The 'Beast from the East' may have caused havoc in Britain, but it also made the perfect wedding backdrop for one couple.
Jemma Swainston-Rainford and Steven Lucock planned out every detail of their wedding day on Wednesday at the Alnwick Treehouse in Northumberland, so that it would be perfect.
And it was - despite the unexpected arrival of Storm Emma and piles of snow.
Deciding they didn’t want to wait until after the storm had passed, the couple tied the knot in the midst of the snow - and the pictures were beautiful. According to wedding photographer Sean Elliott: “Despite the formidable weather, they had a wonderfully exciting day.”
And while there were some setbacks, including guests expected to arrive from the south unable to make the journey, and the father of the groom running late due to a farmer’s wheel falling off on the ride over, the bride and groom managed to have their fairytale wedding after all.
Despite the odds, the couple’s wedding dreams were fulfilled - thanks to the efforts of “strangers and farmers giving lifts to guests to people stepping in last minute,” according to Elliott.
Elliott told The Independent: “The couple even had the local radio rooting for them.”
Elliott, based at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, also managed to capture the magic of the snowy wedding - one of the only weddings to actually happen in Northumberland that day, according to the registrars.
Of the snowglobe-like photos, the award-winning photographer told The Independent that 'The Beast from the East' were no match for “the determination of the couple and the love they share.”
Upon seeing the photos of their wedding, the groom said: “The weather didn’t hit us, it joined us for a special day.”
And while the photos are magical, they are not surprising considering both the bride and the groom are magicians themselves.
A magical wedding for a magical couple.
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