David E Williams Photography | Bowes Museum - Paula and James

Bowes Museum - Paula and James

January 06, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

    We were so lucky to get the opportunity to do a post wedding shoot with the lovely Paula and James at one of the most beautiful locations in the North East, The Bowes Museum. The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts.  Purpose built in the 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, the Museum has a wonderful story to tell.  But on this very cold but beautiful winter day, the story was of Paula and James. And while the day looks beautiful (and it was), it was cold, very cold! So with Emma and I braving the cold under 14 layers of warm clothes, spare a thought for Paula, who braved it in her wedding dress and complained not once.

Paula'a amazing Ian Stewart dress from The Bridal Collection Harrogate. Wow!!!

To protect the wonderful exhibits, there is no flash allowed at The Bowes Museum. Time to get creative with light without flash!

The famous Silver Swan, created in 1773, the iconic automaton springs to life at 2pm each day for just 40 seconds, of pure magic. 

Wedding days are really fast moving days so to get a couple of hours with a chilled bride and groom (both literally and metaphorically in this case) was fantastic and at such a wonderful location too. Thanks so much to The Bowes Museum and most of all to Paula and James. May we wish them happiness always!!!


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