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Breathtaking background makes autumn wedding perfect

8th May 2022

Amy & David Lindsay

11th November 2021

Stunning autumnal colours provided the perfect backdrop for the marriage of Amy and David Lindsay. While the couple looked forward to a summer wedding in 2020, Covid restrictions frustrated their plans so they tied the knot last November.

But, according to Amy, the switch couldn’t have worked out any better, as the autumn hues from Ellingham Hall’s beautiful trees and rustic leaves on the climbers outside the Hall created a breathtaking back drop.

Notes from the Bride

AMY SAYS….

How was your switch to an autumn wedding?

It couldn’t have been more perfect. Looking at our photos, the colours of the leaves of the hall outside are just amazing. I felt so lucky that they were still there in November when we got married. It had such a different vibe!

We had planned to get married in July 2020, but the restrictions meant we moved it to June 2021. But with restrictions still in place, we couldn’t have all our guests with us. We then decided to move the date again to November!

So, it worked out ok?

Definitely. It was even more cosy and homely, with the red and gold leaves and the deck all lit up with fairy lights. We had autumn sunshine and it was quite a mild day. The photographer loved how the light was coming into the Bridal Suite. They said it was fantastic for our photos, which look amazing.

What was your guests experience?

They said the same about it being such a welcoming place. It was so relaxing, and a couple of people commented on the relaxed and warm vibe. There was a range of ages, and they were all happy. As we had exclusive use, it was nice and easy for everyone, and it suited those who are parents. We had about five children in our party. All our guests loved the food!

Were you both happy with the food?

The food was out of this world! We had a lemon theme because we got engaged in Sorrento, so we wanted an Italian vibe. I’d put out lemons on the tables to go with the flowers, and I guess you couldn’t do that in a hotel! We noticed that even though we didn’t mention the lemon theme to the Ellingham Hall team, the chef had put candied lemon on our sticky toffee pudding dessert, which was such a lovely thoughtful touch. It was that attention to detail that made it so special. And we were also able to tweak our drinks package to include limoncello for our toast, which was very good of the team.

Did you manage to relax?

Oh yes. We drove up from Sunderland the night before and I was quite nervous but also excited. But as soon as got unpacked and put our comfy clothes on we felt relaxed. It was lovely to be here the night before with o ur guests especially with it being autumn and that made i t feel even more cosy inside.

Why did you choose to travel to a venue?

We wanted to get married in the stunning Northumberland countryside and we had looked at a few venues around the area. But as soon as we got to Ellingham Hall and pulled up in front of the Hall we just knew this was going to be the right place. It has a “wow” factor, and the rooms are modern, but not too modern that it spoils the history of the Hall. We noticed it was surrounded by all those lovely trees, which turned out to feature more in our wedding than we expected them to.

CREDITS
Photographer – https://www.stevenmcdonaldphotography.com/
Videographer – https://www.toptablefilms.co.uk/
Wedding Dress – Mia Sposa (Designer J ustin Alexander) https://www.weddingdressesnewcastle.co.uk/
Hair & Make Up – Marissa Bennett @marissahairandmakeupartist
Bridesmaids Dresses – Rewritten https://wearerewritten.com/
Suits Suit Culture – https://suitculture.co.uk/
Florist C&C Floral – https://www.candcf loraldesign.co.uk/
Cake Chemilys Cakes – https://www.chemilyscakes.com/
Band House of Sax (AMV) – http://www.houseofsax.com/