REAL WEDDINGS

The Mullens' Magical Day at Matfen

Surrounded, by family, friends and most importantly, their four beloved dogs, Jade and Paul said I do with a classically glamorous affair at Matfen Hall
REAL WEDDINGS

REAL WEDDINGS

The Mullens' Magical Day at Matfen

Surrounded, by family, friends and most importantly, their four beloved dogs, Jade and Paul said I do with a classically glamorous affair at Matfen Hall
DATE Aug, 20 2021
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VENUE Matfen Hall
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PHOTOGRAPHY Stephen Beecroft

REAL WEDDING

“I actually felt like a princess!“

After meeting on a blind date arranged by friends, Jade and Paul instantly hit it off, pretty much summing up the term love at first sight. Six years later and a glorious relationship formed, and Paul popped the question while holidaying in the dreamy setting of Bali.

While the pandemic tried its hardest to put the pair off with two cancelled dates, it was third time lucky for Jade and Paul who eventually got the day they'd always dreamt of in the stunning grounds of Matfen Hall in Northumberland.

 

FAIRYTALE SETTINGS...

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WE VISITED A HANDFUL OF VENUES HOWEVER ONCE WE WALKED AROUND THE BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS AND SAW THE AMAZING STAIRCASE, WE KNEW IT WAS THE VENUE FOR US. EVERY TIME WE VISITED WE WERE BLOWN AWAY.

JADE, BRIDE

With a Cinderella, pink and white fairytale theme, Jade’s attention to detail brought her luxury feminine fantasy to life, with delicate pops of pink and Cinderella-inspred table decorations looking like they had come straight from the set of a Walt Disney movie.

"OUR CAKE WAS SPECTACULAR WITH A GLASS SLIPPER AND CASTLE ON TOP!"

 

FLORAL FAIRY GODMOTHER:

Helping to bring Jade's magical vision to life, her florist Diane from Purple Haze exceeded our bride's expectations with blissful arrangements of blush and green bouquets adding to the fairytale theme.

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AFTER CHANGING DATES THREE TIMES, DIANE WAS SO SUPPORTIVE AND WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR US. I CHANGED SEVERAL THINGS AND NOTHING WAS AN ISSUE, NOT ONLY DID SHE PRODUCE THE MOST AMAZING FLOWERS AND CENTERPIECES SHE ALSO HELPED SET UP OUR TABLES AND CAME TO SEE ME ON THE MORNING OF THE WEDDING. SHE MADE ALL MY VISIONS AND DREAMS COME TRUE.

JADE, BRIDE

 

FINDING THE ONE (AND WE AREN'T TALKING ABOUT THE GROOM!)

When it came to finding Jade's dress, her first port of call was to find a once-in-a-lifetime gown that she'd adore forever. But her search left her disheartened and worried she wasn't going to find 'the one', a feeling all too popular for many brides. Step up the girls at Guest List boutique YAP Bridal in Newcastle, who brought Jade's dreams to life in the form of a stunning embellished Maggie Sottero mermaid gown.

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MY GOODNESS, MY BEAUTIFUL DRESS MADE ME SMILE AND CRY HAPPY TEARS. I ACTUALLY FELT LIKE A PRINCESS AND DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE IT OFF, IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.

JADE, BRIDE

 

 

Lens Love

Enlisting renowned Northern wedding photographer (and proud member of the Belle Bridal Guest List) Stephen Beecroft Photography to shoot their day, Jade and Paul were left with an abundance of drop-dead gorgeous images to tell their story.

From birds-eye views over their spectacular special effects first dance to the most magical just-got-married couple portraits, Stephen worked with a laidback and natural approach that produced awe-inspiring photographs this duo will cherish forever.

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STEPHEN WORKED SO WELL WITH OUR VIDEOGRAPHER ABI TO MAKE US FEEL EXTREMELY AT EASE. THEY WERE THE DREAM TEAM, WE NEVER STOPPED LAUGHING AND THEY CAPTURED THE MOST AMAZING MEMORIES.

JADE, BRIDE

Q&A:


Funniest moment?

"WE UNFORTUNATELY HAD A POWER CUT IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR FIRST DANCE SO HAD TO DANCE IN SILENCE FOR A LITTLE WHILE..."

Cue lots of cheering from their super supportive friends and family, and the awkwardness was quashed!

 

And the most special?

"HAVING OUR FOUR BEAUTIFUL PUPS ATTENDING OUR SPECIAL DAY."

How did you feel as you walked down the aisle? 

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AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF OF DELAYS, I WAS SO READY. MY MUM AND BROTHER WALKING ME DOWN THE AISLE TO FINALLY MARRY MY SOULMATE MADE IT EVEN MORE SPECIAL.

JADE, BRIDE

THE FINER DETAILS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Belle Intern

Belle Intern

Bridesmaid's Dresses

Debenhams

Groomsman suits

Suit Culture

Cake

Family member (Aunty)

Sationery/Wedding Favours

Incollection UK & Venue

Light Up Letters

AG Events

Venue Styling/Chair Covers

Purple Haze

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