Claire & Karl were married on 13th September 2013 at St. Andrew’s Church, Bishop Auckland and had their reception at Redworth Hall Hotel.
At the house beforehand there was a bustle of activity with finishing touches being done to make-up and hair and Champagne corks popping there was a great atmosphere. Claire looked stunning in her Ronald Joyce dress from Wild Brides at Heart and her hair and make-up styled by Serene Spa, Barnard Castle. The bridesmaids wore purple Dessy dresses again from Wild Brides at Heart and all the girls had gorgeous bouquets from Flowers by Nattrass’ to tie in the pretty colours.
Karl seemed calm and collected beforehand and him and his groomsmen looked very smart in their suits from Troughear of Durham. Before long it was time for everyone to gather in the church and await Claire’s arrival. The service was lovely in St. Andrew’s, a large impressive church with lovely stained glass windows. Afterwards everyone gathered to shower the bride and groom in confetti and congratulations before the happy couple travelled in style to their reception with Elite Wedding Cars.
Over at Redworth Hall we took the opportunity to whisk Claire & Karl off around the grounds, while the arriving guests enjoyed a glass of bubbly and fantastic caricaturist Paul Slattery drew some fantastic likenesses of the guests. Michael Kellett, master of ceremonies was there to lend a helping hand and also a pair of wellies to Claire as the grass was a bit damp and we got some fantastic shots of the happy couple.
The Great Hall looked fantastic dressed for the wedding breakfast by Nattrass’ and with a stunning cake by Kelly Ann Cakes.
After a wonderful honeymoon, Claire & Karl came to collect their slideshow and were very emotional at reliving their special day.