We arrived at Sarah’s parents house on the morning of the wedding to find everyone feeling very calm and collected (or if they were panicking it didn’t show!) The weather was really fantastic that day, warm and sunny but not unbearably hot and Sarah’s parents had a gorgeous garden which we used to take some lovely photographs of Sarah, her family and her bridesmaids. Sarah looked beautiful in her dress from Dobinson’s in Darlington and shoes from Poppy’s in Darlington. She chose a lovely lilac colour for her flowers from Nattrass and bridesmaid’s dresses from Wedding Day Fashions.
We met Steven at Holy Trinity Church in Darlington just before the service. This is a lovely church with little avenues of trees which are great for photographs. Steven seemed a little nervous but soon got into the swing of things when we started to photograph him, his family and his best man and ushers. They all looked very smart with their suits from Moss Bros and lilac cravats to match the beautiful colour of the flowers.
Sarah arrived right on time with G W Holmes wedding cars. We work with them a lot and they always offer a really reliable service and they have a fantastic range of cars. The service was lovely with a reading from Sarah’s friend, Karina Clough adding a heartfelt sentiment to the day and afterwards we got some really fun confetti shots as Sarah and Steven walked down the steps of the church.
We got some great shots of Sarah and Steven and the cars in front of The Blackwell Grange’s wonderful Georgian architecture when we arrived and, after having a bit of time to enjoy talking to their guests, we took them around the grounds for some romantic shots.
After photographing a few more groups outside we went to see the room which was decorated by Nattrass and the cake which was made by The Cake Works. Both were gorgeous with the lilac theme running throughout. Sarah and Steven were thrilled with how it looked. After this we used the wonderful, grand staircase for some shots of the happy couple and also to photograph everyone together.
Sarah and Steven came to collect their photographs a few days ago and told us that they had had thoroughly enjoyed the rest of their wedding day and their honeymoon at Lindos in Greece. They were very pleased with their photographs and thought that it would be a very difficult job to choose which images were going into their album!