I still remember very clearly meeting Sonia at the Qwest Wynyard Hall wedding fayre at the end of 2013. The wedding fayre was more of a supplier showcase really with a select few of us invited to show our work in a more intimate environment than you would usually expect. Less couples coming through the door, seated areas to chat and a real opportunity to meet one another properly. Sonia and I really hit it off straight away, she seem to completely understand our artistic direction and our passion for our craft; she even came back at the end of the show to help me pack down the stand! I was so happy when she came over with Craig a few days later and booked us for the big day.
"We had seen photographers at wedding fayres and had been given some recommendations from friends and family. Most of our research was done online, looking through portfolios of peoples work. I must have looked through thousands of images so I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted by the end of it. We first met Chrissie at one of Wynyard Hall’s wedding showcases. After sitting with her and seeing 2tones work we knew they were the photographers for us. Not only were their natural shots amazing their posed shots were out of this world. Chrissie was so lovely that it felt like we had known her years."
"Due to nature of Craig’s work in the military, we had to set a date that only gave us eight months to plan our big day. With precious time ticking away and the deadline to purchase a dress fast approaching, I received advice from sisters, friends, magazines and endless internet searching. To my amazement, I found my dream dress on the first day of shopping! The Pronovias ‘Alcanar’ gown was the dress, with it’s beautiful lace details and a sweetheart neckline, as soon as I looked in the mirror I knew it was the one! When I turned around to find my sisters opening up a box a Kleenex, I could see they echoed my decision."
To our new friends, Sonia and Craig, thank you to you both from the bottom of our hearts for inviting us into your lives, for allowing us to witness your beautiful wedding day, and for your friendship. It has been truly wonderful working with you both, right from our first meeting at the Qwest Wynyard Hall wedding fayre right up to delivering your wedding albums. We both wish you the very very best for the future - be insanely happy together! x
See Sonia and Craig's gorgeous Wynyard Hall wedding day in the current issue of the luxury wedding magazine Unveiled
Photography: 2Tone Photography
Venue: Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley
Bride’s Dress: 'Alcanar' gown by Pronovia purchased at Laura Day (Middlesbrough)
Bridesmaids: Custom made by Tina Allenby
Hair : Sarah and Leanne at Deep Hair Salon, Marton
Flowers : Ivory Roses by Silk Wedding designs
Cake: No longer trading due to retirement Celebration wedding cakes
Entertainment: The Ultimate Wedding DJ
Wedding Videographers: One Digital Image