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Real Wedding: Natalie & Mark’s Spring Wedding

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Beautiful Spring Wedding at Wynyard Hall

Mark Atkinson (36) an Operations Director from Barnard Castle, and Natalie Atkinson (34) a Claims Negotiator, from Newcastle, tied the knot with a romantic Spring Wedding in the Chapel at Wynyard Hall.

With 144 day guests and an additional 72 on the evening attending their lavish celebrations, Wynyard Hall provided the perfect backdrop for this bride and groom to celebrate with their closest friends and family in luxury.

Can you tell us a little about how you met?

Mark and I met on a night out in Newcastle’s City Centre.

He proposed to me in the Shard in London, he also arranged for our parents to be there, which was a lovely surprise

What made you choose Wynyard Hall?

We knew we needed quite a large venue as we’ve always wanted a big wedding and we also knew we wanted to get married in a church…. as soon as we walked into Wynyard Hall we knew! It’s so grand and traditional. Accommodating up to 200 guests and with a chapel on site that does Church of England services, it was perfect!

The staff at Wynyard Hall is also fantastic. Our wedding coordinator Clare was amazing! Both Mark and I loved working with her as nothing was ever any trouble. On the day of the wedding, Ian was great! What a lovely man, I wasn’t feeling very well just before our first dance, he fed me chocolate to get my sugar up and got me a glass of water. It’s the little things like this that make a difference. I understand he is quite new to Wynyard, he is a real asset to your team.

Tell us all about your wedding! What colour scheme, theme and flowers did you choose?

We wanted to compliment the traditional venue so opted for a subtle colour scheme of ivory and gold. With Ivory roses and hydrangeas, it was the perfect combination.

What wedding menu did you choose?

We went for the ibérico ham to start, the braised beef for the main then the strawberry cheesecake. Everyone loved the food and we got some many comments from satisfied guests!

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Did you do anything special on the night before your Wedding?

I had a meal with my parents and brother in the Wellington restaurant and I stayed in the Duke of Wellington Suite which is stunning and really got the day started wonderfully.

Tell us about the dress… What style was it? Where was it from? What did your bridesmaids wear?

My dress was a Maggie Sottero from Y.A.P. The owner Jo came on the wedding morning to dress me and my bridesmaids. I cannot recommend Y.A.P enough! Jo is fantastic, as are the rest of the staff. My bridesmaids wore Two Birds dresses in heather- they all looked stunning.

What did the groom wear, and where was it from?

Mark wore a black Hugo Boss tuxedo with a cream dickie bow.

Tell us about your wedding photos… which one was your favourite and why?

Our photographer was Lee Scullion and the pictures we have so far are a stunning reminder of our perfect day! I love the picture where Mark and I are standing amongst Wynyard Hall’s famous daffodil display. Another one of my favourite photos so far was actually taken by a friend, when we are leaving the church. A ray of light is coming down from the sky and it follows us as we leave the church. It looks like someone is shining down on us, it’s beautiful!

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Tell us about your entertainment…

House of Sax‘ were our entertainment and they were fantastic. Everyone was up dancing. They play the sax and bongoes and it was just a great, party atmosphere.

Where did you both jet off to for your honeymoon?

We flew to Dubai on the Monday after the wedding where we spent 7 nights before heading for 7 nights in Mauritius.

Do you have any wedding planning tips?

I planned everything well in advance, I’m very organised so I didn’t find it stressful at all. I knew exactly what I wanted.

Would you recommend Wynyard Hall to other couples planning a Spring Wedding?

Most definitely, there’s no venue like it in the North East of England. If you want luxury, grandeur, amazing service and staff then Wynyard is the venue for you.

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Looking for a stunning Spring wedding venue? Come to our next Wedding Showcase event and see Wynyard Hall dressed for a wedding. Our expert Wedding Coordinators will be on hand to answer questions, offer guidance and check available dates for you. Click here to find out more!

To inquire about your luxury wedding at Wynyard Hall, call our wedding team on 01740 644811 (option 5).