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An intimate wedding by the seaside with Chris Randle Photography

Happy Thursday lovelies! How are you this crisp December morning? It’s a special day (my parents’ wedding anniversary – happy anniversary!!!) and I’m celebrating with a really magical wedding on the blog – I think you’ll love it. I love weddings which are stripped bare of fluff and which focus on the true meaning and reason for the day of celebration.

An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (15)

Don’t get me wrong: I’m a lover of fluff… but I adore romance and I sort of think it’s a responsibility of wedding bloggers not to get too carried away. Today’s wedding is everything it needs to be; I’ve said many times here that intimate weddings are my favourites. All you need is each other – and the smiles on beautiful bride Natasha and her hubby Gareth’s faces are testament to that.

An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (19)

Durham wedding photographer Chris Randle got in touch and I had a proper nosey around his blog – so this wedding is one I chose for an English Wedding Blog feature. It’s beautiful, romantic, and special. I feel so lucky that Chris was there as Natasha and Gareth’s photographer: being able to feature intimate weddings with beautiful photography is such a privilege for any wedding blogger.

An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (22)

Find out more about Chris Randle Photography here:

An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (1)

Chris told me the beach where he photographed Natasha and Gareth was in North Tyneside and called King Edwards bay, right next to Tynemouth castle.

The guests were two of Natasha’s close friends and Gareth’s mum… so it was a really small intimate affair. Chris was touched by the emotions running through the ceremony. “I hadn’t met the couple till literally about 15 minutes before shooting the ceremony as it was very last minute that they got in touch. When I did meet them, I could tell straight away that Natasha was quite bubbly and might get a little emotional during the ceremony, but it ended up being Gareth who found it hard to fight back the tears at the beginning! The ceremony was great with a lot of laughter and smiles at North Tyneside Registry Office.

The session on the beach was also very relaxed and Natasha and Gareth were naturals in front of the camera. Not once did they look stiff and uneasy; they were very happy to go along with everything I asked. We concluded they day by getting a quick ice cream, before they nipped off for a meal with Natasha’s friends.
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An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (5)
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An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (13)Bouquet from Secret Garden in Jesmond, Newcastle

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An intimate wedding by the beach with Chris Randle Photography Durham UK (26)

Happy birthday Chris! Thank you for letting me publish your beautiful photographs – and have a brilliant day!

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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 www.byMoonandTide.com. 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.

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