Matthew and Lucy - 12th November 2017 - Stephen Beecroft

Matthew and Lucy chose Linden Hall Hotel in Northumberland for their special day. I headed up on a fairly cold but dry morning to meet up with Lucy and her Bridesmaids. 

After Photographing Lucy and the girls I met up with Matthew and the boys outside for a few photos. One of my favourite images is the Black and White one below. 

I then met back up with Lucy to Photograph the final touches and a few group shots before heading to the ceremony. 

The Ceremony room at Linden Hall made things very easy for me to move around their guests without getting in the way. 

So I had mentioned to Lucy and Matthew at a meeting beforehand that it was possible to shoot out of one of the windows to get a great vantage point for a large group photo. Because it was so cold and I did not want all of their guests being out for ages I shot their confetti shot from this vantage point as well. Then I headed down to do a few small family and friends group shots as well. 

When I shoot Weddings either early or late in the year it is very important to be aware of the sunset times to make sure that we can make the best of the early time we lose the light. So with that in mind we headed out with the couple before they went into their reception to create some bridal portraits. Lucy had a stunning veil which we tried to incorporate in to some of the photos - when it behaved with the strong wind.   

Heading into the speeches again with having the lovely room to shoot in allowed me to get around everywhere without being in the guests way. There was more than a few laughs and tears in these speeches. I then left the couple to enjoy themselves with the rest of their reception to setup some lights for the night time shoot. 

I love Weddings at this time of year for the prospect of the sunsets that you have a high chance of getting. We had to race around a bit to capture the colours as they didn't look like appearing and then they were gone quickly. As the wind had died down a little bit we tried again with Lucy's veil and I am really pleased with the results. 

The third image below is one of my favourites of the entire year. I love the blue tones and the large tree overlooking the couple. 

Then it was on to the cutting of the cake and into the couples first dance. Afterwards the evenings entertainment was provided by The Fontains. 

Thanks so much to Lucy and Matthew for booking me to Photograph their special day. All the best in the future. 

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