Helen and Peter were married at St.Cuthbert’s Church in Darlington and had their reception at Headlam Hall Hotel on 29th May 2011. The weather on their wedding day was a bit ?windy, to say the least, but at least the sun had his hat on!
We met Helen at her parents house on the morning of their wedding. She was remarkably calm and unphased by the whole thing. We got some lovely shots of Helen, her family and her three bridesmaids both in the house and in the garden. Helen’s dress was from Mia Sposa in Newcastle and was ivory with a sweetheart neckline and dazzled everyone with it’s diamante detailing set off by her Ariana headdress and strappy, diamante encrusted shoes. Helen chose hot pink gerberras and ivory roses as her flowers, by Grace Hunter and Anna Hunton at Headlam Hall, the shade of pink looked fantastic against the deep purple, Grecian style bridesmaids dresses by Monsoon.
Arriving at St.Cuthbert’s we met Peter and his best man and ushers. They all looked very smart in their grey suits by Moss Brothers , purple cravats and hot pink gerberra button holes to match the bouquets. Again, everyone seemed very calm and relaxed and ready for a great day! Outside the church the wind was misbehaving again! A few of the guests were chasing after hats and perfectly styled hair lasted all of 10 minutes! All the guests arrived in an old Leyland bus which got a lot of admiring glances from passers by.
The service was also an upbeat and fun affair with the vicar recounting tales of Helen and Peter’s love of pub quizzes and ‘socialising’ with friends! St.Cuthbert’s, as ever, looked fantastically grand with it’s high, vaulted ceiling and amazing architecture. During the service, Peter’s brother, Jon, did a reading of Song of Solomon. After the service, the groomsmen handed out confetti as guests left the church. We then got some fantastic shots of Helen and Peter walking through the confetti, there was more confetti than I think I have ever seen before! Even we were absolutely covered!
Arriving at Headlam Hall, Helen and Peter were really starting to get into the party spirit having enjoyed a few glasses of bubbly on their journey with G W Holmes cars. We work with them a lot and always find them to be really professional and the perfect car company for a couples big day! Guests were entertained by Pavilion string quartet while they enjoyed drinks on the terrace and after catching up with their guests we took Helen and Peter around Headlam Hall’s fantastic grounds. We then photographed the groups, the bridal party, in particular in their bright pink and purple, looked fantastic and we got some really fun shots of them jumping in the air as they walked. We photographed Helen and the hens and Peter and the stags and Peter thought it really funny to pick up his best man, who, in comparison to Peter, is not so tall! This got a lot of laughs, apart from the best man of course. Helen wanted us to capture the throwing of the bouquet, which took three attempts in the end as the first didn’t reach the girls and the second went over their heads!
Before we left we photographed the room which looked stunning as ever thanks to Grace Hunter and Anna Hunton at Headlam Hall and First Class Covers, with hot pink gerberras and tealights. Helen and Peter tell us that they had a fantastic night with music from the Audio Pimps and a fun-filled honeymoon at Disney World, Universal Studios and a 7 night Caribbean cruise!
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