Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Nicola & Tom, Bamburgh 21st August 2010

A beautiful day for Nicola & Tom. St Aidan's Church in Bamburgh is like a small cathedral and was a great location for the wedding ceremony.

Nicola was well ahead of schedule over the road in the hotel.

While Tom and his Best Man Lawrie got themselves in position at the church

Now in the dresses the girls were at the final adjustments stage.

I took photographs from the back of the church on this occasion. I was able to take a few long lens shots at appropriate moments.

A well organised confetti throwing session greeted our new couple outside.

Nicola's friend came through with her classic Mercedes convertible to take Nicola & Tom up to the marquee at the Golf Club

We had time for a few 'formal' photos on the coast on a fantastic evening.

Lawrie's Best Man speech was one of the best I've ever heard. Very well delivered, dry, funny and painful for the Groom!

As the sun set I made my way home after a really enjoyable day.

Congratulations Nicola & Tom - enjoy your visit to the West Coast of Scotland and I'll talk to you when you're back.


Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Anna & Tom, Alnwick Garden 20th August 2010

The Alnwick Garden is a great venue. The Bride and Groom love it, the guests love it, the staff seem to love it and it's great for photography, whatever the weather. Anna & Tom's wedding was a late booking for me but what a privilege to be there.

The sun shone for a good part of Anna & Tom's wedding day and the showers we had didn't interfere with the proceedings.

Tom and his brothers Chris & Pete looked very smart and Anna didn't keep them waiting at the altar for very long.

Isobel the flowergirl looked adorable and was very patient while the final touches were applied...

During the ceremony Anna's smile brightened the whole room and you could see The Smile infecting all the guests one by one.

Andy & Margaret Watchorn's beautiful playing of Northumbrian music was a perfect accompaniment to the proceedings. Many guests were unfamiliar with Northumbrian music but it seemed to go down very well.

You can see how the sun shone during and after the ceremony and the venue makes the most of a day like this.

Anna & Tom escaped from the crowds for a few moments peace and a few photos before returning to the party.

A few random shots from the wedding breakfast and the speeches. Everyone was so happy all day - I hope the evening was as much fun - I suspect it was!

Congratulations Anna & Tom. Enjoy your honeymoon and I'll be in touch in a few weeks.

Best wishes


Monday, 9 August 2010

Susan & Derrick

Sue and Derrick chose the spectacular venue of Matfen Hall for their wedding. The weather was a bit cloudy but the day was so much fun that it felt like the sun was shining...

Derrick's TVR Sagaris looked excellent just sitting outside the hall...

...and once it was joined by 3 other TVR's it was a petrol head's heaven!

Back to more tradional wedding features. The interior of Matfen Hall is sumptious luxury and the cake had pride of place at the top of the room.

Derrick and Mark get some last minute advice from the registrar. They seem pretty relaxed.

The ceremony was a mix of emotions and was very moving.

After all the emotion it was great fun to walk back down the aisle to "You're the One That I Want" from Grease. Definitely a first for me at a wedding.

The TVR seemed to creep into a few photos...

The speeches were kept short but very heartfelt and emotional.

Derrick and his Brother Mark were a good foil for each other's humour all day.

The first dance, down in The Vault Room which is a very atmospheric place for a twirl around the floor.

Let's not forget Sue's other man - Jamie.

Thanks to Sue and Derrick for a great day. It was really enjoyable and I look forward to sharing the full set of photos with you soon.