The details

The happy couple:

Richard and Jessica

The date:

31st December 2017

The location:

Rudby Hall, Yarm

Photographer(s):

Chris and Shazia

We initially met Jess at the wedding fair at the Durham County Cricket ground and after chatting to her for a good while on the day, she got in touch soon after so we could meet Richard. As soon as we all got together, we hit it off and there was no turning back.

They had chosen Rudby Hall, a venue we had never shot at before but we were excited for the opportunity to be part of their amazing and capture their wedding at such an beautiful venue.

It was a crisp cold day in December, but we wrapped up and headed out.

Shazia started bright and early with the girls. Jess had thoughtfully got the girls some gifts and she was also presented with her own gift from Richard.
Meanwhile Richard was getting ready with the lads at home.
It was an emotional time at the church with plenty of laughter and tears.
Once the guests arrived at Rudby Hall, it was time for some group photographs before guests headed inside for the speeches.
There we so many little details throughout the day, all based around Jess's love of Disney and in particular, Beauty and the Beast.
Lots of laughs were had during the speeches, particularly from the best man.
After the bouquet toss, it was time for the first dance.
There was still plenty of time left for partying as midnight drew closer.
Finally as midnight struck, the guests joined hands and sang Auld Lang Syne before heading outside once more for a breathtaking fireworks display.