Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Memories of a Sunny, Sunflowery, Barnard Castle Wedding

As I sit here, watching the hailstones gradually turning to floaty snow, then finally to freezing rain, I can't help remembering a beautiful, sunny wedding from last Summer.

Held in the picturesque village of Romaldkirk, not far from Barnard Castle, Paul and Ali had chosen sunflowers to decorate the kirk, their buttonholes, their venue and even their hair.  Fair to say there was a theme going on...  That lovely, sun-filled, colourful day couldn't be further from the view from my window right now!  I needed cheering up, so I looked out the wedding photographs and if you'd like a wee boost too, feel free to scroll down and see the pictures.  Sunshine eh?  Remember that?!

The village was Ali's childhood home and Ali got herself and her bridesmaids ready at the Rose and Crown Hotel.  The couple decided to host the reception at their own, amazing house in Burdon Village.  It's a good reminder that it really doesn't matter where you get married if it means something to you.  And also that it's the people that make the day, not the venue.  I've photographed weddings all over the UK (and beyond), some of them in pretty weird and wonderful places.  The best ones always, always have the best people.  I've shot weddings in jaw-dropping venues, dripping with history and antiquity, only to despair as all the guests proceed to sit down and stare at the walls.

All that said, a wee bit of sunshine always helps :-)

To see more wedding photography from around Sunderland, Durham and Newcastle, do take a second to visit my website, or look at some other blog posts, thank you!

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First dance photography by Jamie Emerson

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