The West Mill, in Darley Abbey, Derby, is one of those venues that inspires. Stripped back, industrial, with bare brick walls and streaking light, it’s a venue that every bride and groom can make their own for the day. When Gemma + Pete asked us if we’d like to shoot their wedding there we couldn’t get down the A1 fast enough. On the day itself they were fun, gracious, and warm to the core – it was a pleasure to spend time with them and their families. And a big thanks to photographer Ellie Bond who hung out with us for the day. 🙂
Budle Hall, just up the coastal trail from Bamburgh, and a stone’s throw from Budle Bay, was the setting for Beth + James beautiful wedding last month. The couple had fallen in love with the country house hotel a couple of years ago, and brought their friends and family from London and further afield to share their day in this stunning part of Northumberland. Thank you, Beth + James, for letting us be part of it.
C + K xx
What a wedding to bring 2015 to a close!
New Year’s Eve took us to Baltic centre for contemporary arts, one of our favourite places on Tyneside, for the wedding of Katherine + Jack.
From the moment I met them I knew it would be something special. Katherine is a dancer, and she brought all of her style and aesthetics along for the day. From her one-off Charlie Brear skirt (that almost caused a punch-up at the sample sale!) and Anthropologie jacket, to her stripped-back, minimalist lighting ideas at the ceremony, it was a pleasure to shoot from prep to party. I think they may have ordered the glorious winter sunshine too, but it’s hard to tell.
Thank you so much for choosing us to be your photographers and allowing us to share your special day amongst the warmth of your family and friends. C + K xx
If a wedding could be both stylish, and homely, this was it. With heart and home at the core of Rebekah + Mike’s wedding, it still oozed style, and charm, and elegance at every turn. Rebekah was the epitome of 195os style in her Ian Stuart ‘Sophia’ dress and bespoke floral veil from Ava Rose Hamilton. The flowers by The Flower Shop, in Clitheroe, were a joy and graced everything from the church archway, to the red 1950s Talbot Sunbeam that took Rebekah to church. With a reception at the local pub The Freemason’s Arms, tucked just behind their house in the tiny hamlet of Wiswell, it was a day that stayed true to their roots without compromising on style. Thank you, Rebekah + Mike, for asking us to be part of it.
Well, thank you 2014, you were a blast! Our cool, kind, charming, and creative couples took us from Newcastle to New York and back again, in what was an eclectic and endlessly entertaining year. Here’s a look back with some of our favourite shots – and favourite moments – from a memorable year.
Winter weddings often get a bad press. Sure, the days are short, and no-one wants to be outdoors for long, but when Christmas is near and that raking winter sun decides to shine, they can be magical. And that is exactly what happened when Laura + Paul married at Eshott Hall, in Northumberland, in the days just before Christmas. From the sing-a-long during the ceremony, to the ceilidh to end all ceilidh’s, it was a day filled with light, laughter and lots of love.
‘Hello Brooklyn, how you doin’?
Where you goin’? Can I come to?
And if I can, I’m a be your man
You could be my lady and have my baby.’ – Jay-Z
Lauren + Paul were flying home from where they live in Mussoorie, India, to get married in Lauren’s native Brooklyn. Would we like to go to New York? Hell, yes.
It is always gratifying when visitors from abroad get to see the very best a host country can offer. And that is exactly what Craig’s family got when they flew in from South Africa to see him exchange vows with English rose Amy at the beautiful Brinkburn Priory. Nestled in a valley where the Coquet bends and weaves its way through deepest Northumberland, the historic and atmospheric Priory is surely amongst Northumberland’s most stunning venues. With native South African blooms, and tables named after African animals, it was a mix of cultures that made the day lively, joyous, and filled with love.
Florist: Lavenders Blue
Make-up: Josephine Birkett