Bride and Grooms children sit with parents for the signing of the register

Congratulations to Dan and Laurel!

I met Laurel over a year before the Wedding, which is quite usual in photography.  Due to their busy lives though, Laurel and Dan opted not to have an engagement session with me so when the wedding day arrived there was a new element of photographer excitement for me to keep me on my toes.

I arrived to a huge amount of hustle and bustle and learned that Laurel, her SIX bridesmaids and the hair and make up team had been in full swing since 5:30 that morning!

In addition to this, I was so impressed by the fact that they had all dedicated time to a full English, and managed to get an array of flower girls and page boys ready all at the same time. Motherly magic if ever there was!

A White Wedding Gown Waiting upon a Wooden Hanger on an Old Wooden Wardrobe
Laurels Vintage-style gown had a 60’s silhouette to it with a lovely cut-out in the back that showed off the lace work on the bodice. It fit her perfectly.

A Floral centre-piece on a Wedding table
I took a quick peek in the reception hall before the ceremony began to see the glory of my fellow suppliers work. Look at the beautifully unique centre pieces designed by Emma at Boutique Floral.  These same summer colours ran through all of the Wedding, this tied everything together beautifully.

I was then bowled over with the intricate lace look and sugar flowers on the perfectly neat three tiered cake custom made by Pat at The Ivory Cake Company.

Circular White Wedding Cake with 3 tiers

A Wedding bouquet standing upright in a sun filled window
A riot of summer yellows, warm peaches and everything within the same sunshine spectrum could be found in Laurel’s Bouquet

Bride and Flowergirl share a moment Flower girl sitting on a red vintage chair Brotherly Page Boys Sitting on a Red Vintage Chair hugging
I love this picture of Laurel just as she was fully dressed. Her Mum had just handed her the bouquet. You can see the tears welling up, two of the 6 bridesmaids had lost it and were crying in joy at her vision, 2 were on flower girl and page boy control, and one of her bridesmaids had been fully debriefed to ‘stop the tears!’ She said many irreverent things and kept Laurel focused on laughing which I thought was so funny.

Bride Fully Dressed holding her Bouquet
Laurel was itching to see her babies dressed in their finery, and all three of them were equally delighted to see each other. I think this picture conveys this moment just beautifully.
Bride hugging her children
And this is the full brides preparation team. Never have I met a team made up of so many children before, I have to say this added a whole new energy and level of excitement to the morning.

Brides and Her Maids, and all their children Ready at last posing for the camera Bride putting on a buttonhole to a small page boy A page boy and a flower girl waiting in the dark scowling at each other before walking down the aisle
Laurel and her Dad were beaming with pride at Aaron and Kaycey walking down the aisle.

Bride looks on with pride at her children being page boy and flower girl

Laurel and her Dad shared a few whispers when walking up the aisle together
Laurel and her Dad shared a few whispers when walking up the aisle together

Smart groomsmen looking onto the ceremony

Bride and Groom holding hands and smiling whilst saying vows
Laurel and Daniel Smiling whilst exchanging vows
The surrounding Hall of Beamish where the Wedding vows are taking place
The beautiful setting of Laurel and Daniels Wedding at Beamish

Bride touches Grooms face before they kiss Bride and Groom kiss at the moment of being pronounced man and wife Signing the register

Bride and Grooms children sit with parents for the signing of the register
Kaycey & Aaron join the Signing of the Register
Family of Bridge, Groom, Page boy and flowergirl leave Wedding ceremony all together
Walking back up the aisle as a family together was a very sweet moment.
Father and Daughter, Groom and flower girl, holding hands
Kaycey and Dan having just left Shafto Hall and the ceremony.

An aerial shot of the Wedding party all waving at the photographer Confetti being thrown at the Bride and Groom Children running toward the camera in a traditional wedding set-up Children running toward the camera in a traditional wedding set up

I gave them all the brief of
I gave them all the brief of “look mean” you can see who really went for it and those who couldn’t help but giggle
Posing it out, a vision of pink!
Posing it out, a vision of pink!

Dan's Family Laurel's Family

One of my most favourite pictures from the collection
One of my most favourite pictures from the collection

A lovely relaxed joke moment All the parents

Lee was also a fantastic Photographers assistant on the day too. Good job to you!
Lee was also a fantastic Photographers assistant on the day too. Good job to you!

Brothers Dan and Jamie

Jamie & Kayleigh are also Dan's big brother and Laurels big sister (respectively). They were there with them every step of the way during the day, and gave them both a fantastic stag and hen night (from what I heard).
Jamie & Kayleigh are also Dan’s big brother and Laurels big sister (respectively). They were there with them every step of the way during the day, and gave them both a fantastic stag and hen night (from what I heard).
Can you see little Kaycey peaking out from the back of the cake there?
Can you see little Kaycey peaking out from the back of the cake there?
Of Laurels 6 Bridesmaids, these 3 were the most 'hard-core' the other ladies had to take a rest when we did these pictures, and we all agreed I'd mention it here. Sorry gals!
Of Laurels 6 Bridesmaids, these 3 were the most ‘hard-core’ the other ladies had to take a rest when we did these pictures, and we all agreed I’d mention it here. Sorry gals!
Bride standing on stairs showing the train of her gown
Laurels Gown had the most beautiful train and cut-out detailing.
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