Newcastle Falcons were formed back in 1877 by a group of old boys from Durham School. They called themselves the Gosforth Football Club and played their first game in November 1877. They had many homes and played where they could up until they move into their current home at Kingston Park in 1990.
The day started at the bride's mother's house, with a dress, a lucky charm and a fancy hair ornament
And a bride to wear them all. But the picture was not complete...
...until her mum gave her a present from the groom (pic above). A necklace that he'd had made for her. Awww.
Off to the register office where, when the registrar said "Does anybody here present object?", the bride & groom both peered round the chairs to check. No objections, phew!
After the ceremony we baked on the terrace. It was the hottest October day on record!
So the bride & groom and I escaped to the cool of Jesmond Dene.
We'd previously been to do a pre-wedding photo shoot for two reasons.
1. The couple weren't keen on having their photo taken so were having a practice run
2. They were having a signing board so we used a photo from the first shoot to put in the frame while people were signing the mount
We recreated the framed photo so they could have the same photo. Guess which is which!
The wedding day one is further away to get the wedding ring in and the detail on the dress.
Time for a few more pics then we headed off for the rugby club.
The bride works in a vet's so the table numbers had a cat theme. Cute.
Along in the room for the evening do, I found lots of jars of sweets.
The couple had prepared the Thank You card to make thank you cards for their guests.
After the meal we nipped onto the pitch for a couple of photos for the rugby fan groom.
Ahh, guests signing the signing board! I have this back now to swap the photos and there are lovely comments on it.
And the sweet shop opened. I almost got trampled in the stampede for the queue! (I wasn't queueing)Although some people in the middle photo had queue-jumped and got told off. I left them to it.