Real weddings and wedding ideas

See how other local couples celebrated their big day with wedding stories and ideas from Your North East Wedding Real Weddings features.

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The love boat

The love boat

Laura and Matthew first met each other in sixth form 14 years ago, but it wasn't until 2016 that they started dating. From that moment, the couple embarked on a journey together where they discovered more about one another and created everlasting memories. Laura says: "Matt proposed when we were on holiday in Cyprus. He didn't know when he was going to do it but knew I had always loved my nana's engagement ring, so several months earlier he had gone to see my mum to ask her permission to give it to me. He wrapped the ring in a pair of shorts and put them in the beach bag that I carried around for days! On the last evening, we went for a walk after a meal to our favourite spot, sat on a rock and he popped the question on the 25th September, 2018, and just shy of a year later we got married!"... read more

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Daniel and Katie's beautiful day was full of unforgettable moments. Love can enter our lives at any moment and take us completely by surprise, while sometimes old romances gets rekindled – and this is exactly what happened for Daniel and Katie. Around the age of 14, the pair dated but lost contact as time went on. Fast forward to 2011, they started talking again after Dan contacted Katie while he was in Australia. After a date to T-in the Park, the love birds have been together ever since. After that moment their love for one another grew, Katie says: "Dan proposed while we were travelling in Australia, we were on the beach at Hervey Bay in Queensland after a morning of meeting and feeding wild dolphins when he got down on one knee in the sea. It was a huge surprise, especially when we'd been in Australia for three weeks and I have no idea how he kept the ring hidden from me all that time!"... read more

Check mate

Check mate

Laura and Matthew were surrounded by loved ones on their beautiful day. Laura and Matthew's paths first crossed during the last year of university after they picked the same modules while studying history. The pair were instantly drawn to each other from day one. Laura says, "I was instantly attracted to Matt's amazing sense of humour and gorgeous dark eyes; he's outgoing, friendly and ambitious – he's the perfect man for me." For Matthew, it was Laura's beautiful smile that caught his attention. From that moment, the pair started their journey together facing life side by side.... read more

Will you be Quine?

Will you be Quine?

An engagement in Thailand led to a dream wedding for Durham couple Jessica and Dan. Jessica and Dan met on a night out in Newcastle back in 2011. "For our first date Dan took me out for Nando's," remembers the bride. "Chicken's not the daintiest thing to eat when you don't really know someone, but it must have gone well, as we each left with a smile on our faces – and the realisation we'd met someone special."... read more

From Russia with love

From Russia with love

A proposal in a park led to wedding bells for Sasha and Daniel... read more

Truly romantic

Truly romantic

Aimee and Tom's magical day surrounded by loved ones... read more

It's a family affair

It's a family affair

Lindsay and Lee made sure their children were involved when it came to their big day... read more

Use the force

Use the force

When a Stormtrooper gatecrashed the wedding Janice and Karl's guests knew they were in for a surprise... read more

Wine and dine

Wine and dine

A romantic vineyard proposal in Santorini led to wedding bells for Laura and Ryan... read more

Science lesson

Science lesson

Working in the same laboratory saw love blossom for biomedical scientists Kayleigh and Richard... read more

Kiss me quick

Kiss me quick

A cheeky proposition at the work Christmas party led to wedded bliss for Kathryn and Dan.... read more

Love and marriage

Love and marriage

Nikki and James's February wedding was held in Northumberland's Charlton Hall.... read more

The perfect match

The perfect match

An online date led to setting the date for soulmates Kay and Nathan.... read more

Tea party

Tea party

Mike and Tanya served afternoon tea at their picture-perfect Northumberland wedding.... read more

Secret service

Secret service

A romantic elopement preceded a second celebration for Brittany and Chris at Newcastle's As You Like It.... read more

Dinner date

Dinner date

Joanna and James's dinner party connection led to a stunning celebration with family and friends.... read more

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