REAL WEDDINGS

Steven and David’s Epic Extravaganza at Ellingham Hall

This real wedding at the ever popular Ellingham Hall was unforgettable. Steven and David’s bright personalities shone through, with pyro parades in glorious golden hour, an incredible drag cabaret show, luxury lavish styling and all the emotion.
REAL WEDDINGS

REAL WEDDINGS

Steven and David’s Epic Extravaganza at Ellingham Hall

This real wedding at the ever popular Ellingham Hall was unforgettable. Steven and David’s bright personalities shone through, with pyro parades in glorious golden hour, an incredible drag cabaret show, luxury lavish styling and all the emotion.
DATE Jul, 26 2021
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VENUE Ellingham Hall
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PHOTOGRAPHY Chocolate Chip

REAL WEDDING

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A Beautiful Storm

This love story began in the most incidental of ways. Both working for the same rail company for two years, David and Steven had never spoken until a line hiccup with Storm Doris meant they had to board the same train. They began talking, and as they say, the rest is history. David consolidated their love with a perfect proposal on the beach in Koh Samui while travelling together for his 30th birthday. Immediately the wedding planning began, and the pair fell head over heels for their venue – Ellingham Hall in Northumberland, an eclectic manor house that’s sprawling outdoor space, quirky yet luxury interiors and welcoming staff won the hearts of this dynamic duo.

It was love at first sight, we knew this was the place for us. Wendy (Ellingham’s wedding coordinator) sealed the deal for us. She made us feel so special.

In fact, when asked who won the gold medal in the wedding Olympics for helping to make their day amazing, it was Wendy who took the biscuit. 

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WITHOUT HER WE’D HAVE BEEN LOST. SHE SUPPORTED US THROUGH THE PLANNING PROCESS WITH EASE, CONVICTION, EMPATHY AND LAUGHTER.

STEVEN, THE GROOM

With their original date planned for 26th July 2020 – a significant date, as it was the day Steven’s dad sadly passed away in 1994 – the pair were forced to delay their dream day for a year due to covid. But this didn’t dampen their desire to wed, and their fun-filled vision came to fruition exactly a year later. It was a day filled with love and emotion, two feelings that were epitomised when Steven was walking down the aisle to his father’s funeral song.

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I’M AN EMOTIONAL PERSON, BUT AT THIS POINT I WAS ON ANOTHER LEVEL.

STEVEN, THE GROOM

Oh So Hollywood

Opting for an understated, minimal yet luxurious theme, Steven and David enlisted the help of Kat at The Whole Sch-bang to dress their day with black and gold glamour, with gold-edged charger plates, black table cloths and smatterings of glitter creating a beautiful black tie feel. Adding to the gravitas came a performance deserving of Hollywood. Step in Tess Tickle and Emma Royd – the drag double act who put on a cabaret show that Steven and David had had planned for more than two and a half years without letting the secret slip. Epic outfits, a game of Mr and Mr and all the hilarity. 

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IT WAS A PERFORMANCE THAT KEPT ON GIVING AND GIVING. THERE WAS UTTER JOY, EXCITEMENT, LAUGHTER AND CHEERS IN THE ROOM.  

STEVEN, THE GROOM

Following on from that, it certainly set the tone for the rest of the evening – the party just kept going and the drinks kept flowing. This was a proper wedding party – in every sense of the word! 

Heavenly Honeymoons

Returning back to where it all began, the pair plan on heading back to Thailand for their honeymoon – only this time it’ll be in style, comfort and luxury surroundings (despite David suggesting backpacking again!) They will head to Bangkok for three nights, over to Koh Samui for five days of chilling, Singapore for three nights, five nights in Seminyak, Bali overlooking the beach and finally, head to Ubud for four nights of total R&R. 

Biggest word of advice to newly engaged couples? 

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DO WHAT MAKES THE TWO OF YOU HAPPY. THAT’S IT.

STEVEN, THE GROOM

THE FINER DETAILS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rose McLean

Rose McLean

Digital and Editorial Manager at Belle

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