The sun was certainly shining for Rachel and David’s beautiful outdoor wedding at Newton Hall near the scenic Northumberland Coast. I think the day will most certainly go down as the hottest day of 2016.
I think the day topped out at around twenty seven degrees. In fact it was so hot that the staff decided to erect the sun canopy for fear of guests overheating. Unheard of really for a UK wedding, and in Northumberland of all places!
Newton Hall is about an hour long drive from Newcastle, it’s always a pleasant start to the day when the sun is shining. Rachel and her bridesmaid Joanna got ready in the Pinarello room, a most luxurious room which forms part of the courtyard.
I’d previously photographed Joanna’s farm wedding, her sister’s wedding, and several friends’ weddings in between. One of the nice things about shooting weddings through referrals, is that often I’m photographing the same group of friends.
Rachel has to go down as one the calmest of brides. Usually, when I’m photographing bridal prep, the room is carnage. On this morning, it was Rachel, her mum and Joanna. The atmosphere was calm, despite being so hot!
The ceremony was an outdoor one, my very first as it happens and hopefully the first of many. From a photographic point of view, having the freedom of movement that outdoor ceremonies offer was quite refreshing. Even David was calm as he waited. Rachel, looked absolutely stunning walking up the aisle with the proudest father in the world.
The day was everything I’d hoped for, tough at times with such bright sunshine, but just a pure joy to be part of from start to finish. It ended with the finest of sunsets, and we managed to finish the day with some amazing portraits, followed by some fun times on the dance floor, (see David with his sister in the image section!)
I love my job, and this day in the office made me smile for a while afterwards. Congratulations guys, thanks for having me along.
If you’re planning you’re own unique and beautiful outdoor wedding at Newton Hall, and you think you’d like to ask me along, please get in touch soon as dates are filling up fast for 2017.