I love a historical wedding venue, but Grade 2 listed Wylam Brewery is no ordinary historical venue. It's real name is the Palace of Arts, as it's the only remaining building from the North East Coast Exhibition of 1929. Fascinating stuff.
But nowadays, the building has been saved, by Wylam Brewery and has been transformed into a venue for weddings and events (as well as brewing!)
It's set in amongst Exhibition Park in the centre of Newcastle city and is only 5 minutes from my workshop which is a bonus!
In terms of decorating it with wedding flowers, it's a fantastic blank canvas of a venue, which can take whatever colour and style your throw at it. And Helen & Dexter really did throw colour at it!
A stunning large flower arch as a backdrop to them getting married, a whole meadow of flowers along the aisle for Helen to walk up, huge urn arrangements setting the scene at the start of the aisle, it was a real transformation!
Oh and did I mention the 10 candlebra centrepieces with rings of flowers that we used during the ceremony as well as the wedding reception?
Images by Erika Tanith Photography
Once the ceremony had finished, the hall was transformed yet again! The guests were moved into the bar in the foyer for their celebratory drinks, and the staff got to work with moving the room around and setting the tables out. The floral arch was kept in place, but the top table was moved in front of it so that it created a very effective backdrop once the couple sat down for their meal. The aisle meadow pieces were moved in front of the top table to make one long display going almost the full length of the table!
We'd also placed the candelabra centrepieces around the outside of the room during the ceremony, so moved them onto the tables for the reception afterwards.
It's not often that I get to work with so much beautiful colour, so this was an absolute summery pleasure and I look forward to returning to Wylam Brewery soon!
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