We are no strangers to photographing Chinese weddings in Newcastle. Over the years we have had the joy of attending and photographing countless Chinese weddings for local couples, and we have had the pleasure in creating long lasting friendships within the Newcastle Chinese community. We know and understand the traditional Chinese wedding customs, the fast paced fun of the day and we know that they are never the same twice.
Fiona and Rico’s big day was one such wedding. It was a feast for the eyes, Chinese wedding customs were combined with English wedding traditions resulting a multifaceted wedding day of fun and silliness, emotion and sincerity, elegance and romance.
The day started at Fiona’s family home. Inside, the ladies were busy getting ready, while outside, the street filled with family and friends, waiting for the boys to arrive. Moments after stepping out of the car, Rico was presented with a series of tasks set by the bridesmaids before being allowed entry into the house to collect his bride. The boys really got stuck into the challenges and luckily, they suitably impressed the girls. Once allowed inside, they all took part in the traditional tea ceremony before heading over to Rico’s parents home to perform the same ceremony with his family.
Later in the day, everyone poured over to Matfen Hall in Northumberland for their elegant and very English wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast.
Here are a few images from their day.
It's been far too long since I last posted. Nigel and I have been busy all year long, photographing some incredible weddings, and I can't wait to show you them. All the way back in April, we were very fortunate to photograph Laura and Paul's elegant wedding at Matfen Hall in Northumberland. The sun shone, the atmosphere was fantastic, and all in all it was a really unforgettable day.
Laura and Paul chose some amazing suppliers for their wedding day. It was great to work alongside Lisa Jones (Hair and make up), Coco Luminaire (light up letters), Snaparazzi photobooths, and Jason Issacs for the evening entertainment.
Here are some of our favourite shots from Laura and Paul's wedding at Matfen Hall.
Festoon lighting, hurricane lanterns a candle lit ceremony made for a wonderfully cosy atmosphere for Kerry and Jake's wedding at Matfen Hall last October. They were married in the hall's stunning gothic great hall with it's huge sweeping staircase and huge feature fireplace. The weather was kind to us and so the newlyweds were able to take advantage of the extensive grounds and woodlands for some pictures alone together before joining their guests for their wedding breakfast in the terrace rooms. There were some great moments through out the day, lots of laughter and lots of fun, and it was a joy to capture it all for this fab couple.