I adore Marianne and Neil, they are such a kindhearted couple and photographing them is a pleasure.  They are so at ease in front of the camera and I believe they enjoyed the pre wedding shoot as much as I did.  We met at Gibside, the perfect place for a fairly drizzly Monday, where there are lots of places to shelter and take photographs when its raining.  Marianne, you looked stunning (can’t wait to see you in your wedding dress!) and thank you both for such a wonderful morning.

Marianne and Neil will be getting married at Newton Hall this August and I’m so looking forward to capturing their amazing day.  I really hope we can get down to the beach later in the day for some couple shots x

Marianne and Neil, Pre wedding shoot at Gibside Hall, Katy Melling Photography

The story of Neil and I …..
Neil and I met in a local bar 11 years ago. We became good friends and then after several months finally got together. Neil’s proposal was lovely and private – just the way I’d want it to be. We went out for a walk on a lovely autumn day along Hadrian’s Wall and stopped for a picnic under the beautiful, giant tree in Sycamore Gap. It was there he asked me to marry him and gave me my dream ring which he had cleverly chosen himself.