Melissa & Graham planned their summer wedding for 30th August at St. Helens Church in Low Fell, followed by their reception at the very opulent ballroom at the Ramside Hall near Durham.
Right from the start they were clear they wanted some fun & quirky photographs to capture the happiness of their day, without lots of posing, perfect!
The couple have been together for ten years, since they were in high school (aww!!) and have two children together, so this was a really special time for their family.
Kate from Sought After Photography, based in Northumberland assisted me at this wedding. We arrived to find a busy and excited household with lots going on. Maria and her collegue from ND Make Up were working their magic on the ladies. Melissa chose to have some dramatic make up with some fantastic lashes…. it suited her style perfectly!
Melissa was so bubbly and excited on the morning and couldn’t wait to walk down the aisle. The couples son proudly walked down the aisle with a sign saying ‘Daddy here comes your bride’, so lovely.
Her gorgeous wedding dress came from Brides & Beauty , and the groom was kitted out from Gavin Scott Menswear. The bridesmaids wore coral coloured dresses, which was the colour theme for the day, I’ve never seen this before at a wedding and it was so lovely!!!
The flowers, which were absolutely stunning, and possibly the most interesting colour of roses i’ve ever seen (I am told they are called Miss Piggy Roses!). The florist from Dere Street Flowers has recently started doing weddings and also beautifully decorated the ballroom with very elegant centrepieces. The bouquets were all enormous and smelled amazing!
They chose two cars to transport them and the bridesmaids, from Rose Wedding Cars based in Durham.
The day was filled with lots of happiness and laughter, and after the wedding breakfast the speeches were hilarious. I couldn’t help but giggle along.
In the evening the guests were treated to a BBQ outside, what a lovely idea for a summer wedding.
The ballroom, complete with chandeliers was the perfect location for dancing the night away, and I love that Ramside Hall have a balloon/confetti drop for the first dance!
It was a pleasure to be part of Melissa & Graham’s wedding day, and I wish them and their family all the best for a long and happy future together.
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