Newcastle Wedding at the Secret Tower
April and Dan booked me as their Secret Tower wedding photographer for the June 2021 date ages ago! They held their nerve through the pandemic and stuck rigidly to their date! It paid off, just, with a bit of jiggling about with their guest list and timeline, their incredible wedding day at the Secret Tower in Newcastle went ahead. The Secret Tower is a dream of a venue for a natural light photographer like myself. A beautiful, minimal white space, adorned with huge arched windows overlooking the river. I was beyond happy to be a Secret Tower wedding photographer.
The Secret Tower Wedding – A place to Prepare and Relax
The day started at the Hotel du Vin in Ouseburn, just up the road from the Secret Tower. April and Dan got spent the morning with their wedding party preparing for the day ahead. Hotel du Vin is a hotel occupying an old warehouse, and has a super chic urban feel and incredible hospitality. The light and feel of the hotel allowed me to bring my dark and moody feel to my photography, which was a complete contrast to The Secret Tower which is flooded with white light.
The Secret Tower Wedding Venue
Newcastle’s Best Kept Secret
The Secret Tower is a venue like no other in the North East. Its white walls and minimal interior offer a stylish backdrop for a wedding ceremony. April and Dan adored its simplicity, as the most important element of their day was having their family and close friends around them.
The Ceremony at the Secret Tower
April and Dan had two ceremonies; firstly the legal vows and registration of the marriage, followed by a personally written vows. Everyone had tears in their eyes as their heartfelt words to each other were spoken.
Secret Tower Wedding Reception
With Covid restrictions in place, April and Dan altered their initial plans for a full day of celebrations, but it still felt like a complete day, with canapés outside, a sit down meal and a first dance for them (dancing was restricted at the time to just the bride and groom.
… and while the guests mingled in the sunshine
A bit of time to capture April and Dan alone in the Secret Tower.
Then Paul, from Dickie Bow Films and I took April and Dan just into the surrounding streets for their bride and groom portraits, and for a bit a quieter, just them time, ahead of the wedding breakfast.
The Secret Tower Wedding Reception
The Secret Tower – The First Dance
April styled the venue herself and can be found at HomeLux
Flowers were by April’s amazingly talented bridesmaid Ami Lowes.
Dress from Suzanne Neville
Groom and Groomsmen wore Moss Bros
Bridesmaids wore Asos Bridesmaids Collection