The details

The happy couple:

James and Sara

Time of year:


The location:

Healey Barn, Northumberland


Chris & Shazia

We first met James and Sara at a wedding fair at the Metro Radio Arena back at the start of 2019. We had a really good chat with them on the day and they emailed the following evening to confirm their wish to go ahead.

They’d chosen Healey Barn in Riding Mill as their venue. It’s a fantastic venue that we were very familiar with after being there many times in the past. It always makes for fantastic photographs regardless of the weather or the time of year.

On their day, there was a wintery fog that typically lifts by mid morning, but it was present for most of the day. The light was perfect so we couldn’t wait to take them outside and capture some fantastic, wintery images of them both together.


Where the wedding name came from:

The name was chosen because of the lovely gift that Sarah received from her bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding.

Chris began the day with James in Corbridge who was getting ready with his groomsmen.
Shazia was with Sara, who was getting ready with the girls. After hair and makeup was finished, they had time to relax whilst also presenting Sara with some lovely gifts.
As you can see from the images, Sara looked simply stunning in her dress.
While guests began to arrive at Healey Barn, Shazia and Sara stopped off on the way to take advantage of the beautiful layer of fog that was covering the nearby fields and woodland.
Inside, James was waiting patiently as Sara made her way down the aisle with her bridesmaids and father.
After the ceremony, we headed into the courtyard for a confetti tunnel and some family photographs.
We normally like leaving the couple photographs to a little later, but with the daylight slowly disappearing, together with the incredible fog, we decided to take them out a little early.
We caught things at just the right time. Just look at that golden sunset!
Back at the venue, there was plenty of time for our newlyweds to mingle and catch up with guests before it was time for the speeches.
Speeches were hilarious, we guests thoroughly hooked throughout.
Sara even got in on the act, bumping tradition to give a speech of her own.
As the last night faded, it was time to party. Guests were in great spirits as the band set up.
Before we knew it, it was time for the cake cut and the first dance.
Guests piled onto the dance floor to join our bride and groom, whereas outside, guests were warming up by the fire with some marshmellows and some sparklers.
The party showed no signs of slowing down as our time for the day drew to a close. Even the little ones were getting in on the act.