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 3, the latest stars of our Real Life Bride series…
Making Your Wedding Different
Were there any special elements that you definitely wanted to include in your big day?
For us the only non-negotiable was our Asian inspired wedding breakfast, and Seaham were happy to accommodate.
Was there anything extra special or unusual about your wedding?
Instead of having a First Dance, we had a “First Workout”. As a fitness instructor, the gym is a huge part of our life, and we spend most evenings there. We wanted to do something less traditional and something unique to us. We pre-choreographed a dance leading into a workout. Les Mills UK kindly provided us with barbells and weights for the day which made it even more special.
Tell us about your wedding photos and which are your favourite and why?
Our first workout, and we caught the most amazing sunset during our wedding breakfast (thanks to Nick and Laura for spotting it and insisting we step outside). We also got a tongue-in-cheek photo in front of the Christmas tree (after having been adamant it was not a Christmas wedding) and sent it with our thank you cards – which has become a firm family favourite.
Is there anything you would have done differently?
Nope, it was an amazing day. We couldn’t have wished for more.
Any advice for future Seaham Hall couples?
Wedding planning/day top tip?
Make it your day and go with your first instincts.
For anyone considering Seaham Hall, why should they choose the venue for their wedding day?
It’s a beautiful venue with the perfect blend of modern and traditional, amazing rooms and facilities, and great food and staff. They were also really accommodating of our ideas and requests to make the day special. What more would you want for your wedding day.
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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