Saying I Do Wedding Planning

On a golden summer’s day in beautiful, rural Northumberland, a group of talented wedding suppliers came together to create something quite special. Demonstrating that true luxury can be achieved in the most rural of environments.

My idea for this shoot came about after seeing a lot of wedding inspiration that was either very rustic/boho or very classic, but nothing much in between. I wanted to create a really natural immersive wedding experience with real love at the centre of it all.

Saying I Do Wedding Planning

After visiting Northside Farm and falling in love with its wonderful panoramic views, I knew this was the perfect venue to create what I had in mind. Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean, the design concept echoes the golden, sweeping fields and pale, rugged architecture of the venue. The aim was to create a relaxed, timeless vibe, with elegant impact and a slight touch of boho; an almost destination wedding feel.

Our palette was a warm, muted blend of terracotta, olive green, pale pinks and nudes. The contemporary mix of fresh and dried florals played a principal part in creating drama, impact, and bringing a sense of the wild outdoors in.

Each and every element was carefully hand selected to reflect our vibe. Our bride in a Riki Dalal, off-shoulder 3D floral gown, looked effortlessly stunning with an undone ‘up-do’, glowing makeup and trend-leading, gold, opal and yellow diamond jewellery. Pairing beautifully with our groom in a two-colour stone and deep navy suit with blush accessories.

Touches of timeless luxury were layered throughout; gold table styling, white linens, chic olive signage and stationery with a grand white seal and calligraphy name tags, alongside our fine art, textured wedding cake with gold leaf edging.

Contrasting the look and adding rustic charm were the reclaimed tables, Mediterranean grazing station with our second, semi naked cake, and authentic bar with signature Italian cocktails.  

The photography style also took a current, yet timeless approach, through its light and airy feel, warmed by golden, muted tones. A fresh contrast to how relaxed/boho themes are often captured. The video for this shoot tells the story and captures the essence of the day so beautifully (with a few happy tears too!).

As a real couple, our bride and groom David and Bethan brought lots of real love to this shoot. Both of them actors with a love of the outdoors, they wrote their own poetic vows for the ceremony, guided by our celebrant.

I really enjoyed planning the shoot in conjunction with our couple from day one, incorporating lots of things that were personal to them and reflected their hobbies. These personal touches really made the whole day feel so special and memorable for everyone involved – just how a wedding should be.

Check out all the talented suppliers below and the incredible video too. I hope you enjoy watching it, as much as we did creating this day.

Planning and concept: Saying I Do Wedding Planning
Northside Farm
Charlotte Eve Photography
Love is Lovely Wedding Films
The Artisan Wedding House
Furniture, props, grazing table and bar:
Birdcages and Dragonflies
Moira J Florist
Stationary and signage:
The Soiree Stylists
The Little Cakery
Dress and accessories:
D & S Bridal Club
Ingledews Jewellers
Suit and shoes:
Suit Culture
Lisa Wilson Celebrant
Victoria Holdstock Make-up Artist
Vicky Medhurst