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Our Wedding Story


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

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Our Wedding Story


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

 
 

Sam & Kelly

Natural Retreats

17th July 2015

 

Photography by Paul Liddement

 

 

the proposal

 

We live in Dubai, and Sam surprised me with a proposal at sunset on our boat and had booked us into a suite at the Yas Viceroy. We made our way into the marina to be greeted by a huge banner saying “I can’t wait to make you Mrs. North”. I cried, a lot. He said we should keep the news private for a night and went for an incredible dinner at Cipriani. 

 

The next day he had planned lunch. As we walked into the restaurant I’m sure my heart stopped. All of my friends were there and had known for months about the engagement!

 

All photography provided by Paul Liddement.

 
 
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Two Best Friends


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

Two Best Friends


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

 
 

The venue

 

We have family and friends from around the world and we needed a venue that could accommodate around everyone in the same place. We quickly realised that we wanted an outdoor space and would pray for sunshine on the day. Sam discovered Natural Retreats in Yorkshire and the decision was made instantly. Five star accommodation in a woodland retreat was exactly what we wanted. 

 

 
 
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We're Married!


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

We're Married!


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

The photography

 

We found Paul after looking through quite a few online portfolios and felt instantly drawn to his style.  Paul’s work was romantic, natural and exactly what we were hoping for. Looking through his photographs made us feel like we were witnesses to special moments in time, rather than looking at posed shots.

 

Paul was fantastic on the day. He blended in with our guests, he provided direction, managed the shots, and was quick and efficient. We'd recommend him to anyone getting married. He was creative and really listened to what we wanted to achieve.

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A truly magical day


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

A truly magical day


Paul Liddement Wedding Stories | Kelly & Sam's Yorkshire Retreats Wedding | Paul is a Wedding Photographer in the North East covering Darlington and Durham capturing the story of your wedding day, as it unfolds!

 
 

The details

 

Given the beautiful natural surroundings we wanted to keep everything very simple and elegant, so the general theme was rural elegance. We chose to keep everything in neutral colours to let the countryside speak for itself. Lots of white flowers and greenery, with the bridal party in neutral tones.

 

Our amazing florist, Alice, from Forage & Blossom took our brief and created beautiful bouquets, table settings, a floral archway and decorated our cake, made by Sam’s mother.

 

My lovely friend Maria Gedeon designed all our stationery with a logo for our initials and calligraphy for everything else. 

 
 
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Our Time Together


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Photography: Paul Liddement Wedding Stories

Bride’s dress: Anne Rashid

Groom’s suit: Bespoke

Bridesmaid dresses: Anne Rashid/ Needle & Lace

Groomsmen’s suits: Debenhams

Stationery: Maria Gedeon

Flowers: Forage & Blossom

Entertainment: The Hoops

Transport: Sam’s TVR T350

Our Time Together


Suppliers

Photography: Paul Liddement Wedding Stories

Bride’s dress: Anne Rashid

Groom’s suit: Bespoke

Bridesmaid dresses: Anne Rashid/ Needle & Lace

Groomsmen’s suits: Debenhams

Stationery: Maria Gedeon

Flowers: Forage & Blossom

Entertainment: The Hoops

Transport: Sam’s TVR T350

 
 

The dress

 

I quickly fell in love with the form fitting Galia Lahav and Inbal Dror pieces. I found a designer, Anne Rashid, in Dubai who helped create the perfect dress for me. Hand beaded pearls for the strapless corset top, a tight fitting skirt with a long train for the daytime, and a second skirt which flared and was easy to dance in for the evening.  

 

The special touches

 

We like to work hard and party harder so we wanted our wedding to have a little bit of fun injected in the evening so our favours were bottles of Jägermeister.

 

Sam found our band, The Hoops, and booked them before we'd even found our venue! They were fantastic and played a mixture of hits and old time classics.

 

We added some glow sticks, blow up musical instruments and confetti canons to the dancefloor… and left a Hangover Kit in every lodge.

All photography provided by Paul Liddement.

www.paulliddement.com