Abigail and David met through their best friends and it was clear they were destined to be together, as on their second meeting at a social gathering they got talking, and have been inseparable ever since.
On Saturday 2nd September 2017, David and Abigail tied the knot at North Shields Registry Office and then continued the celebrations at Edward Eccles hall, which is a stunning Grade II-listed hall in the quaint village of Earsdon.
The couple were extremely self-sufficient and resourceful with the bride not only doing her own hair, make-up and venue styling, but she even made her own bouquet of artificial flowers! A boho-inspired wedding with touches of the unconventional. Abi and David wanted a day that reflect their personalities, while complementing their stunning rural backdrop.
“We were on a reasonably tight budget of £4k so we instantly knew that it was going to be a lot of DIY. The amount of parcels we received in the lead up to the wedding was even commented on by the neighbours. Super traditional weddings just aren’t for us so we wanted to make things a little different. We wanted to make sure there were plenty of bright colours and not too much white. We knew we had to include Japanese anime somehow as we both love it so we used little figurines for the tables and named our tables after our favourite shows. The song I walked down the aisle to was also Japanese and from an anime movie. As vegans, it was essential that everything at the wedding was cruelty-free, from the food to the groom’s vegan leather shoes. We used palm leaf plates to serve the food and wooden cutlery to ensure everything was eco-friendly and biodegradable too.”
How did you choose your photographer?
“We spent so long looking and none really fitted what we wanted. Don’t get me wrong, we came across some great photographers, but they just weren’t right for us. As soon as we saw Laura’s work we knew that we’d found what we were looking for! She was laid back while still remaining professional and she really made us feel comfortable as two people who despise having their photo taken.”
Abigail also gave the greatest advice for other brides and grooms “Do what YOU want. It’s so easy to get caught up in trying to please family but, at the end of the day, it’s your wedding. If we had done what was expected of us it would have been so far from what we had wanted but doing it our way made it fit our personalities so much more. Despite all the comments before the wedding, everyone loved the day even if it didn’t fit their image of what a wedding should be.”
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Words by Kaitlyn Miller
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