Magical white wedding pictures after freak blizzard in County Durham

An unexpected snow storm meant this couple had a winter wonderland wedding they weren't expecting.
Photo | Paul Liddement Wedding Stories
Photo | Paul Liddement Wedding Stories

Newlyweds Carly and Chris Atwill may have been hoping for a white wedding when they tied the knot last weekend, but they got a bit more than they bargained for when a freak blizzard hit during the proceedings. 

By the time they said their vows at Lartington Hall in County Durham, eight inches of snow had fallen, meaning they got the winter wonderland theme they dreamed of.


Photo | Paul Liddement Wedding Stories
Photo | Paul Liddement Wedding Stories

The bride told Metro, "We stayed at Lartington Hall overnight and when we woke up it was spitting with rain and grey and miserable, so we weren’t expecting much from the weather. Then at around 10am it started to sleet and gradually got heavier and heavier and began settling on the grass.

After the ceremony we went outside and it looked so magical, the snow was about eight inches deep and as we stood outside it settled on my dress and there was an inch on our umbrella."


Photo | Paul Liddement Wedding Stories
Photo | Paul Liddement Wedding Stories

Photographer Paul Liddement managed to get a few gorgeous wedding pics in the snow before the blizzard suddenly stopped, meaning the guests could all get home after the big day.

We're pretty sure that's as close to a Christmas miracle as it gets.



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27/06/2018 at 09:29

The pictures look just divine, as if they were in a fairy tale. I planned my wedding for the summer, but now I doubt if I will be able to bear it for the winter to get the same wonderful shots. But for me, what the ring looks like is very important. We spent many hours reviewing rings with stones of different shapes to find the one that will suit most the bride and the wedding style. And how did you approach the choice of the ring?


28/04/2016 at 20:39

So magical!!! Such a shame we hardly ever get snow in UK would love to shoot winter wedding during snowy weather


05/02/2016 at 11:04

Gorgeous pictures !! Carly and Chris you both are looking great!! What a gorgeous wedding day; you captured it beautifully!!! A2zWeddingCards