Elaine & Mark were married on 23rd June 2012 at St. Paulinus Church in St. Helens Auckland and reception at Hotel Bannatyne in Darlington.
The weather was less than pleasant (as it has been all summer) and a gusty wind had picked up too so we knew that we were going to have fun and games with Elaine’s veil! Luckily, a strong wind also meant that the rain wasn’t sticking around for too long and everyone escaped a drenching!
Arriving to photograph the ‘bride at home’ we walked into a very giggly and upbeat atmosphere. Elaine’s four bridesmaids, including Mark’s sister Katherine, whose wedding we photographed in 2009, wore dresses from Grace in a wonderful ‘Cadbury’s’ purple with bouquets from Helen Barker in various purple hues. When Elaine changed into her dress from Poppy Bridal in Darlington she looked truly elegant and beautiful and her outfit was finished off with a headdress from Grace, a wonderful pair of Jimmy Choos and a pretty posy bouquet.
Elaine & Mark had a lovely wedding service and walked out of church to a cloud of confetti! The happy couple then traveled in style with Elite Wedding Cars to their reception where they were greeted with music from Mellow Moments. While the guests enjoyed a drink, we photographed Elaine & Mark around Hotel Bannatyne and the grounds, making the most of the fantastic staircase and entrance.
The newly decorated function room looked stunning with finishing touches from Party On Balloons Direct and the cake by Donna Shann at Cakes Made To Order looked delicious. Elaine, Mark and all their guests were entertained by band Laughing Jacks and Best Party Casino and everyone enjoyed the chocolate fountain by Chocolate Surprise.
Elaine & Mark enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon at Lake Garda and were thrilled with their photographs when they returned.