Meet the stars of the latest Real Life Bride series…
The Groom – Michael Leadbitter
Profession: Civil Servant
The Bride – Kate Price
Profession: Secondary School Teacher
Our story and our wedding…
How did you meet?
We met when we were at school, when we were both 16.
Tell us about the proposal
It was our 10-year anniversary. We had taken a walk down the beach after getting home from work, later in the evening while working, Michael called me from the bottom of the stairs, when I came to the top of the stairs he had wrote ‘marry me?’ in tea lights. It was the easiest yes ever!
Why did you choose Seaham Hall?
We’ve always loved Seaham Hall having visited for other occasions previously; we both thought it would be the perfect venue to turn into our own for the day.
What was the theme?
We didn’t have a main theme. We chose mainly white with hints of purple through our stationery and the decorations on the top table.
Tell us about the dress?
A Maggie Soterro design from the Wedding Wardrobe. For me, it was the dress I fell in love with straight away. Simple but elegant.
What is your favourite part of Seaham Hall?
I don’t’ think we could choose. We loved all of it. For us, entering the ballroom before everyone else seen it really blew our minds. Wild and wonderful made the room look exactly how we wanted and definitely made it our own for the whole day.
Where did you choose to hold your ceremony?
Our ceremony was at St Benet’s church in Monkwearmouth. It was the church I grew up going to and was always where I wanted my wedding ceremony to take place.
What did you like about your ceremony space?
For us, the church is very special. The detail within the building itself is breathtaking and we couldn’t think of anywhere else to have it.
How did you feel?
I felt nervous and I know for certain Michael did. But as soon as I saw him at the bottom of the isle the nerves went away.
What music did you walk down the aisle too; does it have a special meaning?
I walked down the aisle to The Bridal Chorus by Wagner.
Wedding Dress – The Wedding Wardrobe
Suits – Marks & Spencer
Bridesmaid dress – The Wedding Wardrobe
Photographer – Fyzal Photography
Car – Crozier Wedding Cars
Flowers and table dressing – Wild & Wonderful
Hair – Darren at Tribeca
Makeup – Makeup by Jo Ltd
Dressing the chairs – Posh chair covers and bow
Wedding Stationary – Victorias Paperie
Wedding Cake – Jacqelines Cake Company
DJ – The DISCO Co North East Ltd
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