Hannah and Darren’s wedding is really pretty and the bouquet is wonderful – often a bouquet is what draws my attention to a wedding to share on the blog: I adore flowers and when a bouquet is this stunning it has to be shared! Beautiful bride Hannah made it herself, isn’t it fabulous? This intimate and stylish wedding with a big sprinkle of gold is right up my street and I hope you love it too!

Simple styling and elegant colours for a Newcastle city wedding with Andy Hudson Photography (9)

We didn’t really want a set theme or style, but as the planning got under way the wedding evolved into a base pallette of cream and gold, with a green foliage being the accent. We chose various textures of gold and cream throughout the table decoration, using natural wool, glitter and matte sprays as finishing touches.

Simple styling and elegant colours for a Newcastle city wedding with Andy Hudson Photography (25)


Love and luxe wedding style at The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle – today I have an ultra glam wedding to share with you all. Caroline & Mark’s big day is a classic celebration with chic styling touches to suit the art deco theme of their city venue.

Real wedding at Vermont Hotel Newcastle by Duncan McCall Photography (2)

Contact & bookings: Duncan McCall Photography


Real wedding at Vermont Hotel Newcastle by Duncan McCall Photography (3)

Mixing traditional elements with modern styling can work beautifully – and an expensive wedding look doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Caroline’s florist teamed mercury glass with simple blooms for the tables, which complemented just a few more┬áelaborate displays from the ceremony room.

Real wedding at Vermont Hotel Newcastle by Duncan McCall Photography (21)

Stationery was kept very simple and elegant: place settings are small and sweet while printed menus are tall and minimalist in style. Each table was named after a Hollywood star: Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland smile from chic frames on each table.

The overall look of the day is luxe and classic. If you fall for a venue – whatever your style may be – then use it to inspire your day. Caroline and Mark did, and it worked so beautifully!


Hello lovelies! Happy Tuesday ­čÖé I hope you’re having a lovely day – and finding time for a little weddingness to brighten your eyes, maybe? ­čÖé I have a treat for all of you northern brides and grooms*, as Newcastle wedding photographer Duncan McCall has joined my little team of handpicked sponsors this month. Read this and make your eyes VERY happy…

Duncan McCall Newcastle wedding photography (12)

* Oh, and for everyone else too as Duncan is happy to cover weddings all around the UK as well as destination weddings! duncanmccallphotography.com

Duncan told me, “I try to capture as many natural moments as possible… I also like creating stunning couple portraits that will really stand out and give the newlyweds a real WOW portrait that they will enjoy looking back on over the years.”

Duncan McCall Newcastle wedding photography (11)

It is always a real pleasure to see couples and their families celebrating and enjoying themselves at weddings. I also enjoy getting to know the couple and like to stay in touch with them after the wedding. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph some of their family portraits also once they have kids.

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!