Your North East Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 55)

FLOWERS 43 WEDDING PLANNING Engaged and ready to get organised? Here are eight North East suppliers you need to check out, pronto PLANNING APPEAL LANGLEY CASTLE HOTEL “Choosing your venue and date allows you to organise everything else for your wedding, meaning it’s one of the first things you should do,” says Katie Livingstone-Evans from Hexham venue Langley Castle Hotel. “Try to picture yourself getting married at the venue you visit, as well as seeing if you have a gut feeling it’s right for you. You also need to bear in mind the logistics of guests getting there, and if accommodation is needed. However, at the end of the day it’s what the two of you as a couple want and need – if friends and family really want to be there then they’ll find a way!” ED CHARLTON PHOTOGRAPHY “Most photographers only take on a certain number of weddings a year to ensure enough attention is paid to images and editing,” says Northumberland-based Ed. “That means their diaries fill up quickly! Find someone who fits your style, as not every snapper appeals to every person. I try to be as diverse as possible, but I know I have ‘my style’: candid and natural, which isn’t for everyone. I always recommend a coffee/Zoom with me and my wife, Tara, the videography wiz. This allows us to discuss your day and what exactly it is you’re after. Other than that, it’s pretty straightforward, and with us there’s no hidden costs to worry about.”