Carly and Chris Atwill's wedding looked like something straight from a fairy tale book with eight inches of snow falling
A couple didn't let bad weather spoil their wedding day, rather they turned it around and made viral-worthy photos of their special day.
Carly and Chris Atwill's wedding looked like something straight from a fairy tale book with eight inches of snow falling on Saturday, December 12.
Stunning shots of the newly married couple deep in snow were captured by 36-yr-old wedding photographer Paul Liddement in the grounds of Lartington Hall in Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham.
The snow began falling at the beginning of the wedding ceremony and an hour later it was eight-inches deep.
"We were absolutely thrilled when we saw the snow, it felt so magical,"
"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," said Carly, 30, from nearby Staindrop, who works in the family business making and selling Land Rover parts.
Paul said he's been in the wedding photography business for over three years but has never photographed any couple under the snow.
"It all feels like a bit of a dream now as we are on honeymoon and there is no snow about."
"We had really hoped it would snow but we knew the chances were very slim as there hadn't been snow like this for five years."
"It all worked out perfectly as it stopped snowing by late afternoon so the guests could all get home," the 31-yr-old groom said.