Nikita and Paul’s wedding at Crook Hall was so much fun. It was my first wedding at Crook Hall and what a venue it is! it is a medieval building and it is full of character with tonnes of period features and stunning Gardens.The Medieval hall is a light room you don’t need to worry about your pictures being too dark. I met Nikita as she was getting ready in a beautiful attic room at Crook Hall Durham.  With traditional beams, I had to take a picture of the dress as the light from the window shone through illuminating it.

      Meanwhile at Crook Hall and Gardens, Paul was having fun with his best man. He even decided that a piggy back was in order. He quickly regretted it as he heard a tear and realised that he had torn his trousers revealing his boxers! Greta my very talented assistant was on hand to capture the moment. The panic was quickly over as we managed to find a needle and thread to fix them.

      Nikita and Paul tied the knot in an old medieval hall at Crook Hall Durham.

      It is simply beautiful. With stone walls and twinkly fairly lights it creates a magical atmosphere. It even has a little balcony area where my assistant Greta was able to capture some images from above. Meanwhile, I captured the images from the front at Crook Hall Durham.

      It was a beautiful sunny day and we went for a stroll around the garden at Crook Hall. You even get stunning views of Durham Castle!  The flowers were in full bloom and the Prosecco was free flowing, everyone was enjoying the sunshine. As a photographer I was spoiled for choice for where to take the pictures. With so many little archways and blooming flowers, it was very pretty.

      Nikita and Paul were brilliant to photograph, they didn’t stop laughing the whole time! I was lucky enough to do an engagement shoot with these two. They knew what to expect and were not nervous in front of the camera. I think the engagement shoot is very useful in helping you get to know each other better.

      Soon it was time for the wedding breakfast which was al fresco.

      Set under a canopy we were very close to all of the beautiful flowers. It was decorated with bunting and twinkly lights. The centre pieces were round glass vases with cream flowers and foliage which worked well with the rustic theme at Crook Hall and Gardens.

      After the breakfast there was plenty to do from playing archery in the garden to playing on the swing. The kids had fun running around and playing games. I stumbled across Nikita and her friends from rowing club. They decided to show me what they do on the rowing boat, and soon they were all sat in single file and Nikita was shouting the orders. She was very good! They clearly have lots of fun!

      Soon everyone was back in the Medieval Hall at Crook Hall Durham.  The DJ had set up some lights, the atmosphere was lovely as Nikita and Paul had her first dance.  Then it was Nikita’s dads turn, which was a lovely moment to witness.

      If you are looking for a venue for your wedding that has character and beautiful grounds you seriously need to consider Crook Hall and Gardens. Wedding Couple.

      Crook Hall & Gardens
      Hairdresser- Smoke N Mirrors hair salon
      Cake- Jacqueline’s Cake Company