We love real weddings full of inspiration and innovative ideas, and Laura and Darren’s DIY wedding at Newton Hall is just that. The couple said “I do” in front of their nearest and dearest on the 9th July 2017 and proved that anyone can achieve a picture-perfect day, minus the hefty price tag.
“Everything was home made, right down to our table plan. We love the heuristic earthy vintage feel. I used a 50-year-old ladder as our table plan, lick of paint and some photo frames it was perfect. My husband is a joiner so he made us some beautiful crates as our centrepieces, which our florist then filled with fresh flowers, which were out of this world! Amazon became my best friend when planning our wedding there’s so many good things you can get for pennies! We even bought some mini wooden disks which I wrote on and used as people’s place settings.”
“Choosing Newton Hall was easy, I went to a open day when I first got engaged and just fell in love with the place. With booking within a six month period of getting married we got an amazing deal and lots of freebies!”
“Newton hall is out of this world, the staff are incredible the standard is so high nothing was too much trouble! I can’t stress enough how much I would recommend them, I’m praying we get invited to a wedding there just to experience the day all over again. Amazing food, amazing team, amazing day.”
This homeade inspired wedding, bursting with dusky pinks and vintage elements, was captured by Stephen Beecroft Photography.
“Darren knew Stephen from school and we had seen his work from friends weddings that he had previously done. His work is just flawless, his chilled out happy character made it so easy for us to laugh and joke on throughout the full day… let’s be honest you spend a lot of your time with your photographer on your wedding day. It’s good to like and feel comfortable around them!”
Advice for other brides and grooms?
“My advice would be that it’s not impossible to create your perfect day on a budget, give it a go when it comes to your centrepieces and shop around for your flowers and photographers. Some people will literally rip your eyes out. Wouldn’t recommend a photo booth, we did a “do it yourself trunk” and added selfie sticks and lots of props. It was just as much fun. I’ve been to so many weddings seen the photo booth and never actually had any photos done, it’s a lot of money that you don’t really need to spend!”
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