I think my obsession with telling peoples wedding stories has developed so well over the years. My approach means that I see the true beauty in every story and so I appreciate every bride's individuality and I try to capture it. Similarly the dress is different for every bride, and that always interests me too. Knowing that a dress has been perfectly chosen to best represent a bride is a big thing for me. Its all of the things coming together, organically creating the canvas for me to design the artwork. Here are some brides from 2016 caught at their most natural and stylish.
Stylish Bride // Stephanie Glover // 16 Sep Middleton Lodge
"Paul managed to tell a story for each couple with varying styles and didn’t feel like stock photography a lot of other wedding photographers."
(Dress Designer & Shop – Swanky Bride, Huddersfield. Flowers – Twisted Willow, Ripon. Makeup Artist – Amanda Bell. Hair Stylist – Katherine Woods.)
Stylish Bride // Collette Larsson // 09 May Newton Hall
"Paul's pictures were playful and warm - a feeling which we hoped that the whole day would be remembered in"
(Dress Designer & Shop – MoriLee by Madelene. Flowers – The whole schbang. Makeup Artist – K Baker. Hair Stylist – Lyndsay Jade.)
The Stylish Bride // Katy Slater // 08 Jul // Healey Barn
"Paul's photos were beautiful, natural, fun and tell a story"
(Dress: Surrey Brodes. Hair/Makeup: Victoria Farr. Flowers: Flowers Unlimited)
The Stylish Bride // Maarja Taylor // 02 Jul Kirkley Hall
"I just loved Paul's laid back style and beautiful, natural photos"
(Dress: NYMF. Hair: C&R Hair Dressing. Makeup Artist: Stephanie Wilson. Flowers: Kirkley Hall Florists.)
The Natural Bride // Emma Moir // 28 Mar // Doxford Barns
"Like the venue, when looking for a photographer, we always came back to Paul as our favourite."
(Dress: Wed2B. Hair: Kerry Wedding Hair. Flowers: Designed my own)
Natural Bride // Kayleigh Bramley // 31 Mar Newton Hall
"I love the way Paul makes each wedding special and unique to the bride and groom"
(Dress: Stella York WDC. Make up: Irene Roozbayani. Hair: Kara Scott. Flowers: Floral Quater.
Natural Bride // Suzanne Too // 22 Aug Wynyard
"We found Paul’s work is exactly what we are looking for and it’s a different approach to traditional photography as Paul’s work documents wedding story on pictures"
(Dress: Custom Made. Make up: Heba. Hair: Victoria Style. Flowers: Valerie Rose.
Natural Bride // Emma Holliday // 23 Apr High House Farm Brewery
"Paul was recommended by a friend and we really liked Paul's portfolio"
(Dress: The wedding Boutique. Makeup/Hair: Stephanie Gayle. Flowers: The Secret Garden)
The Natural Bride // Natalie Day // 02 Jan // Eshott Hall
"Paul's beautiful, natural-looking shots gave us the confidence he could handle whatever conditions our wintery wedding date might throw at us!"
(Dress: Maggie Sottero, from Y.A.P. Bridal. Flowers - Fleur Couture. Makeup Artist - Issy Retberg, London. Hair Stylist - Victoria’s Style.)
The Stylish Bride // Fay Andrews 25 Mar Guyzance Hall
"We used Paul for our wedding and we have to say thankyou Paul, you're amazing, not only did Paul do just the best job on the photos, but guests thought he was one of our guests, he blended in so well! Our friends who have weddings in the area are disappointed that they've already booked their photographers!"
(Dress: Justin Alexander. Florist: Self. Hair: Church Hairdressing.)
The Natural Bride // Meg Taylor // 12 Mar // Ramside Hall
"Paul’s photos are fantastic –we are yet to see one we don’t love! The style is beautiful, unique, and really tells a story much more anything else we had seen. Paul comes across as dedicated to getting the best out of the day for you and a genuinely interested, interesting, and friendly person."
(Dress Designer & Shop – Diane Harbridge – purchased at Bridal Factory Outlet, Northallerton. Flowers – Ann Fitzgerald and Dianne Ward, Harrogate Flower Club. Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist - Stephanie Gayle)
The Natural Bride // Sarah Smith // 16 Mar // Guyzance Hall
"We wanted someone to tell our wedding story, to capture the mood and people informally. When looking through portfolios, this is exactly what Paul offered."
(Dress Designer & Shop - Pronovias, Karen Forte nr Cambridge. Makeup Artist - Sarah Storehouse. Hair Stylist - Carolyn Clayton. Flowers - The Floral Quarter)
The Natural Bride // Lerina Barbe // 07 May The Grand, Tynemouth
"We had looked at a number of photographers but then found Paul who has done the photography of a few people we know and love his natural style and the way he captures special moments when people are unaware."
(Dress Designer & Shop – Essense of Australia, Accent in Newcastle. Flowers – Naomi The Flower Girl. Makeup Artist – Rubey Lalia MUA. Hair Stylist – Emily Nealon of Jem Hair Design.)
Stylish Bride // Stephanie Ghandi // 21 May Doxford Barns
"Paul had such unique photos and style, which suited our taste"
(2 Dresses – Bridal superstore Surat, India + Paloma Blanca Newcastle. Flowers – Wild with love. Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist – Susan Cole.)
The Natural Bride // Louise Knox // 9 Jul Natural Retreats
"I was instantly wowed by Paul's photography. It has a modern and alternative feel rather than other wedding photography that left us feeling uninspired."
(Dress Designer & Shop – Stella of York from Dobinsons of Darlington. Flowers – Eliza Blooms, Darlington. Makeup Artist – Eve Beauty, Darlington. Hair Stylist – Colby from Venus and Bardot.)
A Stylish Bride // Emma Campbell // 28 May Ellingham Hall
"I really liked his documentary style and that he focused on capturing the day rather than the same routine photos. I want to enjoy my day with the people there and not be whisked away for hours of photos."
(Dress Designer & Shop Si Bridal. Flowers Joanne's Flowers. Makeup Artist Hair Stylist.)
Natural Bride // Laura Downey // 10 Jun South Causey
"We researched many photographers but felt Paul’s photography had an extra edge to it. Laura thought the pictures Paul takes look like something from a magazine and very professional."
(Dress Designer & Shop – First Glance and Intuzuri. Flowers – Charlottes House of Flowers. Makeup Artist - Bride. Hair Stylist - Angela Bryan.)
The Natural Bride // Faye Brown // 11 Jun Biddick Hall
"Paul was the wedding photographer for our friend Louise on her wedding day. The pictures were stunning and I knew Paul was the photographer for us. More recently, we knew our decision was the right one when the beautiful snowy wedding photograph, taken by Paul in December last year, was in the news."
(Dress Designer & Shop – Ronald Joyce // House of Bellas, Newcastle. Flowers – Alan Brown. Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist - Wedding Hair and Make Up North East. Lauren & Michele.)
The Stylish Bride // Alex Brien // 17 Jun Headlam Hall
"It was important to us to find a photographer who we both felt comfortable with and who was passionate about us enjoying our day without having endless pictures to pose for. Paul is down to earth and we trusted him to document our day in a natural style and to still get all our essential shots. We liked Paul from the start and are really excited to see the end product after our big day!"
(Dress Designer & Shop – Justin Alexander, Mia Sposa Newcastle. Flowers – Anna Hunton. Makeup Artist – Headlam Spa. Hair Stylist – Kerry Wedding Hair.)
The Natural Bride // Stacie McCulloch. 25 Jun Walworth Castle
"Having seen some of Paul’s work on social media I had already made a mental note that he was the photographer for me. (long before David’s proposal) So when I did have a wedding to plan, I immediately booked Paul within a matter of weeks of becoming engaged – haven’t even consulted with other wedding photographers."
(Dress Designer & Shop – David Tutera for Mon Cheri, bough from Bridal Apparel in Leeds. Flowers – Butterflies Florist, Middlesbrough. Makeup Artist – Kim Blair.)
The Stylish Bride // Katie Pinto-Fernandes // 26 Jun // Newton Hall
"We were immediately impressed by Paul’s photos, but what really made him stand out was his unique ability to use those photos to tell the perfect story and capture the moments which really convey the feelings and emotions of the day."
(Dress Designer & Shop – Harrogate Wedding Lounge. Flowers – The Finishing Touch Company. Makeup Artist – Dani MUA. Hair Stylist – Hair by Victoria Alder.)
The Stylish Bride // Wynyard Hall // 8 Jun
The Stylish Bride // Hazel Adams // 1 Jul // Matfen Hall
"We fell in love with Paul’s photography as soon as we saw it. No one else came close! We just knew we had to have him as our photographer."
(Dress Designer & Shop – Mori Lee 6788. Flowers – Button Rose Floral Design. Makeup Artist – Carla Donnan Make up. Hair Stylist – Carly Charlton Hair.)
A Natural Bride // Rebecca Parnaby 16 Jul Whitworth Hall
"We saw a post shared on the Whitworth Hall’s Facebook page of a wedding shot by Paul Liddement and we fell in love with the soft, relaxed, romantic style of photography. I also love the humor captured in some of the shots, he really captures the emotion felt by guests etc."
(Dress Designer & Shop – White Rose- Truly, Madly, Deeply. Flowers – Tied in knots- Flowers by design. Makeup Artist – Victoria Holdstock. Hair Stylist – Chloe Dunn.)
Stylish Bride // Sinead Stone // 20 Feb Fawsley Hall
"Paul's photographs were a perfect example of everything that was fun and individual about our day. We’ve had more compliments than we can count on the images we have seen and have been singing his praises to all who will listen! The amount of time and effort he put in the day before was incredible to make sure that everything ran smoothly on the big day. He was so patient with us and made the whole experience really fun."
(Dress: Ted Baker. Florist: Emma from Remington Florist.)
The Stylish Bride // Kelly North // 18 Jul Natural Retreats
"We found Paul after looking through quite a few portfolios and felt instantly drawn to his style. It was romantic, natural and exactly what we were hoping for. "
(Dress Designer & Shop – Anne Rashid, Dubai. Flowers – Forrage and Blossom.)