This Summer, Lucy and Jason both 32, married in a traditional, historic wedding ceremony at Wynyard Hall. With beautiful touches from the past and an onsite 12th-century Chapel, Wynyard Hall provided the perfect destination to satisfy both bride and groom.
MEET THE GROOM
Jason Christie, 32, Digital Project Manager from Wingate.
MEET THE BRIDE
Lucy Christie, 32, Primary School Teacher from Spennymoor.
HOW MANY GUESTS DID YOU HAVE?
We had 78 guests for the daytime, around 140 guests at our evening reception.
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT HOW YOU MET AND THE PROPOSAL?
Jason and I met at Sixth Form and finally got together when we were at University in Newcastle. Jason proposed to me in the gardens of Versailles after a delicious picnic. I was too interested in my baguette to notice him getting down on one knee. It was the best surprise ever!
WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE WYNYARD HALL?
I wanted a traditional church wedding; Jason wanted a historic venue. Wynyard Hall met both of our requirements and could fit all of our family! It’s such a beautiful setting and has a very welcoming, calm feel whilst being very grand.
We opted for multicoloured British blooms including plenty of roses which were my Granda’s favourite flower. The tables were named after Parisian monuments- a reference to our engagement and honeymoon.
The chapel is beautiful- there are so many things to look at! We also loved the Mirror Room as it reminded us of the regal rooms of Versailles.
WHAT WEDDING MENU DID YOU CHOOSE?
We chose Cheese Soufflé for our starter, with Roast Beef for and Crème Brulée for dessert. Everything was delicious! Many guests commented on the quality of the food and the friendly and professional staff.
For our evening buffet, we chose the Italian menu. The chicken parmos were very popular!
DID YOU DO ANYTHING SPECIAL ON THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR WEDDING?
Jason stayed in one of the cottages on site with his family. I ran around doing last-minute jobs and stayed with my Mam and Dad.
TELL US ABOUT THE DRESS… WHAT STYLE WAS IT? WHERE WAS IT FROM? WHAT DID YOUR BRIDESMAIDS WEAR?
My dress was a bespoke design from ‘Elena Ferrara Couture’ in York. It was a classic style in a swiss dot satin, with a pleated skirt, a huge bow and pockets! I wore my Mam’s headpiece that she handmade for her own wedding and added a long two-tier veil and gloves.
My bridesmaid wore a champagne off- the shoulder gown with a trumpet skirt by ‘Alfred Sung’.
WHAT DID THE GROOM WEAR, AND WHERE WAS IT FROM?
Jason wore a navy three-piece suit with an ivory tie from ‘Humprey and Tilly’ in Thirsk.
Our wedding photographer was ‘Andy Turner Photography‘. We loved his natural style and seeing the story of our day. Our favourite photograph is probably of me laughing at Jason saying “I do!” too early because it captured the spirit of the wedding ceremony.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR ENTERTAINMENT…
Daniel Ackerley was our organist and he also played the piano during our drinks reception.
The Revolutionaires were our band for the evening. They played classic 1950’s Rhythm and Blues which got everyone dancing. We followed this with a well-curated playlist of mine and Jason’s favourite songs.
WHERE DID YOU BOTH JET OFF TO FOR YOUR HONEYMOON?
The day after the wedding we jumped on a plane to Paris, a city close to our hearts. We spent the week frequenting amazing restaurants, taking in our favourite sights and reminiscing about special memories.
WAS THERE ANYTHING EXTRA SPECIAL OR UNUSUAL ABOUT YOUR WEDDING?
Our wedding was made extra special by our vicar, Ric Whaite who happens to be one of the parents from the school I teach at. He made us both feel so relaxed during the ceremony and we shared a few giggles throughout!
DO YOU HAVE ANY WEDDING PLANNING TIPS?
Listen to your Mam- she’s right!
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND WYNYARD HALL TO OTHER COUPLES PLANNING A TRADITIONAL, HISTORIC WEDDING?
Absolutely! Have your wedding at Wynyard Hall! Everything will be taken care of to the highest standard. Rebecca our wedding coordinator was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. On the day of the wedding, Carl was indispensable!