I thoroughly enjoyed the recent Durham Castle wedding of Harriet and Nick. It was a great opportunity to shoot natural wedding photographs in a stunning North East venue and immerse myself in the history of Durham.
Harriet and the girls made their preparations for the big day at the Radison Blu Hotel in Durham city centre. Harriet’s gown was bought from her local bridal shop in West Byfleet, Surrey and brought up to County Durham, and looked absolutely beautiful in the grand setting of Durham Castle. The simple draping design of her sweetheart neckline bridal gown was complemented by a triple string of pearls, her loosely flowing hair was adorned with simple white flowers and a rustic handtied wedding bouquet of white wildflowers perfectly finished her bridal look: Offering me a fantastic opportunity for some natural wedding photography and capturing some creative bridal portrait photographs. Harriet’s three sisters made stunning bridesmaids; their loosely flowing hair with flowers and rustic handtied wedding bouquets perfectly reflected the bride’s styling but the brightly coloured flowers matched the designs on their floorlength floral dresses. What a refreshing change to see patterned gowns on the wedding party and the bright colours helped to brighten up the unfortunately dull North East wedding day. This again was an awesome opportunity to capture some unique and very personal wedding photographs. The boys also scrubbed up well for the occasion; looking very smart in their traditional grey suits from Moss Brothers.
The wedding’s traditional Christian ceremony took place in Durham Castle’s Tunstall Chapel followed by the wedding reception in the Great Hall of Durham Castle. A fantastic personal touch to this wedding was that the organist for the ceremony was the Best Man’s partner Emily. In addition, Emily’s parents, Chris and Jane, drove up in two vintage Austin 7s which they had restored; truly stunning wedding cars and a great personal touch to this North East wedding at Durham Castle
The florists at the Poplar Tree Garden Centre, Durham did an amazing job with the floral arrangements for this North East wedding, creating totally bespoke wedding arrangements which fitted perfectly with the whole feel of the day and looked outstanding.
The Reel Deel Ceilidh Band, a professional group who perform at functions across Northern England and Scotland, provided the perfect blend of music and dancing to keep everyone at this Durham Castle wedding entertained well into the night. The fun of this evening entertainment kept everyone happy and laughing, and provided lots of great opportunities for some awesome natural wedding photographs that really captured the emotions of the occasion.
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