Bride & Groom next to their vintage wedding car about to head for The Waterford Lodge Hotel, Morpeth

After a couple of weeks away from Morpeth Town Hall, we were looking forward to Marie & Thain’s Wedding, followed by their reception at The Waterford Lodge Hotel. Marie & Thain are a wonderful couple. My first impression of Marie was how organised she was. She blamed this on her job and I don’t think we’ve ever gotten information as efficiently from a couple. So it must have been an uncomfortable start to the day for Marie when her hair & makeup ran behind.

The plan, for the start of the day, was for Lisa to meet the girls at the bride’s parents’ house at 10 am, after their pamper morning. Lisa arrived at the house and was greeted warmly by a stressed father of the bride, explaining the girls were running behind. When Marie & her Bridesmaids arrived it was all hands on deck to get them ready to make the registry office on time. Lisa helped where she could and still managed to get loads of shots of the very rushed prep. The stressful situation didn’t spoil everyone’s mood though.

Father of the Bride Checking his Watch with a Wall Clock behind him
Bridesmaid helping the bride into her dress
Bride putting earing in
Bride spraying purfume while looking in the mirror
Bride walking down stairs

Morpeth Town Hall

While Lisa was racing to get the bride to the registry office the boys & I seemed to have loads of time after we all got to Morpeth Town Hall super early. We got to it using our favourite spots to photograph the groom with his friends and family.

Groom shaking best man hand outside the clock tower in Morpeth, Northumberland
Groom & Best man looking through the wedding rings outside the clock tower in Morpeth, Northumberland
Groom laughing with his friend outside Morpeth Town Hall
Grooms Buton Hole, Red Flower & Berries
Bride leaving her Home
Bride & her Father in her wedding car

The bridesmaids had got to Morpeth Town Hall with Marie’s mum by taxis and had raced out without any money. I paid for their taxis, like the gentleman I wish I was to be promptly paid back by the bride’s wonderful dad at his first opportunity.

Bridesmaids outside of Morpeth Town Hall
Guests keeping warm outside Morpeth Town Hall

Although we had blue skies it was still cool at the end of September. Autumn was well underway and the colours Marie had picked for her wedding complimented the season perfectly. Despite the rushed morning, Marie looked stunning as she arrived at Morpeth Town Hall.

Brides father helping her out of their vintage wedding car
Bride with her dad in front of their vintage wedding car outside Morpeth Town Hall
Brides wedding party outside Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Bridesmaids flower outside of Morpeth Town Hall
Brides bouquet in the reception of Morpeth Town Hall
Full length of brides dress at Morpeth Town Hall
Brides portrait at Morpeth Town Hall
Bride posing in Morpeth Town Hall
Brides mum arranging father buttonhole
Bride & her daughter in the stairwell in Morpeth Town Hall

A Ballroom Ceremony in Morpeth Registry Office

The ballroom is an unexpected registry office. The Town Hall is almost 300 years old and was designed by famed architect Sir John Vanburgh. A £1.1m restoration was completed in 2013, it looks beautiful and we’re lucky it’s our local registry office. Hopefully, all this flattery will get them to increase their service times by 15 minutes.

Marie & Thain’s Parents looked so happy to see them tie the knot, as did the rest of their friends and family. The registrars gave a beautiful service.

Grooms mum laughing
Bestman & Groom watching the bridesmaid walk down the aisle
Bride entering in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall with her father
Rear view of brides dress as she walks down the aisle in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom smiling at each other
Family watching the wedding service in Morpeth Town Hall
Bridesmaids having a moment
Closeup of the bride & grooms hands
Bestman handing over the rings
Bride Place a wedding ring on the grooms hand
Groom placing the wedding ring on the brides finger
Bride & Groom kissing in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Guests clapping after wedding service in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Signing the register in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom looking at each other while signing the register in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
The witnessess talking to the bride & groom while signing the register in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom at the end of the wedding sevice in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom holding hands in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom standing in front of the fireplace Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom kissing in the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom in front of the fireplace Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride in front of the fireplace of the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom in the doorway of the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom kissing in the doorway of the Ballroom, Morpeth Town Hall
Group photo on the stairs of Morpeth Town Hall
Family getting confettii ready outside of Morpeth Town Hall
Bride & Groom covered in confetti outside of Morpeth Town Hall

Off to the Flower Park before the Waterford Lodge

The nice thing about The Waterford Lodge as a wedding venue is that it’s right next to Carlisle Park, better known as the Flower Park. It’s often hard to get guests to the park and we often just take the bride & groom. Today though, we got everyone there and then could send them off for a drink once we were finished with the groups Marie & Thain had asked for.

Driving to the Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
Bride & Groom sitting in their wedding car at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom next to their vintage wedding car at Carlisle Park, Morpeth before the Waterford Lodge Hotel
Bridal Party next to their wedding cars at Carlisle Park, Morpeth before the Waterford Lodge Hotel
Bride walking into Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride with bridesmaids at Carlisle Park, Morpeth before the Waterford Lodge Hotel
Wedding Party at Carlisle Park, Morpeth next to the Waterford Lodge Hotel
Groom with his mum & Brothers at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Brides Headdress
Bride with her daughter cheering at Carlisle Park, Morpeth

Of course, we still had time to focus on our couple too. As with most couples, Marie & Thain were a little apprehensive at having their photos taken, but they soon got into their mini photoshoot. The weather was perfect and it was a joy to photograph them.

Bride & Groom on the steps at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride & Groom under the trees at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride under the trees at Carlisle Park, Morpeth
Bride posing on the steps at Carlisle Park, Morpeth next to the Waterford Lodge Hotel
Bride sitting on grooms lap at Carlisle Park, Morpeth next to the Waterford Lodge Hotel
The bride & groom enjoying the sunshine at Carlisle Park, Morpeth next to the Waterford Lodge Hotel

The Waterford Lodge Hotel

When we arrived at The Waterford Lodge Hotel we still had some time to have fun with their friends. The function room is always lovely. It’s light and airy; great for photographers. We always enjoy visiting The Waterford and stayed for speeches and we even got fed which is always a bonus.

Outside The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
The Function Room at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
wooden table menus at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
The function room at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
Wedding Cake at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
Bride showing friends her wedding ring at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
Bride & Groom toasting next to their wedding cake at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Bride hugging her brother at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Reflection of the bride with her brother at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Bride with her friends at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Lad posing with the bride at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Bride being held by groom and his friends at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Guests enjoying a drink at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Brides Mum smiling at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Grooms mum enjoying the speeches at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Bride listerning to her father's speech at The Waterford Lodge in Morpeth
Father of the brides speech at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
Toeast after the Father of the brides speech at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth
Groom during his speech at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth

We had a great day with Marie & Thain’s Wedding Day. Halo Photography would like to wish both of them all the best in the future.

Bride & Groom under the glitterball at The Waterford Lodge Hotel in Morpeth

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