Posts tagged Newcastle upon Tyne
A gritty urban couples shoot with Gail & Steve

I photographed Gail and Steve in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle, where I thought that the graffiti would match their urban cool. While drinking in the Cluny there last autumn I mentally filed the area away as one to suggest for my pre-wedding couple shoots. I had photographed a lot of couples in remote rural locations on the Northumberland Coast and Kielder Forest for example, and I wanted to experiment in a more gritty, urban style.

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An intimate winter wedding in Newcastle upon Tyne with Danika & Sebastian

Danika & Sebastian were married in Newcastle Register Office and then drove the short distance to the Malmaison on Newcastle Quayside for their reception. With only a ten minute drive from my door, weddings don't get any more local than this for me.

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Don't just slavishly follow tradition - Have your wedding YOUR way

I've been excited about this wedding since I met the couple and they told me their plans. The main reason is that they're arranging the wedding their way.

It's an outdoor wedding at Pot-A-Doodle-Do, which is a brave thing in itself here in the UK, where it's been raining since my sixth birthday. The wedding breakfast is a picnic where the guests bring all the food, and their flowers are made from the pages of old books.

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The Caledonian Hotel Newcastle wedding venue

The Caledonian Hotel, Jesmond is a venue I'm very familiar with, having photographed two weddings there so far, and conducted dozens of weddings there as a registrar.

Read on to find out why it is one of the most popular wedding venues in Newcastle.

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Malmaison Newcastle wedding venue

The Newcastle Malmaison Hotel occupies a great position on the Quayside adjacent to the new Millennium Bridge and looking across the Tyne towards the Baltic and Sage on the Gateshead side.  The Malmaison Newcastle is a venue I know very well. Unusually for me, I came to know it as a customer rather than as a wedding photographer or wedding registrar. 

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