Catherine & Chris’ wonderful winter wedding | Durham wedding photography

Catherine & Chris’ wonderful winter wedding | Durham wedding photography

When it comes to shooting Durham wedding photography the words ‘private’ & ‘castle’ definitely gets me very excited.  You see I grew up in Durham and there are loads of castle’s open to the general public, but Catherine and Chris went one better and had their beautiful winter wedding at Brancepeth Castle, which isn’t normally a wedding venue, or accessible to the general public… I guess if you know the right people though, and are super awesome like these guys anything is possible!

A 3:15pm December ceremony at the church just next door to the castle and then confetti, a guard of honour and a walk with nothing but oil lamps lighting the way to the reception was let’s just say a little bit of a challenge but SO worth the effort and brain power it took to pull it all off.  This wasn’t your typical Durham wedding, nor was it the type of photography skill set I get to use very often, all adding up to some really awesome moments to photograph… I mean a guard of honour in the dark with confetti?  Erm yes please!!!

The castle was beautifully decorated with festoon lighting and trees with twinkly fairy lights, it was straight out of a magazine and just oozed real class.  I was only with Catherine and Chris up until the wedding breakfast but I got to witness Catherine delivering a really moving speech which had some amusing lines about Chris’ chat up line when they first met (his last name is Armstrong and I think a bicep flex may have been involved somewhere along the way) before I headed home.  This was a classy and very pretty wedding with a really chilled party vibe, so many moments stood out and I am so happy that Catherine and Chris chose me to capture it for them.

Catherine and Chris you were a real pleasure to work with and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together, thanks for inviting me along to such an amazing winter wedding.

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