English country garden

Natalie and Steven's wedding at Crook Hall and Gardens was a beautiful summer affair.

Natalie Lamb, 32, married Steven Begg, 31, at Crook Hall and Gardens on 31st August, 2017.

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We wanted wedding transport to reflect both our personalities, so I went with a vintage VW camper van and Steven chose a black Jag.

 
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We fell in love with the venue the second we visited. The fairytale gardens sealed the deal, as we pictured a lot of the wedding outside on a beautiful summer's day.

 
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I only tried on four dresses! I'm quite conscious of my hips so I loved that the gown was fitted at the top but flared out from the waist.

 
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I wanted our wedding flowers to look as if they'd been picked straight from the venue's gardens. I chose a mix of lemon, pale pink and pale blue colours, which looked fantastic against my dress.

 
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The reception room was filled with vintage bunting, lanterns and fairy lights hanging from the ceiling. We also had candles and wild-looking flowers on the tables in simple cream jugs.

 
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There's not many occasions where you get to have your hair and makeup styled especially for you, and it made me feel so different and special.

 
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We chose a Victorian sponge cake with cream and jam between each layer, which was dusted with icing and finished with flowers to complement my bouquet.

 
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We hired a singer for the ceremony, as well as a band who sang as I walked up the aisle. We also asked my brother, who's a professional singer, to perform, which meant a lot to both of us.

 
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Our photographer was amazing. His work is breathtaking and different from wedding to wedding – and our photos speak for themselves!

 
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Our guests loved our choice of evening food. We hired a company called Scream for Pizza, who arrived in a vintage camper van and cooked fresh pizzas from scratch.

 
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We're besotted with our dog, Gizmo, and named all the cocktails at the bar after him! He wore a bow tie all day at the wedding, which made our day perfect.

 

Natalie and Steven's contact book


Accommodation
Lumley Castle
www.lumleycastle.com

Band
Mistaken For Strangers
Tel: 07791 735 353

Bride's dress
YAP boutique
www.yapbridal.co.uk

Bride's hair
Femme Fatale
Tel: 0191 422 0050

Food
Scream For Pizza
www.facebook.com/Scream4Pizza

Musician
Gareth Beddard
www.facebook.com/garethbeddardmusic

Musician
Lee Paul Lamb
www.facebook.com/LeePaulMusic82

Photographer
Daz Mac
www.dazmack.co.uk

Transport
Elite Wedding Cars
Tel: 01325 357 577

Venue
Crook Hall and Gardens
www.crookhallgardens.co.uk