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Wedding photography at Eshott Hall

Nicola & David – Eshott Hall

Nicola and David booked us for their wedding photography at Eshott Hall in august.. They had chosen a fabulous venue. Nicola had lots of plans for the big day and from when they booked us we were really looking forward to their wedding day!


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Wedding Photography at the Three Horse shoes, Blyth

Danielle & Scott – St Mary the Virgin, Horton

Danielle and Scott were a last minute booking for us for their wedding photography at St Marys Church Horton and The Three Horseshoes in Blyth. They had unfortunately had some issues with previous arrangements for photography and needed to arrange someone else and found us!


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Wedding Photography at High House Farm Brewery

Stacey & Tim – High House Farm Brewery

Stacey & Tim booked us for their wedding photography at High House Farm Brewery in Matfen. We love this venue and were really looking forward to it. The date was particularly special to us seen as it was the 3rd of May which also happens to be our own wedding anniversary! It was our 2nd anniversary this year. They also had a pre-wedding photo shoot at Tynemouth beach to ease their nerves for the pictures on the big day!


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Wedding photography at Eshott Hall

Kate & Gareth

Eshott Hall



Kate & Gareth found booked us some time ago to do their wedding photography at the gorgeous Eshott Hall. They had chosen a fabulous venue. Kate had lots of plans for the big day and from when they booked us we were really looking forward to their wedding day!

Getting Ready
Kate had stayed at Eshott Hall the night before with friends and family and we arrived things were nice and chilled out.  The bridesmaids were having their hair pinned up by Richard who was doing an amazing job, and make up was being expertly applied by Carli from The Big Event Company.  We often work with Carli at weddings and she always does a stunning job.

There were plenty drinks flowing and everyone was getting very excited.

Meanwhile Nick popped across to ‘the crows nest’ where Gareth the groom was getting ready with the rest of the guys and his usher, Eliphe. Poor Gareth was very nervous during the morning, his best man and usher were trying well to keep him calm! They were all ready to go so headed down to greet guests and get ready for the ceremony to begin.

Kate’s hair was finished with her veil added and with help from her mum her jewellery finished the look. Kate’s mum helped her get her dress on and set to work doing the many tiny buttons up on the back of the dress. Her dress was amazing, a fitted lace covered gown and Kate truly looked like she had stepped out of a magazine when she was ready.
As the bridesmaids came in there were a few tears when they came back in the room and saw Kate fully ready! After a quick touch up of lipstick they were all ready to leave.

The Ceremony
The guests were all in their seats waiting for the arrival of the bridal party, and Gareth was at the front still suffering with nerves.
Kate was in their gorgeous vintage wedding car, accompanied by her dad, for the short journey from the hall down to the reading room where the ceremony was to be held. The building for the ceremony is beautiful, it looks like a little chapel with gorgeous windows, and the flowers and chair sashes brought everything together.

The bridesmaids walked down the aisle first, and then Kate’s dad proudly walked her down the aisle. Gareth looked so happy to see her. The couple made their wedding vows to each other and exchanged wedding rings. The groom got to kiss his bride and the register was signed to make everything official!

Gareth looked far more at ease with all his nerves vanished now the ceremony was out the way! They walked back up the aisle as Mr and Mrs Montague and we went outside for some confetti shots!

The guests headed back up to the hall, the main building where the rest of the day would be, while we kept the couple for a view shots under the arched entrance to the reading room and with the quirky vintage telephone box that is there too.

After the drinks reception we went out to the front of the hotel for the big group photo and to have some family formal photos taken as well.

The Romantic Couple’s Photographs
After the family photos were finished we had a few pictures with the bride and groom with the wedding car, then walked around the grounds to take some wedding portraits outdoors.
Eshott hall is great for your wedding portraits as the grounds are beautiful. The weather was on our side with sunshine although it was definitely cold! Due to the temperature we didn’t want to keep them out too long but used a few of our props like our vintage parasol for some pictures too.  

They had a great time posing for their photos but we had to get back inside before we all froze and got blue fingers!

The Speeches
The room was set ready for the meal and looked amazing with the cake set up and pretty floral centrepieces. The room was set off by the giant light up initial letters from Coco Luminaire. Guests came in and took their seats for the speeches to begin.

Kate’s dad gave the first speech telling about her growing up and when she met Gareth, it was a lovely heartfelt speech with some laughter too.
Kate’s mum also gave a speech with some lovely words and it was clear she was very proud of her daughter and fond of Gareth.
The groom Gareth was up next and had a short speech thanking everyone for coming and telling everyone how happy he was.

The best man was last to take the stage and gave some funny tales of him and Gareth and what they got up to together, he had some jokes included that gave everyone quite a laugh!
After the speeches we then took a break to let everyone enjoy their meal and we got to work on a selection of the images from the day so far so they could be ready to go up on our projector for the evening reception guests to see!  We love our Image Projector service and it goes down fabulously with guests as it’s a wonderful way to include evening guests in what happened during the day time and a great talking point for everyone too, as well as giving the Bride and Groom a sneaky peak at what’s to come!

Party time!
After the meal the guests made their way to the bar areas to relax while the room was set up ready for the evening celebrations. The band arrived to set up and get ready for the party to begin, there was a photo booth, and our projector was up displaying the images for guests to see.
After a quick cutting of the cake was done Mr and Mrs Montague took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife, all the guests were enjoying watching and then others joined them on the dance floor. The party really started then and everyone was having a great time strutting their stuff on the dance floor. The giant letters were at the side of the dance floor and really add to the photos as you can see. The party was in full flow when we left with all sorts of shapes being thrown!

Overall it was a really fun day for everyone and we had a brilliant time. We hope they enjoy their photos as much as we enjoyed taking them! Thanks to Kate and Gareth for choosing us to photograph their wedding day and allowing us to capture their memories to treasure for years to come, we had a blast!  

We wish you all the best for the future together as husband and wife!



coco luminaire letters with wedding couple


If you are getting married at Eshott Hall and would like LeopardPrints photography to help capture the memories then don’t hesitate to drop us a mail! 


Hair : Shaun Richards hair – freelance Richard Chappell
Makeup : The Big Event
Flowers : leaf florist hebburn- jill burns
Car : Alnwick cars
Cake : cakes by Julie
Room dressing : Ambience Newcastle
Photobooth and lights : Snaparazzi & Coco Luminaire
Band : The purple supper band

Wedding photography at Dissington Hall

Debbie & Tom

Dissington Hall


Debbie & Tom met us at a wedding fair where we were exhibiting. They liked our work and the package we had available so booked us a little while later for their wedding photography at Dissington Hall in December.  Originally they had booked their wedding at Longhirst Hall and sadly were one of the couples let down when the venue suddenly closed down.  Fortunately they were able to get booked at a new venue for the same date!

Dissington Hall is a lovely venue, we were sad to hear that they have now stopped taking wedding bookings, so it was lovely we got to photograph one there before they stopped!

Getting Ready
Debbie had hair done at home before arriving at the venue and was putting final touches to make up. She had her bridesmaids with her as well as her daughter. The couple’s son was with Tom for the morning, while their daughter was with the girls. The kids were all excited!
Dresses were being put on and jewellery fastened, Debbie’s dad arrived at the room ready to walk her down the aisle.

With everyone ready and Debbie was dressed in her bridal gown it was time to head downstairs for the ceremony

The Ceremony
The bridal procession made their way down the stairs and Debbie entered the room on the arm of her dad.

Debbie and Tom made their vows to each other and wedding rings were exchanged between them. The couple had their first kiss as husband and wife and the register was signed. After they walked up the aisle looking very happy everyone had a drinks reception in the bar area.
We had some group photos with the family and friends in one of the gorgeous rooms as it was freezing outside!

The Couple’s Portraits
We left the guests enjoying their drinks and chatting to each other and headed outside for a short walk around the grounds to catch some gorgeous photos of the newlyweds together.
The weather was on our side for all it was freezing cold it was a clear day and there was no rain, not bad for just after Christmas!
 We had some shots with the beautiful hall in the background, and used the beautiful scenic countryside as a backdrop for some pretty poses. We didn’t stay out for too long due to the temperature, Debbie and Emily also had a few shots with our vintage parasol’s for some cute mum and daughter pictures! We had a few more shots indoors in the rooms and on the staircase with the kids too.
We headed back into the hall for the meal and speeches.

The Speeches
 We headed up to the reception room, which was a marquee, ready for the speeches and the meal. The room was dressed with a Christmassy feel with blue being the theme, there were snowflakes on the cake and even sweet little bauble place card holders.
The couple had a receiving line and greeted their guests as they entered the room and cut their cake in front of all the guests first then everyone took their seats ready for the speeches to start.
Father of the bride went first and had some lovely words to say about the couple. Tom went next and thanked everyone for coming and gave out thank you gifts and said how happy he was for Debbie to be his wife. The best man took the stage last with some funny tales to tell about Tom that gave everyone a giggle! Now the speeches were over everyone settled down for their amazing meal.

We then took a break to let everyone enjoy their food and we got to work on a selection of the images from the day so far so they could be ready to go up on our projector for the evening reception guests to see!  We love our projector service, it’s a wonderful way to include evening guests in everything that happened during the day time and a great talking point for guests too, as well as giving the Bride and Groom a sneaky peak at what’s to come!

Party time!
After the meal the guests made their way to the bar while the room was set up ready for the evening celebrations. The DJ was set up and ready for the party to begin, the projector was up displaying the images for guests to see.  The kids had a great time running around the dance floor chasing the lights and Emily was having lots of fun with granddad on the dance floor.

Mr and Mrs McMasterhit the dance floor for their first dance as newlyweds.  We set off one of our fun confetti cannons to add a bit of fun to the first dance pictures (please let us know if you want us to supply one of these for your first dance! They make amazing first dance pictures!)
Other couples joined them on the dance floor  and the DJ got people up on to strut their stuff,  and everyone was having a great time and were still enjoying themselves when we headed off home!

It was a lovely day for all involved, a great celebration after the festivities of Christmas. We had a great day at a stunning venue with a lovely family. We hope they love their photos. Thanks to Debbie & Tom for choosing us to photograph their wedding day and allow us to capture their memories.

We wish you all the best for the future, here’s to many happy years together!