Kate Vickers & Trent Griffiths were married on Saturday 15th March 2014 at St.Andrews Church and had a wonderful reception at, the beautiful, Rockliffe Hall. Kate & Trent met and fell in love when Kate was visiting her Auntie in Australia. This was always going to be an emotional wedding as afterwards Kate, who has been backwards and forwards to Australia for a long time, was finally going to move there.
The day began at Kate’s parents house which was a hive of activity! Ruth of Saks, Darlington and make-up artist Melanie Hedley were now putting the finishing touches to Kate’s make-up and hair for the day. Before long it was time for Kate to finally put her beautiful Justin Alexander dress on and everyone had a tear in their eyes when they saw how beautiful Kate looked. The two bridesmaids wore dresses in a lovely, soft lilac/grey colour and Adam Prest did a fantastic job, as ever, with the flowers in stunning pastel pinks, lilacs & peaches.
Meanwhile, at Wadsowrth Farm Cottage, a nervous Trent, his family and best man were all getting ready for the big day.Trent looked very smart in his suit from Affleck & Moffat and soon got into the swing of things once we started taking photographs.
Time flew and, over at the church, excited guests began to arrive and take their seats. Kate and her proud Dad arrived in style with ATW Wedding Cars of Washington and smiling faces greeted them as they walked into church. Trent grinned as he saw his beautiful bride come into view and couldn’t take his eyes off her. The service that followed was lovely and the happy couple walked out of church to handfuls of confetti.
On arrival at Rockliffe Hall, we took the opportunity to take Kate & Trent around the beautiful hotel for some romantic shots of the two of them, before guests started to arrive. Rockliffe Hall really is a photographers dream as there are opportunities around every corner. Eventually guests arrived and Kate & Trent enjoyed chatting to everyone while the North East String Quartet set the scene with some beautiful music.
The Orangery looked wonderful set up for the wedding breakfast, with gorgeous table decorations by Adam Prest and a 4 tier cake from Robineau’s and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Afterwards, the speeches were a real tear-jerker as the realisation of how much Kate was going to miss her parents and vice-versa, came to the front of everyone’s minds. The speeches were rounded off with a beautiful performance by Kate on the piano just as the sun started to set and cast a beautiful warm light on the room, a perfect moment to say the least!
The day ended dancing the night away to the music of Anthony Stringer and Kate & Trent enjoyed a honeymoon cruise around Italy before returning to Australia. The other day we received a card from the happy couple that made us smile. It said “Thank you so much for being part of our special day. The pictures are beautiful and really captured the feel of the day. We really appreciate it.”