Emma and Andrew held their big day at the only venue that reflected their love for the outdoors – The Garden Station. Nestled in a picturesque woodland garden, friends and family gathered at this restored Victorian Railway for a relaxed celebration.
“We wanted a relaxed day that reflected our love of being outdoors. We wanted to keep it small, with only close family and friends there and wanted to keep it quite informal and make sure that our guests had fun,” said Emma.
When it came to the venue “we were immediately excited as it seemed to offer everything that we wanted – having the option for an outdoor ceremony and to have a BBQ.
“We went to visit it as soon as we could and immediately loved it. The gardens around it are beautiful and there were lots of quirky features, such as the leaning shed and chest of drawers that had been planted up with flowers outside.”
“Ross at RGM Photo was really helpful from the start, coming to meet us at a time that was convenient for us and really putting us at ease whilst discussing various options with us and really listening to what we wanted.
“We loved the natural, relaxed style of photography that he uses when he showed us some of his previous work and felt that it would tie in with our visions for our day.”
Any advice for future brides and grooms-to-be?
“Think about what is important to you before looking at venues and make sure that you plan the day you want rather than what you think your guests will expect.”
Wedding venue(s): The Garden Station, Langley on Tyne, Hexham
Bride’s dress: Ella Rosa
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Little Mistress
Grooms/men’s suits: Slaters
Hair: Reflections, Hexham
Make-Up: Reflections, Hexham
Flowers: The Garden Station
Cake: Made by a friend
Stationery/wedding favours: Made by Emma using a papercutting template designed by Paper Panda
Entertainment: Ceremony –Helena Pearson and evening – Ceilidh Knights
Venue Styling/Chair Covers: The Garden Station
Transport: EcoCabs, Hexham