Our big day

Mel and Jon Humphreys tied the knot at Newton Hall.

The couple chose the venue, in Newton by the Sea, Northumberland, because of its less formal style and quirkiness.
Mel said: “We wanted a civil ceremony which was charismatic, not bland.
“We got all the guests to mingle by using handmade crackers as favours, having antipasti sharing style boards for starters and lots of lawn games and photos were put up.”

As Mel’s engagement ring was a sapphire with diamonds (passed down through the family from Jon’s great grandmother) the couple decided on a navy blue colour scheme.
Mel wore a Benjamin Roberts’ ivory dress and silk jacket while her bridesmaids wore navy blue, strapless dresses from Coast at Debenhams. Jon and the groomsmen wore suits hired from Greenwoods.
She said: “I loved getting ready with all the girls and the chaos of the morning coming together. The hair and make-up girls were amazing.
“The venue and the staff were outstanding, I hadn’t seen the place complete before and was amazed at how beautiful it all looked.

“Seeing all your friends and family from all over the country and world come together looking so happy and gorgeous was great.
“The ceremony was perfect and the readings were fantastic – some friends had surprised us and written a poem about us. I loved grabbing some time for just the two of us and escaping off just with Jon and the photographer to the beach for a bit to get some photo’s.”

Mel’s flowers were a mixture of burnt orange Cymbidium Orchid, orange and a little red Ranunculus, yellow craspedia, mint, blue delphinium and Rosemary.
The cake was made from a selection of different cheeses.
Mel, who lived in Newcastle with Jon but recently relocated to London, said: “We had chutney, fruit and crackers to complement it and it was left out on the evening with sandwiches and snacks.”


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