are lots of these in the area, so I'm going to limit myself to my
favourites . ..
that I've listed below are alll different and have their own strengths.
what can I say ? lovely
place, built in 1797 I believe, by a relative of an admiral who was
there when old one eye - heck, can't see any ships through this thing
trounced the French and Spanish fleets in 1805. hah - that sorted
them out . . .
I could bore you stiff with the history of it all
(though, sad person that I am, I find such things interesting . .
what you need to know is
: it's yours for the day, David Burnett and his crew will look after
you very well. the building has heaps of character and I love it to
just click it's name above, and you will be magically transported
to the Dissington website. like - kapow, whoosh - and you're there
(of course you won't hear kapow or whoosh - that was for dramatic
effect only, silly . .. )
a firm favourite with yours
it's a genuine Medieval
castle, about as far from Dissington Hall as you can get in terms
of atmosphere, where Dissington is architectural grace, Langley is
moody massive and very definitely a castle. but exquisitely appointed.
There is some real luxury here . .
within, you'll find Anton
Phillips, - a true gentleman. he's very, very efficient and will ensure
that nothing goes wrong. (nothing would DARE go wrong, or he'd sort
he's a nice sort of guy to have on your side should things start to
because basically - he just makes sure that they dont !
a hidden jewel - just take
a peek at the website, or check out the wedding photographed there
by yours truly . . .
when time permits - I shall
add more venues to this list, but it is really fair to say that those
listed above are very close to my heart.
lovely cakes, from Sandy Young at the Cake Garden.
The Cake Garden
07768 932 202
HAIR AND MAKEUP
she's good at her job, pleasant and polite.
and extremely importantly . . .
she arrives early and doesn't dither about, making the bride late for her wedding.
if you have a schedule . she keeps to it.
0191 487 5201
07802 375 741
a six piece
Newcastle based band with a wide repertoire
of Rock, Soul Jazz and Pop music
them many times - always a good show !
Rutherford 07743 817177 email firstname.lastname@example.org
The North East Wedding DJ
tel 01740 656995
mob 07745 526538
Harpist and Singer
classical and popular harp music and songs
to pop up every so often at weddings,
the first thing I hear is the music - the sound of Janets very clear
drifting through the building, ah - they must have booked a harpist
NORTH EAST SOIREE
lovely people. I meet them at places like Langley Castle,
not only do they make string music . .
they can also provide a Ceilidh for the evening if required.
NORTH EAST SOIREE
Aurora Strings Professional string quartet experienced in providing the perfect atmosphere for all types of events.
funny, entertaining magic
to keep the guests entertained,
I saw him at Dissington Hall - he leaped round a corner and had
wedding guests enthralled within seconds.
h e seems to have a really nice manner with people.
guy . . he's the piper to the Lord Mayor of Newcastle.
pipes are not traditional scottish bagpipes,
they're a smaller version, the piper wears Northumbrian tartan,
which looks like a sort of black and white checky pattern to me .
Dave Bailey tel 0191 2640455
bands - different to simply getting a band for your wedding,
a ceilidh band is live music - there's usually someone called a 'caller'
the caller is wired up to a microphone and shouts instructions to
basically it's everything from a highland fling to couples madly twirling
the nice thing about this sort of entertainment is that it's for every
seen 10 year olds dancing along with 60 year olds.
at a wedding the guests often have a huge age range.
Stock Band. . a good one. . .
phone Dotty 01388 817485
or phone Trevor 01388 662720
me not, Kathryn Hume floral designer
07817 192 827
lady cares a great deal about her work - you'll see what I mean if
you book her.
Florist - Martine . . . I photographed her wedding ! a lovely girl.
a good display - I've seen this companys work quite a few times.
VIDEO / DVD
There are now NO LINKS to Video / DVD companies on this website.
If you've already booked me - and are considering booking a Video/DVD operator - please ask for recommendations - I have a great deal of experience in working alongside these people.
There are companies who are a pleasure to work alongside, and there are also some absolute nightmares who will take over your entire day and try to direct it to fit their idea of what your wedding should be.
Some are such a nightmare to work alongside, that your wedding photography would definitely suffer as a result of booking them.
However - some video operators are very discrete - you'd hardly notice they are there.
I prefer the discrete ones, for example - these guys A&G Video
I photographed this fellers daughters wedding ! he's a nice guy !
Tel: (01434) 344489
Mobile: 07590 36 3456.