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Spanish City Wedding Photography: Kate and Liam

What they say:  Ed was perfect in every way. He was polite, professional and overall, a lovely person!

Unfortunately, we were one of those couples who were forced to postpone because of the pandemic. Ed couldn’t have been more accommodating. He was there through the whole process with advice and understanding. We felt reassured at every turn that we had chosen the right person for the job.

Being a person who hates having their photograph taken, I was keen for our wedding to be captured with as little fuss as possible. Ed did this perfectly. He offered a pre-wedding shoot to get us used to being in front of the camera. I couldn’t recommend doing this enough. I was super nervous but Ed easily put us both at ease and encouraged us to be ourselves. The photos from this shoot are simply stunning. Seeing these filled us with confidence that our wedding photography would be seamless.

During the actual wedding, Ed captured every moment perfectly. He photographed every tiny detail, even the imperfect moments: spilled Prosecco, ketchup in my hair and tripping down the stairs. These images have actually become some of my favourite shots because they capture the real memories of our day. He did this all with no fuss and minimal posing. At times, it was easy to forget he was even there as he blended in and felt like one of our guests.

When we got the final images back a few weeks after the day. I couldn’t get through the slideshow without crying! We had to keep pausing and taking breaks to recover from the emotion because they were all simply stunning. The website made it easy to share all of the photos with our friends and family instantly and relive our wedding over and over again.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in the North East, I couldn’t recommend Ed highly enough. He is creative, talented and a true professional. Anyone would be lucky to have him capture their big day.

Venue | Spanish City

Hair | Ross Downs Hairdressing

Make-up | Mink Studios

Dress | House of Mooshki

Florist | Floral Gift

Routemaster bus | Henry Cooper Transport

Evening Catering | The Hog Hut

Evening entertainment | The Elevation Band

Kate and Liam had their wedding at Spanish City in Whitley Bay. They are both such fun happy people and their day was a total reflection of this with smiles, lots of laughter, and happiness all day long.

As the recommended wedding photographer at Spanish City, I was really excited when Kate and Liam asked me to photograph their wedding. Spanish City wedding photography is an absolute dream as there are so many stunning backdrops within one venue. A particular highlight for me was getting up on the roof and taking pictures of Kate and Liam with the sea and the dome of Spanish City in the background.

Liam got ready at home and Kate prepared at a hotel nearby with her bridesmaids. I loved photographing the bridal prep for Kate as there were so many bridesmaids getting ready in such a small space, which made for some brilliant moments to capture.

Kate's shoes played a big part in her day "I started wedding planning from the shoes. It sounds odd but the day after Liam’s proposal I bought my shoes second hand from eBay as a something old! I loved their vintage style with a sparkly twist."

"From there, we picked our venue. Being local to Whitley Bay and growing up in the area, I knew how historic and beautiful the Spanish City was in its heyday. The new regeneration has given it a modern edge that fitted perfectly with our mix of old and new."

"I picked my dress, favours and transport to link in with our modern, vintage, seaside theme. On the day, I wore my grandmas opal necklace, a nod to our family history and a way to represent those who couldn’t attend on the day. In the end, it was perfect."

Just as their guests were being seated for their meal, Kate and Liam had a few moments alone, and this turned out to be their favourite moment of the whole day; "It was a chance to take stock and reflect on the fact that we had finally actually made it! We were so happy. Through the day, take moments alone together. It’s tough to pull yourself away from your guests, but trust me. It’s worth it. Oh, and the dancing! We absolutely loved the dancing!!"

To future brides and grooms, their advice is "Honestly, just relax! Having postponed twice because of covid, it really makes you consider what’s important and what’s not. The finer details that couples get stressed about: the exact colour of chair sashes; the right weight of paper for invites or the perfect calligraphy font for your place settings don’t matter as much as you think! Take a step back and remember why you’re doing this, the rest will fall into place."

"Also, pick a photographer who you would genuinely go for a drink with! They’re a huge part of your day and it’s important that you feel comfortable around them. Meet with your potential photographer and try to get a feel for their experience as well as their personality and interests to make sure they fit perfectly into your day."


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