What a gorgeous day I’ve had at Natasha and Nick’s intimate Mabie House wedding in Scotland! Natasha’s son walked her down the aisle which was so emotional! There was plenty of laughter, happy tears, crazy dancing, conga lines and even sparklers after dark! Here’s a few Sneak Peeks…
If you love sun-sets, autumn and lighthouses, you’ll love this fun Engagement Session on the beach in Whitley Bay, Newcastle.
Sarah and Neil are getting married next year at Shotton Grange just outside Newcastle next year. They chose Whitley Bay for their engagement shoot for the nice beaches, and views of St Mary’s Lighthouse. Late afternoon is a great time for photos as well, because when the sun sets it casts a lovely warm golden glow which makes great pictures!
Sarah and Neil totally smashed this photo session – you really couldn’t tell that they were nervous at all! Sarah said she hates having her photo taken, but I think she looks amazing! They are the most perfect couple, and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding now!!
Check out this amazing Engagement session! If you are engaged and would like me to photograph you, please get in touch!!
If you want your wedding day to be a fun, relaxed kind of affair, follow these simple top tips!
Wear make-up you’re comfortable with.
If you’re using a make-up artist, have a trial. You’ll want to feel like “you” on the day, and I work with many super-talented MUA’s who can do just that, and make you look amazing using products that will stay put no matter how many happy tears you wipe away during the day! The same goes for hair, it’s such a good idea to know exactly how your hair will look (and how your veil will fit in) before the day.
Only invite the people you really want there
Making small-talk with your second-cousins plus one? I know I’d rather be having fun with my close friends!
Think about your ceremony time
Think about what time you’re having your ceremony and allow enough time to mingle with guests, travel between venues and get some brilliant pictures as well! You don’t want to feel rushed on the day. If you think that there may be too long a time gap between the ceremony and the meal, you could organise lawn games, quizzes and live music to keep everyone entertained. For winter weddings, remember it will get dark at 3.30-4pm! Which means that any photos you want outside in natural light must be taken before that.
Yoga? pool party or a dip in the North Sea?
Calm those nerves on the morning of your wedding by doing something fun and relaxing with your bridal party. Things like yoga, pool party, going for a jog or even a dip in the north sea!!? If you are planning on doing something fun like this, be sure to let me know and I’ll be there to capture some funny photos for you!
Buttons and buttonholes!
Make sure you know how to button up your dress, and have a couple of hair pins at the ready to hook on those awkward tiny buttons. Guys, if I’m there, I can fasten your buttonholes on, but if I’m not, make sure you’ve googled it and you know how to do it! Likewise with ties, you can ask at the shop, to have them tied already so you can just put them over your heads and be ready to go!!!
Have an unplugged wedding
Ask your guests not to take photographs during the ceremony. You want your guests to be present and not “second screening”. There’s nothing better than looking back at your family and friends and seeing them beaming back at you, and not a sea of mobile phones and cameras!
Don’t hide your emotions
Don’t feel shy about letting go of your emotions! The laughter and the tears I capture will be your most favourite photographs, and the moments you’ll remember forever.
Soak it all up
Saviour each and every moment! Make sure you stop to take little breathers to soak it all up – the day really will fly by. Walk slowly down the aisle, let your wedding party go well ahead of you and don’t follow too hot on their heals to make your killer entrance!
A FUN-FILLED RUSTIC BARN WEDDING
Emily and Gary got married in September in the rustic Healey Barn, which is a beautiful barn in Northumberland. It was such a happy day and the sun even made an appearance!
Emily and Gary got ready at Healey Hall just down the road from Healey Barn, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. Emily and the girls got ready in one apartment, while Gary and the boys were in another so they didn’t see each other. Emily had plenty of champagne and laughs with her bridesmaids. Gary had a few beers with the boys before heading along to Healey Barn.
The ceremony was an intimate affair in the barn. During the ceremony the open fire was roaring and the fairy lights were twinkling, it was so magical! They read their own vows. It was such a personal service and so beautiful. There was plenty of confetti throwing afterwards, which always makes for fab photos!
They had a cocktail drinks reception in the afternoon, and a pizzas from the pizza oven in the courtyard in the evening. They decorated the venue with flowers and tea lights, because it worked so well with the time of year. The tables were named after locations in Lord of the Rings because they’re big fans.
For dinner they had a slap up meal, fillet steak cooked outside on the giant BBQ which was absolutely delicious! The first dance was a good old traditional wedding shuffle, and they finished off the evening with a live band.
Emily wore a gorgeous dress from Brides and Beauty in Gateshead and Gary wore a dapper tweed suit from Master Debonair and they looked so perfect. Emily’s flowers were so colourful they looked amazing and Gary’s shoes were engraved with their wedding date and nick names.
The couple met at The Boiler Shop in Newcastle and have been together for 5 years. They got in touch with me after we met at a wedding fair and their enquiry was really touching. They said they wanted a relaxed photographer, and I really liked that they were so chilled.
Emily and Gary’s wedding was everything I love about weddings and had such a fun atmosphere. Here’s their stunning wedding!
Becks and Rich your Wylam Brewery wedding sneak peeks are ready! Becks and Rich were married on Saturday at Wylam Brewery, Newcastle. The weather was pretty rainy! grey skies, heavy rain and wind, but Becks and Rich couldn’t have cared less about the weather! We even managed a few outdoor shots in between showers. It was such a fun, love-filled day and I’m so thrilled to have been a part of it! Thanks for having me along guys! Here are your sneak peeks…If you are planning a laid-back, Newcastle wedding at Wylam Brewery , get in touch!
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet
Shoes: Sophia Webster
Make Up and Hair: Zoe Briggs Harry B’s Salon
Flowers: The Good Natured Suzie Windsor
Band Daytime: Whoever and the Somethings
Band Evening: The Arrival