Jodie and Anthony celebrated their music-inspired big day at Headlam Hall. Captured by Jamie McElderry, this couple knew instantly that this authentic 17th century country house retreat in the scenic Durham dales was the perfect setting for their wedding.
“I saw the venue online and I knew straight away that was where I wanted to get married, so we booked an appointment to go and view it and Antony fell in love with it too, so we didn’t bother to look elsewhere. The hotel grounds are amazing, the staff were all lovely and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend it to other brides.”
The couple wanted a day that captured their love for one another, as well as their love of music. Inspired by their favourite bands, Jodie and Anthony created the ultimate centrepieces using vinyl discs and even personalised their cake with sheet music.
“I’ve always wanted a big white wedding, but wanted a theme that suited Antony’s personality, as well as my own, hence the subtle music theme, as he’s really into his indie music. Each table was named after one of his favorite bands. We used old vinyls as part of our centrepieces and even the cake had a sheet music ribbon on. In our eyes, everything was perfect! Just how we’d imagined it.”
Before Jodie had even said “yes” to Anthony’s proposal, she knew exactly who she wanted to capture her special day.
“Jamie had done a few weddings for people I know. Even before Antony proposed I knew he was the one I wanted to capture our big day. His work is amazing!”
While the groom wore a dapper suit from Affleck and Moffat, the bride wore a gorgeous gown by Essense of Australia from bridal boutique, Just Perfect.
“My dress was the second one I tried on and I fell in love instantly! I tried a third dress on but it just didn’t even compare to the previous one, that’s how I knew it was ‘the one’. The ladies at Just Perfect were all lovely.”
Advice for other brides and grooms-to-be…
“Enjoy it and try not to stress! I loved every minute of planning and seeing it all come together on the big day is the best feeling ever.”
The couple’s highlight of the BIG day…
“The highlight of the whole day was definitely having all of our family and friends there, celebrating with us and seeing everyone having a great time.”
The bride and groom donated money to charity, CHUF