It’s a sheer delight to share this lovely County Durham marriage ceremony with you all. That includes two lovely brides, two beautiful robes and an entire lot of affection, this marriage ceremony has a romantic, sultry vibe that I believe you are going to love.

On 1 October 2021 Hannah and Natalie wed at Bowburn Corridor Resort, Durham, County Durham. Falling in love with the venue’s historic setting and modern decor, they complimented it with tones of darkish inexperienced, white and black for a bewitchingly subtle fashion.

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Though there have been some moments when Hannah and Natalie had been unsure if they’d have the ability to go forward with their day, they had been capable of preserve their authentic marriage ceremony date with few Covid restrictions. It is nice to listen to that Hannah discovered Love My Costume a supply of assist by means of the pandemic.

“In the course of the pandemic, Love My Costume and the What About Weddings marketing campaign had been my go-to for steering and reassurance. Love My Costume was unimaginable to observe. Even now, after the marriage, it is wonderful to see the articles and posts about different weddings.”

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“Bowburn Corridor Resort was the second venue we checked out and it stole our hearts with its beautiful setting and exquisite grounds.”

“The lodge provided exclusivity which gave an intimate environment. The Bowburn Corridor staff had been implausible to take care of from phrase ‘go’ they usually have created a phenomenal venue with a relaxed really feel that’s yours for the day.”

Each brides visited Elizabeth George Bridal to decide on their robes. Hannah wore a long-sleeved, exquisitely-cut Essense of Australia robe which hugs her determine completely and has a dramatic, pooling prepare.

“We each had probably the most wonderful expertise with Elizabeth George Bridal.”

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“Katie and Laura went above and past for each of us and gave us reassurance that our clothes complemented one another’s – we saved our clothes a secret till we met on the aisle.”

“It’s a lovely bridal store with lovely clothes and a really heat welcome. I like to recommend these ladies to each bride. Thanks each in your fantastic bridal expertise!”

“My mum recommended I do this costume. I at all times had in my thoughts that I’d love a long-sleeved costume however by no means thought I may pull it off. After I tried the costume on I immediately knew it was the one; I fully fell in love. I needed a easy but elegant costume which complemented my form.”

Hannah added a protracted, plain veil from Elizabeth George Bridal and ‘Bluebell’ embellished courtroom sneakers in ivory from Dune London.

“I cherished the pointed toe with a smooth edge.”

Her darkish hair, styled by Bridal Hair by Cheryl, was in smooth, glam waves, held again with a freshwater pearl hair slide from Decorate. Her make-up, which outlined her eyes so properly, was by Meg Murray Make-Up.

“On the morning of the marriage, Natalie gave me gold, cultured freshwater pearl and diamond drop earrings from Ernest Jones which completely matched my costume, a sentimental contact which I’ll at all times cherish. My ‘one thing borrowed’ was my bracelet, which was my mum’s on her personal marriage ceremony day.”

“I wore Jo Malone English Oak & Hazelnut, a woody, earthy scent that I felt matched our marriage ceremony day.”

Natalie wore the ‘Bonita’ halter neck, lace robe from Morilee, displaying off her shoulders and again. Her veil, additionally from Elizabeth George Bridal, had a border and crystals and he or she chosen ‘Maridel’ embellished strappy sandals from Dune London.

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Natalie’s hair was swept up right into a super-sleek bun by Katie at Hold It Pinned Hairstyling and her make-up was flawless, utilized by Beatrice Holli Make-up.

She wore a pair of stylish crystal earrings from Swarovski which matched her hairslide.

“Natalie’s sister wore the Swarovski hair slide on her personal marriage ceremony day so this was particular for Natalie to put on.”

“We needed a traditional format to the marriage beginning with our ceremony then a drinks reception, adopted by a conventional marriage ceremony breakfast and night get together.”

The couple met in 2016 after Hannah noticed Natalie at a Beyoncé live performance.

“I noticed Natalie’s face on the Jumbotron after which Instagram messaged her. We started relationship for round twenty months earlier than we moved in collectively.”

“In 2019, we agreed to suggest to one another so we booked a vacation to Rhodes in September, purchased the identical rings as one another, instructed our mother and father and off we went!”

“The night time of our proposal, we went into Rhodes Previous City to a fort known as Fortress Of The Previous City the place we discovered a romantic spot.”

“Simply because the sundown was coming down, we shared speeches with one another and it was at that time we turned engaged.”

“We had been engaged for just a little over two years earlier than we tried the knot in 2021.”

Natalie traveled to Bowburn Corridor in a Bentley from Ramside Corridor, alongside together with her father.

“Our dads wore traditional black, three-piece tuxedos from Subsequent and bow ties from Marks & Spencer.”

“Each of our dads walked us down the aisle which was a really particular second for us. We had ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri carried out on a harp by the wonderful Lucinda Taylor Harpist.”

“If I needed to decide my highlights of the day, it was when my dad noticed me for the primary time, and when Natalie joined me on the prime of the aisle.”

The marriage ceremony was held in a comfortable, intimate house, made to look magical with hanging flowers and foliage and beautiful lighting.

Celebrant Jackie Warburton of I Do Your Ceremony officiated the ceremony which included conventional and extra private vows.

“We mentioned and deliberate a customized ceremony with conventional vows, I believe it added to the magic of the day.”

The couple exchanged matching rings from ROX and the ceremony included a Unity Candle Ceremony.

“We selected a Unity Candle Ceremony to represent our union and the linking of our mates and households. It was a captivating ritual. Our mums lit the outer candle and Natalie and I lit the center candle.”

The October day was superbly clear and sunny, so the newlyweds and their friends went exterior to have a good time collectively.

“Throughout our ceremony and reception drinks we had a harpist. Lucinda performed quite a lot of traditional and modern music.”

The marriage flowers had been styled by Blooms Boutique.

“Vikki at Blooms Boutique was sensational from begin to end. She labored with us to create the proper bridal bouquet and responded shortly to any questions.”

“We selected eucalyptus with a mix of foliage roses and hydrangeas and thistle. Vikki and her staff did a beautiful job and everybody commented on how lovely the flowers had been.”

Between them, the 2 brides had seven bridesmaids who all wore darkish inexperienced, floor-length, chiffon clothes with sequinned cap sleeves.

These had been from JJ’s Home. They added Dorothy Perkins sneakers and had recent gypsophila of their hair.

Lauren Braithwaite Pictures recorded the day on digicam, creating this lovely set of images for Hannah and Natalie.

“We could not advocate Lauren Braithwaite Pictures any extra extremely.”

“We might seen her pictures on Instagram and cherished her pure fashion so we knew we needed her to {photograph} our marriage ceremony.”

“We had a pre-shoot with Lauren and had been immediately at put comfy by her comfy strategy.”

“On our marriage ceremony day, Lauren made us and all our friends really feel relaxed. I admired the way in which that she was all over the place but in addition invisible on the similar time.”

“She captured our day completely, capturing these intimate moments that inform the story of the day so superbly.”

“The images are past what we may have imagined or hoped for and take us proper again to every second of the day.”

The couple additionally had a marriage videographer, Dan at We Have been Right here.

“Tremendous proficient Dan captured our day completely.”

The venue and its décor impressed their alternative of shade palette for the marriage.

“A number of the flowers and foliage on the venue and people chosen with our florist had been dictated by the season, incorporating varied shades of inexperienced with white flowers.

The marriage breakfast was offered by Bowburn Corridor Resort and the couple gifted their friends favors of The Lakes Distillery Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur.

The tall, tiered cake was exquisitely easy, made by Gabriella Grace Truffles.

“We couldn’t advocate Gabriella sufficient for our wonderful marriage ceremony cake. Our cake was actually a dream, even higher than we had imagined.”

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“We opted for a four-tier cake with white sugar flowers and deep inexperienced foliage which appeared beautiful.””We selected cookies and cream, purple velvet, salted caramel and spiced clementine which all tasted wonderful. We couldn’t thank or advocate Gabriella sufficient – super-talented.”

“After the marriage breakfast, we had an acoustic guitar singer, Finn Forster. He performed a spread of indie pop and folks music and was very good.”

The night get together had reside music from Redwings who additionally performed the primary dance, ‘The One’ by Kodaline.

“We selected Redwings for our marriage ceremony band; they performed a mixture of indie and pop music. The band had been unimaginable and all of the friends nonetheless commented on how nice they had been.”

“We felt the lyrics of ‘The One’ had been becoming to replicate the event.”

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“On the day, some issues are out of your management so do not overthink issues an excessive amount of; no person notices the little issues that go mistaken.”

“It actually is probably the most magical day so take pleasure in each single second as a result of, as everybody saved telling us, it actually does go so shortly.”

“Natalie and I took just a few moments away from our friends all through the day to go searching and admire and soak within the love, and the way everybody was there to have a good time our day with us.”

Congratulations to Hannah and Natalie, and thanks for sharing this perception into your day. It has been an actual pleasure, and thanks Lauren Braithwaite Pictures.

If you would like to see extra brides styling their day with tones of deep, wealthy inexperienced, then please check out these weddings.

And to see extra {couples} from the LGBTQIA+ group and their weddings, click on right here.

Ele xx

Eleanor Crossland

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Ele lives within the Lincolnshire countryside, near the gorgeous coast. A certified Pilates instructor, she loves health, yoga, Pilates and has a wholesome dependancy to baking, writing and journey.


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