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a summer wedding at Walworth Castle near Darlington, County Durham by Simon Cardwell

This wedding took place last summer at a venue I have worked at many times. Walworth Castle is located a couple of miles outside my hometown of Darlington. I have worked here steadily over the years & I even came here on a school trip over 20 years ago.

On this occasion it was beautiful summers day & the outdoor ceremony area made for the perfect location:

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Wedding Photographer London

I grabbed a couple of quick shots with the groom outside:

The Barn at Alswick Hertfordshire Hall Estate

From there it was on to the ceremony:

The Barn at Alswick Hertfordshire Hall Estate
The Barn at Alswick Hertfordshire Hall Estate
De Vere Theobalds Estate Hertfordshire Park
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Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer Darlington
Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer Darlington

In this weather you have to be careful with the group shots as the sun is very bright in the afternoon. Luckily at Walworth there is plenty of trees to use to diffuse the light:

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Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer Darlington
Simon Cardwell Wedding Photographer Darlington
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De Vere Theobalds Estate Hertfordshire Park

One great aspect of the large reception room at Walworth Castle is the skylights which allow for some fantastic natural light in the room, especially in the summer months:

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Hitchin Priory Hertfordshire
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De Vere Theobalds Estate Hertfordshire Park

Sometimes in the summer when it is particularly sunny, I suggest we do the couple portraits later in the day, usually around 6pm when the sun has gone down a bit.

Which is exactly what we did on this occasion:

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The first dance was interesting in this case:

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