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

FLOWERS 47 WEDDING PLANNING REBEL HEART CEREMONIES “Your wedding ceremony sets the tone for your day, so booking a celebrant needs to be at the core of every other plan you make,” says Nichola Reeder from Stockton on Tees Rebel Heart Ceremonies. “Whereas a ‘traditional’ ceremony recognises a change in your legal status by becoming officially married, a celebrant ceremony tells your love story authentically as you pledge to spend the rest of your lives together. It can be as bold, creative and rebellious as you are, or simply as beautiful as you’ve always dreamed of – whatever floats your boat a celebrant an create it; as there are no rules!” PRIME ENTERTAINMENT “Wedding entertainment should be organised at least a year in advance,” says Nigel Kirkup from Durham’s Prime Entertainment. “We find our service brings families and friends together, as it’s a social part of your big day where guests can catch up and chat while enjoying what you’ve chosen to hire. Ideally, you want something everyone can engage in, from our casino tables to F1 driving simulators. Whatever you go for, it’s better to book it for early in the evening, keeping the latter part of the day for dancing. Otherwise, no one will be able to concentrate once the DJ’s at full blast!” EMMA HEDLEY JEWELLERY “When considering bespoke wedding rings, I recommend allowing up to 12 weeks from your consultation to receiving the finished designs,” says North Shields-based Emma. “If, however, you’re choosing a design from our collection, it could still take around five weeks to make. When it comes to picking the right jeweller for you, it’s best to follow your heart, reading their reviews and seeing if you’re excited and inspired by their work. Your rings are the one item you and your partner get to wear and cherish every day, so choose something you love, and something that makes your heart sing when you gaze at it.”