Your North East Wedding - January/February 2022 (Issue 48)

Patricia and Sean first met online, where they never expected to meet their lifelong partners. After messaging back and forth, the pair set off for their first date at Miller and Carter. Patricia says, “We had a nice meal while talking and getting to know each other more. We hit it off straight away and sealed the night with a romantic kiss.” Sean was captured by everything about Patricia and he loved how good she was with his son, which made him fall in love even more. He proposed on 28th November 2019 at the Palace of Culture and Science in Poland, which was three days after Patricia’s 29th birthday and she was so suprised! They were enjoying the stunning views when he pulled out the ring, got down on one knee and asked her to marry him – the rest is history! SETTING THE SCENE Patricia and Sean’s wedding took place on the 28th August 2021, at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay. When searching for a property, the couple wanted a fresh and airy venue with incredible views – they found just that. The bride says, “The second we walked into the venue, we knew it was the one. The room was the perfect size for our intimate wedding and the 360 rooftop view was incredible – we knew we’d get some amazing photographs there!” To match the white and sage green colour scheme, the bride opted for a loose and natural-styled bouquet with a mix of roses and foliage, including eucalyptus and a touch of gypsophila. A satin ribbon was tied around the stems, and the bride added a charm saying ‘with you every step’ with a photo of her late grandma. Other floral touches included a huge flower arch, a beautiful flower display on the top table and small flowergirl bouquets consisting of gypsophila. The table plan helped guests find their seats and featured a beautiful flower arrangement on top. The simple white place names each featured some greenery in the corner and showed each person where to sit. There were tall-metal stands in the middle of each table, which not only looked beautiful but allowed guests to see each other easily. On top of the stands were loose floral displays with stunning hydrangeas, which made a huge statement. Each guest was given a little white envelope with a scratch card and a penny inside to highlight Sean’s love for the lottery. The bride says, “A funny moment was when our friend Matty thought he’d won the jackpot only to realise he needed six words, not just six letters to win.” The lovebirds decided to have a three-course meal for the wedding breakfast. Twice-baked cheddar cheese soufflé with an apple salad and walnuts was served for the starters, while chicken breast wrapped in Bayonne ham with green peppercorn sauce and gratin potatoes was for the main. Guests tucked into a raspberry and vanilla pavlova for dessert with raspberry yoghurt cream. To keep their loved ones from going hungry in the evening, guests enjoyed an evening buffet with hot beef and pork sandwiches as well as potato wedges. When it came to deciding on the perfect cake, the couple decided on a three-tiered bake with vanilla, lemon and coconut flavours. Fresh flowers that matched the colour scheme was added on top. LOOKING THE PART Patricia wore a stunning dress from Sì. Bridal & Co in Newcastle by designer Riki Dalal. It featured a sheath train, plunging V-neckline, an open back, spaghetti straps and subtle beading embellishments along the top. The elegant silhouette looked beautiful, and Patricia stole the show walking down the aisle. She also made several strangers stop and compliment her and even brought some to tears. With the gown being so showstopping and sparkly, Patricia decided REAL WEDDINGS 27