St Mary the Virgin, on Horton Road is a beautiful church surrounded by countryside. Behind it, you can see right across to Blyth. The history of the original church goes back to 1147.
The bride and groom only wanted photographs at the church so I met up with the groom and their son before the ceremony.
The girls arrived, all looking lovely. Once we were in the ceremony, big sister was trying to get little brother under control.
The couple had mentioned they liked the East window from the outside of the church so I made sure to capture it in all it's stained-glass glory as well.
The window looks pretty good from the outside as well!
Looking across to Blyth.
Posing by the beautiful door.
Although I was only required for the minimum two and a half hours, there's still time to capture some details.
A request from the groom, to photograph the font, sundial and the mosaic.
I was trying to get a shot of the bride and groom looking at each other across the lovely doorway but their son wanted to stand with them. "It's okay, we've got kids, what can you do?" said the bride. So I turned it into a game of peek-a-boo.
I still managed to get my shot of the couple as well!
When I got this booking for a wedding at Embleton Hall, Northumberland, I was so excited. Even more than I usually am at being invited to photograph a couple's special day. Why? Because Embleton Hall is where I got married. I knew that the couple would have a wonderful day and I felt privileged that I was going to be photographing it for them.
Embleton Hall is a small country house hotel in Longframlington where you can hold your intimate wedding.
One gorgeous bridesmaid, the daughter of the bride.
One nervous bride being escorted by her Aunt.
I just love the expression on the bride's face when she sees her groom.
Welcome drinks in the library after, then a quick hop outside for some photos in the beautiful grounds.
The groom liked this tree, so I thought I'd get an arty shot looking through the leaves. He also didn't like having his photograph taken which is why I focused on the leaves!
The last photos were on the steps heading back inside because although it was May, it was also cold. And being originally from the Bahamas, the bride was very cold!
I took the opportunity to photograph the gorgeous favours that the bride had collected from antique shops. Vintage crockery with jelly beans and tea bags inside. I could've photographed all of them but thought that would've been a bit over the top. Here are two instead.
Onto the speeches which were emotional as usual.
As I was leaving, I spotted these horseshoes lined up on a ledge on the end of a building. Good luck to the happy couple!
I love this idea. The walls in the function room of the Great North Museum are just plain white. This couple decided to project images of their villages onto the walls. The bride is from England and the groom from Scotland. They had another projection at the other end, of Switzerland which is where they live now.
You could have anything you liked projected onto the wall. Maybe a giant sized photo of the two of you!
This is a favour from the last wedding I photographed. The bride trawled antiques shops for months before the wedding to collect vintage china for every guest. I photographed two different types but was very tempted to photograph them all! They all had jelly beans and tea bags in them. What a lovely idea.