Today’s is a traditional wedding on an impressive scale – with some gorgeous photographs and beautiful moments I know you’ll adore. The stunning bride and groom are Jessica and Michael, who told me “we had over 300 guests with the majority being loud old Chinese ladies(!!), this would be daunting and difficult for anyone, but Duncan handled it all smoothly“, their photographer being Newcastle wedding photographer Duncan McCall Photography.
Contact & bookings: Duncan McCall Photography
I asked Jessica, What’s the best thing about being married? Her answer was lovely: simply, “Having my best friend around all the time.” And the love between this wonderful couple just shines from their photos. Enjoy!
A beautiful Chinese wedding in Newcastle: Jessica & Michael
The English Wedding Blog Interview: Michael & Jessica
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
Found online, and noticed a friend on his portfolio page. Looked through online photos on website and his facebook page and was sold!
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Yes, he had excellent knowledge of how best to play with the lighting for some amazing shots.
On the day, we had over 300 guests with the majority being loud old Chinese ladies, this would be daunting and difficult for anyone, but Duncan handled it all smoothly.
We didn’t have much time after the wedding ceremony to do some husband and wife shots so we zipped to a few locations already agreed on and Duncan was all prepared and directed us well to get the shots needed so was all in all very efficient.
At the evening reception venue, we had an incredibly busy schedule, but when the night died down a little we managed to get some good night time shots, which I especially looked forward to knowing how Duncan is able to play with the flash lighting for some truly spectacular shots.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
Very happy, to be able to see all the happy faces on the day. Obviously we could not be everywhere so was great to see all our friends waiting for the wedding to start.
Also for us to relive our day through the photos reminded us how fun the whole day turned out.
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Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Busy, hectic and tiring but so much fun!
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
recommendations, wedding fayres
What’s your top tip for saving money?
buy in bulk and look on pinterest for home made ideas
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
We were lucky as our friend is in the wedding stationery business, Hazel at The hazeline wedding workshop.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
yes, it was love at first sight
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Pronovias, Bridal Wish Newcastle
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
My jewellery were pearl earrings and necklace, to fit in with the vintage theme. Shoes that I had worn were not traditionally wedding white, but more a gold nude colour, open toe mid heel with sparkly brooch style jewel on.
And what did the groom wear? Any recommendations for tailors?
Wore a kilt, hired from my home town, Elgin, from Mccalls Highland wear. Grey contemporary tweed jacket, and platinum pride tartan.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
A silver grey full length gown, with a cowl neckline with a small train
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hired a professional, Tracy from Beautiful bride makeovers (definitely would recommend)
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you?
Holly from Fleur Couture. We had a waterfall bouquet with scottish elements in it, such as thistle and heather. Our flowers also consisted of amnesia roses and babies breath.
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Yes, we had a backdrop which our wedding stationery designer arranged with hanging jars, flowers and paperpoms. Also a flower archway placed in the middle with hanging flowers off the ceiling.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
Button holes were homemade by a family member.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Vanilla sponge cake, in a birdcage style to compliment our theme. Was delicious.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
North East Soiree, provided music at reception. Played for our ceilidh at the evening reception.
On the day tips and advice:
Relax and enjoy all the fruits of your planning.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Having my best friend around all the time.