Jen & Ryan’s wedding – The Sage wedding photographer

The Sage Gateshead wedding photographer

As a wedding photographer there are certain venues that really appeal to you, The Sage Gateshead is definitely one of them.  It’s an iconic building on the edge of the Tyne, super cool, cultural, and quirky.  Jen and Ryan were the perfect match for this venue!  Their reception was held at the equally awesome St Mary’s Heritage Centre, just a couple of minutes walk away.

Jen and Ryan booked me as their wedding photographer as my work would match the style of The Sage Gateshead and St Mary’s Heritage Centre, they were having a very chilled affair, not easy with 100 guests (plus 50 more in the evening) but they pulled it off with aplomb!  I met Jen in the morning for her bridal prep at The Hilton, her room had panoramic views of the Tyne and was a great setting for chilling with her bridesmaids and enjoying the morning… Jen laughed a lot, as she did throughout the day, she’s awesome fun and the rest of the girls likewise!  Ryan asked me to hire an additional photographer to cover groom prep at a local Italian Barber’s and my assistant for the day Gavin Forster got some fantastic shots of the boys getting ready in the city centre.

The ceremony at The Sage Gateshead had lots of laughter mixed with a romantic vibe, in my 5 years as a wedding photographer I’ve never seen the groom punch the air in delight but Ryan did just that and it was not just amusing but actually a really special celebratory moment.  Once we headed to St Mary’s Heritage Centre the guests quickly got to grips with ‘beer pong’ (please can every wedding have beer pong!!!), the speeches followed with Ryan leaving the stage to the ladies crying and men high-fiving him (best speech ever?), then we used the cool locations nearby for some great portraits.  All too quickly the day was almost over but a brilliant first dance got the guests fully ready for what was a completely mad and amazing party, everyone pretty much giving it large on the dance floor… the perfect end to an incredible day!

Jen & Ryan thank you so much for inviting me in to your special day, it was EPIC!!

If like Jen & Ryan you’re looking for a wedding photographer to cover your own wedding at The Sage Gateshead or St Mary’s Heritage Centre please get in touch for a chat.


Click here to hire me for your wedding

Back to top