Jill & Adi found us while looking for a wedding photographer for their wedding at The Village Hotel Newcastle. We work regularly at this venue and its one of our favourites! They got married at the lovely Earsdon Chapel then had their reception at The Village Hotel.
Mandy and Brian 27th september 2014
Mandy and Brian had originally booked the Park Hotel for their wedding,however after meeting with us and seeing some of our portfolio albums of The Village Hotel Newcastle they actually changed venues to have their whole day at The Village instead!
When we arrived at the hotel Mandy was having her hair styled and her make up expertly applied by the lovely hair and makeup artist Carli. Her girls were getting ready in the room next door so it was all calm and chilled when we arrived. The bridesmaids were all getting excited getting ready for the big day.
Mandy had a gorgeous dress to wear and was excited to get into it. Teamed with a glistening tiara, jewellery and some amazing heels she was ready to go with her bouquet in hand. Her nerves were starting to set in!
The girls were ready and Mandy’s dad arrived looking thrilled to be walking his daughter down the aisle so they headed downstairs.
Brian was waiting in the ceremony room with all the guests and his best man for support looking a little on the nervous side!
The bridal procession entered the room with the page boy and flower girl definitely having the ‘Aw’ factor, the bridesmaids followed then the bride and her dad entered the room.
The ceremony began and the couple said their special vows then exchanged their wedding rings. Mr and Mrs Carr had their first kiss as husband and wife and the register was signed to make it all official!
The happy couple walked back up the aisle and Brian even gave one of the guests a cheeky high five to celebrate.
We went out for the group photos and some lovely formal photographs on the steps at the front of the hotel.
The Couples Photographs
Mandy and Brian were nice and relaxed with the formalities of the ceremony being over with so we had a walk over to the country park across the road from the hotel. We love the variety The Village Hotel offers for photographs as there is the beautiful country park with a lake just across the road and then the quirky restaurant inside too.
We had a short walk around the park and got some stunning lakeside shots and some beautiful images just having a walk. You can tell how much this couple really love each other and how comfortable they were with each other for posing in front of the camera! We all got along great which meant they could be themselves with us, we really feel this shows through in their photographs and you can tell how happy they were to be married!
We popped into the restaurant for some quirky shots too. We really love the look of the images in here as they have a unique look to them.
We also managed to get the guys in for some fun God father table shots with cigars and cards as props. The guys LOVED it and it was getting a bit competitive round the table with the cards!
Everyone was in the room ready for the speeches now. We heard from Mandys dad who had some funny stories to tell then the groom had his words and thanked everyone for coming. The best man was last but not least and kept everyone entertained.
The meal was served and we popped outside with the laptop and got ready a selection of images into a slide show ready for the evening to go up with our amazing Projector add on as this was booked for the evening do.
The room was turned around for the evening with a stunning white LED dance floor and twinkling backdrop.
The DJ was set up ready to get the party started and our big projector screen was ready to surprise guests with a sneaky peak of what happened throughout the day so far. Our projector is a great way to include your evening guests in what happened during the day that they weren’t there for and provides a great talking point amongst guests.
There was the traditional cutting of the cake then Mandy and her new husband took to the dance floor. We set off one of our fun confetti cannons (just ask your venue and let us know if you want us to bring one along for your big day!) which surprised everyone!
Mandy had a dance with her dad which was lovely and they were both emotional.
It was time for everyone to hit the dance floor and party the night away! Mandy even changed into a different white dress for the evening so she could dance easier!
The evening was still going strong when we left for the night with it set to continue into the small hours.
Thanks to Mandy and Brian for choosing us to photograph their wedding day we hope they had as much fun as we did! We are sure they will love their photographs and enjoy looking at them for many happy years to come!
All the best for your future together!
Sarah and Andrew 22nd August 2014
The Village Hotel, Newcastle
We first met Sarah and Andrew when we were exhibiting at The Village Hotel Newcastle for their wedding fair (which was also the venue they had chosen for their big day). Sarah had said she liked our style as soon as she saw our work and after a chat they booked us on the day. Andrew was taken by the unique Godfather table photos we take at the venue using their Buca restaurant. The Village Hotel Newcastle is one of our favourite venues to photograph so we were really looking forward to their big day!
Sarah was getting ready at the hotel and had her hair done in a curled up-do by the hairdresser, and her makeup artist expertly applied her make up to finish the look! The others had their hair and makeup done too so everyone looked glam for the day! Sarah had a beautiful dress to wear and was excited to put it on! Sarah chose not to go for regular pretty heels for her wedding, instead opting for her and her flower girls to wear some stunning hand painted customised converse sneakers! They looked great, they followed the black and white wedding theme with buttons, and had the date and new married name painted on, and the children loved theirs! Oliver, Sarah and Andrews’s son Oliver was very smart, with a flower girl on each arm he looked like a proper little gentleman in his suit!
The bridesmaids were dressed in black and white, and had a beautiful button bouquet to match the brides’ button bouquet. With jewellery on and a bit of lippy the girls were ready to head downstairs. Mean while Andrew was waiting downstairs looking a little nervous waiting for Sarah to arrive.
The bridal procession was Sarah and her dad, the bridesmaids, flower girls and the pageboys. They all looked amazing, if a little nervous, as they entered the room. The couple made their wedding vows to each other then exchanged rings (we’re sure Andrew was a little shaky handed!). Andrew got to kiss the bride then the formalities of signing the register were done and they left the room newly married as Mr & Mrs Lowson.
Romantic lakeside photographs
We went out to the steps after a drinks reception for some super confetti throwing and the formal photographs. Guests headed back in to relax at the bar before the meal and we stole the couple away for a short while for some romantic couple’s photographs across the road at the country park. There is a short country walkway and a pretty lake area for photographs, although Andrew said he was expecting to hate having his photographs taken he had to admit he’d felt very relaxed and we even think he enjoyed it a little! We popped into the Buca restaurant to take advantage of the setting in there for a few more husband and wife photos, and then it was time to get ‘the boys’ into the restaurant for some mean looking gangster photos at The Godfather table! They played with cards and put on their best poker faces, and we even squeezed a couple of photos in doing shots at the bar! The girls not to be outdone by the boys posed expertly in the Sophia Loren booth (which sadly has now been removed so this was the last time we used that setting)
The speeches were brief but light hearted and meaningful and everyone settled down to their meal.
A bit of extra posing fun!
After the meal we had a little gap before the evening do began so spent a bit more time with the groomsmen and the bridesmaids on the balcony having some fun shots with glasses, photo frames and jumping in the air! The girls were loving our parasol and did a great job strutting their stuff!
The room had been transformed for the night time celebrations with white drapes all round the room and coloured up lighting and our friends Fourstar events had supplied a twinkly white LED dance floor and with Chris from the company being DJ for the night it was set to be a great party night! Fourstar regularly work at the village for weddings and party events, true professionals they know how to get everyone up on the floor!
Mr and Mrs Lowson hit the dance floor for their first married dance together, choosing P!NK’s True Love for their song. It’s nice to have an outside the box first dance song. A couple of minutes into the song we set off one of our confetti cannons showering he bride and groom in confetti giving some fab photos! Other couples then joined them on the dance floor to party the night away! Oliver and his little friends joined in as well, the LED dance floor had the children mesmerised and the party was still in full swing when we left!
Overall it was a wonderful day for everyone and we had fabulous time as well. This couple have an beautiful set of photos to come from their wedding day. We hope they like them as much as we do! Thanks Sarah and Andrew for choosing us to photograph your fun filled day and capture those amazing memories for you to cherish for years to come. We wish you all the best for the future as husband and wife!
If you are getting married at The DeVere Village hotel and would like LeopardPrints photography to help capture the memories then don’t hesitate to drop us a mail!
The Cake: Vanilla Teas, Cullercoats
The Brides Button Bouquets/button holes: Charisma
The Photo Booth: Deluxe Occasions
The DJ, Draping & Dancefloor: FourStar Events
The Hair :Dream Hair, Wallsend
Make up: Beauty direct (kerry fawcett)
Chair covers: Hotels own