On the 5th August 2017 I was at Walworth Castle near Darlington to photograph Pete and Craig’s wedding. Walworth Castle is despite its considerable size quite an intimate venue. It was built in 1189 so it has withstood the ages with grace and makes a great venue for a wedding. I was booked for a whole day package so it was an early morning start. Pete and Craig had rooms on opposite ends of the floor so I shuttled back and forth to capture the preparations.
They had a staggering amount of 16 bridesmaids and 6 flower girls, add to that family, ushers, best men, make up and hair ladies and you have got a busy floor up there! The sunflower was the main theme for the wedding and it was featured everywhere. From the decorations in the dining room, (live sunflowers and handmade decorations by family and friends) to the bouquets and hairpieces for the bridesmaids. Amid the flurry of activity the wedding couple prepared themselves for the day ahead. When it was time for the ceremony things quieted down and Pete, accompanied by his aunt and Craig, accompanied by his mother went downstairs preceded by the flower girls and bridemaids.
The light was beautiful, everything was livened up by the bright colours of the omnipresent sunflowers. Pete is from Greek descent and during the ceremony Pete’s aunt performed a Greek wedding ritual to seal the bond between them in a traditional Greek way. I stayed until the cutting of the cake and the first dance, had a great day!