A Beautiful Wedding at Eshott Hall
Its been a while since we ventured to Newcastle and its a gorgeous part of the country when you drive beyond the city, this Eshott Hall wedding was a real delight for us to film. Eshott Hall lies between Morpeth and Alnwick and is set within beautiful gardens and woodland in the heart of Northumberland. I say ‘set in beautiful gardens’ but that really doesn’t do it justice. We spent all day at this beautiful country house which has a small informal chapel just a short walk away and its one of the most idyllic places we have visited. We were blessed with a warm summers day and not a cloud in the sky which made this all the more special.
Getting ready and beyond
One thing I loved about this Eshott Hall wedding was its size and grandeur, its not huge but its an impressive location. The 17th century decor gives it a timeless feel and the ancient woodland that surrounds has lots of little hiding paces reminiscent of a ‘secret garden’. Sophia and Chris both got ready at Eshott Hall so it was great to be able to move seamlessly between rooms and with only a short 5 minute walk to the chapel it meant that the wedding party could walk between the two quite easily. There were a few emotions as time passed and when Chis’s mum gave such a beautiful reading there were quite a few tears. It was such a heartwarming speech and straight from the heart, no paper to read from. From that moment I knew I wanted to use some of it to tell the story.
Dinner & Dancing
After the ceremony everyone headed back to Eshott Hall and enjoyed canapes outside whilst soaking up the sun. Sophia changed into a stunning red dress just before the wedding breakfast and all the guests made their way inside. The speeches followed shortly afterwards which were a real mix of laughter and emotion bringing a tear to the eye of several on the top table. The highlight of the evening though has got to be the first dance. Chris had mentioned that he and Sophia love dancing and had choreographed a first dance, normally these range from a little embarrassing to mildly impressive but Sophia & Chris’s was just on another level. Im not an expert by any means but we do sometimes shoot dance events and theirs was the best I’ve seen for a long time. As they finished the whole room was in uproar with cheers.
The Perfect Ending
As well as the spectacular first dance they had an awesome DJ (also one of the guests) who absolutely rocked and had everyone on the dance floor. I could see it was going to be a great party. We really loved shooting Sophia and Chris’s day, they are such a cool couple and were a pleasure to work with. This Eshott Hall wedding was a day that will stand out for us well into the future as we remember the laughter the love and the DANCING!!