Monday, 18 November 2013

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens is a fairly new wedding venue in Northumberland. It is a glasshouse which was added onto the Tynedale Hydropathic Hotel in 1907. The hotel once played host to Hollywood greats such as Douglas Fairbanks Junior and politicians such as the Prime Minster, Ramsey MacDonald.

Now, the fabulous glasshouse, which is part of the Queen Elizabeth High School, plays host to weddings and parties. It is light and airy with the scope to decorate it however you wish.

It was a sunny autumnal day in late September when I arrived at the bride's parents house.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

At the Winter Gardens, I found the groom with his two best men.


The bride, her mum and the chief bridesmaid had spent a lot of time decorating the room with the bride's own handmade bunting and pompoms, net and twinkling lights. It looked fabulous.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

One of the readings was by the groom's daughter and the bride's niece. They were brilliant and almost stole the show!

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Straight after the formalities, the groom's daughter rushed over to her dad and gave him a big hug.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

The bouquets and chair decorations were also made by the bride and her mum. Excellent considering that the whole wedding was only planned in about two months!

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

 A few group shots and then we popped back round the front of the building to get a few photos of the couple.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Walking back to the Winter Gardens, I captured the lovely colour of the autumn leaves...and the back of the bride's dress of course.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

While they were waiting to be announced into the room, I saw this opportunity for a shot of the couple to be in the background, behind the cake.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

The bride and her mum had been busy bees as they also had made the favour bags and the gorgeous table centres. The bride has her own handmade gifts business Cox Bobbins so she was in her element making the decorations.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

There were so many fabulously happy expressions during the speeches but these are a couple of my favourites - especially the bridesmaid opening her gift.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

The groom's cousin sang their first dance song, then they danced the night away to the band.

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Hexham Winter Gardens Wedding

Thank you for looking!


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