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Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling PhotographyPhotography by Katy Melling

This is such a refreshingly beautiful wedding. I love the white and green flowers by Helen and the grey accents Caroline and Chris brought in with their stationery. It feels like spring. I also adore the fact the groom is in a kilt, theres a distinct lack of kilts on this blog, and being half Scottish I feel I need more (this is your cue to submit). The kilts were made by a company well known to me having attended university in Stirling. And any bride that sports the Jenny Packham Acacia is a winner. I may be biased having worn it myself. I would have loved to have been a guest at this wedding. 

Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography Caroline and Chris' Wedding at Ellingham Hall by Katy Melling Photography

Caroline and Chris’s Suppliers –

Wedding photographer – Katy Melling Photography. Katy was a fabulous photographer and made everybody feel very relaxed. We hardly knew she was there (not that we wanted to forget her!) and our day wasn’t spent posing! Katie also suggested a pre-wedding shoot which was lovely.

Venue – Ellingham Hall, Northumberland. We hired the entire hall for two nights and had a Hog Roast the night before the wedding. I fell in love with this venue the second I set foot in the Chapel Room.

Flowers – Bels Flowers. Helen is by far the most amazing florist I have ever encountered. Her imagination and taste are exquisite and she knew exactly what we had in my mind as I was describing it. She specially sourced the urns I had envisioned for the table centrepieces – one of which I kept for sentimental use at home! My flowers included white hydrangeas, verbena, eucalyptus, rosemary, chincherinchees and white Virginia. Each female guest had a chincherinchee on their place setting.

Bride’s dress /shoes  – Dress by Lyn Ashworth and purchased from YAP Bridal, Newcastle. I looked in a million different dress shops, including in Glasgow and London to no avail but when I met Joe at ‘You are Precious’ and tried on her beautiful dresses my panic was over!

Bride’s hair accessories/veil  – Jenny Packham Hair Piece, embellished veil from YAP Bridal.

Bride’s hair /makeup –  ND Make Up Artists. Fabulous and professional service provided by ND and the girls made the morning such fun along with Carolyn. Hair styled by Carolyn Clayton – I wish Carolyn had time to become my regular hairdresser – she is wonderful!

Bridesmaids’/dresses/shoes/accessories – French Connection Dresses, Jenny Packham Hair accessories, Hobbs Shoes. My bridesmaids were amazing!

Groom’s outfit/accessories/shoes –  Henderson’s Kilt Makers, Stirling – Tailored ‘Gray’ tartan kilt.

Groomsmen’s outfits/accessories – Henderson’s too.

Cake –  Rainbow Sugarcraft supplied our croquembouche – Chris hates cake and it actually turned out to be much better value!

DJ/entertainment –  Livewire were our band, a few of our friends booked them for their weddings based on their brilliant performance! I danced all night!

Stationery – Made by me using stamps and inks. I really wanted our wedding to have our own personal touch. I sourced beautiful stamps on ‘etsy’.

Décor/wedding details – I didn’t have a theme for our wedding as such but my main colour themes were greys, whites and greens – and birds did seem to crop up throughout! I decided on white chair covers at the last minute and was very glad I did.

Catering/food/drink – Ellingham Hall. The food was wonderful and the Bombay Sapphire and Lemon Sorbet which we had been unable to try was a real hit!

The menu –

Asparagus, soft boiled quails eggs and prosciutto

Sorbet

Fish, chips, peas and homemade tartare sauce

Trio of lemon desserts

Wedding favours –  Candle Lanterns by Sia wrapped in cellophane and ribbon

Honeymoon Destination – Tuscany

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Laura //

“A wee dram!” I love it…definately pinched for our kilty wedding next year 🙂

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