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A recent wedding at Walworth Castle Hotel, Darlington, County Durham by Simon Cardwell

This week I would like to share with you a wedding from a few weeks ago at a venue I work at quite regularly. Walworth Castle is only a few miles outside of my hometown of Darlington & is somewhere I have been going since I was a child.

This is the room where the ceremony takes place, when I was younger I think this room was a bar:

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When a picture like this presents itself you have to be quick to grab it:

pageboy at a wedding at Walworth Castle Hotel Darlington

I didn’t photograph the full getting ready on this occasion so we are onto the ceremony quicker than usual:

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Walworth Castle Hotel Darlington
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This completely unexpected photo turned out to be my favourite of 2019 so far & one I plan to enter into the Wedding Photojournalist Association monthly photo contests:

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It was an extremely windy day so the bride & groom portraits mostly took place indoors. Luckily there are enough places at Walworth Castle to do a full shoot:

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Although I did persuade the couple to nip outside for a couple of shots:

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I thought long & hard about photoshopping out that Fire Exit sign. Ultimately I decided to leave it as it was, because that was how it looked on the day:

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bridesmaid at a wedding at Walworth Castle Hotel
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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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I grabbed a couple of quick shots with the groom outside:

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From there it was on to the ceremony:

The Barn at Alswick Hertfordshire Hall Estate
The Barn at Alswick Hertfordshire Hall Estate
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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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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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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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Wedding Photography at Walworth Castle, near Darlington by Simon Cardwell

Just a short selection for you today from a recent wedding at Walworth Castle near Darlington.

I didn’t shoot a lot of the bridal preparations on this occasion but I didn't manage to grab a couple when I first arrived:

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I have worked at Walworth many times over the years & It is a beautiful ceremony room with lots of natural light.

Here are a few highlights from the ceremony:

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I’m going to leave you with this shot today, mainly because the boy in the photograph is playing with an X Wing Fighter from Star Wars:

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