Tracy & Mark- The Royal Station hotelTracy and Mark booked us for their wedding photography at The Royal Station hotel in Newcastle Upon Tyne. They wanted someone to capture their day in a natural relaxed way showing everyone enjoying themselves.
The girls were all getting ready at the hotel for the big day- hair and make up transformations were underway when we arrived, Cerys the flower girl was very excited to a be a princess.
The bridesmaids all had amazing bright pink bridesmaid’s dresses (there had been a bit of a disaster with the dressmaker they were originally ordered from but fortunately they found someone to fix them in time!)
The bride had a beautiful tea length wedding dress and Laura was suffering from major shoe envy at Tracy’s fabulous wedding shoes!
Nick popped downstairs to catch up with the guys who were in great spirits waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Now this was a first for weddings for us- there had been a problem with the registrar and the registrar was running late! This is unheard of in the wedding industry so caused a few extra nerves as everyone was ready and waiting! Around 45 minutes later they arrived and the ceremony could finally go ahead!
The guests were all ushered in to their seats to await the arrival of the bridal party. Mark was at the front not looking to nervous!
Mark finally got to see his bride and the ceremony began. The couple kept it short and sweet and made their vows to each other and there were some lovely readings- excellent job there!
With the formalities over Tracy and Mark were now Mr and Mrs Mitchell- Mark could kiss his bride. The register was signed and they left up the aisle with a not so traditional ‘Rock’ gesture which we loved!
We headed to the hotels beautiful staircase to get some group shots of the together, it’s a recognisable staircase with some great chandeliers around too.
The Romantic Couple’s Photographs
After the family photos were finished the guests headed to the bar and we took the couple outside for a few shots of them together.
These guys had put advance thought into their photos and it turns out they had their first kiss outside of central station near the taxi rank- so what better thing to do on their wedding day than have a kiss in the same place now as husband and wife! The sun was shining which was lucky, and although both Mark and Tracy said they were nervous and shy for their pictures we think they did an amazing job.
We got a few more shots in front of the hotel then it was time for everyone to head in for the meal!
The room was dressed for the meal and looked beautiful with the cake set up which included an amazing couple of figures of the bride and groom..
Tracy’s dad gave the first speech which he kept short and sweet, then it was time for Mark to take the stage. Again he did a great job and had quite a few laughs from the guests.
The best men were next up and gave some funny tales of them and Mark and what they got up to together, including getting Mark up to give a show of his legendary ‘Cat Dance’ they did a great speech and had everyone giggling.
After the meal the guests made their way to the bar areas to relax while the room was set up ready for the evening celebrations. The DJs arrived to set up and get ready for the party to begin, there was a photo booth set up and a candy ferris wheel that the kids were going mad for!
We stole the couple away again for a quick trip across to the Telegraph Pub for a few more cute shots of them together as this is where they used to go often when they were first dating so it was really personal to them as a couple. We think they look great with our wooden I DO prop!
After a quick cutting of the cake was done Mr and Mrs Mitchell took to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Mark and Tracy didn’t want a traditional first dance so went for a bit of a rock out together with friends and family then joining in the fun! And boy did they know how to have party! The party really started and everyone was having a great time strutting their stuff on the dance floor busting out shapes (yes Mark we saw you pulling those ‘Cat Moves’ again!) with some great tunes played, everyone was loving it.
The party was in full flow when we left. Overall it was a really fun day for everyone and we had a fabulous time. We hope they enjoy their photos as much as we enjoyed taking them! Thanks to Tracy and Mark for choosing us to photograph their very fun filled wedding day and allowing us to capture their memories to treasure for years to come, we had a blast!
We wish you all the best for the future together as husband and wife!