Brinkburn Priory is one of Northumberland’s finest wedding venues. It is a stunning backdrop for some amazing wedding photography and was the choice of venue for Nicola and Alan. The abbey is nestled in its own grounds alongside the river and has a large renovated house, which has lovingly been restored, and is the venue for Nicola and Alan’s civil ceremony.

Brinkburn Priory Wedding Photography

They were joined by friends and family from all over the UK who wanted to be part of the happy couples big day. Nicola had said to me that colour was an important part of her day and the guests wore some lovely summery colourful outfits and hats, and summer was there for them. After the rather cool start to the wedding season this day was positively tropical, blue skies warm temperatures made for a fantastic day.

Nicola was originally from Whitley Bay and getting some photos of her in her wedding dress on the beach was an important aspect of the day for her. With the military timing that I could only expect from Nicola she was in her dress on time and it was a quick hop off to the beach to get the shot. Nicola wore a stunning Jenny Packham dress which flowed beautifully in the sea breeze.

I joined some of the guests at the local Anglers Arms who were enjoying a glass of champagne in the sun. When I joined the boys at the abbey they were looking very dapper in their suits, I think for Alan the nerves were just starting to get the better of him!

After an emotional ceremony in the abbey and some amazing songs by the choir the garden party started. Emma and her team at Brinkburn Priory kept the champagne flutes full all afternoon and everyone had an amazing time chatting and enjoying the day. The wedding breakfast and evening reception rolled into one inside the twin Tipi that was on the lawn. The whole day was fantastic and I am so pleased to be part of their day. Here are some photos from their wedding day at Brinkburn Priory.

Wedding held at Brinkburn Priory. Photography by Valentina Weddings.


Love the mix of black & whites and colours. You’ve captured some lovely natural moments Mark. Well done.