Michael Cartwright Photography
Elizabeth and Daniel - Judges Country House Hotel
Posted on 27th September, 2019
Planning a wedding 250 miles away from home can be a challenging undertaking, but that's exactly what Daniel and Elizabeth found themselves doing in the months after their engagement. The guys live and work in London but wanted a wedding close to Liz's family in the North East.
Fortunately enough, they had help from Elizabeth's Mum and Dad who reside in nearby Hartburn (just a minute or two away from me) and the ever capable Judges wedding team. I'd been recommended to Elizabeth and Daniel and was very happy to shoot for them.
Liz didn't want too much fuss during her preparations and requested that only a handful of photos were taken at her parents home. There was a beautiful light coming through an upstairs window, perfect for a bridal portrait. Outside, the stunning garden provided a wonderful backdrop to group photos.
The ceremony took place at Greens Lane Methodist Church in Hartburn and was packed with family and friends who had travelled from far and wide to witness the wedding. A London bus provided a quirky nod to their life in the capital and transport for guests.
After an out-pouring of confetti under a tunnel of hockey sticks, Mr and Mrs Salisbury-Jones made their way over to Judges Country House Hotel for their reception. Judges is a stunning venue, nestled on the edge of North Yorkshire just outside Yarm. The grounds are perfect for photographs.
There was certainly a great atmosphere in the courtyard at Judges, where guests were enjoying the fine weather, live music and drinks on the lawn. We used this time to shoot group photos and candid shots.
Liz and Dan entered the room at Judges to a huge round of applause ready to take their seats for the wedding breakfast. The guys had requested wedding photos only up until this point so my day was almost done by now. I was confident that they had been well covered and we had lots of great shots in the bag. Most of the weddings bookings that I take encompass photography from bridal preparations right through to the first dance, however I also take lots of requests for smaller packages covering less time on the day. Every wedding is different and I'm happy to work to the clients requests.
This was a fun filled wedding day with an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie throughout a beautiful day in the sunshine. Liz and Dan had clearly put a lot of thought into their celebrations and they brought everything (and everybody) together perfectly, from the London/Teesside connections to the venue styling. There was so much love and laughter and I hope to of captured this in these images.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Salisbury Jones, I'm sure that everyone who knows them will agree that these two have a very bright future ahead of them.