Real Weddings Newcastle: Pretty pinks and gypsophila set the tone for this big day
Soft mauve, dusty rose, cool whites and plenty of gypsophila were the perfect look for newlyweds Zara and Ronnie. Our WED2B Real Weddings feature reveals more:
Zara and Ronnie met seven years ago, over the Christmas period, and for their first date, they went to see a pantomime. “We went to see Jack and the Beanstalk,” says Zara. “It was so cute, as I'd told Ronnie I used to go every year with my family when I was younger.”
Popping the question
Ronnie proposed on the couple’s six-year anniversary. “We go to a log cabin every year and he took me away as a surprise for our anniversary,” says Zara. “I was so shocked, I didn’t have a clue! He told me he’d also bought me a surprise and started to get down on one knee. I’ve always wanted to pick my own ring, so he proposed with a silver band engraved with the words, “Will you marry me?” and the date. I couldn’t stop crying, he’d been planning it for so long!”
The second wedding dress!
When Zara visited WED2B’s store in Newcastle’s Metrocentre she actually already had a wedding dress. “I’d bought a wedding dress previously but fell in love with Kennedy when I saw it on WED2B’s website,” she says. “So I went and bought it just four weeks before my wedding! As soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one! I loved the train and I felt like a princess in it. It was perfect in every way. We had an amazing lady help us too. She knew that I was coming in to try on Kennedy, as I’d called and explained my crazy last-minute decision and asked if it could be reserved. She was great and also helped me with finding someone to alter my dress at short notice.”
A beautiful barn venue
The couple married in April 2019 in the beautiful barn at South Causey Inn, Durham. “It was magical,” says Zara. “It’s such an amazing venue. I loved the old barn effect and that everything was all in one place for our guests, from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast. It really was beautiful. I did end up booking our wedding without my husband actually seeing the venue, though. I loved it so much that I didn’t want to miss out!”
Gypsophila and soft colours
The colours for the day were mauve, dusty rose and white, to match the rose bridesmaids dresses. “The chairs at the venue are amazing, so I didn’t dress these,” says Zara. “I also used gypsophila in the bridesmaids’ hair and gypsophila in their bouquets too, to tie everything together.”
The big day
Zara walked down the aisle to ‘How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding. “My uncle walked me down the aisle and it was such a lovely experience to see all my friends and family witnessing our marriage,” she says. “During the ceremony, the fire alarm actually went off but it just added to the great memories! My Mum’s dog even got an invite and he stood at the front in his tuxedo. At the end, when everyone clapped, he started to bark and it was adorable! Getting married to my husband in such a beautiful ceremony was the most memorable moment of the day."
A little bit of magic
Afterwards, there were drinks and canapés while the photos were taken. “We then went in for the wedding breakfast and were announced as Mr and Mrs Dixon,” says Zara. “Then there was time in the bar while the room was changed, so we hired a magician to entertain everyone. He was brilliant and had all of our guests crying with laughter.” The wedding cake was a three-tier, marble-effect cake in dusty rose and whites, decorated with more gypsophila.
A sparkler send-off
In the evening there was also a casino table and the day ended with a sparkler send-off for the happy couple. “To be honest the whole day was amazing from start to finish,” says Zara. “I couldn’t have asked for a better day! If we could do it all again we wouldn’t change a thing.”
My top tip…
“I would say a wedding planner, to make the day go smoothly, is a must-have!”
Zara’s Dream Team:
Photographer: Angela Waites Photography (angelawaitesphotography.co.uk)
Venue: South Causey Inn(southcausey.co.uk)
Florist: The Whole Sch-Bang (thewholeschbang.co.uk)
Videographer: Get Film (getfilm.co)
Cake: Dinky's Cakes (dinkyscakes.co.uk)
Entertainment: Chris Cross Magician (chris-cross.co.uk)
Make-up artist: Sarah Jane’s (sarahjanesnortheast.com)
Hair stylist: Krystal Hair (facebook.com/hairbykrystalnortheast)
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