Amelia & Richard were married on 4th October 2014 at St.Josephs RC Church, Coundon and had their reception at The Morritt, Greta Bridge and wow, what a day it was! A non-stop celebration, and the terrible weather that was forecast made way for brighter skies (even the odd patch of blue!)
We arrived at Amelia’s parent’s house and dashed inside to get out of the disappointing rain! Amelia was having the finishing touches done to her make-up by Amanda Bell and her hair looked gorgeous, styled by Saks, Bishop Auckland.
After some girly, fun pictures in her dressing gown, it was time for Amelia to change into her beautiful dress from Brides of York. She looked absolutely amazing, and Dad definitely had a tear in his eye when he saw his daughter. Richard’s three nieces were Amelia’s bridesmaids. They were very excited and looked so pretty. All the girls had bouquets by Kathryn Hume, a fantastic florist who we would always recommend.
Over at the church, Richard was chatting with guests as they ran into church under the cover of umbrellas. Despite the rain, there was a lovely atmosphere inside church as everyone eagerly awaited Amelia’s arrival. Richard seemed perfectly calm, although maybe not so under the surface and looked really smart in his suit from Troughear, Durham. Amelia and her Dad arrived with GW Holmes Wedding Cars, another fantastic North East wedding supplier, and Richard’s face, as Amelia walked into church on her Dad’s arm, was a picture!
The service was lovely, with beautiful readings from Joe Lenthall, Julie Coppel & Matthew Shaw. Afterwards, Amelia & Richard walked out of church as newlyweds through a cloud of confetti and a sea of smiling faces.
As guests made their way to The Morritt, the happy couple took a detour, as they enjoyed a glass of bubbly in the back of their wedding car, and stopped at nearby Bowes Museum for some photographs. Meanwhile, at The Morritt, magician Paul Lytton was keeping everyone entertained and amazed as they waited for the bride & groom.
The Morritt is always a firm favourite venue of ours. With it’s beautiful gardens and surrounding area and it’s relaxed, yet sophisticated, atmosphere it is a great place for a wedding celebration.
The room looked beautiful set up for the wedding breakfast, with each table given the name of a chemical element to celebrate Amelia & Richard’s science based jobs, and everyone admired the delicious and beautiful cake by Burnett 4 Cakes.
After speeches that raised a laugh and the odd tear, everyone enjoyed the delicious wedding breakfast before dancing the night away to band Laughing Jacks.
Just before the newly weds enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, in Cape Town and Mauritius, they took the time to write us this lovely email – “Just a quick note to say thank you for everything on Saturday. The day went by in a blur really and so quickly, we can’t wait to see our photos as a reminder. The Camera A organisation was great and we’re really confident that the final photos will be amazing.”
Amelia & Richard came back to the studio a few weeks later and where thrilled with their photographs. Oh and Amelia & Richard, we just want to say a huge thank you to you both for our bottles of wine! We are spoilt, photographing your wedding was our pleasure 😉