Chelsie & Adam - 01.06.2023
Chelsie, our Marketing Manager FINALLY tied the knot this June, six whole years after booking her wedding. Covid and two cancelled dates later 2023 was finally her year. Lets find out a little bit more about her wedding at Le Petit Chateau in Northumberland...
Tell us about you...
Name: Chelsie Brown
Wedding Date: 1st June 2023
Location of Wedding: Le Petit Chateau, Northumberland
Tell us your proposal story…
Adam proposed way back in 2016 at Le Petit Chateau...the place we then decided to get married. LPC had not been open long and I had been swooning over the venue on Instagram for quite some time. He had arranged the proposal with the venue and luckily there wasn't a wedding on that evening so we had exclusive access to the beautiful gardens. Unbeknown to me Adam led me down where the fire pit was all fired up and dropped down on one knee infant of the iconic waterfall...it only seemed right that that was the place we would host our wedding!
What advice would you give to any future bride currently planning their wedding?
Everyone says it but you really have to do what is right for you. I had a long time to plan my wedding (no one plans for a globally pandemic lol) and therefore I had a lot of time to reflect. Originally I had done what I thought was 'politically' right and came to learn that I should have just gone with my heart and what me and Adam wanted from the get go. It all turned out perfectly on the day which proves to just do what your heart tells you, not your head!
What is the one thing in your opinion every bride needs on her wedding day?
Organisation! I am known as a pretty organised person but even I ended up getting a little flustered whilst getting ready, it all is pretty quiet until you hair, makeup, photographer, flower girls, mum, nana, mother of the groom, bridesmaids all floating around ready to get ready. I was very lucky to have a brilliant wedding coordinator who helped a huge amount, even helped put my nana hat on (if that is not service I do not know what it) but if you don't have that on your day, its worth potentially assigning someone to help you, so you don't have to worry about the set up when you should be enjoying your last morning as a Miss.
What was the biggest pain point when planning your wedding and how did you overcome this?
I mean you have probably already guessed it but Covid. My invites went out at the end of January 2020 and had the life span of about 6 weeks before the date got postponed. We moved to the following year and were literally days away from the restrictions being lifted. Having planned the day to a tee I really didn't want to compromise on any aspect of the day....and postponing so many times kind of took the shine off the day so we decided to postpone 2 years until 2023 so we could have a little break and start to enjoy the build up once again. It was the best thing we did. We even added on additional suppliers, a videographer which was one of the best decisions we made, and I also arranged surprise singing waiters which I was SO pleased I did.
How did you choose your suppliers?
Our venue had wedding fairs & recommended suppliers which were really helpful at the beginning to see what’s actually out there. To be honest a lot of our suppliers were chosen from those fairs. We chose our stationer, cake and photographer from those fairs. I also did A LOT of instagram research and looked who our chosen suppliers recommended, I guessed if I loved their work I would love who they recommended. In 2021 I was lucky enough to start working for SV so that opened the door to many more suppliers, I was then spoilt for choice.
Tell us about your experience with Sarah Vuong...
For those of you that don't know the story, back in 2020 when I was preparing to get married in the May, after searching tirelessly for a hair piece I was Introduced to Sarah Vuong Bridal Jewellery by the very talented Kara Scott who is a brand ambassador for SV Bridal and was also my bridal hair stylist for my wedding day. I had looked in the typical places for hair pieces and honestly, nothing took my fancy. As soon as Kara pulled out Sarah’s pieces, I loved them all! Each time she tried a new one in my hair I was adamant that was the one, until I really did find ‘the one’. I purchased a hair piece and ended up staying in touch with Sarah. She knew I worked in marketing and would sometimes get in touch for advice. In 2021 Sarah asked me to join the team. It is easy working for a brand that you first came across as a customer as I was already invested.
Venue: Le Petit Chatea @lepetitchateauweddings
Photographer: Sean Elliott Photography @seanalliottphotography
MUA: Paige Stephenson
Hair Stylist: Kara Scott @karascotthair
Florist: Wild And Wonderful @wildndwonderful
Veil: Rebecca Anne Designs @rebeccaannedesigns
Suits: Master Debonair @masterdebonair
Hair Accessories: Sarah Vuong, Rosalie Pin and Emily Crystal Huggies
Rings: Ashcroft Jewellery @ashcroftjewellery
Stationary: Rosewood Co @rosewood_co
Cake: Master Cakesmith @the_master_cakesmith
Caricature: Barrie James Caricature @barriejamesart
Music: Hattie Acoustic @hattieacoustic
Entertainment: The Serenading Servers @theseranadingservers
DJ: The House of Sax @amvlivemusic