Your North East Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 56)

We couldn’t believe our luck when we saw a candyfloss sunset appearing in the early evening sky. It was a stop and take it in moment – then straight to the dancefloor! We made shot ‘skis’ for our guests to enjoy some homemade toffee vodka, which is a favourite in the Alps. It was a great way to get people interacting and lots of fun. I knew I wanted something I could dance in, so when I found a linen dress I knew it was the one for me. I accessorised it with a custom black hair bow and black stone and pearl earrings. The unbelievably talented Jack Lapping from The Duck House Pantry fed our guests. Everything was perfect, including his team, and he even received a standing ovation at the end of the meal! We entered the marquee in style to AC/DC Thunderstruck on a mini motorbike we bought on Facebook Marketplace! It was a highlight of the day and was kept a secret from family and friends. Our cake was handmade by Timmy’s mum, Gail, before it was iced and decorated by his dad. It was delicious! Our guests arrived to a live brass band, the perfect way to get people in the mood for the day. We also had an amazing evening band, followed by a DJ with a sax and drummer who walked around the crowd. Timmy found his suit on eBay and had it tailored, customising the buttons with pink thread to match his socks. All the groomsmen also wore one of Timmy’s late grandfathers’ amazing selection of ties as a nod to him. 25 REAL WEDDINGS