Your North East Wedding - January/February 2024 (Issue 60)

BACK TOnature Charlotte and Matthew incorporated their love of plants and greenery into their big day at Wynyard Hall Images courtesy of Amy Lou Photography Charlotte and Matthew met on a spontaneous night out in Newcastle. “I spotted Matthew across the dancefloor and made an unsuspecting approach, wing-womaned by a friend,” says Charlotte. “We hit it off and the rest is history.” Matthew proposed to Charlotte on their five-year anniversary in Tynemouth, where they had their first date. “Matthew intended to propose at the end of the pier next to the priory, but when we got to the end, three fishermen drinking cans of beer killed the moment somewhat,” shares the bride. “On our way back, Matthew spotted a quiet space on the pier and surprised me. An even bigger surprise was when we returned to Matthew’s parent’s house to celebrate and my parents were also there, having secretly travelled up from Cheshire.” Here Charlotte shares some of her favourite moments from their big day... 25 REAL WEDDINGS