Joanne & Steve’s Newcastle Wedding Photos

Posted on 16th November 2018 by Mark Tierney

The wedding of Joanna and Steve Newcastle upon Tyne
The morning of the wedding arrived and every button began frantically rushing around as the hair and makeup ladies began the transformation work.
The only people who didn’t seem at all phased were the kids, who were enjoying the lively household. The bride‘s father arrived much to the delight of his granddaughters and his attire
was duly double-checked by other family members. You have to look your best!

The Wedding Car

I always like to get a few shots of the bride and whoever is giving her away as they ride toward the ceremony. One of my favourite shots here is of the bride‘s father laughing.
Later on I managed to capture a similar shot of the bride and groom on the road from the ceremony to the hotel.

- Newcastle's oldest wedding venue?

The ceremony itself was held at the Blackfriars restaurant in Newcastle. The restaurant was once the sight of the 13th-century mediaeval friary. Today it is the site of an award-winning and thriving popular restaurant.
 The venue room itself was perfect. The dressed stone walls and arched windows were reminiscent of a more traditional church setting.

New wooden chairs flank the red carpet on either side and bright banners and chandeliers lit up the room. After the ceremony, family and guests retired to the bar for refreshments before going out into the courtyard for more photographs. This is where I try to make sure all the key people at the wedding are photographed as well as the obligatory confetti and rice shots.

When it comes to the wedding meal. When I am taking the photos I get shots of the bridegroom and all the speechmakers. I find a mixture of laughter and tears of joy always goes down well.  Not forgetting the cutting of the cake. Couples like to see a mix photos of friends and family, old and young.   To capture the range of emotions people display weddings I always try to position myself strategically so that I can get key events such as the exchange of rings and of course the all-important case and signing of the registers.  It's all about putting the view in the heart of the action.

- Newcastle Quayside

After refreshments, the bride and groom took a walk down to the quayside. We managed to get some great photographs opposite Sage Gateshead. The modern, shiny concert venue is an iconic part of the Newcastle skyline.
We managed to get some photos by the Millennium Bridge and its nearby neighbour,  The Tyne Bridge.  As the bride and groom walking back to the venue they had a nice surprise. A local boat owner who was moored nearby asked if they wanted to come on board to take some final shots. 

The night do consisted of drinks and dancing at Nancy’s bordello a popular nightspot in Newcastle with the drinks flowed and a great time was had by all, as they wished Joanne and Steve all the best in their married life together.

You can view the full wedding gallery HERE


Joanne's Supplier Shoutout:

M.A.U. Marta Make Up

Hair by Charlie and Penny at Mellors and Taylor

Flowers - Cosmic Flower Shot

Wedding Cake - Dreamworld Cakes

Hope wedding dress by Phase Eight

Wedding Car - AB Wedding Cars


Are you getting married in Newcastle?

If so, please get in touch I’ll be happy to talk to you about making the most of your wedding photographs.


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About the author: Mark Tierney

Mark Tierney is a Yorkshire based Contemporary Wedding Photographer covering the UK and beyond.