Amy Baines and Andrew Clarkson were married on 22nd October 2011 at The Morritt Country House Hotel near Barnard Castle. The Morritt is a lovely venue and a great place to take photographs, they have an ‘anything, anytime’ approach to guests and a really friendly, personable team that will make your big day so special.
Jane first photographed Amy and Andy when they came in for their pre-wedding shoot accompanied by their beloved dog, Buster! Jane knew straight away that their wedding day was going to be one to remember because they were such a fun-loving, happy couple and Buster kept us all entertained!
Back to the wedding day, when the weather was absolutely beautiful! Nobody could have wished for it to be any better, especially for late October. Amy and Andy were so lucky that they had chosen the warmest October since records began for their wedding day! We had much worse days in August!
Before the service Jane met Amy in her room to photograph her, her bridesmaids and her close family. Amy was really laid back and smiley. She looked absolutely stunning in her Maggie Sottero dress from Poppy Bridal in Darlington and the shade of purple that she had chosen for her bridesmaids looked great in the sunshine! Amy’s flowers by Floral Elegance in Bedale (01677 424624) complimented the purple of the bridesmaid’s dresses beautifully.
Andy also seemed very calm and collected before the service. Him and his groomsmen looked great in their suits from Affleck and Moffat of Darlington with purple cravats to match the purple of the bridesmaids dresses. Amy looked on from the window sipping a glass of champagne while the boys showed off their matching cufflinks to Jane!
The previously calm bride and groom suddenly got very emotional as Amy walked into the service accompanied by her Dad. Both had tears in their eyes, which was really touching, but soon regained their composure to enjoy some heart-warming readings from Pauline Clark, Valerie Stark and Linda Rukin. The service was in The Morritt’s Garden Room where there is such beautiful light, it is great for photographs!
After the service, Amy and Andy’s guests were able to enjoy a drink in The Morritt’s gorgeous gardens in the sunshine while being entertained by Saxophonist, Harry Mears. During this time Jane photographed the happy couple around the grounds and on the bridge and the family groups and the boys even had chance to play on the slide – well boys will be boys!
The room looked fantastic, with decoration from Party On Balloons of Leeming Bar and a delicious looking cake from Fairy Cakes and Co. of Carthorpe, Bedale. All the guests were treated to Cadbury’s Dairy Milk to carry on the purple theme! Amy and Andy had requested that Jane stay and photograph the speeches which she did and she captured all the funny (and sometimes embarrassing) moments. Before leaving, Jane took advantage of the lighting in the doorway of The Morritt to get some striking images.
Amy and Andy danced the night away thanks to DJ Tim Whitworth and had a wonderful honeymoon on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. They loved their photographs and have just checked the layout of their album. They can’t wait until their album has been printed by Graphistudio in Italy!