The Groom: Andrew Moon
Profession: Research Scientist
The Bride: Melissa Cuthbertson-Moon
Profession: Research Scientist and Part-Time Fitness Instructor
Meet Mr & Mrs Cuthbertson-Moon: Part 2, the latest stars of our Real Life Bride series…
Tell us about your menu tasting, show arounds, planning meetings?
We visited Seaham maybe 3 or 4 times for planning meetings. The show arounds were great because we wandered round taking photos and measurements, which really helped us visualise what we would be able to do on the day. We had plenty of our own ideas and the experienced staff made a few great suggestions that we hadn’t even thought of. We are huge foodies, and so the menu tasting was heaven… probably our favourite part of the process.
What wedding menu did you choose?
We designed a bespoke Asian inspired menu with the head chef for our wedding breakfast. We selected a mix of personal favourites from the buffet menu for the evening to go with our drip-cake and donut tower extravaganza!
Who was in charge of planning, you or the groom/joint effort?
Joint effort, we tend to know what we want and made decisions quickly. Simples.
Did you ever feel overwhelmed with planning?
Not really, we took it slow and steady since we had just over a year to plan. This worked well and we got on top of most things quite easily which made the process as stress-free as possible. Our approach was pretty much bulletproof apart from a last-minute cake emergency as the groom and best man built the drip cake and donut tower from scratch less than an hour before the ceremony. Thanks to the master of ceremonies for a critical last-minute save!
What did you do the day before your wedding?
The day before the wedding we went to the gym (of course), picked up our cake, and then stayed over at Seaham hall, we indulged in a delicious cream tea, and relaxed in the spa with a lovely massage.
Photography – Leopard Prints
Flower Wall – Floral Walls NE
Harpist – Helena Pearson
Lighting – Twilight Events
Evening Entertainment – Prime Entertainment
Cake – Victoria Jackson at Sweet Love Cakes
Donuts – Krispy Kreme
Makeup – Diva Dust
Hair – Gemma
Barbell & Weights – Les Mills UK
Dress – WED2B
Suits – Hugo Boss
Chair & Table Dressing – Posh Chair Covers & Bows
Everything else – Bride & Groom
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