Lucy & Kunal’s Durham Wedding

Lucy and Kunal were married last year in Durham registry office with a reception at gorgeous venue Bistro 21. The wedding was an intimate low key prelude to a huge traditional celebration the following hosted by Kunal’s family. Lucy was pregnant and only just fitted her vintage dress which fell perfectly, creating a flattering shape over her bump.

There was to be little or no formality to this wedding with a few group shots captured outside the venues on the grass, but the main objective was to create an informal story of the afternoon. This is my speciality within vintage wedding reportage photography, carefully narrating the day by creatively capturing the expressions, atmosphere and emotion of the day without too much order or formality.

The lighting and back grounds of both venues coincidentally matched with the yellow walls, bare stone lit by the soft light of late summer. The colours of these settings really enhanced this set of images with Durham registry office’s fuchsia pink chairs & green/cream interior and the warm natural tones for the private dining room upstairs at Bistro 21, Durham’s sister to Newcastle’s Cafe 21.

If you are planning a wedding, do think about how the venue will visually influence the photography and once all the excitement is over, the photos become the most important part of the memories. The more visually impressive they are the happier you will be.

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