Judges Hotel: Claire and Thomas’ All Singing, All Dancing Wedding Day

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Claire had no idea when she headed out to Yarm to celebrate her friend’s birthday that she was about to meet the man of her dreams. After getting to know each other and Tom accompanying Claire to her mother’s wedding as her plus one, the pair had picked out a ring together and their love story began. 

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The Venue

“The food was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked.”- Claire

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Mouth-watering food and a dedicated wedding team who couldn’t do enough for the couple, Judges Hotel provided the elegant space Claire and Thomas had envisioned for their simple-chic wedding. 

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The  Judges own event’s organisers Suzanne and Paul were Claire and Thomas’ top supplier, ensuring that the entire day went smoothly – so that the couple could focus on celebrating the most important moments of their lives. 


The Dress


Claire took her time to find the gown for her. Visiting multiple bridal boutiques to test which gowns she felt comfortable in and what flattered her figure and style.

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Laura Day Bridal’s selection of Madison James gowns took Claire’s breath away, with one sleek, halter-neck gown with lace detailing stealing her heart. As soon as she tried it on the bride knew it was the gown for her.

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Unforgettable Moments


Apart from saying ”I Do” one thing that the couple will never forget is the undercover performers which were organised by Claire’s mum. The female singer got everybody’s attention by dropping a plate of cutlery before breaking into song. Other disguised waiters began to join in and soon got everybody up on their feet and dancing. 

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”The funniest moment of the day was the lift that didn’t happen. The Undercover Artists were singing to the Dirty Dancing song (The Time of my Life) and everyone had gathered around me and Tom. I decided to run and jump at Tom to try and replicate the lift from the movie, but my dress was too heady and the bottom and Tom was unable to lift me into the air. Our two year old son, Finley saved the day though, as he immediately ran over to Tom and he was lifted into the air instead.” – Claire

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Words from the Bride 


”Give yourself time to plan your big day and remember IT’S YOUR DAY.” – Claire 

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