Richie & Laurie Beth's wedding | Northside Farm

I saw a post on Facebook from a charity called Wish for a Wedding, that they were arranging a wedding for a local couple, Richie & Laurie-Beth - as Richie had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Sarcoma.  I put my name forward and got a call from Richie a week or so later, asking if I was available to photograph their wedding.  

Every single supplier volunteered their time and services to help this couple have the day of their dreams - just goes to show what amazing things can happen when people pull together - and in such a short space of time too.  It was a very emotional and beautiful day.  

I introduce, Mr & Mrs Matfin.

Wedding organisers - Wish for a Wedding

Venue - Northside Farm Weddings

Wedding dress - Wedding Wardrobe

Suits - The Wedding Studio

Flowers - Wisteria Avenue

Cake - The Allan Cake Company

Singer - Lucy Bewley

Magician & DJ - Steve Keys

Photo Booth - Trust Photobooth

Hog Roast - Amos Brown

Donut Van - Dinky Donuts

Ice Cream Cart & VW camper van - Classic Scoops

Light up letters - Love Letters

Honey Champagne - Northumberland Honey

Beer - Allendale Brewery

Coach for guests - Henry Cooper

 LB's Ring - Amble Jewellery

Event Dressing - Beginning 2 End Occasions

Make up - ND Makeup

 

The Bly Family // at the seaside

I photographed Noah about 2 years ago … he's still a bundle of energy and Mum wasn't sure how co-operative he would be having his photograph taken.  Children really don't need to be co-operative .. makes my job too easy ;) …. but seriously, they don't.  Children are children and what's fun about having your photo taken?!  Noah had great fun running up and down the sea front and playing in the park.

The Blance Family // at home

A newborn session from last summer … I do love newborn sessions and even better when there's an older sibling!  Isaac was about 12 days old here and Jacob (was, and still is!!) doing a fine job of being Big Brother :) 

Claire & Iain's wedding // Newton Hall, Northumberland

Claire and Iain chose Newton Hall for their special winter wedding day - they couldn't have chosen better!  Every single detail on the day was perfect (thanks to Claire!). Thank you both so much for choosing me to capture your big day.

Now, get yourself comfy because I couldn't keep this to just a small selection of photos!!  My favourites from the day …. 

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They were only pretending, honest!!!

They were only pretending, honest!!!

 

Brides Dress - Intuzuri from Laura Day Bridal

Shoes - Benjamin Adams London 

Flower girls - Laura Day Bridal

Bridesmaids - My Big Day

Flowers - Katie at the Garden Studio

Grooms suit and rest of men - Next

Paige boys - John Lewis

Cake - Sandy at The Cake Garden

Singer - Matt Johnson

Sax - Andrew Taylor

Hair  - Love my do Rebecca Robinson

Make up - Donna Middleton

Debbie & Gareth's wedding // Doxford Hall

Debbie was a guest at one of my very first weddings, so it was lovely of her to get in touch when it was time to plan her own wedding.  Gareth and Debbie live in Leeds, however Debbie is originally from the North East so wanted her wedding at her local church and then on to Doxford Hall.  It was a beautiful day, the sun came as we came out of church and stayed for most of the day.  The Bride & Groom arrived in style in a white Range Rover .. had a wedding cake with a difference .. and the 1st dance has to be one of, if not the best i've seen!

Suppliers:

Brides Dress -  Limelight Occasions

Bridesmaids Dresses - Limelight Occasions

Groom's Suit - Ted Baker

Flowers -  Flowers by Julie

Pork Pie Cake - Nelsons Butchers

Cheese Cake - The Cheese Shed

Seat Covers - Styled & Seated

Light up Letters - Coco Luminaire 

Band - Switch

Venue - Doxford Hall

Car Hire - 

 

 

 

Kat & Matt's wedding // Eshott Hall & The Northumberland Arms, Felton

Kat & Matt were guests at a wedding I shot in 2014 and Kat rang me last year to they ask if I would photograph their wedding on Easter Monday this year.  They both wanted an informal, fun wedding … which they certainly achieved!  Kat looked amazing in her short lace dress with the most AMAZING louboutin shoes!  … Kat and her 2 Dad's danced down the aisle …  Kat & Matt danced back up the aisle … there was so much laughter, love and colour, which I think definitely shines through in their photographs.  

Kat got ready at Eshott Hall, they were married in the chapel there and then on to The Northumberland Arms at Felton for their wedding reception. 

Chris & Helen's wedding // Wynyard Hall

Chris & Helen got married at Wynyard Hall back in December.  It was a "black tie" affair, and one of the most relaxed and chilled weddings i've ever been to!  Helen looked absolutely stunning - the decorations were a true winter wonderland - the whole family welcomed me with open arms and it was a pleasure to be a part of their special day.