There were so many reasons why I was looking forward to photographing Kay & Craig’s wedding, not least because they are such a lovely couple. When I first met them at Shortflatt Tower almost a year ago, I really clicked with their relaxed and informal approach to their plans, and I knew we were in for a great day.
In spite of a misty start, the weather behaved, and the sun made a well-timed appearance later on when I took Kay & Craig to the beautiful, flower-filled meadow behind the Tower – a magical Midsummer moment indeed.
There were lots of personal, handmade touches on the day – I particularly loved that guests had baked cakes for the cake table, and that Kay’s mum had made the many metres of pretty bunting that adorned the marquee. Star of the day for me was Kay & Craig’s nephew, who stole the show during the family group shots, by not only turning a camera on me, but then taking pictures of everyone himself. It certainly made for some fun and unique group shots, and I may just have a future assistant in the making!
I enjoyed myself so much, that when the last dance had finished and the party was in full swing, I felt a little sad to leave…
So here is the story of their special day – congratulations Mr & Mrs Dickinson! x
Photography – Joanne McNeil Photography
Church: St Andrews, Heddon-on-the-Wall
Venue – Shortflatt Tower
Bride’s dress – Maggie Sottero at White Tulip Wedding Company
Bridesmaid’s dresses – Rosina Brown
Flowers – Wildflower Florist
Make-up – Dani.MUA
Hair – Estrella Hair Salon
Catering – Lovefood Ltd
Light up letters – Goodwin & Goodwin
Band – Hip Operation