|NEWTON HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY"|
NEWTON HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ANDY AND VIKKI
|NEWTON HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER|
NEWTON HALL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ANDY AND VIKKI
|VIKKI DECORATED THESE SHOES HERSELF|
|BEAUTIFUL LAVENDER FOR THE FLOWER GIRL|
|GYPSOPHILA BOUQUETS FOR THE BRIDESMAIDS|
|VIKKI'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING BOUQUET FOR NEWTON HALL - I LOVE THE WHITE PEONIES!|
|ALL THE FLOWERS FOR THE DAY SET OUT NICELY ON THE DINING TABLE|
|CHEERS TO THE WEDDING DAY|
|PERFECT JUSTIN ALEXANDER WEDDING GOWN FOR MYS LITTLEFAIR TO BE ..|
|WEDDING GOWN AND BRIDESMAID DRESSES ... WAITING|
|ONE BRIDESMAID, ON HER KNEES, IS GETTING VERY EXCITED!|
|HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY|
|VIKKI AND HER PARENTS ... TIME TO GET READY !|
|FLOWER GIRL OPENS HER PACKAGE TO REVEAL A VERY SMART HAIR BAND|
|GIRLS WIL BE GIRLS ....|
|GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS / 2 ....|
|THE JUSTIN ALEXANDER DRESS GOES ON ..|
|SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGES TO BE CAPTURED!|
|HOW BEAUTIFUL IS OUR FLOWER GIRL?|
|THE GIRLS .. READY FOR ACTION!|
|LACE DETAIL ON VIKKI'S JUSTIN ALEXANDER WEDDING GOWN|
|LAST MINUTE LIPSTICK|
|ST MARYS CHURCH ON THE HISTORIC HEADLAND OF HARTLEPOOL - ST HILDA'S 12TH CENTURY CHURCH CAN BE SEEN ON THE LEFT|
|ANDY AND HIS FATHER .. SHOWING OFF THEIR SARTORIAL ELEGANCE ....|
|THEN THEY REALISE THEY HAVE THE WRONG TROUSERS ON ... :)|
|THE GROOM AND THE BEST MAN SHARE A BEER|
|THE BRIDESMAIDS ARRIVE .. WITH LOVE DUB CARS|
|ANDY IS THERE TO GREET THE LADIES AS THEY EMERGE FROM THEIR CAMPER VAN|
|NO NERVES ... ? ANDY CHATS WITH HIS FUTURE MOTHER IN LAW ..|
|REV. FATHER WAITS FOR THE BRIDES' ARRIVAL|
|.. AND HERE SHE IS ....|
|OUR BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GIRL WALKS THE WALK .. ALL ON HER LONESOME!|
|HERE COMES THE BRIDE ....|
|FIRST NERVOUS GLANCE ...|
|AND SO PLEASED TO SEE EACH OTHER ...|
|OUR BEST MAN HAS A FUNNY MOMENT ...|
|VIKKI'S BEAUTIFUL SMILE LIGHTS UP THE CHURCH AT ST MARY'S HARTLEPOOL|
|PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY'S|
|HAPPY EVER AFTER ...|
|CONGRATULATIONS FROM OUR BEST MAN|
|SMILES AND HUGS FROM THE BRIDESMAIDS|
|BEAUTIFUL WEATHER IN THE PRIVATE GARDEN OF ST MARY'S CHURCH HARTLEPOOL|
|BUBBLES FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM ...|
|HAPPY, HAPPY PEOPLE|
|QUICK SHOT OF 'THE GIRLS'|
|LOVE DUB CARS|
|LOVE DUB CAMPER VAN FOR VIKKI AND ANDY|
|A QUICK TRIP AROUND THE SIGHTS OF THE HEADLAND OF HARTLEPOOL, AN ANCIENT BOROUGH|
|OUR BRIDE AND GROOM|
|KISSES ALL ROUND|
|SO HAPPY AND SO RELAXED IN HARTLEPOOL|
|THE HEADLAND'S ANCIENT WALL AND HOUSES IS THE BACKDROP|
|BACK TO THE CHURCH THEY WERE MARRIED IN ... BEFORE WE HEAD OFF TO NEWTON HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND FOR THE RECEPTION|
|TIME FOR A REFRESHING FRUIT DRINK FOR ANDY AT NEWTON HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND|
|NEWTON HALL, A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY MANOR HOUSE REFURBISHED INTO A WEDDING VENUE|
|VIKKI'S BEAUTIFUL WEDDING CAKE|
|HAPPY TO BE AT NEWTON HALL|
|SILLY BOYS / 1|
|SILLY BOYS / 2|
|VIKKI AND ANDY AND THEIR GUESTS AT NEWTON HALL|
|VIKKI AND ANDY AT NEWTON HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND|
|THERE WAS ONE GUEST WHO ALWAYS COMPLAINED HE WAS NEVER IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS AT FAMILY WEDDINGS .. HE IS NOW|
|A LOVELY GIFT TO THE BRIDE FROM HER GROOM ... :)|
|SEE .. SHE LOVED IT|
|ANDY MANAGES TO GET HIS MESSAGE TO THE GUESTS AS HE READ HIS OWN SPEECH!|
|LISTENING INTENTLY ...|
|VIKKI'S FATHER ENJOYS HIS SON IN LAW'S SPEECH|
|ANDY ENJOYING THE SPEECHES|
|VIKKI'S MUM ENJOYING HER DAY ...|
|VIKKI .. LOOKING LOVELY ...|
|ANDY'S PARENTS ENJOYING THEIR DAY|
|HAPPINESS DURING THE BEST MAN'S SPEECH|
|VIKKI SHOWING OFF HER JUSTIN ALEXANDER WEDDING GOWN|
|SO ELEGANT ON THE STEPS OF NEWTON HALL|
|WITH HER BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET|
|LOVE REFLECTED IN THE MIRROR AT NEWTON HALL|
|SO IN LOVE AT NEWTON HALL|
|KISSIN' TIME ...|
|THE EVENING CELEBRATIONS GET UNDERWAY|
|A BRIEF FIRST DANCE|
|ANDY'S PARENTS GET IN ON THE DANCE|
|THE SMALLEST PERSON ON THE DANCEFLOOR|
|THE GIRLS ENJOYING THE BAND|
|HAVING DANCE FUN ....|
|ANDY'S PARTY PIECE / 1|
|ANDY'S PARTY PIECE / 2|
Andy and Vikki chose their wedding venue and their photographer early on, and luckily they chose me to be a small but important part of their day - and what a great day they enjoyed!
They had seen a lot of my work and read my reviews before we had a chat, so I was delighted when they decided to sign up as it would be my first chance to photograph a wedding at Newton Hall.
Many months later we met again for tea and cake on the historic Headland of Hartlepool, close to their home and especially close to their wedding venue at St Mary's Church, almost 120 years old and an iconic church on the landscape. I captured some lovely images of them around the sea walls and in the garden of the church and we hoped for blue skies and sunshine a few weeks later for their marriage there before we headed 2 hours up the road to the delightful Newton Hall.
Andy and Vikki had known each other vaguely since they were children, but it was only when Andy came back to Hartlepool from working in London that they hoooked up big style - and what a lovely couple they make too!
I arrived at Vikki's home before 9am - it was going to be a very long day!
She and her bridesmaids were all totally relaxed and happy, and the bacon buns were being delivered as I arrived, tea followed and a relaxing bridal preparation with her closest friends and before long Mum and Dad turned up too to support her.
Vikki's beautiful Justin Alexander wedding gown looked stunning just hanging there before she put it on .. .and an hour or so later it looked even more stunning when 'the girls' helped Vikki on with her gown.
The bridesmaids looked splendid too in their lovely dresses.
Time for a few quick portraits with the girls and Vikkis parents before I headed off to the church.
Andy was cool as a cucumber (well, err, nearly .. ) and was in the Cosmopolitan pub next door, where he and his father proceeded to take off their trousers in te bar and swap - they had realised that they had the wrong trousers on !
Comedy moment !
As Andy and the later guests wandered into the church our camper van from LoveDub arrived with the bridesmaids and the bride's Mum before heading back off for Vikki and her father.
Even though we were running late, there was no problem with everyone in a happy mood and relaxed - especially with the glorious blue skies and sunshine and 24 degrees C outside!
Vikki arrived with a flourish, and it was smiles all round as the girls came into church with Andy getting his first glimpse of his bride to be - the smile on Vikki's face was wide !
Soon we were out in the sunshine in the gardens of the beautiful Parish Church of St Mary for kisses and cuddles and a few quick family photographs before the guests headed north to Newton Hall and I jumped into their camper van with the happy couple for a few photographs around the historic Headland of Hartlepool before we swapped cars outside the church and headed off on our long drive to Newton Hall to join the guests.
The blue skies and sunshine gradually turned to rain and grey skies as we headed north through the Tyne Tunnel, but there were also outbreaks of sunshine in between torrential showers, which proved to be how the rest of the day would be.
Luckily, even after arriving we had a good hour for everyone to settle in and enjoy their canapes and champagne, while I captured some nice relaxed images of people enjoying their day of wedding celebration, with a ten minute break for some family shots and a quick group photograph before we headed for some lovely, but quick speeches before we had out wedding breakfast, a glorious meal (thank you folks for your hospitality!!).
With some of the time we had, there was a few bridal and groom portraits to take and catch up with a few informal friend photographs too, before we headed to cutting the cake and the first dance with the band and a photobooth provided by Snaperazzi.
We all had a great day of celebration, and the happiness and laughter could still be heard above the music as I headed to my B&B at Alnwick after a wonderful day for Vikki and Andy with their closest friends and relatives!
I hope you enjoy my Sneak Peek images from the day, some 40 images or so from the 350+ final edited images which document a lovely day of celebration with their closest family and friends.
IF YOU would like me to be the photographer at your wedding, or the wedding of your son or daughter, with great customer service and great customer experience added to trust and confidence, ring me now on 0778 7150966 and CHECK YOUR DATE !
I only photograph a limited amount of weddings each year so that it never becomes a production line - I really am there for you and your family from the day you make your enquiry to the date I hand over your images and album.
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