On top of the world!

Bride and groom Newcastle skyline

On top of the world!

This Newcastle wedding instantly made me think of ‘On top of the world’ as a title. As well as the amazing shot from the hotel roof in Newcastle, the romance in the photos is tangible and it shows that bride and groom Liz and Steven had the best day of their lives.

This wedding was sent to me by Simon Hudspeth, a Newcastle wedding photographer based in Durham. Simon works alongside his wife and marketing genius Alison, who told me how much they loved shooting Liz and Steven’s wedding.

The photos are an astonishing mix of contemporary cityscapes and romantic old cobbled streets, with views of the Tyne bridge and Newcastle’s Black Gate (part of the castle).

fastening the wedding dress

Fastening the wedding dress - it's all giggles for Liz

Groom's knees

Groom's knees!

Groom ready for wedding

Steven waits with a nervous smile

bride and groom getting married

This beautiful photo captures the essence of the wedding day

confetti time

Confetti shot! Chief of Confetti today is the lady in pink.

Bride and groom

A fun portrait of a very happy Liz and Steven!

I love Liz’s smile, she’s so naturally beautiful. The layered strips of her wedding gown are really elegant and flattering, and she just looks amazing.

bride and groom by gate

The modern bride and groom, the historic city gate

a kiss

a kiss!

On the banks of the river in Newcastle

On the banks of the river in Newcastle

walking through Newcastle

Walking through Newcastle - I love the contrast of old and new

Bride and groom in old England

The cobbled streets of Newcastle are an unusual and delicious backdrop

bride and groom up close

Steven and Liz are so in love!

A spontaneous kiss from the bride and groom

A spontaneous kiss from the bride and groom

Alison from Simon Hudspeth Photography told me this was a spontaneous moment they were lucky enough to capture on film! Liz and Steven really enjoyed their photos and were wonderfully relaxed in front of the camera.

Bride and groom by Newcastle black gate

Newcastle's black gate frames the bride and groom

Beautiful smiling bride

Liz is beautiful and her smile is radiant and - yes - catching.

Bride and groom

Liz shines in the sunshine as Steven beams in the background

The wedding reception - pure luxury

The wedding reception - pure luxury

Liz and Steven’s reception was at The Vermont Hotel next to the castle in Newcastle city centre.

wedding speeches

This is amazing - the biggest laugh I've seen in a wedding photo!

A toast to the bride and groom

A toast to the bride and groom

Bride and groom kiss

The first dance

first dance

Wedding guests join Liz and Steven on the dance floor

Thanks to Simon Hudspeth Photography for sending Liz and Steven’s images to English Wedding. There are more on Simon’s wedding photography blog including weddings across the North East and Lake District.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Alison Hudspeth
    9 years ago

    Thanks for the fantastic feature Claire – yes Liz & Steven were an absolute dream to photograph ­čÖé

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