Our July/August cover stars, Jessie and Dan, met at work. “I had a meeting with Dan in my first couple of weeks and he was so formal I thought he hated me!” remembers Jessie. “Eight months later, he went on a business trip to the Philippines, and I heard him mention that he didn't want to go. I reached out to him over our work chat to check in and ask how it was going, and we ended up talking non-stop the whole time he was there!”
The couple set the date for the 2 January, 2023, choosing Middleton Lodge for their big day. Watch out for our July/August issue to see their amazing day!
Northumberland's Linden Hall Hotel has seen a substantial rise in elopement weddings in the past months, as more couples opt for a ceremony for just the two of them. Their Just Us Wedding package includes three nights' accommodation, access to the spa, two witnesses, personalised menu, Champagne Afternoon Tea and more. Priced from £999, click here for info.
I'm loving Wynyard Hall's new Duke of Wellington Bridal Suite and bedrooms. Tastefully designed to match the style of the estate; beautifully steeped with history; each room has been uniquely styled, with a classic and ornate Victorian style throughout. From floral furnishings and panelled wall details to chandelier style lighting fixtures, rooms also include free standing baths and walk-in showers. The brand-new bridal suite even features a stunning roll top bath located directly underneath the grand sash windows that provide views across the estate. Visit https://www.wynyardhall.co.uk for info.
Steeped in history, Lairds House can accommodate up to 65 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast; and up to 125 guests for an evening reception. Art's Parlour is the largest space – beautifully presented with a large, dressed bay window, attractive feature fireplace and eclectic design, it also incorporates a split-level atrium with private bar, antique sideboard cake display area, large cinema screen and bespoke lighting.
Waggy Tail Weddings offer bespoke wedding day dog chaperoning. "With us you don't need to worry about your dog as we ensure they have the best day with us! Whether you choose to have them as your best man, ring bearer or simply a guest of honour for your wedding photographs, we can transport, supervise and assist with their role so you and your guests can focus on having a fabulous time!”
Bride Anna was stung by a wasp and managed to get a lot of sheep poo on her dress, but it was nothing some carpet cleaner and a lot of adrenalin couldn't fix! See more of her big day in our May/June issue!