Our Collective

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Gavin Forster, Photographer

Gavin Forster is an international award winning photographer based here in the North East. Creative Photography is his passion: whether it be in his native Northumberland or the neighbouring Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham or Sunderland, it’s great for him to be photographing awesome weddings anywhere!

His photography style is simple, natural and personal. His job as your photographer is to tell the story of your day through a collection of stunning creative photographs. He achieves this by capturing the emotions and special moments as they happen – not by asking for unnatural poses or taking over proceedings – it’s your day not his!

I instantly loved Gavin’s style and images, whenever I see them anywhere now I can just tell that it’s a ‘Gav image’. He loves to capture awesome photographs that you will treasure forever. Photographs that will bring back many happy memories from your special day and that capture the personality of you, your guests and your day.

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Karen Alexander, Event Stylist

Karen is the event stylist behind Ruby Tuesday Events based here in the North East and has over 10 years’ experience in the event industry. She is passionate about creating something unique and completely fabulous with a focus on a style which encompasses modern vintage, rustic, elegant, glamorous and whimsical.

Karen is also the creator of our beautiful florals for your special day. Being creative, organised, a lover of tea, fresh flowers, sequins and gin, our passions lie in the same places and allow us to work seamlessly together! I let her know my vision for each event and she creates it perfectly.

Attention to detail and being super organised along with a good dose of creativity means that Karen can bring ideas to life for you special unforgettable day!

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Simon Smith, Civil Celebrant

Simon is a Civil Celebrant and creator of Being Unique Ceremonies. He holds a Diploma in Wedding & Family Celebrancy and is also a member of the UK Society of Celebrants. His bespoke ceremonies allow you to have your day, your way.

He is dedicated to delivering a ceremony that is bespoke to you and all about the love and commitment you both share. Simon would be delighted to work with you to ensure that you have a unique, meaningful and truly personal ceremony for your wedding or vow renewal without your wishes for the ceremony being restricted by conventions or limitations of others.

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Sharon Bimson, Cake Designer

Sharon is the founder and owner of the fabulous Sadie May Cakes. She loves designing beautiful cakes and seeing the smiles they create. She has a creative design degree and has always loved art and design. Leaving a successful career in marketing to fulfil her dream of working for herself and spending more time with her two gorgeous boys was pretty scary for her but the best decision she ever made!

Sharon loves when a couple completely trust her to create their dream wedding cake and can see that it’s a ‘Sadie May Cake’. It’s great for her that people are starting to get pretty creative with flavours- from peanut butter to pistachio. One which stands out from her current collection is Pink Champagne..yes girls, you can even have champagne in your cake!

She is always seeking inspiration from pretty flowers, patterns and loves looking at historic fashion and beauty icons. Sadie May Cakes has been featured in many wedding magazines and chosen as a preferred supplier for prestigious venues. I love how dedicated Sharon is to perfecting her clients vision for their dream cake, her commitment to high quality certainly shines through and yes, her cakes taste amazing as they look!

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Brad McCormick, Civil Celebrant

Brad The Kiwi Celebrant is a fully qualified celebrant with a Level 3 Diploma in Celebrancy: Naming and Couples. Originally from New Zealand, he now makes his home in Newcastle.

As well as conducting wedding, vow renewal and naming ceremonies on Tyneside over the last two years, Brad is also a professional actor, writer and director with over 10 years experience in the performing arts!

It is this unique skill-set that sets him apart as a celebrant, with clear and confident presentation skills and the ability to deliver personalised scripts that focus on the couple’s unique story.

 

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Amanda Michelle, Graphic Designer

The lovely Amanda from Amanda Michelle Design & Stationery first established her business in 2015 after graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Graphic Design.

Amanda Michelle is a product of Amanda’s love of design, type, craft and all things pretty. Combining her simplistic approach to design and love of vintage style, the items she creates are sleek and modern whilst remaining characterful and charming. Offering an extensive customisable ‘House’ wedding collection as well as a bespoke, design from scratch, service.

I began admiring Amanda’s stationery last year, It gives the modern day bride an alternative to traditional handmade stationery yet is still so elegant and beautiful! Amanda understood my vision for my brand 100%, working her magic for my branding she has reflected it perfectly!