“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 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!