Monday, 28 May 2012

St Mary's Ponteland and Linden Hall Wedding

There has been a church on the site of St Mary's church in Ponteland since before William the Conqueror invaded England. The West door, pictured below, is an example of Norman carving.

When I arrived at the church, it was trying to May!? I was keeping my fingers crossed that it would stop as the bride was planning on walking to church. We'll see later if she fulfilled that dream.

The bride requested the usual photo of the flowers in the church...and some arty shots of the organ stops and pipes. How could I refuse?

Ahhh, the suspense is over. After the sun coming out briefly, the bride was determined to walk...and she did. Although dad had a trusty umbrella just in case...

...and a fetching gold bag and fuchsia pink pashmina!

The following four photos are some of my favourites from this wedding. The bride just looks so radiantly happy. The vicar said that they'd always said this was a marriage, not just a wedding.

The bride and groom had brought the vicar with them from London. He kept hiding behind gravestones to take photos and giving me a fright! Good fun though.

The reception was an intimate affair at the lovely Linden Hall. It was built in 1813 by Charles William Bigge. It was designed by Sir Charles Monck and John Dobson, who designed the nearby Belsay Hall as well.

The groom's dad provided his own car to drive them to Linden Hall and he felt like he needed the whole outfit...chauffeur's hat and gloves. He really looked the part!

Thank you for looking.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Photo Friday #18

Church wedding

I love getting images of guests photographing the happy couple. After all, this is what they'll see for most of the day! Gorgeous little girls running around is always a bonus too.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Embleton Hall Wedding

North East wedding photographer Gillian Cross, has just had the pleasure of photographing the marriage of Lasha and Kev at Embleton Hall, Northumberland.


Embleton Hall Wedding

More images to follow.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Photo Friday #17

St Mary's Ponteland

One of my favourite photos from this recent wedding. The groom has just kissed his bride and she's just radiating happiness.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Networking and Opportunities

Wedding bouquets

Last week I attended two networking events. Apart from having a lovely evening out with food and drink, it was also an opportunity to meet new people in the wedding industry and strengthen new friendships. I met the lovely Kerry from Daisychain Events for the second time at the Brides Up North Tweet Up. I'd seen that she had been involved in a styled photo shoot before and asked if she would like me to take the photos for her next one. Spookily, she had been thinking the same thing! So plans are underway with other suppliers for a fabulous photo shoot.

What is a styled photo shoot? Well, some wedding suppliers get together, come up with a theme and dress a room at a gorgeous venue; photograph it and publish it on their blogs as inspiration for brides. It's also a chance for us to all exercise our creativity and work together.

As I say, the plans are being cooked up and we're still in the early stages but look out in the months to come for the results! Exciting stuff, I can't wait to see what we come up with!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Photo Friday #16

Wedderburn Castle

I love how shiny this polished table is and the symmetry of the lamps and the wedding cake on the table.

Gillian Cross Photography

Monday, 7 May 2012

Linden Hall Wedding

North East photographer, Gillian Cross has just had the pleasure of photographing the marriage of Helen and Stu at St Mary's Church in Ponteland with a reception held at Linden Hall, Northumberland.


Linden Hall wedding

More images to follow.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Photo Friday #15

The Gibside Hotel

While everyone was milling around between the meal and the dancing, I came across the bridesmaid and her friend going up and down these steps. They explained to me that they were pretending to be brides. You see boys, this whole wedding idea starts young for us girls!