Julia and Grant were married on the 16th of July 2011 at St. Edmond’s Church in Sedgefield with a marquee reception at Julia’s parents farm. The weather on the day was inclement to say the least, with rain showers and strong winds, not the best wedding weather, particularly if you are having a marquee! Julia and Grant were not going to let a few spots of rain spoil their wedding day though!

Julia was calm and collected with a big smile on her face when we photographed her before the service. She looked very elegant in her dress from Dobinson’s of Darlington. With over 40 years of experience, Mrs Dobinson is an expert at helping brides choose the perfect dress for their big day. Beautiful, cream flowers by Adam Prest complimented the dress wonderfully.

When we arrived at St. Edmond’s Church in Sedgefield the rain was really starting to come down and guests ran into the church with umbrellas in hand to avoid ruined hairstyles! Grant was, like Julia, very calm, happy and completely unphased by the terrible weather. Grant and his best man and ushers looked very smart in their attire from Affleck and Moffat of Darlington.

When Julia arrived she walked up the path to the church with her Dad under the cover of a white umbrella! The service was lovely and afterwards we got some lovely shots of the happy couple inside the church.

The plan had always been to stop at Hardwick Park on the way to the reception to get some romantic shots of Julia and Grant together in the parks gorgeous scenery. Everyone had their fingers crossed that the rain would stop so that this could happen and the gods must have been on our side because it did! Special Day Wedding Cars were, as ever, very obliging in going out of their way to stop at Hardwick Park. They really do provide a fantastic service. You’d have never have thought that the weather was as bad as it was once we had done our photoshop magic to the pictures!

Upon arriving at the reception we were greeted by a very well dressed scarecrow who, very helpfully, showed us the way! The rain was still holding off so we decided to take some more shots outside while we had the opportunity. Julia and Grant were keen to have a picture of everyone together but where would it be taken from? This was a job for fearless Jane! She was lifted high into the air whilst standing in the scoop of a digger! No job too dangerous! It’s a good job she’s not afraid of heights!

After Jane had returned to earth it was straight back into the marquee to capture Julia and Grant enjoying themselves with their guests and a pretend cake cutting of the wonderful cake supplied by Chris Burnett at Burnett 4 Cakes.

Julia and Grant thoroughly enjoyed the rest of their wedding day and had a fantastic honeymoon where we hope they had a bit more sunshine than they had on their wedding day!

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