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...
I 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.
I loved having our photos taken in the snow – my dog Loch even made an appearance.
I'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.
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.
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.
We decorated the venue with pine cones and other woodland touches. Our centrepieces were wooden plates with bark candle holders, moss and purple flowers.
Bridal Factory Outlet and Princess Prom
Ceremony and reception music
North East Soiree
Majestic Night Disco
Wild and Wonderful Wedding and Events Florists
Groom and groomsmen's suits
Troughear Suit Hire Ltd
The Anchor Hotel
Norma & June Fashions Ltd
Emily Hannah Photography
Daniel Sivell-Legender Art
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