Updated: Oct 19
Paul and Rebecca Kerridge were married on 8th July 2021 just as England were in their final stages of the covid 19 pandemic restrictions. This is a little bit about them and their journey to this fabulous wedding day, caught by me their wedding photographer at Shotton Grange.
Paul and Rebecca met at a party on a New Year’s Eve, but it wasn’t until a few months later that the spark truly ignited. Their first date was to go and see Jurassic World and within another couple of months they both had matching dinosaur tattoos.
They moved in together quite quickly and it would be fair to say that they haven’t looked back since.
Their engagement was indicative of the fun and lifestyle they live. Paul surprised Rebecca with an engagement proposal after she had finished a shift at work, he brought her home from work to their house full of candles, Rebecca's two sons were holding white roses and their song was playing in the background. Then came the proposal and the next surprise, Rebecca didn’t know both of their families were hiding behind the blinds in the conservatory ready to congratulate them both, it's a good she said YES!
The road to the wedding was like so many others during this CV19 pandemic.
Plans were made and postponed. With the venue and suppliers booked and the excitement building, alas just 3 months after booking England went into lockdown.
With them both working in the entertainment industry and having to be furloughed it did give them lots of free time to plan their wedding day and meant they could do it together which was great but the uncertainty of whether their big day would be able to go ahead was always looming over them.
The original planned wedding date of March 25th, 2021, came and went, but thankfully Shotton Grange were fantastic in helping them to move their new date of 8th July 2021.
So here is their wedding day told in pictures, by Newcastle Wedding Photographer Tom Hibberd Photography working as the wedding photographer at Shotton Grange.
Being a wedding photographer at Shotton Grange gives me the chance to enjoy the beauty of the venue, this is what they have to say
"Shotton Grange is an elegant Georgian Manor and Coaching House which is now one of the North East’s finest wedding and events venues. Nestled within 6 acres of country grounds and exquisite walled gardens, it’s located in Northumberland but is only a short drive from Newcastle. So no matter whether you’re from Alnwick or Amble, Blyth or Morpeth, you can find an exquisite wedding venue right at your doorstep.
Being a wedding photographer at Shotton Grange I get to enjoy An Elegant Wedding Venue Near Newcastle
Shotton Grange is an excellent choice for your perfect day. Situated in the Northumbrian countryside means your wedding can escape the hustle and bustle of city living, and only being a short distance from Newcastle means it’s easy to get to. The wedding venue has everything you’ll need to make your wedding day one to remember, including a number of different function rooms, luxury accommodation and scenic grounds.
The beautifully-restored Coach House is the perfect rustic setting for your wedding ceremony or reception, able to seat up to 110 guests. There are plenty of spots to relax too, including the cocktail bar and lounge, the Drawing Room and the cosy Snug. You can also enjoy the walled garden and grounds, which are perfect for a warm summer wedding.
Inside the manor house you’ll find a total of eight beautifully-adorned bedrooms, including the bridal suite which features its own dressing room. We also have an adjoining cottage that sleeps an additional 6 guests, meaning 22 guests can be catered for in total."
All made special with thanks to the following suppliers
Dani Bakes (Danielle Gibson) made our cake
Hair & Makeup: maximillion hair
Bridesmaids hair: Kelly Clark
Bridesmaids makeup: Faye Louise
Heart archway & sweet cart: Straight from the heart
Wedding dress: Simply wed bridal
Groom & groomsmen suits: Suit culture
Videographer; Centre stage North East
If you would like further information about the wedding packages offered by Shotton Grange follow this link or to get in touch with me to be your wedding photographer at Shotton Grange follow this link to Tom Hibberd Photography