Bride File: Rachel and Tom at Close House Hotel by Helen Russell Photography

01 February 2014
By Belle Intern

Rachel is our ‘bride file’ in the new spring/summer issue! Here we share the full wedding of Rachel and Tom Smith at Close House Hotel in August 2013, with absolutely stunning photography by Helen Russell




















The Finer Details:

Venue: St Mary’s RC Church, Wickham and Close House Hotel, Heddon-on-the-Wall

Photography: Helen Russell

Bride’s Dress: Enzoani

Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Florist: Judith Clancy. “Judith spent ages trying to get me the perfect scented garden roses for my bouquet.”

Cake: “My auntie Tina made the cake and she spent ages learning how to make the sugar flowers for the top and how to create a lace effect in the icing like my dress. I wanted something simple and classic and she did a fantastic job. It was lemon flavour mine and Tom’s favourite.”

Hair and Make-up: LA Makeovers

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Coast

Chair Covers & Sashes: Styled and Seated

String Quartet: Aurora Strings

Band: Emerald Thieves. “They were absolutely fantastic everyone loved them. Such nice people too!!



  • Fiona Holden

    Fiona Holden

    9th February 2014 10:41pm

    Gorgeous venue, our wedding was the day before this wedding. Our unique wedding car an MG midget owned and resorted by my Dad is in the first photo still parked up from the previous day!


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