The details

The happy couple:

Elaine and Simon

The date:

31st December 2018

The location:

Webster’s Ropery, Sunderland

Photographer(s):

Chris and Shazia

Elaine and Simon originally found us through Facebook back in January 2018. We had a great conversation before Elaine and Simon both came into the studio for a chat. After talking to them about their day, they decided to book two photographers.

They chose Webster’s Ropery for their wedding venue. We’d never been there at that point, but after the re-fit we’d heard many good things.

The venue is located on the edge of the river wear and while it’s surrounded by industrial buildings, it’s the perfect location to create something different…

Chris began the day over at the new Hilton Hotel in Sunderland where Simon was getting ready.
Shazia was over at Elaine's house with the girls. It was lovely and chilled.
Elaine made a grande entrance down the stairs before heading outside to the cars.
At the venue, Simon shared a joke with his best man before guests started to arrive.
It was a lovely ceremony. These two have been together for a long time so it was lovely to see them become husband and wife surrounded by their closest friends and family.
After the ceremony, guests shared a few drinks while to took the newlyweds outside for some photographs with the cars.
Inside, Paul Slattery entertained guests with some life like portraits.
Paul Lytton the magician was also on hand with a trick or two with guests thoroughly entertained.
It was time for our first couple portrait session. A quick 10 minutes outside with some green smoke and a Porsche thrown into the mix.
Back inside, guests enjoyed their wedding breakfast before being entertained by the Number 1 Singing Waiters.
As you can see, guests really got into the swing of things and put on quite a show.
After the wedding breakfast was over, comedian Cal Halbert entertained guests with some standup comedy.
The night was by no means over yet. After Simon and Elaine enjoyed their first dance together, Last Anthem took over with an excellent set of some musical greats. They really lifted the roof off the venue while we headed out to the new Bridge in Sunderland for some more couple portraits before we let the bride and groom enjoy the rest of their evening with their guests.