Northumberland Wedding Photography has been a bit of a theme for me in 2017. I have enjoyed exploring the area starting with Rachael & Richard’s Alnwick treehouse wedding in January. I returned for Rebecca and Tom’s Wood Hill Hall Wedding Photography and made my final trip up the A1 for Kerry and Richard’s day in Alwinton.
Kerry and Richard met at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire. It only took Rich 9 years to pluck up the courage to ask Kerry to spend the rest of her life with him. The couple live in Perthshire and headed up to Kinpurney Tower, near their home on what Kerry describes as a “cold, snowy and miserable day” in February, where Richard proposed. Kerry admits to almost refusing to go to the top as the weather was so bad but says it was worth it when they got there!
I’ll leave it to Kerry to tell you more about the day, along with some of my favourite images:
I loved every minute of planning the wedding! We decided to just go for it and got married just 7 months after getting engaged but it was totally do-able! We had a marquee at my parents Farm and the company we chose were great. I fully advise listening to the advice of the experts! They do it all the time and can really be very useful!
We used a lot of skills and help of family and friends and it was great to have so many people involved. My Dads cousin made the cake, my Aunty made the favours, my school friend did the flowers and my uncle made our transport.
The most difficult bit was the guest list but at the end of the day we just had to be realistic and accept we couldn’t have everyone! Its very difficult to keep everyone happy but remember its YOUR day – they’ll get over it if you don’t decide to go with their ideas!
‘Happy faces and bonny kilts’
An English Bride and Scottish Groom called for white roses, purple thistles, lots of tartan, kilts and greenery!
My dress was from a lovely local shop in Perth called Alison Kirk Bridal from designer Ellis Bridal. They were brilliant! I also got my Bridesmaid dresses there too from Dessy Group – they were a gorgeous sapphire blue (to match my engagement ring) with a bit of lace detail (to match my wedding dress).
The groom wore his family tartan kilt, as did his Dad and brother.
The Brides brother was an usher and him and the Brides Father had tartan trousers made in their family tartan to blend in with the Scots!
Heading down to the Church with my Dad in the cart! My uncle modified it so that it could go behind my late Granda’s old grey fergie tractor. It was really special to have a part of my Granda there, my uncle driving and my Dad worrying about my hair in the wind!! Honestly what a laugh we had!
Our first dance was ace! We did a ceilidh dance called ‘strip the willow’ and it meant we got to dance with loads of the guests! Everyone had smiling happy faces and it was so much fun! Even the dress survived!
We never felt like we spent ages away from our guests taking photos. Everything was super chilled with no cameras in our faces, Mark just blended in like one of the guests – but the results were still first class! We couldn’t have wished for better photos! They show the whole day perfectly from start to finish, so many happy, smiling faces!
Mark was always very quick to respond to any queries and offered us some very valuable tips and advice! We also did a pre-wedding shoot which I would highly recommend as it was great to meet Mark before the ‘big day’ and we felt much more at ease after having a practice run!
- Enjoy every second! You only get to do it once! Don’t be afraid to delegate jobs – people LOVE to help and have a role!
- Don’t worry about the tiny details you run out of time/money to do – honestly no-one will notice!
- Try to greet all of your guests as they arrive at the reception. We stood at the door and said hi to them all as they came in and it was great! For some it was actually the only chance we got to speak to them.
- Take a moment with your partner to step back and survey the scene. Let it sink in that its YOUR WEDDING DAY!!! Then get back to the dance floor!
Wilkins Fine Dining
Stationery by Julia Eastwood
Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses – Alison Kirk Bridal, Perth
My fabulous school friend Rachel Blakey from The Blossom Bee did the flowers
Northumberland Wedding Photography
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