Summer Pub Wedding | Black Horse Beamish | Adam & Sarah
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Black Horse Beamish Pub Wedding | County Durham | Sarah & Adam

Black Horse Beamish Wedding Photographer, County Durham

We received the photos yesterday. I think Sarah has watched the video a total of 10 times at least already. It is absolutely perfect, thank you so much. We really are going to tell all our friends about you. You did such an incredible job and we couldn’t be happier. You are the best, thank you so much. – Mr & Mrs O’Connor

Reviews left on Facebook:

She did our wedding and was a like a ninja. No one could see her or hear her but she captured some gorgeous and very precious memories that are so genuine I will cherish them with my family forever. Really captured our personalities. So lovely, so funny and amazing. Wish we could get married again just to get a few more photos. Could not speak more highly of her, can’t wait for the rest of our pictures – Mrs O’Connor

It was such a pleasure to watch you crawl under tables and pop up in random places to get that perfect shot, 11/10 amazing – Holly (Mrs O’Connor’s sister)

I met Adam and Sarah for the first time at Quilliams, a “hip” (it says so on Google) teahouse in Newcastle.  I had literally just decided to take the plunge and start to offer weddings officially, and we found each other on this new website called bidvine.  Being new to the industry, I thought I would give it a go.  Do you know it?  It’s where a couple post details about their wedding day and their photography budget and photographers bid.  At first I thought it was a scam, but I was trying to build up my portfolio, so I tried it out and on my first attempt, bid on Adam and Sarah’s gig.  Next thing I know I’m being invited for tea at Quilliams and we’re getting into the juicy details of their day.

Adam and Sarah were simply lush.  And I probably could have sat there all evening drinking tea.  Sarah Australian, Adam Irish but living in Newcastle with relatives.  I knew their wedding was going to be full of fun, lively, possibly over the top characters – Australian and Irish – probably the best mix if you’re looking for some good crack as my Nan would have said (yes, she was Irish and lovely!).

Adam and Sarah had decided upon getting married at the beautiful Black Horse in Beamish.  I knew the pub from my own family visits, and had said what a lush wedding location it would make.  The venue has now jumped right in as a wedding venue with gorgeous marquee, multiple choices for your ceremony, and my favourite is the lavender field created on the hillside – just gorgeous.

Adam and Sarah didn’t really have many requests, apart from being able to capture a few family shots as they had family from both sides flying in from so far away and we had to make sure we took a few “family reunion” type shots (I’m more than happy to do that BTW – I know how important they can be, especially when the miles divide us), and they wanted to make sure we could feature some of the lovely English countryside in the photos.  Bloody weather tried to scupper us though, but we soldiered on. I reckon Sarah would have gone out in the pouring rain if she had to though.

Despite the heavy rain, in typical English fashion, which made the Aussies laugh, the sun came out and it ended up being a gorgeous sunny evening.  And the families could enjoy the grounds of the pub.  It was a mid-week wedding and Sarah and Adam booked me for just 5 hours to capture the key elements of the day, so I stayed up until after the speeches and to capture guests enjoying the sun on the terrace, leaving them to have a lovely evening and for the families to get to know each other.

So Adam and Sarah.  Thank you for inviting me to share your special day with you.  Thank you for taking a chance on me, as I had only shot a couple of weddings when you booked me.  So it means a lot. I knew you got me and my approach to photography straight away and I still love that you wrote in your initial email to me: “Bespoke, in the moment photographs are so unique and your pictures are gorgeous.”

Oh and Adam – you were the most emotional groom ever – clearly so, totally, over the hills in love with Sarah.  It was so lovely to see – you had me welling up behind the camera too. In fact, the whole place was full of love for the two of you.  Even though your families live so far away, you are clearly the centre of their worlds.  Congratulations to the both of you.  xxx

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