The day began at Sonia’s Mum’s home where the beautiful bride, her Mum, sisters and Simon’s sisters were pampered and got ready for the big day ahead. Sonia looked absolutely stunning in her dress that she had bought in France. All of us agreed that it was one of the loveliest wedding dresses that we had ever seen (and we’ve seen a lot!) The bridesmaids wore classic coffee and cream coloured dresses and that was the colour scheme for the whole day.
Meanwhile, in Durham centre, Simon was being photographed with his family and groomsmen where he was eager to recreate his own take on the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ album cover.
Before long it was time for the service at St.Cuthbert’s Church in Durham, a beautiful church with lots of lovely natural light. The bride and groom both looked a little nervous beforehand but the nerves soon faded into smiles once they saw each other. After the service Sonia & Simon went to Durham Cathedral for some romantic shots together before arriving at Brancepeth Castle to all the smiling faces and waves of their guests.
Sonia, Simon and all their guests enjoyed the wedding breakfast which was catered by Boldon Farmhouse Pantry (Sonia and Simon described the food as amazing and wanted to give special credit to the caterers!) in the beautifully decorated reception room before dancing the night away to music by the fantastic band Knight Muse. Fronted by Toni who we met before when she came to the studio for a 1950’s inspired photo shoot! Both the string quartet and the evening band were supplied by North East Soiree, who come very highly recommended by the bride and groom.
Sonia & Simon were thrilled with their photographs and we will be busy designing their album very soon!