REAL WEDDINGS

A Groovy, Funkadelic Dreamy Disco at the Hidden River Barn

A perfect love story with a bit of edge, Eleisha and Andrew’s wedding was funky, retro, romantic and free-spirited in the rustic surroundings of Hidden River Barn.
REAL WEDDINGS

REAL WEDDINGS

A Groovy, Funkadelic Dreamy Disco at the Hidden River Barn

A perfect love story with a bit of edge, Eleisha and Andrew’s wedding was funky, retro, romantic and free-spirited in the rustic surroundings of Hidden River Barn.
DATE Sep, 12 2023
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VENUE Hidden River Barn & Cabins
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PHOTOGRAPHY The Smiths Photography

REAL WEDDING

READ THE ROMANCE

Eleisha and Andrew met in a natural way, she was a glass collector, he was a rugby boy and enjoyed a pint or two after the matches. The pair had an instant connection, and following a few dates their relationship was a solid force to be reckoned with.

MAKING A FAVOURITE PLACE SPECIAL

Andrew popped the question to Eleisha by one of her favourite places, Druridge Bay. A place where Eleisha would walk her lovable pooch Wilma often, the blissful scenery and calm atmosphere was the perfect spot to cement their love during a winter walk on the sandy dunes. It completely took Eleisha by surprise, but it couldn’t have been more perfect for her (and Wilma of course!)

THE VIBE

Andrew handed the styling reins to Eleisha for this one and she absolutely smashed it. A funky, retro romantic vibe with bouncy vibrant florals to complement. The disco ball tablescapes, the beautiful bright stationery and the whole aesthetic was put together by the bride. Eleisha loved every minute of it, she even went as far as to say that she didn’t find any part of the planning stressful, just sad that it’s now over. Her styling spirit was truly set free for her big day!

FLORAL FORMATIONS

Andrew and Eleisha went for the best of both worlds, with a mixture of fresh and dried flowers, featuring shades of pinks, peaches and reds, a truly romantic vibe, Amy & Emma from Muscari absolutely nailed their brief.

THE DRESS

Eleisha thought she would want a lacy, floaty style dress that under no circumstances could be strapless. She visited Accent Original in Newcastle, one of our iconic Guest List boutiques, and she didn’t look back. Anna, was so helpful and showed Eleisha all the styles and silhouettes until she pulled out THE dress, a plain satin, fit and flare strapless gown. Eleisha also gave Gayle an honourable mention, she did all the alterations in-house and in Eleisha’s words “she is a magician with a needle!”

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WHEN WE WERE DRESS SHOPPING THE DRESS HAD TO PASS TWO CHECKS - COULD I SIT DOWN AND COULD I DANCE - AND IT PASSED WITH FLYING COLOURS! 

HOW WAS YOUR DRESS ON THE BIG DAY?

QUICK Q&A

What’s your funniest memory from the day?

Andrew losing his wedding ring on the dance floor after only having it on for less than 12 hours, luckily it was found behind the DJ booth!

Favourite image and why?

 

It has to be the one of us standing in front of the black glass window with Wilma, I loved that she was involved.

Any Bride to Bride Advice?

 

Plan the wedding you want, not what will make other people happy, soak it up and enjoy every minute of it - I’d love to do it again!

On the search for your perfect dress? Check out Accent Original’s Guest List page for more info on their luxe feeling boutique and book your appointment today!

THE FINER DETAILS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rose McLean

Rose McLean

Digital and Editorial Manager at Belle

Dress Boutique

Accent Original

Shoes

Zara

Accessories

Accent Original

Makeup Artist

Anna McClen Makeup

Bridesmaids Dresses

Six Stories

Groom's Suit

Boss

Groomsmen's Suits

Woven Durham

Floristry & Venue Styling

Muscari Events

Stationery, Signage, Invites & Menus

Fancy Little Favours

Entertainment

Impress Events DJ

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