Today I am delighted to share this gusty but incredibly beautiful Beach themed Wedding in Tynemouth.
Images of the day were captured by Jamie Penfold Photography.
Jamie Penfold is an award winning Photographer based in Tyne and Wear with a reputation for creating stunning, eye catching images.
He creates images that reflect the soul, emotion and magic of the day and delivers across a range of styles.
His approach puts people at ease which allows for natural looking images that have the “wow” factor, and he has affectionately become known as the Converse behind the camera in the Wedding Industry.
Jamie shares his recollections of the couples lovely beach themed Wedding day….
“Being a wedding photographer is more than being creative, knowing how to use a camera and putting a couple at ease. You have to be able to think on your feet…and fast!”
“And that was certainly the case with Katie and Tom’s wedding thanks to Mother Nature.”
“So here is the story of their wedding ….”
“When we undertook the pre wedding shoot at Bamburgh we dodged rain showers and a brisk breeze.”
“It takes a lot to stop me from shooting outside. However, waking up on the morning of Katie and Tom’s wedding I was concerned as we were in the middle of a howling gale.”
“Our idea was to shoot the bridal images on Tynemouth Beach. With the wind getting stronger throughout the morning it was fast becoming clear our plans would be scuppered.”
“I arrived at Katie’s parents house, and I initially thought I was at the wrong house as it was so quiet.”
“Inside Katie was in the conservatory getting her make up sorted.”
“The house was quiet; no hassle, no fuss. It was all relaxed.”
“The conversation soon turned to formal shots. I decided that the best option to take was to play it by ear.”
“We’ll see how things were later when we arrived at the Grand Hotel. You never know…the absolutely hoolie going on outside might calm!”
“Once at the church in Earsdon, any ideas of getting shots outside were soon blown away.”
“The wind was unbelievable. Hats were being held onto for dear life, dresses and skirts held onto. But it didn’t dampen the mood of anyone.”
“Tom paced about nervously and then took his place at the front of the church.”
“Katie’s car arrived and she sprinted to the church like an olympic runner. Impressive in the heels! Not a hair out of place though!”
“A few deep breaths and Katie made her way down the aisle.”
“At the front of the church I had a brilliant view of what was going on.”
” The vicar was very pro photography so I could get all the glances, looks, smiles etc perfectly. Katie giggled a lot! It all made for a lovely, light hearted ceremony.”
“At the end of the ceremony I was asked if confetti was going to be thrown outside the church.”
“Well, if we throw it here, Norway will see the stuff in about an hour” was my reply. “Good point” said the guest.”
“Everyone pegged it to the bus to be transported down the coast to Tynemouth.”
“Katie and Tom snuggled up in the VW Camper Van which was taking them.”
“At the Grand, everyone chilled out and scoffed miniature portions of fish n chips.”
“Katie and Tom hadn’t yet seen their wedding cake so as they walked into the reception room, their jaws dropped.”
“I initially thought the shells were real but they were actually edible. The cake was a seashore inspired theme and was just stunning.”
“On the table brown sugar had been sprinkle to resemble sand and cup cakes surrounded the main cake. Yum!”
“With the wind getting stronger outside we decided to use the magnificent staircase as our backdrop for shots.”
“You can’t beat a good staircase! Katie always said she was a little nervous about having her photo taken. But she was a complete natural. So easy to photograph.”
“In the lead up to the speeches there was a unique moment…both bride and groom nervous about the best man speech….as both best men were best friends with Tom and Katie and they had dirt on them both!”
“However both were relieved that the speeches were perfectly delivered with a superb level of humour and sentiment.”
“And with the formalities done everyone retired to the basement bar.”
“I’m a music lover and love hearing alternative tunes used for first dance and I wasn’t to be disappointed. Zero 7′s Destiny. An amazing track!”
“With smoke filling the dance floor the DJ cranked things up with Mumford and Son’s I Will Wait which led to 20-30 people in a circle dancing about like the hokey cokey. The whole place was bouncing.”
“It was a great end to a superb day.”
Thank you so much to Jamie for sharing this stunning beach themed Wedding.
From the fabulous Venue by the coast, to the sandy centre pieces to the cake that is so amazing there are no words, it is a stylish celebration.
And this day proves is that mother nature might throw everything she can at us whether that be wind or rain but one thing that can’t be blown away is Love.
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