Winter Wonderland

A woodland theme and purple colour scheme set the tone for Rachel and Adam's snowy nuptials at Langley Castle.

Rachel and Adam were set up on a blind date at The Blue House in Haswell. “I was very nervous as he picked me up from my grandad’s house,” says Rachel. “On the way out of the street, Adam clipped the curb with his car and I thought he was wild; he made me laugh non-stop. All I could concentrate on was his gorgeous brown eyes.”

“I fell for Rachel straightaway; she has an addictive, energetic personality,” adds Adam.

Adam proposed on Christmas Day, 2012, while the couple were walking his parents’ dog. “It was a huge surprise as it was 6pm and he’d gone all day without saying anything. I couldn’t see the ring as it was dark, but when I did it was stunning,” says Rachel. Here, the bride tells us about their big day...

Winter Wonderland: Image 1
We stumbled upon Langley Castle by accident while on a walk; when I checked the website I noticed that they had a wedding fair and as we lived close by, we decided to pop along. When we arrived it took our breath away.

 

Winter Wonderland: Image 2aI had a mixed purple bouquet with brooches attached. Adam's buttonhole matched my flowers and the groomsmen had a smaller version in a different shade.

Winter Wonderland: Image 2 I loved having our photos taken in the snow – my dog Loch even made an appearance.

 

Winter Wonderland: Image 3
“My most memorable moment was seeing my lady in white. I could see the stars in her eyes, she was so happy and in love – it was the greatest feeling.” – Adam

 

Winter Wonderland: Image 4aI've always loved Beauty and the Beast, in particular Belle's ballgown in the film, and wanted an ivory version for my big day. My dress had just the right amount of sparkle and a little train which looked amazing in the snow. I accessorised with a diamond-effect hairpiece and teardrop earrings and necklace.

Winter Wonderland: Image 4 Adam had always wanted to wear light grey tails and I suggested he team it with a silver waistcoat as it would complement my gown. His groomsmen all wore matching attire.

 

Winter Wonderland: Image 5
The funniest part of the day was when my dad tried to shoo the venue's peacocks behind me and Adam during our photos and shouting 'Pause!' when they were in the correct place, like they would listen.

 

Winter Wonderland: Image 6aThe funniest part of the day was when my dad tried to shoo the venue's peacocks behind me and Adam during our photos and shouting 'Pause!' when they were in the correct place, like they would listen.

Winter Wonderland: Image 6 We decorated the venue with pine cones and other woodland touches. Our centrepieces were wooden plates with bark candle holders, moss and purple flowers.

 

Rachel Clayburn and Adam Robinson's contact book


Bride's accessories
Debenhams
www.debenhams.com

Bride's dress
Bridal Factory Outlet and Princess Prom
www.bridalfactoryoutlet.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses
Debenhams
www.debenhams.com

Ceremony and reception music
North East Soiree
www.music-north-east.com

Entertainment
Majestic Night Disco
www.facebook.com/MajesticNightsDisco.co.uk

Flowers
Wild and Wonderful Wedding and Events Florists
www.wildandwonderfulflowers.co.uk

Groom and groomsmen's suits
Troughear Suit Hire Ltd
www.troughearsuithire.co.uk

Guest accommodation
Langley Castle
www.langleycastle.com

Guest accommodation
The Anchor Hotel
www.anchorhotelhaydonbridge.com

Mother-of-the-bride's outfit
Norma & June Fashions Ltd
www.thebridesmother.co.uk

Photographer
Emily Hannah Photography
www.emilyhannah.com

Rings
H Samuels
www.hsamuels.com

Stationery
Daniel Sivell-Legender Art
www.facebook.com/danlegender

Venue
Langley Castle
www.langleycastle.com

 
 

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