Angela and Alan were married at Headlam Hall, a charming 17th century mansion in the picturesque Durham Dales near Darlington. Held in The Drawing Room, a perfect setting for a lovely, intimate wedding like theirs, Angela and Alan included a candle lighting ceremony in their service and Alan’s Grandson did a fantastic job as the ring bearer! Many of the guests had travelled quite far to come to the wedding, the bride and groom themselves are from Wales.
Angela looked stunningly elegant in her gorgeous dress which she bought in Mumbles, Swansea and beautiful headdress from Graces, Darlington. With flowers by Claire Metcalfe of Darlington to match the fuschia pink of the bridesmaid’s dress, who was Angela’s niece and Men’s attire from Affleck & Moffatt the whole bridal party looked really smart and well presented.
After the service, we got some fantastic casual shots of the guests enjoying themselves in Headlam Hall’s beautiful grounds. We then took Angela and Alan around the grounds so that we could take some romantic shots of the two of them. Angela and Alan were really pleased with the results which were helped by the gorgeous weather.
The Drawing Room looked stunning when we returned to photograph it arranged for the wedding breakfast. It always looks really light and airey, especially when the sun is shining through the many Georgian windows.
Alan followed the old Welsh tradition of the Groom giving the Bride a hand-carved wooden love spoon. They were traditionally carved with symbols of love as a way of the Groom giving the Bride a secret message of love on their wedding day. How romantic!
The happy couple then had an evening reception at The Atlantic Hotel at Porth Cawl in South Wales. It was a fantastic opportunity for Angela and Alan’s friends, who were unable to make the journey up to the North East for the wedding, to share in their happiness. Angela and Alan assure us that a good time was had by all!
For more images of our Headlam Hall weddings try looking at Victoria and Chris’s church and Headlam Hall wedding or Claire and Kayne’s winter Headlam Hall wedding