Nichola and Anthony were married on the 9th July 2011 at Walworth Castle. We knew as soon as we met the happy couple that their wedding day would be really fun-filled and it didn’t disappoint! Nichola and Anthony are the kind of people that can walk into a room and make everyone smile so we were really keen to portray this in their wedding photography.
On arriving at Walworth Castle, a beautiful venue built in 1189 and set in the rolling countryside of the Tees valley, just outside Darlington, we found Nichola and her family feeling really calm and looking forward to the day ahead. Her bridesmaid, Zoe Lindley, new exactly what to do when it came to putting the dress on as she works in the shop that supplied it – straight over the head, no messing! I couldn’t count how many times we’ve stepped in to help a bride get into her dress, but not today though, Zoe had it all under control! Nichola looked fantastic in her dress, headdress and shoes all from Blushes Bridal Studio in Sheffield (0114 2767908) and we used the grand windows in the room to get some gorgeous shots of her. The flowers set off the dress fantastically and were designed by Russell at Flower House
When we met Anthony, his best man and ushers, they were, true to form, laughing and joking! They all looked very smart in their suits from Debenhams with pink cravats to match Zoe’s bridesmaid dress and we got some really fun shots of them walking towards us.
During the service the guests were in for a surprise when a beautiful barn owl swooped in with the rings! Supplied by Talon Falconry Ollie the barn owl was a lovely touch to the service and the happy couple had their photograph taken with Ollie afterwards.
After enjoying a bit of time to chat to their guests (and for the boys to do what boys do best and play on the climbing frame and swings!!). We got some great shots of Nichola and Anthony around the grounds and also inside Walworth Castle using the wonderful staircase.
Before leaving, we photographed the room and the wonderful cake supplied by Sugarcraft in Middlesbrough. Nichola and Anthony tell us that the rest of their wedding day was magical!
Nichola and Anthony were thrilled with their wedding photography, Nichola exclaimed that she looked like a model when she saw the photographs for the first time! We hope that this fun-filled couple are still having fun together in many years from now!

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