In February, we were approached by Charlene, a bride-to-be who wasn’t sure if she wanted a videographer at her Beamish Hall wedding. It had taken some convincing from her mum and with a few weeks to spare, she booked Pyro Media for the big day – Thursday 19th March – a gorgeous spring wedding. Have a read of this blog post to find out more about the details and behind-the-scenes fun!
Spring is a lovely time for a wedding. The sun is starting to creep out, blossoms are appearing on the trees and it’s the time for new life. You can’t help but feel loved up in spring!
The venue – Beamish Hall
The couple had chosen the grand and beautiful Beamish Hall as their venue. In fact, Charlene told us that this was one of the first places they viewed! She fell in love with it instantly and knew it was perfect for them.
A Beamish Hall wedding is always a great choice. With huge, open grounds, a history that dates back to the 13th century and stunning architecture, it’s a venue with plenty of character.
They were married in the Shafto Hall, a magnificent dark wood room with stained glass windows and a minstrels’ gallery – a place completely fit for royalty. After the ceremony, guests only a had a short walk into the Winter Garden, where the reception was held. This spectacular suite features a marquee roof and terrace windows that look out over the grounds. It’s light and airy, which is perfect for the season.
The colour scheme
Colour schemes are very important in weddings and contribute to how the final photos and videos look. The couple opted for a very modern and stylish colour scheme of blush pink and grey.
Each of the bridesmaids wore floor-length blush pink dresses, with lace crochet floral detailing and chiffon skirts. The blush pink was also echoed in the groom’s and groomsmen’s suits, which were soft grey and paired with pink ties.
From the mother of the bride’s dress to the bouquets, and from the chair covers to the cake, this colour scheme was consistent throughout.
Hair and makeup
Both the bride’s and the bridesmaids’ hair and makeup was done by the duo from Scissor Sisters Sunniside.
Each bridesmaid had gorgeous loose curls, with half pinned up using a floral pearl accessory. Some also had the front of their hair pulled back and pinned to keep it away from their faces. It was a classic and chic look!
The bride contrasted against her bridesmaids with a high up do, complete with a dainty mistletoe-like pearl band and a veil at the back. It was elegant and worked beautifully with the tone of Charlene’s hair.
The makeup was kept fairly minimalistic with more emphasis on structure with contour and soft eyes to match the soft colour scheme. The daughter of the groom looked especially stylish, and had a wash of shimmer on her lids and rosy cheeks.
Of course, this is what everyone wants to know – what was the dress like? The bride told us that she’d struggled to find her perfect dress and the one she chose was something she never envisioned going for. However, she tried it on and the room were in floods of tears. It was a solid ‘yes’ from everyone, including the bride!
Charlene wore an incredible, high neck mermaid dress. It featured a sleeveless, fitted bodice with a lace overlay, and a belt to accentuate her figure further. The lace continued down the dress and into the train, which fanned out behind her as she walked. The overall look was highly sophisticated and tasteful, matching the venue perfectly.
The bride also brought a faux fur shrug with her, just in case the weather turned. But luckily, the couple had glorious sunshine all day!
No wedding reception is complete without a good meal. To feed their guests, Steven and Charlene chose farmhouse broth to start, which was full of delicious chunky vegetables, and a bread bun. This was the perfect way to start the meal and it left enough room for the main course.
For the main course, guests tucked into a scrumptious roast. This included chicken, a Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veg, potatoes and lashings of gravy. This was a dish that suited the proud Northern couple down to a tee and it was enjoyed by everyone. The huge Yorkshire puddings were a particular favourite of team Pyro.
Last, but certainly not least, the couple chose strawberry cheesecake for dessert. This is a classic pud that’s loved by the whole family, so it went down a total treat. We loved the berry garnish and white chocolate!
The whole day was a lot of fun and there were so many moments that we hope the couple remember forever. We know we certainly will! Steven and Charlene were a fantastic couple to work with, and they had a brilliant energy between them. We felt so welcomed by absolutely everyone there and we’re pleased that we were chosen to create their Beamish Hall wedding video.
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