Friday, 24 September 2010

Stacey and Scott

South Shields never ceases to amaze me. Every year in September, it throws some days at us when the views out to sea could be anywhere in the world. Last Saturday was no exception, with fabulous azure skies and a calm blue sea- pity about the biting wind, but nevertheless Stacey and Scott had excellent weather for their wedding at South Shields Town Hall and the Little Haven. We were made to feel thoroughly welcome, and enjoyed creating some beautiful images with this lovely, loving young couple and their fun families. Congratulations, Stacey and Scott!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Nicola and Matthew, Minsteracres

As Father Jeroen pointed out, had His Holiness strayed to Minsteracres for the wedding of Nicola and Matthew instead of to Glasgow, he might have thought he'd found the right place. There was a sea of tartan and heather, and dashing groomsmen and lovely lassies abounded. A wonderful day was had by all, with a champagne reception and boisterous cake-cutting, then the boutique delights of As You Like It in Jesmond, where to our surprise, we were caught up in the centre of a riotous Gay Gordons, for the first time in my wedding memory needing no calling or tuition from the ceilidh band!
Thanks for a great day Nicola and Matthew, good luck on your journey, and the best of luck and love for your new life in Australia.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand...

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Jai and Mark, Whitworth Hall

Yesterday marked our first wedding at Whitworth Hall. We were very pleasantly surprised by the venue, the staff and the unprompted four-legged guests. We weren't surprised at how wonderful the day panned out to be, as we already knew how lovely a family Jai, Mark and Jacob are, but the sheer emotion of the day from all sides (including the photographer) caught us all unawares. From the moving ceremony, to the reading from Captain Corelli's Mandolin, beautifully read by Joe, to the absolutely gorgeous hidden secrets of Whitworth Hall- all in all, a magical day! Congratulations, Jai and Mark. Enjoy your honeymoon. (And Mark- look at the camera! ;-) )

A Corker of a day

Wednesday 25th July. Bright, beautiful Beamish (well nearly). I arrived at South Causey Inn  for the wedding of Melanie and Anthony to quite...