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Exterminate! A Real Wedding – Karen & Richard

June 2nd, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Blog favourite and Featured Supplier, Sean Elliott Photography sent me his super fun Real Wedding this week.  Check out Richard’s face during the confetti toss… hilarious!  Oh, and is there a Doctor in the house?!

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Sean Elliott Photography explains it all:  This is Karen and Richard, who got married at St John’s Church with a reception at Otterburn Hall, Northumberland. 

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This couple were so lovely, completely relaxed and easy going. I received a phone call a few days before their wedding from a friend of theirs who thought it would be a good idea to give me the heads up on a surprise he had lined up. He told me that he was going to organise a Doctor Who Dalek to turn up at the wedding. I must admit I wasn’t sure if I was being wound up or not…I was assured that it would be well received but I must admit I did have some reservations!

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The day before the wedding I met with Karen and Richard to talk though the finer details of the wedding and it was quite hard to keep a straight face! I was trying to work out why on earth this couple would want a Dalek to turn up on their wedding day!  As it turned out the couple were in fact huge Doctor Who fans.

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I staged a group photograph so everyone’s attention was on the camera and from the distance a rumble followed by a Darlek’s electronic alien voice started rolling in. I must say it was incredible, the guy inside apparently spent much of the year making this thing and it was more Darlek – like than the real things!  The guy inside was actually really funny – he even had a party popper in his weapon turret!

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The couple were presented with a signed photographic print congratulating them both on their wedding day from the actual Doctor Who at the time David Tennant.

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Daleks aside, the day was lovely – great sunshine, lovely crowd and I got a perfect 15 minutes with the couple for some lovely signature shots of them round the grounds.

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Certainly one of the most fun and original surprises I’ve seen to date!

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  • June 4, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    That’s a bit crazy but I love it. Great shots and a lot of fun had it seems. I recently shot a sci-fi wedding of an obsessive groom and it’s all in the detail – Tardis cuff-links, 11 sided cake (one side for each doctor) etc. etc. Keep up the quirky weddings I say!!

  • June 7, 2011 | Permalink | Reply

    Great fun – just what every wedding should be!!!

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Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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