Laura & Philip
“Thank you Ray for our wonderful Crook Hall and Gardens wedding photographs they are perfect memories of our special day. Not only have you captured so many fabulous photos, you have created some absolutely wonderful pieces of art! Myself and Phil actually look good lol. I cant recommend you enough! To anyone out there who wants a friendly but professional wedding photographer who not only takes wonderful photos but also just blends in and becomes one of the guests, Ray is the photographer for you!! We will treasure these beautiful memories forever.”
How did you both meet?
We originally met at school when we were 7 but didn’t end up together until we were 20 years old. Phil was in the armed forces based in Cyprus and he started chatting to me on Facebook. When he returned home after 6 month, we met up and have been together ever since.
Why did you chose your venue over all the others?
It was a rare gem. Crook Hall is so magical its got loads of character and its very different from your typical wedding venue, that’s why we loved it and had to book it for our wedding. Also not many people know about it so it was nice to introduce it to all of our guests who had never been before including Ray (our photographer).
Why did you select Ray as your Crook Hall and Gardens wedding photographer?
I’ve known Ray for some years now and he’s just an all round nice guy. His skills in photography are amazing and we just knew he would deliver us some epic pictures. I know how dedicated he is to his work and that he wouldn’t let us down.
What was the highlight of your day?
Definitely the ceremony it was so romantic in the Great Hall with all the twinkly fairy lights and our decorations all lit up. We will always remember standing in front of all our family and friends and exchanging our vows to one another.
Advice for other brides and grooms?
Definitely take 5-10 mins alone. The day goes so fast so having 5 mins alone lets you take it all in and makes you realise what a wonderful day is it and how much your enjoying it.
More Wedding Details
Venue: Crook Hall and Gardens
Make Up Artist: Sabrina | @sabrinaa_x
Hair: Samantha Roseberry | @samantharoseberry
DJ/Lighting/Entertainment: Karl Herbert | @karlherbert01
Wedding Dress: Alice Elizabeth Couture | @aliceelizabethcouture
Groom/Groomsman’s Suits: Moss Bros | @mossbors
Table Centrepieces & Light up trees: @bespoke17
I really hope you have enjoyed viewing this beautiful Crook Hall and Gardens wedding featuring Laura and Philip.
About Sawyer and Sawyer Photography
Modern. Creative. Inspired. I am a hard working wedding photographer based in County Durham with a passion for storytelling and creative imagery. Full time Wedding Photographer since 2018, my wedding photography has been recognised with multiple awards including a prestigious 2019 Newcomer Photographer of the Year award. If you’re getting married, get in touch – I’d love to hear from you!