The details

The happy couple:

Ashley and Andrew

The date:

1st September 2019

The location:

Healey Barn, Northumberland

Photographer(s):

Chris & Shazia

Ashley and Andrew found us at the Newcastle Racecourse wedding fair in October 2017. We had a really good chat with them and instantly hit it off. It was clear we’d be a perfect fit into their big day.

They chose Healey Barn in Riding Mill as their venue. We love photographing there. It’s a lovely venue and whether it rains or shines, it’s always a fantastic day.

They were getting married at the start of September, which has always been, in our opinion, the best month for the weather. It just so happened our theory was correct. It was a beautiful day and we couldn’t wait to photograph their fantastic wedding day.

 

Where the wedding name came from:

The name was chosen because yes, they had eleven cakes. Each table had a cake centre piece and each cake had a different flavour.

Chris and Shazia began their together at Healey Hall. Andrew and his groomsmen were both getting ready in the courtyard room.
Shazia was in the main hall with Ashley and her family.
Everything was nice and chilled with the girls and it meant Shazia had some time to capture to lovely images of Ashley and her dress.
It has been an emotional morning and that had never been more apparent than when Ashley's father came in to see her in her dress for the first time.
Over at Healey Barn, guests were seated and Andrew was feeling a little nervous.
All the nerves were gone as soon as Ashley arrived though. Andrew couldn't hide his excitement.
The ceremony room at Healey Barn is such a lovely setting. The barn just looks incredible!
Outside we organised a big group photograph of everyone together before leaving guest to catch up, eat some canapés and enjoy themselves.
We floated around for a while just snapping away. When the time came, we grabbed our newlyweds, hopped in the car and headed down to the woods.
The whole forest looked amazing. The sun was really shining and had this golden look to it which made for some incredible images.
After managing to scale the fence, we headed back up to Healey Barn and into the back field for some photographs by the lake.
After our trip to the lake on the way back, it was time to head back inside for the speeches.
Now this was a big surprise. Singing waiters!!
There you have it. We weren't lying. ELEVEN cakes!!
It was time for Andrew and Ashley's first dance as husband and wife.
While some guests partied inside, the pizzas were being prepped and other guests were roasting marsh mellows by the fire pits.