Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Picture of the Day – Simon Emmett Photography

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Bride and groom holding hands in field with black clouds overhead - Picture by Simon Emmett Photography

Image © Simon Emmett Photography

Website: www.simonemmettphotography.com

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The Best Newcastle Hen Party Activities

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The spectacular homeland of Geordie Shore, Newcastle Brown Ale and the North’s finest nightlife. Newcastle was, rightfully so, top of the most popular hen party destinations in 2016. Last Night of Freedom, stag and hen experts and resident Geordies, are super proud of the city. Lauren rounds up the best Newcastle hen party activities.

Geordie Shore Makeover

Your Newcastle hen weekend is about to get even more glam… with a Geordie Shore makeover.

Geordie Shore Makeover Newcastle Hen Party Activity

This gorgeous city is the holy land of bouncy hair and big lashes, and this luxurious makeover session will prepare you for a weekend in The Toon. The Geordie Shore girls don’t leave the house without primping and preening, and there won’t be any hens looking less than perfect on our watch.

This beautiful salon, located right in the centre of Newcastle, has styled the stunning Geordie Shore girls, as well as everyone’s favourite Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffat. You’ll get a professional hair stylist and make-up artist taking care of you, and you can even bring your own Prosecco to toast to a fab hen weekend.


Forget your childhood games of bowling, this is 21st century bowling.

Lane7 Newcastle Hen Party Activity

Lane7 is a concept unique to Newcastle – and a hugely popular one at that. The American diner-style venue, dedicated to the games of the past, features an uber-cool bowling alley, ping pong and beer pong tables, arcade games and a sweet karaoke room to boot. It has combined all this with a gastro pub, serving delicious food inspired from Murica.

Lane7 boasts an unrivalled atmosphere, as well as classic cocktails and Hooch (for those feeling super retro). We’ll arrange your bowling game, buffet and drink.

Adonis Cabaret

It wouldn’t be a true, Newcastle hen party without the rippling abs and toned tooshes of the Adonis Cabaret boys.

Adonis Cabaret Newcastle Hen Party Activity

This show is almost in its twentieth year. It’s packed full of jaw-dropping strip shows (firemen and army strip teases to name a few), singing and even hilarious drag acts. The compere is cheese-tastic and will keep you entertained whilst the boys change into sexy clothing. It’s enough to make you cancel the wedding…

This tasty package includes a welcome cocktail, mouthwatering buffet and entry to one of the finest nightclubs so you can keep the celebrations going until the next morning.

Glass House Afternoon Tea

Take your Newcastle hen party back to the roaring 20s at the stunning Glass House.

Glass House Afternoon Tea Newcastle Hen Party Activity

This grand venue, set in the huge Milburn House, is a bar that even Gatsby himself would be proud to visit. Glass House boasts opulent interiors, an outdoor cigar terrace and chic bar area.

This is the sophisticated backdrop to your elegant champagne afternoon tea, including dainty finger sandwiches, scones and a selection of macaroons, mini tartlets, cake and lashings of fizz. Chin chin.

Ladies Day

Top up that hen weekend kitty and get dolled up for a day at the races.

Ladies Day Newcastle Hen Party Activity

Set in posh Gosforth, this racecourse is famous in the North East and has hosted many prestigious events, but none quite like Ladies Day. This event is the talk of The Toon, where the most affluent and glamorous come to take a punt on the Phillies, with the added benefit of lots of champagne.

You’ll have access to the premier enclosure (very fancy), boasting fantastic views of the runners. You’ll also get entry to the parade ring, winners enclosure and the lawns, Brandling House and Colonel Porter Stand. Perfect.

Guest post by Lauren Green of Last Night of Freedom

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Picture of the Day – My Beautiful Bride

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Bride and groom dancing in the rain at entrance to wedding venue - Picture by My Beautiful Bride

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Moody Hues Wedding Styling

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Today we have a visually stunning and unique design that is really inspiring. Forget pretty pastels, today is all about wedding styling with ‘moody hues’.

These rich, moody colours give such a warm, cosy feel which is just perfect for winter weddings. The dark table linen is the base for the beautiful wedding tablescape, and the use of fern foliage and dark red flowers, dark crockery, burgundy napkins, gold cutlery and candlesticks bring the whole ‘moody’ look together.

This bold, dramatic, impact styling is fabulous and creates a wedding look that really stands out from the crowd.

High Drama Wedding Styling

“This Moody Hues wedding styling look is high drama. Dark, theatrical and bold, but softened by layering deep shades of navy and mauve on black, and bathing the whole scheme in the softest candlelight.”

Wedding table with dark styling

Wedding place setting with dark wedding styling

Floral wedding table runner

Watercolour table number

Opulent Highlights

“For the colour palette we used a base of black and ink, layered with navy, deep mauve and dusky grey shades. Gold cutlery and brass details added opulent highlights.

“The tablescape featured black crockery, gold cutlery and dark, elegant glassware. The table linen had to be long enough to touch the floor, trail and billow.”

Wedding table styling details

Floral runner and glassware on wedding table

Candlesticks and foliage on wedding table

Foliage detail

Seasonal Foliage

“Seasonal foliage trailed along the table with moody blooms dotted throughout created a dramatic look. The foliage placed around the table decor created a beautifully intertwined and expressive table runner.”

Foliage wedding table runner

Dahlia flower

Wedding menu on table

Brass candlesticks

Wedding table with dark blue trailing tablecloth


“Watercolour, which is very 2017, adds texture and modern styling, and the soft washed indigo cake was dramatic and beautiful. This colour combination mirrored the stationery. White allowed the indigo watercolour to pop, and a clean, simple font completed the look.

Indigo watercolour wedding cake

Figs and foliage

Indigo blue and white watercolour wedding cake

Plates and figs

Indigo watercolour wedding stationery

“The dried petal confetti created a beautiful feature, displayed in geometric brass vases to add edge and style.”

Geometric vases of confetti

Confetti in geometric vases

Geometric vase of confetti petals

Images © Kate McCarthy Photography

Styling: One Stylish Day

Flowers and Foliage: Verity and Thyme

Cake: Marie Antoinette Cakes

Stationery: Emily Rollings

Confetti: Shropshire Petals

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Picture of the Day – Peter Anslow Photography

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Bride hugging father at altar - Picture by Peter Anslow Photography

Image © Peter Anslow Photography

Website: www.peteranslow.co.uk

Blog: photographerlancashire.wordpress.com

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A Nautical Sparkford Hall Wedding with a Festival Vibe

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We love a festival wedding, and this nautical Sparkford Hall wedding with a festive vibe is awesome. Sarah and Dan created a relaxed and fun wedding with fab nautical details throughout; the ship knots on the tables, nautical wording thrown in at every opportunity, whale cufflinks and even the master of ceremonies in old fashioned crew wear!

Sack race at festival wedding

For us the best thing about this wedding is the relaxed day everyone had, with the guests enjoying fun and games on the lawn, including a tug of war and sack race.

Our thanks go to Brian Robinson Photography for sharing these amazing pictures.

Rustic, Nautical Theme

“Dan and I work as yacht crew so we spend most of our lives at sea. We therefore don’t get to spend much time with our friends and family. Our Sparkford Hall wedding took place over the whole weekend, which meant we could spend some quality time with our loved ones.”

“We wanted the wedding to reflect our personalities, so we chose a rustic, nautical wedding theme with a fun, festival vibe. There were lots of activities for the kids and, of course, lots and lots of rum for the adults!

Sparkford Hall wedding venue

Napkins with name tags

Message hanging from LOVE sign

Sparkford Hall wedding order of the day

Sparkford Hall wedding ceremony seating

Wedding dress hanging in window

Bridal bouquet

Bridal shoes

Sparkford Hall Wedding

“Sparkford Hall was the perfect location. It’s a country manor set in beautiful grounds, with twelve bedrooms, a cottage, space to camp, and yurts and airstreams to hire. It was somewhere we felt everyone could feel at home and relaxed.

Flower girl walking up stairs

Crew mugs

Ties and braces in bowl

Whale cufflinks


Groomsmen getting ready

Father waiting for bride at top of stairs

Father seeing daughter for first time on wedding day

Father leading bride down the stairs

Bottles of Corona in ice bucket

Groom smiling into camera

Master of ceremonies

Bride holding bouquet

Bride holding out bouquet

“Sparkford is a licensed venue so we had our ceremony on-site in the hall, followed by a reception in the garden with canap├ęs, drinks and games.”

Wedding rings

Father walking daughter down the aisle at wedding

Bride and groom about to marry

Sparkford Hall wedding ceremony

Bride and groom hug

Bride and groom signing wedding register

Bride and groom in front of picture

Confetti shot at Sparkford Hall wedding

Sparkford Hall wedding reception drinks

Bride with groomsmen

Bride sitting on groom's lap

Bride and groom walking

Picture of bride and groom taken through long grass

Bride peeking over groom's shoulder

Crew Area

“We rented a marquee in the garden for the wedding breakfast, and had a bar, barbecue and large chill out area outside with hay bales and a firepit. The library was turned into a ‘Crew Area’ where guests could ‘log in’, and we asked them to sign the log book and wooden anchor (made by my father as a gift), get a tattoo and take their own photos.

Giant connect 4 festival wedding game

Jelly fish wanging festival wedding game

Twister festival wedding game

Tug of war team

Tug of war at festival wedding

Tug of war team falling over

Sack race at festival wedding

Ring toss festival wedding game

Best man sitting on grass practising speech

Wedding seating plan

Wedding tables in marquee

Captain wedding tag

First mate wedding tag

Rum wedding favour

Vase and floral wedding table centrepiece

Candle in vase

Wedding table name

Wedding menu

Wedding top table

Thank you sign on table

Cheese stack wedding cake

Cheese stack mouse cake topper

“After the wedding breakfast we had our first dance to ‘I’m Yours’ by Jason Mraz, and music by our band, ‘Duke’. They were fantastic and got everyone up on the dance floor.”

Bride and groom entering wedding breakfast

Master of ceremonies making announcement

Father of bride looking embarrassed

Groom speech


Best man speech

Groom and bride with head in hands at speech

Groom dressed in speech props

Best man and groom hug

Wedding gifts and cards table

Thank you sign

Wedding guest signing guest book

Crew Log In sign

Wooden anchor

Anchor tattoo on neck

Anchor tattoo on bottom

Duke wedding band

Wedding first dance

Hidden Nightclub

“But the best part of the evening was the hidden nightclub in the basement. It had been converted into a Rum Shack for the evening, with serving wenches, pirates and DJ. We’d kept it a surprise, and after the band finished we led our guests down through a cupboard under the stairs which was the entrance to the hidden club. Here the celebrations continued long into the early hours.”

Bride and friend dancing

Bride dancing

Party at Sparkford Hall wedding

Bride and groom touching heads

Sparkford Hall wedding venue at night

Kiss quote on tree

Images © Brian Robinson Photography

Venue: Sparkford Hall, Yeovil, Somerset

Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero ‘Glenda’ with Lace Top

Bridesmaid Dresses: Zara

Flowers: by Sprout and Flower

Bride’s Bouquet: David Austen Roses, Peony, Garden Roses and Spray Rose

Bride’s Hair Flowers: Supply Wired Majollica Rose Buds

Flower Girl’s Pomander: Gypsophila

Wedding Cake: Layered Cheese Cake from The West Country Cheese Company

Catering: The Queens Arms, Corton Denham

Styling Details and Finishing Touches: Most of the wedding decor, table decorations and table plan were homemade. Colours included dusky blue and cream, with lots of natural rustic decor and rope

Planning and Styling: Assisted by Sparkford Hall’s Laleh Dastegerdi

Marquee: Over The Moon

Lawn Games: Made by Dani, a Bridesmaid

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