Lydia & Matt planned an informal evening wedding at Alnwick Treehouse in Northumberland. I met with Lydia & her Mum before the day and we got on so well, you could just tell how excited Lydia was to be marrying Matt.
On the day itself, it turned out to be a very hot and sunny, with the early evening ceremony at 5pm being a relief to the wedding party as it was a little cooler!
Lydia & her bridesmaids got ready at nearby Doxford Hall Hotel, in a gorgeous little cottage. Her work colleagues were on hand to beautiful the bride & bridesmaids and it was a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Her lace wedding dress was from Harrogate Bridal Collection, and green bridesmaid dresses from Two Birds. Lydia wore Valentino Rock Stud shoes.
The bouquets were created by Eliza Blooms.
Over at the treehouse, the guests were gathering for the outdoor ceremony on the decking under the trees. Matt was a mixture of excited and nervous, being supported by best man Jim making him laugh. The menswear came from Eric Spencer.
Hattie Murdoch performed as guests were arriving, during the ceremony and the drinks reception.
Once the ceremony was over, guests mingled on the decking drinking pimms. It was a perfect summer’s evening!
After some photographs on the rope bridges, it was time for speeches & food. Guests were treated to a fantastic Northumbrian meal, in the gorgeous twinkly light setting of the treehouse. The centrepieces were created with Jo Malone candles and flowers by Eliza Blooms. As you can imagine the whole venue smelled AMAZING!!!
The cake came from The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle, which is a particular favourite cafe of the bride!
The night flew by and soon it was time for some dancing. Bride & Groove Wedding DJs were outstanding, and got everyone up dancing especially to some 90’s tunes!
Just before heading off, the bride & groom took a few minutes for some twinkly light photographs then re-joined their guests to boogie the night away.
Lydia & Matt jetted off for their honeymoon to NYC afterwards – their first ever holiday abroad!!
Thanks so much for having me as your wedding photographer and a big congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Holgate <3
A special thanks to Victoria for being my second shooter at the wedding too!
All images and text copyright Katie Byram Photography 2017