… a wanderlust love story
Sam and Charles, free spirits who found each other in Japan; married in February at Langley Castle Wedding Venue, Northumberland on a ridiculously warm February day. A love story that spans not only the pacific ocean, but the Atlantic too, which Charles a Canadian, and Sam hailing from the North East of England.
There were so many touches from this wedding which indicated the importance of Sam’s roots in Hartlepool. The church where they married, was where her Grandma married, her Mum and Dad too; she had known the vicar and the church organist (who actually made it at the last moment as had forgotten) since Sunday school.
Langley Castle offered a taste of history and heritage for the overseas guests, all of whom were awestruck by this impressive Northumbrian landmark.
… preparation at Hartlepool Grand Hotel
…to St Lukes Church, Hartlepool .
… the ceremony
…off to Langley Castle, Northumberland
… some quieter moments
Langley Castle roof top provided a mid meal escape for Sam and Charles. They needed just a while to take in the events of the day.
Having ethically sourced hand tied flowers was essential for Sam and Charles. They visited Northumbrian Flowers with me before the wedding to meet Kate who farms and sources British flowers.
Of course there were speeches and group shots, toasts and tears. But it all ended with a fantastic ceilidh which got everyone up on to the dance floor. Ok so the Canadians tried to line dance, but despite the differences, the bumps, crashes and wrong turns added to the enjoyment.
… first dance
If you are getting married at Langley Castle in Northumberland, pop me a line. I’d love to be your photographer.
Sam and Charles also chose to have a post wedding shoot in Scotland, is there will be more to follow in a further blog at a future date.