Eshott Hall Wedding Photography

Eshott Hall Wedding Photography – It is lovely to know that when Rachel & Jonathan came to see us about their wedding, they had already decided that they would like us to photograph their wedding. We had photographed Rachel’s sister’s wedding several years ago and so we were relieved that we had the date free for her big day.

We had heard nothing but good reports about Eshott Hall, so we were really looking forward to photographing our first wedding there. The building has a very interesting history .  In the 1700’s William Carr bought the Eshott Estate and commissioned Robert Trollope to design and build a new Hall, a modified version of which we see today. In 1792 the estate was purchased by Thomas Adams, before passing to Emerson Bainbridge in 1877, the founder of the world’s first department store, Bainbridge’s in Newcastle, which later became part of the John Lewis Partnership.

In the late 1960’s the older central block of the Hall was demolished, leaving the north wing built in 1881 as well as the south wing. Eshott Hall fell into disuse but was revived in 1997 by Ho Sanderson, great grandson of Emerson Bainbridge, who developed the Hall into a venue for weddings, functions with some guest accommodation.

This gorgeous venue lends itself to a house party and it was lovely to walk in and be greeted by Jonathan & Kai, while all their family and friends were relaxing and finishing breakfast. Rachel was in the beautiful bridal suite along with Mum and bridesmaids, while Jo Leversuch of Make up by Jo and Cody from Paul David Hairdressing were helping her with preparations. Dress was by Stella York  from Dobinsons of Darlington

Some of the other great suppliers that we had the pleasure of working with were videographers, Anthony & Susan from Total Memories. The gorgeous flowers were from Eliza Blooms also of Duke Street and the beautiful cake was by the very talented Chris from Burnett4Cakes.

The weather was perfect and Jonathan and guys were able to walk to the little chapel were the wedding ceremony was to take place. The chapel was just a little too far to walk in wedding gown and high heels so Rachel was driven to the ceremony by her father in his Mercedes. The ceremony itself was exceptionally emotional, lots of tears and laughter. After which a few the guests and Bride and Groom strolled back to Eshott Hall for their drinks reception in the beautiful grounds and gardens.

The evening festivities were led by an excellent band Chameleon, who succeeded in getting everyone into the party mood.

Eshott Hall Wedding Photography – It is lovely to know that when Rachel & Jonathan came to see us about their wedding, they had already decided that they would like us to photograph their wedding. We had photographed Rachel’s sister’s wedding several years ago and so we were relieved that we had the date free for her big day.

We had heard nothing but good reports about Eshott Hall, so we were really looking forward to photographing our first wedding there. The building has a very interesting history .  In the 1700’s William Carr bought the Eshott Estate and commissioned Robert Trollope to design and build a new Hall, a modified version of which we see today. In 1792 the estate was purchased by Thomas Adams, before passing to Emerson Bainbridge in 1877, the founder of the world’s first department store, Bainbridge’s in Newcastle, which later became part of the John Lewis Partnership.

In the late 1960’s the older central block of the Hall was demolished, leaving the north wing built in 1881 as well as the south wing. Eshott Hall fell into disuse but was revived in 1997 by Ho Sanderson, great grandson of Emerson Bainbridge, who developed the Hall into a venue for weddings, functions with some guest accommodation.

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