Friday, 29 March 2013

Photo Friday #54

Easter decoration

At Easter last year, we were on holiday in Milan and I spotted this adorable Easter scene in a shop window.

Enjoy the Easter break everyone!

Monday, 25 March 2013

Special Offer - Last Week!

Wedding photography discount

There's only one more week to take advantage of this fantastic offer of 10% off your 2013 wedding photography. So hurry and see if I'm still available for your date.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Photo Friday #53

Wedding cake topper

This was the second photo I'd taken of the top of the cake. The bride's brother snuck it on, a family joke. The bride's mother had made the cake so she took them off but they did find themselves on the top table facing the bride and groom.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Focus on ~ Table Decorations

After recently reading that a common gripe of your wedding guests is that the table centrepieces were too large or distracting, I thought I'd focus on table decorations this week.

As I was looking through the photos of past weddings, it struck me that you could do a few of these ideas yourself.

Let's start though, with the decorations which are likely to be provided by your florist.

Wedding table centrepieces

Wedding table centrepieces

These floral candleabras are beautiful and elegant and because there aren't too many flowers, the guests will stillbe able to see each other across the table.

Wedding table centrepieces

If you want some height and for guests to clearly see each other, these tall, simple vases with a couple of canna lilies in are ideal.

Wedding table centrepieces

Sometimes, the tables have so much crockery and glasses on, that there's not much room for a centrepiece. This lovely, small arrangement is perfect for this and easy to give to guests to take home when the day is over.

Wedding table centrepieces

I particularly like the elevated arrangement below. It doesn't get lost on the table but you can still see over it.


These informal floral arrangements were done by the florist, using the bride's vases and ribbon but you could easily arrange them yourself. They give a really pretty, country feel.

Wedding table centrepieces

Wedding table centrepieces

Wedding table centrepieces

This lovely bowl arrangement on a mirror was assembled by the bride of this wedding. She did admit that because she hadn't seen the tables (the couple live abroad) until the wedding day, she underestimated how big the bowls would need to be. So if you are making the decorations yourself it's always better to know the dimensions of the tables and how much space you have to fill.

Wedding table centrepieces

This simple idea would be very easy to recreate. Some fancy opaque paper wrapped round a candle in a glass jar. Although I think I would be tempted to use those fabulous battery-powered tea-lights that you can get.

Some different ideas there. Just remember how much space you have on the tables and whether guests are going to be able to see each other.

Thanks for reading.

Gillian Cross Photography

Friday, 15 March 2013

Photo Friday #52

Great North Museum, Hancock

At the wedding I photographed at the Great North Museum Hancock last year, I had great fun wandering around the exhibits photographing interesting things for background pages.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Special Occasions Photography


If you're having a family get together for a special occasion, why not hire a photographer? Mark the occasion with a whole family group photograph or display a collection in a photo book.

Here are some photos I took at an 80th birthday lunch at Longhirst Hall. They wanted family groupings and some natural shots of people enjoying themselves.


















A location session fee is £40*
Reprints from £15
Framed photos from £50
Wall photos from £95
10x10 photo book with minimum of 30 photos £185

I love capturing natural portraits that tell a story. So if your family is planning a special occasion, why not get in touch through my website and arrange for your memories to be recorded and cherished forever?

*Location fee quoted is for an hour. If your event will require photography for longer an additional charge will apply.

Gillian x

Monday, 11 March 2013

Upcoming Wedding Fayre

As of Tuesday 12th March, this Wedding Fayre has unfortunately been cancelled.

There is an autumn show which has been scheduled for 29th September 2013. More details will be available nearer the time.

Spring wedding fair North East

I am delighted to be exhibiting at the Rainton Meadows Arena Wedding Fayre in a couple of weeks time. If you are planning your wedding, why not come along and say "hello"? I'd love to hear about your plans.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Photo Friday #51

Wedding bouquet

I love photographing the flowers at a wedding as they are a fleeting moment of beauty. This was a fresh, spring bouquet.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Spring Special Offer!

special offer on your weddin photography

Please contact me to see if I am available for your wedding date.

Here's my website for more information about my wedding photography.

This can't be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Photo Friday #50

Embleton Hall

This wedding was held at Embleton Hall in Northumberland. A venue close to my heart as it's where my husband and I got married. Recently we heard that it had been sold to a couple who are planning to convert it back into a residence for their family home.

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand it's a shame that other couples can't share the same lovely experience we had, and won't be able to go back again. We had Sunday lunch there once after we got married. On the other hand I think it's wonderful that such a homely house is going to be used for it's original purpose again. I hope they have many happy years there.