RELAXED MARQUEE WEDDING AT CRINNIONS IN LANCHESTER, COUNTY DURHAM – GEMMA AND MARTIN

RELAXED MARQUEE WEDDING AT CRINNIONS IN LANCHESTER, COUNTY DURHAM – GEMMA AND MARTIN

IF YOU LOVE HAVING A GOOD OLD KNEES-UP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS THEN YOU’LL LOVE THIS MARQUEE WEDDING!

Gemma and Martin got married at the impressive St Joseph’s Church in Stanley, and then headed to Crinnions in Lanchester, County Durham, in July. It was a wonderful marquee wedding, with tealights on the tables and flowers as the main decor.

Getting ready

Gemma got ready at her house with her bridesmaids, flower girls and paige boy, and there was such a happy vibe. Lots of excited young flower girls and boys. She wore a gorgeous dress from Wed2B in the Metro Centre, and looked so incredible. She then hopped into a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony.

The ceremony

The ceremony took place in a beautiful church in Stanley. The ceremony was inside the Church, which was just stunning, with personal touches like readings from the children and Gemma’s brother. The ceremony began with Gemma being walked down the aisle by her little boy, and finished with the happy newlyweds walking down the aisle and being showered with colourful confetti. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of excited hand squeezes and nervous giggles.

After the ceremony, we travelled to the reception, which was really chilled out. Then the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for me to get candid photos. I got some lovely guest photos as they enjoyed the afternoon – There were some amazing-looking gins coming back from the bar! The weather was so hot and sunny, with the odd thundery downpour – which didn’t cool things off whatsoever!!!, but it was a beautiful day.

The reception

Gemma and Martin chose to have their wedding at Crinnion’s because it’s so cosy and relaxed, and it’s near their home. Crinnion’s is an understated pub, and it’s got such a stunning back garden you wouldn’t know was there – complete with a marquee! It was perfect, especially at sunset when the golden sun is glowing.

For the reception, the couple wanted a super chilled-out vibe, and everyone loved it – drinks in the sunshine – perfect!  Natural and candid was the order of the day, with very few posed shots, apart from a large group photo and a family photo.  Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast. They had speeches before the meal, which were so emotional – plenty of tears and laughter.

The party

After dinner, everyone had some cake, and the evening got started. The live band kept the party going all night.

The evening ended with Jagerbombs all round, which was so much fun. The whole wedding was so laid back, from the beautiful vows to the last dance. One of the best moments of the wedding was the dancing, because everybody let their hair down. The relaxed vibe was also a talking point of the wedding – it was exactly as Gemma and Martin had planned it!

I loved this Crinnion’s wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a relaxed wedding photographer, get in touch. Here are the photos!

SUPPLIERS

Venue: http://crinnions.co.uk

Dress: https://www.wed2b.co.uk/locations/north-east/tyne-and-wear/wedding-dresses-newcastle

Flowers: https://www.thegreenhousedh9.co.uk

Catering: http://crinnions.co.uk

Band: https://www.facebook.com/yellowstonebandnortheast/

Cars: http://www.debonaircars.co.uk

RELAXED FARM WEDDING IN LANCHESTER, COUNTY DURHAM – JODIE AND ANDREW

RELAXED FARM WEDDING IN LANCHESTER, COUNTY DURHAM – JODIE AND ANDREW

IF YOU LOVE HAY BALES, WILDFLOWERS, FISH AND CHIPS AND ICE CREAM THEN YOU’LL LOVE THIS RELAXED FARM WEDDING!

Jodie and Andrew got married at the tiny St John’s Church in Elton, and then headed to their own farm near, Lanchester, County Durham, in July. It was a wonderful relaxed farm wedding, with wildflowers on the tables and bunting as the main decor.  It was a very special wedding with celebrations on two days.  The first day was the Ceremony and a relaxed reception at their farm, and the second day had more of a party vibe at Wolsingham Show ground.

The couple met through the Young Farmers and have been together for about ten years. They are just the loveliest people.

Getting ready

Jodie got ready at her mums house in Stockton with her bridesmaid, flower girls and paige boy, and there was such a happy vibe. Lots of excited young flower girls and boys. She wore a gorgeous dress from Just Perfect in Shotton Colliery, and looked so incredible. She then hopped into a friends decorated car to get to the ceremony.

Andrew got ready at home in Lanchester with his brother who was Best Man. He wore a dapper suit, and looked really handsome. He travelled to the ceremony with his Best Man.

The ceremony

The ceremony took place in a beautiful church in Elton, near Middlesbrough. The ceremony was inside the tiny Church, which was so perfect, because it made it so cosy. It began with several beautiful readings from friends and family, and finished with a sweeping first kiss. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of excited hand squeezes and nervous giggles.

After the ceremony, we went for couples portraits near the farm in Lanchester, which is such a great time for the newly married couple to have some time to let it sink in. Then the couple mingled with their guests, which was really chilled out. I got some lovely guest photos as they enjoyed the afternoon – Having the reception back at their farm added to the relaxed atmosphere! There were hay bales, bunting and flowers and the couple had put up a marquee in front of their house. The weather was all sunshine and blue skies, it was a beautiful day.

The reception

Jodie and Andrew chose to have their wedding at their own farm near Lanchester because it’s their family home, and they’ve always dreamed of getting married at home. It is an old farm, and it’s got such a rustic and relaxed vibe, especially at sunset when the golden sun is glowing.

For the reception, the couple had organised an ice cream cart and lawn games for their guests, and everyone loved it. Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast, which was Fish and Chips, served from a van. It was such a great idea. They had speeches before the meal, which were so emotional – plenty of tears and laughter.

Guests then chilled out on the hay bales well into the warm summer evening.

The party

The next day, down at Wolsingham Show Ground, more friends and family arrived, everyone had some cake, and the evening got started. The live band kept the party going all night.

The evening ended with a ‘last dance’, which was awesome. The whole wedding was so laid back, from the tiny little church service to the last dance. One of the best moments of the wedding was the afternoon reception, because Jodie and Andrew looked so happy and relaxed amongst all their family and friends. The outfits were also a talking point of the wedding – because Jodie had another epic wedding dress for the evening of the second day. This was a very special wedding held over two days, which was such a great idea.

The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is spread the celebrations out over two days to double the fun!

I loved this farm wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a relaxed wedding photographer, get in touch. Here are the photos!

SUPPLIERS

Venue: Own farm and https://www.wolsinghamshow.co.uk/hire-our-show-ground-and-barn

Dress: http://www.weddingdressdurham.co.uk

Flowers: https://millstoneflorist.com

Band: http://www.emeraldentertainment.co.uk

Fish and Chip Van: https://www.facebook.com/hookedandcooked76/

Vintage Ice Cream van: http://www.scoopsnsmiles.uk.com

OUTDOOR CEREMONY AT HORTON GRANGE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE – EMMA AND RICHIE

OUTDOOR CEREMONY AT HORTON GRANGE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE – EMMA AND RICHIE

OUR DAY ARRIVED 1ST JULY 2018 AND EMILY DID HER THING SHE DIDN’T MAKE US DO ANYTHING WE DIDN’T WANT TO SHE MADE US RELAXED AND TOOK SHOTS WE HAD ASKED FOR THEN TOOK NATURAL PHOTOS OF GUESTS AND FAMILY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. EMILY IS TRULY AN AMAZING PERSON SO FREINDLY AND BUBBLY WE RECOMMEND HER HIGHLY AND HAVE ALREADY DECIDED WE WOULD LIKE A LITTLE FAMILY SHOOT DONE WITH HER. DEFO THE GO TO GIRL FOR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS A D JUST A REALLY BUBBLY HAPPY PERSON. THANK YOU SO MUCH EMILY WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH. EMMA AND RICHIE XXX

Emma and Richie got married in July at the lovely Horton Grange, which is an old country house in Northumberland. It was such a happy day and the sun shone all day long!

The outdoor ceremony

The ceremony was a legal ceremony in the grounds of the venue. out in the gardens, and the guests sat on wooden chairs dressed with red sashes, with the sun shining down. During the ceremony a string quartet played. It was so emotional and so beautiful.

After the ceremony

The reception was in a beautiful room at the venue. They chose Horton Grange because it’s so cosy and relaxed and they just fell in love with it. It was a laid-back wedding, which was so chilled out and fun. I love shooting Horton Grange weddings because it’s always so intimate. The option of an outdoor ceremony is really special too.

They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and a caricature artist, magician and candy floss machine in the evening. It was such a fun vibe getting entertained by the magician, seeing everyones funny caricature portraits and eating candy floss! The most fun part of the day was the afternoon reception, because it gave the day a lighthearted mood.  It was so perfect chilling outside in the sunshine, watching magic tricks and eating candy floss!! They also had string quartet during the ceremony – it was so personal!

They decorated the venue with flowers and tealights, because it worked so well with the time of year.

For dinner they served a roast dinner, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with a ‘last dance’.

The couple

The couple met on a night out through a mutual friend and have been together for three years. They got in touch with me after we chatted at the Biscuit Factory Wedding Fair and their enquiry was really touching. They said they wanted a photographer who would be like a guest, and I really liked that they were so relaxed. I blummin’ love these two!!

The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is to make sure the wedding planner at the venue you have picked keeps you up to speed with what’s happening and ask them to give you a timeline of what needs to be sorted when.

Emma and Richie’s wedding was everything I love about weddings and had such a fun atmosphere. Here’s their Horton Grange wedding!

If you’re planning a fun, relaxed wedding, get in touch!

Suppliers

Venue: https://www.hortongrange.co.uk

Dress: http://wendycolesbridal.com

Flowers: https://www.charismaflorists.co.uk

Magician: http://www.chris-cross.co.uk

Caricature artist: https://www.barriejamesart.co.uk

Candy floss: https://www.candyflossevents.com

String Quartet: https://www.andrelli.co.uk

 

OUTDOOR HANDFASTING WEDDING AT ORMESBY HALL – CRAIG AND SAM

OUTDOOR HANDFASTING WEDDING AT ORMESBY HALL – CRAIG AND SAM

“YOU WERE GREAT AT THE WEDDING AND WE COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR A MORE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER. EVERYONE I HAVE SHOWN THE PHOTOS TO HAS JUST SAID HOW BRILLIANT THEY ARE.” – CRAIG AND SAM

Craig and Sam got married in June at the gorgeous Ormesby Hall, which is a stunning National Trust House in Middlesbrough. It was such a happy day and even the rain didn’t dampen the day!

The outdoor ceremony

The ceremony was a humanist service in the grounds of the venue. out in the gardens, and the guests sat on wooden chairs dressed with white sashes, ivy and white roses. During the ceremony they read their own vows. It was such a personal service and so unique. On the day, there had been a weather warning for rain, but Sam and Craig were blessed with dry weather until part way through the ceremony when it started to drizzle slightly, but that didn’t bother Sam, she had come prepared with an umbrella!We even had time for a fun confetti shot and a scrummy crepe pancake before it started raining properly!

After the ceremony

The reception was in a marquee at the venue. They chose Ormesby Hall because it’s near their home and they just fell in love with it. It was a hand fasting wedding, which was so meaningful. I love shooting Ormesby Hall weddings because it’s always so relaxed. The option of an outdoor ceremony is really special, and the marquee and grounds are amazing.

They had a acoustic live music and a quirky crepe van serving pancakes to guests in the afternoon, and a live band in the evening. It was such a fun vibe dancing out on the lawn to the acoustic band. They decorated the venue with flowers and tealights, because it worked so well with the time of year.

For dinner they served tasty barbecued meats with sides, which was loved by all the guests. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with Jagerbombs all round.

The most fun part of the day was dancing to the band out on the lawn, because it made everyone laugh. They also had a handfasting during the ceremony – it was so personal!

The couple

The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is to “…choose suppliers that you trust and get on with is important, if you trust that they are going to make your wedding amazing it takes the stress away from yourself. I would also say last minute don’t stress about the little things that haven’t quite gone how you wanted, none of the guests will notice!!”   Craig and Sam’s wedding was everything I love about weddings and had such a fun atmosphere. Here’s their Ormesby Hall wedding!

If you’re planning a fun, relaxed outdoor wedding, get in touch!

Suppliers

Venue: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall

Dress: http://www.elizabethgeorgebridal.co.uk

Flowers: https://www.thecountrysideflorist.net

Band: https://www.facebook.com/theintones/

Catering: https://bumblebeecreperie.com

RELAXED SPRING WEDDING AT ACKLAM HALL IN MIDDLESBROUGH – RACHAEL AND GRAEME

RELAXED SPRING WEDDING AT ACKLAM HALL IN MIDDLESBROUGH – RACHAEL AND GRAEME

IF YOU LOVE DOGS WEARING BOW TIES AND CHINA TEA CUPS THEN YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPRING WEDDING!

Rachael and Graeme got married at the lovely Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough, on May 19th, the same day as the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It was a wonderful relaxed wedding, with china tea cups on the tables and pretty pastel pinks as the colour scheme.

Getting ready

Rachael got ready at her parents house in Tollesby, Middlesbrough with her bridesmaids, and there was such a happy vibe. Lots of excited tears from everyone! She wore a gorgeous dress from Butterflies in Thornaby, and looked so stunning. She then hopped into a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony.

Graeme got ready at his parents house in Marton, Middlesbrough, with his little dog all dressed up for the occasion wearing a smart bow tie! Graeme wore a dapper suit, and looked really handsome. He travelled to the ceremony with his Best Man.

The ceremony

The ceremony took place in St Cuthberts their local church in Marton. The ceremony area was inside the tiny Church, which was so perfect, because it made it so cosy. The ceremony began with everyone singing their favourite song, and finished with a sweeping first kiss. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of excited hand squeezes and nervous giggles.

After the ceremony, we travelled to the reception, which was really chilled out. Then the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for me to get candid photos. I got some lovely guest photos as they enjoyed the afternoon – After that we snook off to get some lovely couples portraits. The weather was all sunshine and blue skies, it was a beautiful day.

The reception

Rachael and Graeme chose to have their wedding at Acklam Hall because it’s near their home, and it’s so cosy and relaxed. Acklam Hall is an old former school, and it’s got such a romantic vibe, especially at sunset when the golden sun is glowing.

The party

After dinner, guests played in the photobooth, and the evening got started. The live band played all the best songs to get everyone dancing.

I loved this Acklam Hall Wedding wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a relaxed wedding photographer, get in touch. Here are the photos!

SUPPLIERS

Venue: https://www.acklamhall.co.uk

Dress: http://www.butterfliesbridal.co.uk

Flowers: https://www.butterfliesflorist.com

Video: http://www.jollygoodweddingfilms.co.uk

Band: http://lastanthem.co.uk

Harpist: http://www.sarahpatersonharp.com

Make up: https://www.facebook.com/zoelanemua/

Magic Mirror Photo Booth: http://www.capturethatmoment.co.uk