Morpeth Town Hall

Morpeth Town Hall is the start of many of our weddings. It has its challenges. Firstly, it’s on a very busy high street. We are so used to secluded hotels and country halls when photographing weddings. It’s sometimes jarring to be run over with mobility scooters and pushchairs when organising confetti throws. It’s also a very busy registry office with back to back weddings. But on a day like Linda & Carl’s wedding day, the sun shone and we were really looking forward to it.

Linda & Carl were a relaxed couple. They wanted their wedding day to be just as relaxed. We had no list of shots or groups, just a brief to capture the day. Both bride & groom had grown up children from previous relationships. What stood out to us was how happy they were that their parents had found each other. Linda’s two sons greeted Carl while his daughter escorted Linda as a bridesmaid.

The registrars at Morpeth Town Hall are always helpful and pleasant. We just wish they could give more time to each ceremony, especially in the “Ballroom”. It’s a beautifully spacious room with large windows and wood panelled walls. The Fireplace is very impressive but your given little time to make use of it as a backdrop. Likewise, with the fantastic staircase, it’s great for medium-sized groups. But you are lucky if you can get just a couple of minutes to make use of it. It’s tricky knowing how far you can push the staff to allow a little more time. They are always eager to stay on their tight schedule. We assume it’s because Morpeth Town Hall is such a popular registry. We just wish they would allocate an hour like a lot of other town halls.

Best man fixing grooms handkerchief outside morpeth town hall
Groom & Brides grown sons outside Morpeth Town Hall
Lady fixing husbands collar outside of morpeth town hall
Bestman and partner outside Morpeth Town Hall
Brides son and partner outside Morpeth Town Hall
Groom & Bestman scaling Morpeth Town Halls Staircase
Bestman & Groom greeting guests in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Weddign Rings in Bestmans Hands
Brides sons in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
White Rose Button Hole, On Blue Jacket
Bride helped from wedding car outside Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Father of the Bride laughing outside of Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Father of the Bride outside of Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Father of the Bride outside of Morpeth Town Hall
Close up of Bride at Morpeth Registry Office
Brides bouquet at Morpeth Registry
Ring Box in Bestmans Hands
Bride & Bridesmain on Morpeth Town Hall Staircase
Bride & Father entering Ballrom at Morpeth Registry
Bride & Groom laughing during service at Morpeth Town Hall
Lady performing a reading during service at Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom Smailing at each other in the Ballroom Morpeth Town Hall
Bestman waiting with rings at Morpeth Resistry Office
Bride placing ring on Grooms Finger in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Family watching service in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Groom Kissing the Bride in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride Hugging Groom after wedding in Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom signing register in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom signing register in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Grooms Hand on the Register, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom kissing in front the ballroom fireplce in Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom posing for photos in front the ballroom fireplce in Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom clapping in front the ballroom fireplce in Morpeth Town Hall
Wedding Service at Morpeth Town Hall
Bride and Groom leaving the Ballroom at Morpeth Town Hall
double exposure of bride & groom and doors of Morpeth Town Hall
Bridesmaid in front of Fireplace in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bridesmaid in front of Fireplace in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride, Groom and family on the staircase balcony, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride, Groom and family on the staircase, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride, Groom and family on the staircase, Morpeth Town Hall
confetti throwing outside of Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom outside morpeth clock tower.

Carlisle Park in Morpeth

When you’re in a town centre for a wedding it’s always great when there is a park on the way to the venue. In Morpeth, we sometimes use the river in the winter. Since the reception was to be held at The Waterford Lodge, and this was a beautiful June day, we used Carlisle Park. It’s still a very busy area and everyone loves to watch a show. As long as you are polite and friendly the general public is normally very understanding.

Linda & Carl had booked us for 2 hrs. We had to be careful with our time but we seemed to get an awful lot taken. We never guarantee that both Lisa & I will attend a 2 hr wedding but if we are free we always like to do a wedding as a team. Lisa will normally build large groups while I “backseat drive” from a distance. I then normally get the main angle and Lisa takes from an alternative. Then for smaller groups, we’ll work singularly to cover more people. After photographing guests we let them go so they can get to the bar until eventually we are left with the bride & groom. Linda & Carl just let us do our “thing” and had a good giggle during their time alone.

Wedding Group in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom Laughing in Wedding Group, Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride with friends throwing confetti at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride with friends laughing confetti at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride with friends walking through at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride with parents at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Parents kissing bride at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Family Photo Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Family Photo Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Couple Pose Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom walking through Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom walking through Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Son's walking through Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom hugging in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride posing in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride posing in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride posing in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom posing in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom posing in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
double exposure Bride & Groom posing in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom hugging in Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom walking out of Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom walking out of Carlisle Park, Morpeth

The Waterford Lodge Hotel

We’d photographed a number of weddings and christenings at the Waterford Lodge Hotel. Its function room is small but perfectly formed. The light is great because of the ceiling Lantern, even on a dull day. The tables finished the room off magically. There are some weddings where you just want to stay longer. You want to enjoy the rest of the day with them. But we had gone well over our booked time. It was worth it though, to be part of such a great day.

Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Table setting Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Wedding Flowers Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Wedding Favours Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Wedding Cake, Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Wedding Cake & Flowers, Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Close up of wedding cake & flowers, Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Brides Wedding bouquet
Bride & her Brother, Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Bride & Brother posing, Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth
Bride & Groom with champagne, Funtion Room, The Waterford Lodge in Morpth

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