Caroline and Philip chose The National Trust’s Gibside for their north east wedding. This was a simply beautiful wedding, allowing my natural wedding photography to perfectly capture the relaxed wedding with gorgeous vintage wedding touches.
This Newcastle eco wedding photographer’s morning begun at home with Phillip, his groomsmen and family, capturing some relaxed documentary style pre-wedding photographs while they celebrated his wedding day with some champagne and lots of laughter.
Once his wedding transport arrived – a cool stretched NYPD police car secretly arranged by Caroline his bride- this massive Blues Brothers fan set off in style for his wedding venue, Gibside at Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear to await the wedding guests. It was here that the groom and his groomsmen decided to control any wedding nerves with a quick game of pre-wedding football on the lawn in front of Gibside Chapel.
My natural eco wedding photography captured the emotional wedding ceremony before taking some stunning wedding portraits in the beautiful grounds of this unique wedding venue. Gibside is a stunning 18th century pleasure grounds with beautiful landscaped gardens and open spaces criss-crossed by winding paths that lead you past some impressive buildings, statues and ruins. After many years of neglect and decline the National Trust have restored Gibside grounds, stable buildings and the beautiful Gibside Chapel so that it can once again be enjoyed by families and wildlife as well as hold some unique private events, including amazing weddings like this one. The National Trust website describes Gibside as “a Georgian ‘grand design’ on a spectacular scale. The vision of coal baron George Bowes, the Palladian chapel is an architectural masterpiece, the stable block is a vibrant learning and discovery centre, and the once grand hall is now a dramatic shell. Gibside is also a haven for wildlife with red kites often circling in the skies above.”
This young fun-loving couple were supported on their wedding day by the most awesome bridal party: The Maid of Honour Amy and the Bridesmaid looked lovely in their gorgeous green gowns while Best Man Kris and the five Ushers polished up nicely in their traditional grey suits. Arriving in a classic white Bentley the bride looked truly stunning, her fifties style lace tea-length dress and her loosely curled hair created a simple and understated vintage wedding look which fitted perfectly with their relaxed wedding style. The wedding bouquets and button holes were bursting with wild flowers and little rustic details. They were the perfect wedding flowers for this natural wedding style and brilliant for lots of stunning wedding photography (especially during our wanders through the walled garden and woodland areas of the Gibside estate) The rustic vintage style of this wedding truly was the perfect complement for my natural wedding photography style.
The delicious wedding breakfast, in the National Trust wedding marquee, was followed by a fun filled evening reception with an awesome local wedding band providing great wedding entertainment to end this fantastic north east wedding day at this beautiful wedding venue.
Thanks have to go out to Caroline and Phillip for allowing this Newcastle eco wedding photographer to be a part of their vintage, rustic wedding at this fantastic North East wedding venue and for giving me the opportunity to capture their day with a stunning set of natural wedding photographs.
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