Helen & Chris got married last July at As You Like It in Jesmond, Newcastle. They were after some relaxed and quirky wedding photography, and were keen also to get some lovely family photographs with their two children.
Helen got ready at her home, and it was a lovely calm atmosphere when I arrived, and lasted throughout (not the usual on hectic wedding mornings!)
Everyone was gathering in the Frangapani Room downstairs excitedly awaiting the bride. There are various room set ups at As You Like It for weddings, and they were married facing the window, which lets in a nice amount of natural light for the fairylit/spotlight lit ceremony, which was perfect!
I just love the look between Chris & Helen's Dad as he brought her down the aisle.
As you can see from the above, As You Like It is one of those places that lets guests thrown confetti actually INSIDE the venue, which really captures the fun, excitement (& great photos) of the bride and groom walking back down the aisle once married!
We then went onto the rooftop terrace to capture some relaxed group photographs of the couples' lovely friends and family...
Hows that for a family photograph?!
We then went to do some bride & groom photographs around the building and outside. Chris & Helen were worried at first about where to have their photographs taken, at their pre-wedding meeting a few weeks before we had a good look around together to scout out some locations for quirky urban shots, which is what they were after.... and on the day this was the result:
Roads and a 1960's grey office block? No problem!
I just love a bit of Britishness in wedding photographs, hence the lovely iconic red post box!
Believe it or not, the two above photographs were taken in a car park, I just found a lovely stone wall to make a great textured background.
The couple had a relaxed small dinner for close family and friends, with lots of DIY touches, including the table plan and cute gift bags.
How fab are the personalised Love Heart sweets please!? They were very popular with guests!
I had an amazing day with Helen & Chris and their families, just looking through the photographs here brings back a lot of happy memories of the day!
Wishing them all the best for a long and happy life together :-)
If you're planning a quirky, relaxed wedding and are looking for a wedding photographer to match, please get in touch via my website Katie Byram Photography. I am based in Newcastle upon Tyne and cover weddings all over the UK.
I have limited availability left for 2013 and taking bookings for 2014 too!
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