A laid back Newcastle wedding at the CALEDONIAN HOTEL with Gloria & Kevin

Gloria and Kevin got married in a venue I know very well; The Caledonian Hotel on Osborne Road in Jesmond. As it is a wedding venue in the city it is a little bit limited in terms of taking photographs in the grounds, but they now do have a secret garden for the exclusive use of wedding guests on their big day where I managed to get some nice relaxed photos of the couple.

As we had some time between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception we took a short trip down to Jesmond Dene to take some bride and groom portraits. Things were curtailed somewhat due to rain, but we still managed to get some 'big' photographs which provide a contrast to the more intimate photographs we took at the Caledonian Hotel.

Even though the venue wasn't new to me, there was still a first at Gloria and Kevin's wedding: a bouquet toss. This was fun for me to photograph, and when it all kicked off I was glad I wasn't in the middle of it. It was brutal!

The more eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that Gloria changes appearance in the last couple of photographs. That's because she bought two wedding dresses to choose between on the day. She wore one dress and then changed into the other for the evening to make use of them both.

I had a great day photographing Gloria and Kevin's wedding in Newcastle. They are such a lovely, sweet-natured couple and their relaxed vibe continued throughout the whole wedding it made for a day to remember warmly.

To see more real weddings from the area have a look at my Newcastle weddings page.