castle in Central Park in New York. We were engaged for 2 years which allowed us plenty enough time to plan the day of our dreams.”
“My dad accompanied me down the outdoor aisle and we walked down it to the song Can’t Help Falling Love by Haley Reinhart.”
“We had a registrar perform the ceremony and had two readings, Winnie the Pooh and a Chinese love poem, both of which included words that meant a lot to us and the people who read them for us.”
“My very talented mother in law Helen Foley created and arranged the amazing floral arch for the ceremony and the door wreath. Pip and Hatty Bloom were the florists which created everything else, including mine and my bridesmaids bouquets, made up of peach, white and pink flowers and lots of greenery.”
Following the ceremony and a confetti shower, the couple rode around the grounds in a family friends beautiful old car for a glass of champagne and a photo opportunity. Guests meanwhile retreated for a drinks and canapés reception whilst the bride and groom and their wedding party had the wedding portraits taken by photographer Amy.
After outdoor speeches, everyone headed inside a marquee for the wedding breakfast catered by Woodhill Hall. Tables were adorned with gorgeous greenery and romantic candles.
A large light up sign reading ‘The Foley’s’ lit up the cake table, featuring a gorgeous wedding cake created by The Master Cakesmith, alongside macaroons, brownies and mini tarts.
“Our favours were homemade sloe gins for the men, made by my dad, and heart tin candles, from Northburn, for the women. Our stationery was beautiful and created by Rosewood Co.”
“Dawn at The Master Cakesmith produced the most wonderful cake and dessert table for us, featuring all of our favourite cakes. The two-tier wedding cake was simple and elegant and decorated with the same florals and greenery as my bouquet. Everything tasted amazing!”
After the cutting of the cake and a first dance as husband and wife to Grow Old With Me by Tom Odell, Middlesborough based wedding band Last Anthem kicked off the party, getting everyone on the dance floor until the early hours of the morning.
“My favourite part of the day was the ceremony and having everyone we love surrounding us watching. I also asked Scott what his favourite part of the day was and he said the moment I walked down the aisle, which is lovely. The only thing I wish could have happened is that it had lasted forever! I loved every moment.”
Words Of Wedded Wisdom
“I was told this so many times whilst planning our wedding, but don’t get stressed over the ‘little things’. You won’t even notice them on the day and they’re not worth it.”
“Remember that it’s yours and your fiance’s day and no-one elses, so do everything for you.”
What a gorgeous day, thank you so much for sharing it with us Lucy and Scott! A big thank you also to Amy Lou Photography for capturing the elegance so perfectly.
Until next time…
Credits & Thanks
- Photographer - Amy Lou Photography
- Venue - Woodhill Hall
- Wedding Dress - Jesus Peiro via Bridal Wish Company
- Veil - Diva Designs
- Shoes - Jimmy Choo
- Accessories - Tiffany & Co
- Bridesmaids - Ever-Pretty and Marks & Spencer
- Groom + Groomsmen - Jules B, Loake and Marks & Spencer
- Rings - Goldsmiths
- Catering - Woodhill Hall
- Cake - The Master Cakesmith
- Entertainment - The Last Anthem
- Stationery - Northburn
- Favours - Rosewood Co.
- Florist - Pip and Hatty Bloom
- Hair stylist - Two Moons Hairdressing
- Make up - Michelle Kay