Francesca and Justin had chosen the special date of 12/12/12 for their wedding at gorgeous Jesmond Dene House in Newcastle upon Tyne. It’s always a really beautiful wedding venue, but it looked extra special with all the Christmas decorations.
The boys started the day at the Spot White Snooker Club, while Francesca got ready with close friends and family. After their intimate ceremony, they literally danced out the room – an amazing start to married life! Then we strolled into the Dene (Francesca looking fabulous in wedding dress and big boots!) for a few special photos of the two of them.
Back at Jesmond Dene House, they performed a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, serving tea to their guests. I’d photographed a similar ceremony at a wedding a few months earlier and knew to expect a really unusual and symbolic event.
The Great Hall looked stunning for their wedding breakfast – look out for the photograph from their pre-wedding shoot. This took place on 11/11 (perhaps a coincidence?) at locations around Newcastle University, where they’d first met.
Pre-wedding shoots help couples to relax in front of the camera and we get to know each other a bit more before the big day. Just let me know if you’d like a complimentary portrait session before your wedding.
I’m having a great time reliving some of the many fantastic weddings I had the privilege of photographing in 2012. Hope you’re looking forward to the next one as much as I am!
I'd really been looking forward to Lynsey and Mike's "Big Day”, which was just before Christmas. They're a great couple, who share a wicked sense of humour, as you’ll see from their photographs. Their evening celebrations started off with one of the best first dances I've seen in a long time. Langley Castle Hotel always looks extra-special for December weddings and it was the perfect venue on a cold winter day. Thanks for a great day guys - you were fab to work with!
OK - here we are halfway through January, and our New Year resolution starts NOW!!
We’re absolutely going to blog on a regular basis this year, and to start with, here’s Lovely feedback today from two of my December wedding couples:
"Lynz and I would like to extend ENORMOUS gratitude for your excellent service on our wedding day. You were really fantastic with everyone, and many guests have commented on how incognito and discreet you were throughout the duration. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts." and
"The wedding was perfect and we are really happy that you were our wedding photographer".