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!  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!


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