Sometimes when you’re searching for something, the thing that you’re actually looking for is right in front of you. This was the case between newlyweds, Jessica and Daniel. The pair met more than 10 years ago, as the couple both live in the same village and attended the same school. “We’ve actually known each other since we were young. It wasn’t until I was 19 and he was 23 that I saw him in the local pub one night and felt so drawn to him! We started chatting again, and the rest is history.”
Fast-forward to July 6th 2018 and the couple tied the knot in the picture-perfect setting of High House Farm Brewery surrounded by all the friends and family. “We really wanted that countryside feel for our big day, since that’s where we’ve both been brought up, and I came across High House Farm online and just thought it looked utterly amazing.
“When we went for a meeting and the staff were so laid back and just said we could do anything we wanted, which was perfect for us as we wanted somewhere we could do it all ourselves. They have been amazing to us, all the staff were so helpful throughout the whole process. I would recommend High House Farm to any countryside lover!”
Jessica knew from the start that she wanted to have a lot of creative control when it came to styling her wedding. “I always knew that I wanted it to be all handmade and to have a lot of input from our families too. Dan’s mum Linda, did ALL the flowers herself, and I did basically all the other decorative features such as the favours, the signage, spray painted wine bottles for the flowers etc. It made the day that bit more personal having known it was all created ourselves. Also, as Dan is a football maniac, I wanted to go for a rustic, old-school football theme, so I painted some real footballs to make them look vintage, made place cards into football t-shirts, and all the tables were named after all the stadiums he’s visited. It all went down so well with our guests and I loved it being so personal too!”
How did you choose your photographer?
“I couldn’t not!! I’ve known Camilla since I was 17 and we worked in Fenwick in Newcastle together, I always followed her on Instagram since and just thought she was so talented. It’s been so nice to catch up with her again through the wedding.”
Advice for other brides and grooms?
“Make a conscious effort to spend as much time together, see to your guests but also see to each other – that’s more important. Every now and then, just step back and look around, take it all in because it’s real!”
What was your highlight of the day?
“Saying my vows to Dan. I had dreamt of that moment for a very long time and it was so personal and emotional.”
High House Farm Brewery
ASOS, Boohoo, Very
Lisa Cameron Wedding Hair
Sally Ann Fell MUA
Handmade by mother of the groom