Carrie & Phil chose the laid back and rustic wedding venue High House Farm Brewery near Matfen, in Northumberland, to tie the knot. It's a unique venue, as it's a working farm & brewery, with a hayloft barn outside, which is licensed for civil weddings. It's one of the only venue in the North East where couples can sign the register in an outdoor area!
This appealed to creative bride Carrie, who wanted to bring in some rustic, DIY styling to the day and hang lots of bunting from the beams of the barn.
They got married on a rather windy, but mostly sunny July day.
Firstly I was warmly greeted at Phil's parents house, where they already had the party started. Phil's Mum was making sure everyone had plenty to eat.
Carrie surprised Phil with a few very thoughtful touches to help him on their wedding day!
Then it was on to see Carrie, who was getting ready with her sisters at home.
Carrie was all 'bridified' by Blossom Beauty Spa and the atmosphere was buzzing :)
Their lovely son,who is a happy little chappy, was curiously eying up everything that was happening. Carrie helped her Dad get ready and there were a few emotional moments.
The parents had personalised handkerchiefs with moving poems on delivered to them just before the ceremony which was very touching.
The ceremony was a real family affair, with little Maddox joining in for the first kiss and cuddles! He even tried to sign the register -bless him!
Carrie put an enormous amount of care into the favours for her guests. The men were given bottles of beer from the brewery, named 'I Do Brew' with personalised labels. The centrepieces of flowers in cute little bottles doubled at favours fro the ladies. Some of the younger guests got extra special pressies, and Maddox had a whole new plate and cutlery set for the special day. What a lovely idea!
The naked cake stack was made by Cakes By Becky and had lovely fresh floral touches and a personalised topper.
As it was Carrie's sisters birthday the same day, they were presented with their own cake with personalised cake pops and the guests sang happy birthday to the lovely ladies.
Congratulations to Carrie & Phil on their big day. It was a truly beautiful, intimate and laid back wedding day which was a perfect start to married life for the couple.
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