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Love and Laughter at Le Petit Château
Apr, 27 2022 | Paul Liddement
When long-term lovers Charlotte and David had their first date over nachos in 2013 after a dishevelled (“I still had a backcombed beehive from the night before”), hungover day of promo work, the pair probably couldn’t have imagined that almost a decade later, they would be dressed to the...
A TRADITIONAL LATE SUMMER WEDDING AT HEADLAM HALL HOTEL
Aug, 27 2022 | Mitford Photography
Having coincidentally met at a summer job in-between university terms, Anna and Mike’s approach to life has always been ‘c’est la vie, what will be will be’ – refreshing, granted, but not a great mantra to have when it comes to planning a wedding. But, for this super relaxed pair, the day...
A Breath of Fresh Air at The Clarion Boldon
May, 28 2022 | Joanne Maggiore Photography
Seeking a spring celebration, surrounded by their nearest and dearest, Keris and Peter had their sights set firmly on the four star Clarion Hotel. A contemporary space with facilities aplenty, beautiful rooms and outside areas, The Clarion was this couple’s first choice for its fresh...
A Scorching Summer Celebration At Healey Barn
Aug, 12 2022 | Helen Russell Photography
This wedding was all about the aesthetic. From the sun-kissed setting of Healey Barn as the day turned to night, to the gorgeous green foliage and billowing bridal ballgown, tradition was given a contemporary twist by a group of well-loved northern suppliers – two of which are exhibiting at the...
A Fresh and Fabulous Wedding at Wynyard Hall
Jun, 02 2022 | Jamie Mac Photography
After allegedly being “too cool to speak to him!”, Jennifer finally let down her guard with longterm acquaintance Martin after six years of job changes, university, house moves and different relationships. They bumped into one another at a restaurant, added each other on Instagram, and as they...
A Floral Fantasty at Woodhill
Apr, 18 2022 | Paul Flannigan Photography
After 12 years, a romantic New Year’s Eve proposal in Prague and two cancelled wedding dates, teen sweethearts Amy and Dan were finally able to tie the knot this spring. “My mam bought me my dress after we booked our original wedding date roughly four years ago!” says Amy of her luminous...
A Pretty Pink Weekend Wedding at Brinkburn
Jul, 22 2022 | Amy Lou Photography
Katy and Steffan hired Brinkburn for the whole weekend, so travelled up on the Friday before their wedding. Katy, her parents and chief bridesmaid stayed in the buttery-toned, rustic luxury of The Stables, while the rest of the family stayed in the cottages at the top of the estate. While usually...
BOHO GROOVY GLAMOUR AT DOXFORD BARNS
Jun, 09 2022 | Danny Birrell Photography
With a slow-burn love story that began in high school (“he was in the year above and always had a soft spot for me,” Jen reveals), this couple was made for the long haul. “It was only after I went to university that Mick said he couldn’t wait any longer, and was leaving for Australia
A LOW KEY LUXE AFFAIR AT DALTON OLD PUMP HOUSE
Apr, 12 2022 | Pennick Photography
It’s like something off an old-school Hollywood romance. A chance meeting at the library at the college they both attended led to a love story that unfurled beautifully, resulting in a surprise proposal with a vintage style-sapphire ring next to a fountain at a 17th century castle in High...
Blue Elegance at Doxford Barns
May, 07 2022 | S6PHOTOGRAPHY
After first locking eyes at the infamous University of Sheffield student club ‘Pop Tarts’, it wasn’t until Emma and Rosa by chance met again three years later in a gym in York that their romance properly began. Quite the romantic, Rossa didn’t spare on any of the details when popping the...
Chic and Sleek at Le Petit Chateau
Apr, 15 2022 | LHT Photography
As the saying goes, distance makes the heart grow fonder and this was very much the case for childhood friends Holly and Michael. Despite initially thinking it wasn’t to be and calling things quits, a year into Holly’s uni life nearly 300 miles away, Michael’s winning bet (on a dog also named...
A Seriously Chic City Ceremony
Mar, 19 2022 | Sophie Ruck Photography
Ten years after making it Facebook official, Andrew popped the question to his childhood sweetheart Chloe- although despite now being really official, Chloe was that in shock we’re still unsure if she actually said yes. Realising from the start of their planning that this was a day for them to...
A Rustic Affair At Doxford Barns
Jul, 07 2021 | Dru Dodd Photography
One swipe right later and a first date that started with sneaking into a club, Bryony and Natasha knew they’d met their partner in crime. Turning up the romance to pop the question, Bryony proposed to Natasha not in a club but a cinema instead, surrounded by family and friends who’d made their...
A First Class Wedding at Wynyard Hall
Apr, 23 2022 | Stan Seaton Photography
Run (and driven) by bride’s mother Paula Gibson, Weardale Vintage Buses is a family firm with over 96 years experience in providing executive coach and vintage bus hire for weddings across the North East. But she swapped her chauffeur hat for one of a more sophisticated disposition, dazzling in a...
A Classical Springtime Wedding at Wynyard Hall
Apr, 09 2022 | Camilla Lucinda Photography
Camilla Lucinda Photography stepped up for this one and in true style, the images are a symphony of light and emotion to tell the story spectacularly. On that front, it started with a right swipe on our old friend Tinder, before having a first date on Hartlepool Marina which lasted seven hours. It...
Stacey and Lee's weekend extravaganza at Shotton Grange
Jan, 29 2022 | Dan Clark Photography
After a holiday spent wondering when Lee would finally pull out a ring and get down on one knee, our crafty groom decided there was only one way to catch bride Stacey off guard. Ask her to marry him at six o’clock in the morning, obvs! Puffy eyed and sleep deprived, after waking up early
Jess and Sam’s Simple Summertime Soireé at Le Petit Chateau
Jun, 05 2021 | Pennick Photography
You know back in school when the teacher sits you next to your crush and you have a mini heart attack? Yeah, well that’s the heartfelt reality for Jess and Sam. A pair of childhood sweethearts, this north east couple went on to marry each other with an exponentially stylish affair at...
An effortlessly romantic affair at Brinkburn
Sep, 25 2021 | Helen Russell
After meeting over eight years ago while studying together at Uni in Manchester, Harriet knew her man like the back of her hand. And, she had an inkling a ring was on its way to her left one after Jonathon suggested a 4am sunrise walk at Lulworth Cove in Dorset! The question was popped and the
Romantic Rustic Nuptials at Healey Barn
Aug, 06 2021 | Sean Elliott Photography
Childhood sweethearts Laura and Hayden first met when they were only 16 under the lights of a sixth form party. Young and blissfully in love, the pair defied all odds of adolescent romances, celebrating their 12thyear together and first (real) wedding anniversary this summer! And on the topic of...
A Seriously Chic City Wedding At Hotel Du Vin
Oct, 21 2021 | Edward Ashley Photography
Devon and Connor are the perfect example of small town sweethearts who’ve made it big time. Being from the same town they were on each other’s radars for quite some time, and it wasn’t until Conor was home for the weekend from the Navy on a night out that they properly introduced. One, two or