Hexham Abbey was the setting for Danielle and Gary’s Autumn wedding; a venue with a real wow factor. Danielle had demonstrated a real flair for design, with moss, twine and hessian hand-made decorations. Complimented by the autumnal leaves spread around the grounds of Hexham Abbey.
Hexham Abbey’s gothic architecture lent itself to some really dramatic shots, and the autumn breeze meant we could have some real fun with Danielle’s veil.
I loved Danielle’s dress, satin with a gorgeous crystal embellishment. Her hair was tied with a spray of crystals and beads and the outfit was finished with a beautiful heart necklace and veil. Danielle had even found time to make her own ring box. The bridesmaids all looked stunning in their rose dresses, and the flower girls, Danielle and Gary’s daughter and niece, were adorable.
Gary’s speech should have come with a mascara warning, as should the first dance, where the newlyweds were joined by daughter Mia at Hexham Abbey.
It’s the first time I’ve seen an ‘unfinished’ wedding cake, and it looked delicious. Really fitted the rustic feel of the wedding.
This was also my first time shooting at Hexham Abbey; I hope to return as it was a fabulous venue. The building is perfect for the dramatic shots of the ceremony. The grounds give endless possibilities for the couple shots. Being able to host the whole day under one roof certainly helps the day run smoothly. Hexham Abbey is also a stones throw from Vin 21, a wine specialist and one of my favourite spots for an afternoon tipple. This seemed a great excuse to check out the venue on more than one occasion!
A big thank you to Danielle and Gary for making me part of their special day, lots of love, Lindsey X Hexham Abbey Wedding. Wedding Photography by Forget Me Knot Images.