The Groom, Carl Godwin-Alvarez, Visual Effects Artist
The Bride, Emma Boyes (now Godwin-Alvarez!), Project Manager
Is there anything you would have done differently?
Not really! At times I did worry our budget had gone out of the window but to be honest, but now it’s all said and done I’m glad we got everything we wanted because it’s one of the most important days of your life and you don’t want to look back and wish you spent an extra couple of hundred on a nicer cake or something!
Any advice for future Seaham Hall couples?
I’d definitely recommend staying over the night before as it makes the morning so much more relaxed! Also, it’s so important to realise that on the day everything will be fine!! I spent so much time worrying over every single tiny detail being perfect and honestly on the day it doesn’t matter and you really won’t care! I couldn’t get my earrings in on the morning for example and I think if I’d have known that a week before it would have been the end of the world but honestly you really don’t care! You’re in this happy bubble and just enjoying everything!
Wedding planning/day top tip?
Try and take some time out as a newly married couple. Even if it’s just 15 minutes in your room to have a drink or something. The day absolutely flies by and as much as we tried to savour everything in the blink of an eye it’s 8pm and you’re getting ready for your first dance!
For anyone considering Seaham Hall, why should they choose the venue for their wedding day?
The venue is beautiful and that speaks for itself. The grounds are stunning and you’re right by the sea for some beautiful photos as well. We had the perfect day and couldn’t have been any happier so of course, we’d recommend Seaham Hall to anyone!
Explore our amazing wedding offerings
Florist: Floral Quarter
Flower Wall: Wild and Wonderful
Photographer: Ed Godden
Videographer: Absolute Media
DJ: Disco Couture
Photobooth: Party Pics
Cake and Biscuits: Gabriella Grace Cakes