Nick started the morning of his Newcastle Club wedding with a drink and cut throat shave at the rather brilliantly named Jimmy Figg’s, Bare-knuckle Barber. No blood was shed. Afterwards he got ready just in front of the ceremony location at the Crowne Plaza, views over the working harbour where the slow boats move in and out taking coals from Newcastle.
In the meantime Emily was quietly getting ready for her Newcastle Club wedding, just around the corner (Newcastle makes it so easy in terms of travel, traffic and distance). It’s a really beautiful building that keeps revealing more and more.
The Newcastle Club is in a great location in the middle of town, made all the better by being just below the Newcastle Cathedral, which is one of the locations where Nick and Emily had their pre-wedding session.
You know it’s Newcastle when that iconic country Australian humour shines through as the club talks about the early years and what it’s had to overcome… “The Club has experienced and overcome many challenges in its 120 years including the Boer War, two World Wars, the Great Depression, the breathalyser…”
Well, with plenty of good wine and food served it probably is a good point.
Emily was ready with plenty of time to spare and then it was time to head to the ceremony in the beautiful weddings cars.
Emily stepped out in the sunshine. She already bares a remarkable resemblance to (Princess) Diana, which was enhanced even more from my childhood memories of watching the royal wedding way back in 1981. The similarity was incredible.
The Newcastle Museum grassed forecourt was the location for the ceremony. It was partially chosen because Emily, architecture grad, loves the buildings there. She has taste which Nick would agree with too.
In between ceremony and reception we did bridal party photographs at a couple of locations emphasising the point that Newcastle, being leisurely on the weekend, afforded the time to travel short distances and park without worrying about time escaping. What can be done once in Sydney can be done four times in Newcastle!
I loved our quick session at Nobby’s beach. The sand dunes, the brushed cloud sky and the beauty of the relationship mixed perfectly.
Back at the reception some truly funny and heartfelt speeches highlighted the evening. Guests laughed, chatted the night away and danced downstairs (the Newcastle Club has plenty of space for a great party).
Nick and Emily honeymooned in Europe. On an island. In a lake. In Switzerland. Great start!
If you’ve found the one, the love of your life, and you are now planning your wedding (and especially a Newcastle Club wedding) and want beautiful photography to remember this special day then it’s time to talk to Sarah or myself. We take compelling, elegant and timeless stills. We capture the most valuable images in the world. Yours.