A Newcastle wedding at the Vermont Hotel with Emma and Ian
Emma & Ian got married at the Vermont Hotel in the heart of Newcastle's bustling city centre.
It's a venue I know very well from previous weddings and I can see why it is so popular. The building itself would fit right into New York's skyline; it's almost a mini Empire State Building with all it's 1930s art deco styling. The relatively new addition of the Sky Lounge and Garden gives it unique views across the city and provides wonderful backdrops for creative wedding photographers such as myself! There are also numerous photogenic locations within a five minute walk of the hotel. During the day we escaped to the Moot Hall, High Level Bridge and The Castle itself. You can see some of the portraits we made towards the end of the blog post.
You’ll not find two people more in love than Emma and Ian ❤️
I first got them in front of my camera in late autumn, early winter. You can see some photos from Emma and Ian's pre-wedding couples session at Chopwell Woods here.
The weather was a bit better for their wedding the following year, although you might see a few rain clouds in some of the photos. The forecast was not brilliant, but it isn't as great an issue in the city centre as it might be for a farm wedding, so I wasn't too concerned. The Vermont Hotel has stunning interiors, drenched in local history, so I knew if we were stuck indoors we'd still be able to get great photographs. In the end there was only light drizzle for parts of the day so we managed to get out and make the most of our surroundings.
This wedding has a few memorable moments that will stick in my memory for years to come. The first is Adrian, the best man's speech. His speech was one of the best I've ever heard, both funny and poignant. You'll see some of the reactions to it in the photos below.
The second thing that springs to mind is Mexican wrestling!
Ian is a big fan, and he was under strict orders for none of it to infiltrate the wedding day. As you'll see below, that didn't quite pan out.
Fortunately Emma saw the funny side and the marriage lasted longer than just the wedding day!