What a fun-filled day I’ve had at Amy and Mark’s Ramside Hall wedding today! We dodged the torrential rain downpours, played Jenga and limbo and the sun even made an appearance this afternoon for an epic sunset. Here’s a few Sneak Peeks…
Anne-Marie and Dan got married in June. They had their DIY wedding in their own back garden, at their beautiful house near Leeds, Yorkshire. It was such a relaxed and intimate day and even the weather played ball!
Anne-Marie and Dan got ready at home, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. Anne-Marie got ready upstairs in their family home, while Dan, the boys and family helpers put the finishing touches to the garden.
The intimate ceremony
The ceremony was an intimate affair in the back garden. There was a small marquee at the bottom of the garden. Anne-Marie and Dan read their own vows. There were beautiful readings from friends and family. To everyone’s surprise, an owl came swooping down the aisle to deliver the rings!! During the ceremony they had all the guests pass their rings around to warm them. It was such a personal service and so beautiful. There was plenty of confetti throwing afterwards, which always makes for fab photos!
The relaxed reception
The reception was out in the garden on the patio of their home. They chose back garden because they’ve got such a beautiful back garden. It was a relaxed and intimate wedding, which was so beautiful. I love shooting DIY back garden weddings because they’re always so chilled. It’s always so relaxing when you’re surrounded by your nearest and dearest at home.
They had a cocktail drinks reception in the afternoon, and an intimate family dinner in the evening. They decorated the venue with flowers, candles and fairy lights, which looked so romantic!
For dinner they had proper wedding grub, washed down with fine wine, which was absolutely delicious. The open fire was roaring and the fairy lights were twinkling, it was so magical! The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening dancing away to some brilliant disco tunes.
Anne-Marie and Dan’s wedding had such a chilled vibe and just the happiest occasion. Here’s their gorgeous relaxed and intimate DIY back garden wedding!
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Make-Up and hair: http://www.bespokebeautyandbridal.co.uk
Face Painting: http://www.artifaces.co.uk
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RUSTIC WEDDING AT ALNWICK TREEHOUSE
“EMILY WAS ONE OF THE FIRST (AND BEST) CHOICES WE MADE WHILE PLANNING OUR ALNWICK TREEHOUSE WEDDING, SHE WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AND GAVE US PHOTOS THAT WE LOVE. HER CALM, FUN, AND PROFESSIONAL NATURE ALSO PUT US AT EASE ON THE DAY, AND WE FEEL LIKE WE MADE A GREAT FRIEND IN THE PROCESS.THE PERFECT CHOICE”
Emily and Mike got married in spring at the rustic Alnwick Treehouse at Alnwick Gardens, which is a stunning venue, perfect for weddings. It’s next to Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland. It was such a happy day and even the weather played ball!
Emily got ready in Embleton with her mum and bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. Embleton is just down the road from Alnwick Treehouse. Emily’s Dad arrived and was amazed at how beautiful she looked in her dress! The girls then rode the short distance to get to the ceremony in Emily’s Dad’s Mercedes. The ceremony was at Holy Trinity Church in Embleton. Mike got ready with his Groomsmen and then headed to the Church to get some fun shots together before the guests arrived.
The ceremony was a beautiful service in the tiny Holy Trinity church in Embleton. During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was so emotional and so beautiful. There was plenty of confetti throwing afterwards, which always makes for fab photos!
The reception – Alnwick Treehouse
The reception was just a short drive away from Embleton at the venue. They chose Alnwick Treehouse at Alnwick Gardens because it’s so cosy and relaxed and they just love it there. It was a rustic wedding, which was so relaxed. I love shooting Alnwick Treehouse weddings because the surroundings are just incredible. There really isn’t anywhere like it!I just love how quirky it is! Emily and Mike made the most of the treehouse, we took some lovely photos on the rope bridge amongst the trees!
They had a cocktail drinks reception in the afternoon, and an intimate family dinner in the evening. They decorated the treehouse with flowers and fairy lights, making it so cosy.
For dinner they had proper wedding grub, which was absolutely delicious. The open fire was roaring and the fairy lights were twinkling, it was so magical! The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with friends piling on the dance floor to bust out the moves.
Emily wore a gorgeous dress from Marimme Bridal in Jesmond and Mike wore a dapper Ted Baker suit and they looked so gorgeous. Emily’s flowers were so colourful they looked amazing and Mike’s buttonhole was a flower and a cute penguin pin badge because he’s a Geologist.
The couple met at University and have been together for 6 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 photographer who would be like a guest, and I loved that they were so relaxed.
Emily and Mike’s wedding was everything I love about weddings. It was so full of love and laughter and so laid back. Here’s their rustic Alnwick Treehouse wedding!
If you’re having a Alnwick Treehouse wedding, or Alnwick Gardens wedding get in touch!
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If you love beaches and bagpipes you’ll love this Crear wedding!
What an amazing place this is! On the West coast of Scotland, Crear is a little gem of a wedding venue. Angela and Stuart brought all their family and friends to this magical place for a truly wonderful day. Guests were led down to the beach by a piper playing bagpipes. Their ceremony was held on the beach, it was super laid-back and fun, and the weather even played ball. Stuart and Angela had written their own personal vows, and they had added their own personal touched to the venue. The whole day was such a good laugh, and the evening kicked off with an amazing Ceilidh! I came along to help out my pal Jade from Gasp Photo Co, I love a good old road-trip, especially if there’s an epic wedding at the end of it!! Here’s a few of my faves from the day…
“THE PICTURES CAPTURE OUR DAY SO WONDERFULLY. EMILY SEEMED TO BE EVERYWHERE – EVEN RISKING LIFE AND LIMB TO GET CEILIDH ACTION SHOTS!”
Hannah and Aiden got married in spring at the beautiful Summerhill Bowling Club, which is a quirky old Bowling Club in Newcastle city centre. It was one of the most fun weddings I’ve shot and even the weather played ball!
The ceremony was a beautiful service at St George’s Church, Jesmond. During the ceremony they had several beautiful readings from friends and family. It was so meaningful and so personal.
The reception was across town at the Summerhill Bowling Club, Newcastle. They chose Summerhill Bowling Club because it’s so cosy and relaxed and they just fell in love with it. It was a DIY Festival themed wedding, which was so much fun. I love shooting Summerhill Bowling Club weddings because it’s just so so relaxed. Who knew such a quirky little place existed so close to Newcastle city centre!?
They had drinks and canapes in the afternoon, and a Celidh band in the evening. They decorated the venue with bunting and flowers, because it fitted in with their relaxed festival vibe.
For dinner they had proper wedding grub, which was absolutely delicious. The first dance involved the wedding party getting on the dancefloor to get the dancing going, and they finished off the evening with a ceilidh.
The most fun part of the day was the afternoon reception, because they had so many fun games for everyone to play. They also did a ceilidh during the party – it was brilliant fun!
Hannah and Aiden’s wedding was so laid back and so much fun. Here’s their gorgeous wedding!
If you’re planning a Summerhill Bowling Club wedding, get in touch!
RELAXED MARQUEE WEDDING IN LANCHESTER
IF YOU LOVE HAVING A GOOD OLD KNEES-UP WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS THEN YOU’LL LOVE THIS RELAXED MARQUEE WEDDING!
Gemma and Martin got married at the impressive St Joseph’s Church in Stanley, and then headed to Crinnions in Lanchester, County Durham, in July. It was a relaxed marquee wedding, with tealights on the tables and flowers as the main decor.
Gemma got ready at her house with her bridesmaids, flower girls and paige boy, and there was such a happy vibe. Lots of excited young flower girls and boys. She wore a gorgeous dress from Wed2B in the Metro Centre, and looked so incredible. She then hopped into a fancy wedding car to get to the ceremony.
The ceremony took place in a beautiful church in Stanley. The ceremony was inside the Church, which was just stunning, with personal touches like readings from the children and Gemma’s brother. The ceremony began with Gemma being walked down the aisle by her little boy, and finished with the happy newlyweds walking down the aisle and being showered with colourful confetti. It was a beautiful ceremony, full of excited hand squeezes and nervous giggles.
After the ceremony, we travelled to the reception, which was really chilled out. Then the couple mingled with their guests, which was the perfect time for me to get candid photos. I got some lovely guest photos as they enjoyed the afternoon – There were some amazing-looking gins coming back from the bar! The weather was so hot and sunny, with the odd thundery downpour – which didn’t cool things off whatsoever!!!, but it was a beautiful day.
Gemma and Martin chose to have their relaxed marquee wedding at Crinnion’s because it’s so cosy and relaxed, and it’s near their home. Crinnion’s is an understated pub, and it’s got such a stunning back garden you wouldn’t know was there – complete with a marquee! It was perfect, especially at sunset when the golden sun is glowing.
For the reception, the couple wanted a super chilled-out vibe, and everyone loved it – drinks in the sunshine – perfect! Everyone was then called in for the wedding breakfast. They had speeches before the meal, which were so emotional – plenty of tears and laughter.
After dinner, everyone had some cake, and the evening got started. The live band kept the party going all night.
The evening ended with Jagerbombs all round, which was so much fun. The whole relaxed marquee wedding was so laid back, from the beautiful vows to the last dance. One of the best moments of the wedding was the dancing, because everybody let their hair down. The relaxed vibe was also a talking point of the wedding – it was exactly as Gemma and Martin had planned it!
I loved this Crinnion’s wedding so much. If you’re getting married and looking for a relaxed wedding photographer, get in touch. Here are the photos!