Beth and Rad were married at Northside Farm earlier this year on May 25th. It was an honour to host their barn wedding and we’re thrilled to be sharing their beautiful photographs on the blog.
‘We met at Leeds Festival via mutual friends in August 2012. Rad contacted me around six months later when he realised he’d left his Ray Bans in my jacket. We started chatting and quickly discovered he knew my brother and sister. We decided we’d meet up again and go to a few gigs together – our favourite pastime. We’ve been together ever since.’
The couple needed a wedding venue that could accommodate both their large families and a huge group of friends. Rad is Polish, so he wanted to recreate a traditional two-day wedding here in the UK.
‘With Northside Farm offering the three-day wedding package, it was ideal. It’s such a beautiful venue that could either be formal or very relaxed, so we could really put our own stamp on it. We wanted rural and informal and to have a great big party with all our nearest and dearest.’
‘We chose Northside Farm as we wanted a barn wedding, we loved the private location and the fact we could be there for the whole weekend. It was everything we wanted for a wedding and more. It was great to know people could bring their own tents if they wanted and we could also provide additional teepees. It’s also very child friendly.’
‘The service from the team is brilliant too. By the end of the wedding planning we felt we knew Ralph, Olivia and Sam as if they were friends. The venue is stunning, so if you don’t want lots of decorations it doesn’t matter as its charm and beauty speaks for itself.’
Rad went to college with the couple’s photographer, Peter Hugo. The couple wanted very natural non-posed shots and someone to catch the funny things.
‘Peter’s use of colour was rustic, and he really captured the emotion of the day beautifully. When Rad and I first got together, we spent 3-4 years partying and going to live gigs in Newcastle and Darlington. When we chose our DJ, we gave him a list of tunes we loved so we felt like we were partying like the old times again, but this time with all our friends and family. We can’t really do that anymore since the birth of our two-year-old Caleb, so it was fantastic. We had the most amazing night and Peter’s photos captured the moment perfectly too.’
When we asked Beth what advice she’d give other couples planning to get married at Northside Farm, she urged them not to leave things to the last minute like they had!
‘However, we wanted a very relaxed day. That’s exactly what we had, and it was perfect. My advice would be to enjoy every moment and try not to stress over the little things. If anything doesn’t go quite to plan it doesn’t really matter in the end!’
The whole Northside Farm family wishes Beth, Rad and little Caleb all the best for the future. We’re so glad you had such a good time celebrating with us!
Photographer – Peter Hugo Photography
Bride’s dress – The Wedding Dress Co.
Bridesmaid’s dresses – ASOS
Men’s suits – Slaters
Hair – Annabel Franks
Make-up – Maisie Victoria
Flowers – Eliza Blooms, Darlington
Stationery and Venue Styling – Pear Tree Lane
Entertainment – Helena Pearson (harpist) and Ryan Bowden (DJ)
Additional Teepees – Northern Star Teepees