Zara and Craig’s Wedding

With a floral theme of sunflowers then it was appropriate that a cloudless sky welcomed the guests on the day of Zara and Craig’s wedding.  My second photographer, Stacey joined the groom and his groomsmen where they were located at a guest house in Rothbury, Northumberland. A few miles away, Zara, her bridesmaids and family had stayed overnight in the delightful cottages at the venue. The men were already warm in their suits, but were happy to have a few photographs outside their abode and later inside the cool of the Manor House. Located in a secluded wooded ravine, Brinkburn with it’s cottages stables and grounds is an unforgettable location for a wedding. The Manor House is located adjacent to the venue and utilises part of the vaulted undercroft to the medieval monks’ dining hall, presents a nineteenth-century appearance. It is a grade II* listed building. The Priory itself was a medieval monastery built in the 12th century on a bend of the River Coquet. I joined a relaxed Zara in the latter stages of her completion of her hair and make up by Toni and Charlene. Zara’s sister Jenna and bridesmaid Sarah were also there to witness the pride on her Dad’s face when he saw the bride already to walked down the aisle. The ceremony was held in The White Room and the vows were exchanged amongst smiles and laughter which continued throughout the day. I don’t think I have photographed a couple who laughed quite as much as Zara and Craig. The wedding breakfast was held in the Tipi and the speeches were all fantastic, funny and emotional. It was a treat to hear best man Andy’s gift of poetry. The band set up in The White Room and the party went on into the hot night where in this part of the world it hardly goes dark near the summer solstice. Stacey and I were delighted to be chosen as Zara and Craig’s Wedding Photographers, it was a happy fun day and we know that they will treasure the photographs forever. Upon seeing them Zara said “Thank you so much for the amazing photos, they are perfect and we are so happy”.

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