Mark and Mark had a beautiful Newton Hall wedding in Northumberland on a bright Wintery February day. Their styling was eclectic, personal, a little quirky and suited the amazing details in Newton Hall perfectly.
Mary had her dress made to measure: “I originally met dress makers Rebecca and Marie of Smith and Downes at a vintage wedding fayre at Bowes Museum and saw an amazing dress with the beaded Peter Pan collar on their mannequin. Although I tried other dresses on I couldn’t get theirs out of my head so arranged to go see them, at that time they had a pop up event at a tailors in York. I loved the fact that Rebecca and Marie were so attentive without being pushy and got exactly what I wanted. I also love the length of the dress and the fact that the organza over dress could be removed for the evening.”
“Mark chose his suit from Ted Baker not just for the colour but the lining as well! After searching for what seemed like forever Mark chose a wool waistcoat from ASOS the spotty tie was from French Connection, his shirt from Paul Costelloe and his brogues from Linea."
"The best man wore exactly the same outfit as Mark and the groomsmen all wore spotty ties in grey rather than navy from French Connection.”
Mark and Mary had some amazing wedding day styling going on, Newton Hall has some amazing and eclectic details on it's own, and they didn't really have a 'theme' for the day.
“The theme of the wedding was there wasn’t one. All of the elements worked well together but we were keen for the wedding to be relaxed and laid back as possible, We chose the date in particular as it would have been my mum’s 70th birthday (she passed away in March 2005) so we wanted it not just to be our wedding day but a celebration for mum’s birthday as well. I love anything pretty or a bit different and was keen to fill the Newton Hall with stuff we love as we wanted it to be a true reflection of us.”
“Order of the day booklets, menus, reserved signs and the table plan were made by our brilliant friend Clare. I had the idea for the table plan and Clare helped me put it together. The fabric came from Leeds Market and we bought a refurbished Polaroid camera from The Impossible Project to take everyone’s pictures which was a mean feat and there were still pictures being taken on the morning of the wedding! "
"I thought this was a great idea and people could put their pictures in the guest books on the tables which we got from Paperchase. I also used this as an opportunity to buy a Dymo label maker to stick table numbers on the Polaroids!”
I really loved working with Mary and Mary, this is what they had to say about their Newton Hall wedding photos..
"I knew within five minutes of meeting Sally that she was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer. She 'got' just what our day was about and it was just like having another friend at the wedding. Never intrusive, Sally captured so many moments we would have missed perfectly and her style of photography is amazing. We couldn't have asked for more, our photographs are ace and we can't say enough to express how fab both Sally and her work are - truly wonderful."