Joanne and Paul were married on 25th September 2011 at St.Mary’s Church in Barnard Castle and had their reception at Headlam Hall Hotel near Darlington. Headlam Hall is always a favourite venue of ours, a charming 17th century mansion set in it’s own beautiful gardens, it is a photographers dream! The happy couple could not have wished for better weather on their wedding day. For late September it was absolutely beautiful, a great day to make the most of Headlam Hall’s gorgeous grounds.

Jane arrived at Joanne and Paul’s home in Barnard Castle to photograph Joanne and her family before the church service. Joanne was so happy and their was a lovely jovial atmosphere which Jane captured in her photographs. Joanne looked stunning in her knee length dress from Grace in Darlington and had wonderful deep purple lillies from Star Flowers in Barnard Castle (01833 637639) as her bouquet, chosen to remind her of her mum whose name was Lily. Her make-up was done by Alison Petitjean who we work with a lot and always does a fantastic job!

At the church Jane met Paul before the service and, just like Joanne, he was really happy and seemed quite laid back and relaxed and looked really smart in his suit, also from Grace in Darlington. Joanne arrived at the church driven by her brother, Michael Irwin, in his Audi A6 complete with ribbons for the big day! The service was lovely, with a touching reading from Paul’s niece and afterwards Jane photographed the happy couple using the wonderful light in the church and stained-glass window in the background.

Joanne and Paul arrived in style at Headlam Hall, again in Michael’s Audi and by this time the sun most definitely had his hat on! Jane got some great shots around the grounds and she tells us that Joanne and Paul were a great couple to photograph. There were smiles all round at the reception, helped, of course, by the beautiful weather and Headlam Hall’s hospitality. The room looked wonderful and Joanne and Paul’s cake by Burnett 4 Cakes, adorned with diamantes was a touch of class. I’m sure it tasted as good as it looked too!

After the wedding breakfast everyone was entertained by Hip Operation and a great time was had by all. Joanne and Paul loved their photographs and are now very excited about getting their album which is due back soon from Graphistudio our suppliers in Italy.

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