I mentioned peacocks.
well . . . it seems that one particular peacock is now missing a feather from its bum.
because I found the feather loitering at Kirstys house :)
Kirstys father, on the morning of the wedding, seen at Kirsty's house.
He looks a little preoccupied (I think he's looking at photographs).
With a fresh shirt waiting for him, hanging on the door in the background.
Kirsty's sparkly shoes - an unusual view of shoes . . .
still smiling - Dad shows Rebecca the door.
(the car door), a vintage one.
Here we see . . . other stuff.
(it's a wedding, there is always lots of 'other stuff' about at weddings).
I wander over to the church, and find a pair of hands
clutching some orders of service, (there was a body attached to the hands, you understand . . . )
I think the guy on the card with the backpack and the camera is meant to be Jeremy, the groom !
Jeremy is quite a character, you'll see him shortly,
he's into photography, and he's from Malta.
Paperwork and stuff
what ? you want a proper caption for this picture ?
oh well, here goes . . .
'bride about to sign the register
jolly vicar in a very good mood !
bridesmaid, groom and best man, all watching carefully'.
There is a plan !
a table plan !
Vicar conducting wedding . . . girl looks happy,
man looks very seriously at girl . . .
After the wedding, a picture showing the church, this is the Church of St James the Great in Morpeth.
oh . . . and it's Autumn. did you spot the leaves ?
Sitting atop the cake - we see our couple.
Jeremy is sitting with his rucksack on his back and holding a map.
There are also some peacock feathers on the cake somewhere . . .
see if you can spot them !
Yes, they're still signing stuff . . .
Now it's the vicars turn.
Bride and Bridesmaid are checking that he's spelling everyones names correctly.
The Groom and Best Man suddenly notice photographer !
Did I mention that it was Autumn ?
at this time of year - we get . . .
lovely coloured leaves ! yippee !
(and just . . . JUST visible, behind the leaves on the right hand side of the picture,
. . . only just visible, mind you, is Langley Castle
You have absolutely no idea
how difficult it was, to get a simple picture
of a bride and groom, looking romantic
with a castle in the background, and a peacock posed in the foreground . . .
Kirsty and Jeremy waiting expectantly at the top of the staircase at Langley Castle
(awaiting the guests, who will shortly be making their way up the stairs).
Here we see a lamp, on a bit of wood with some fir cones.
Kirsty and Jeremy love nature, trees in particular,
hence, the piece of sawn and varnished log and fir cones.
They look rather good in this light, don't they !.
We've hit one of those time warp things . . .
the girls are ready, the men are ready, guests arrive, bride arrives . . .
a wedding is now happening
(I have, by this time, taken about 150 pictures of the things I've just mentioned,
buyt there just isn't space here for everything !)
My sensitive hearing detects music,
I turn and find a full choir in mid verse behind me
so I get a picture of the choir and then turn my attention back to the register being signed . . .
Another picture of Kirsty and Jeremy - involving Autumn leaves,
then it's off to Langley Castle for the wedding reception.
Kirsty and Jeremy at Langley Castle.
( come on now . . . you don't need these captions to you ?
surely you figured out that the big stone thing behind the bride and groom is Langley Castle).
Kirsty and Jeremy at Langley Castle.
aw c'mon . . . I can't think of a better caption !. can you ?
A Northumberland Wedding
photographer, North East England photographer, Alan is the winner of many
major awards for portrait, wedding and fashion photography,
although operating from a studio in Morpeth, Northumberland, he is happy to travel for the right commissions.
Langley Castle Wedding.
Langley Castle in Northumberland was the venue for the wedding of Kirsty and Jeremy
Langley Castle is
an extremely popular wedding venue,
they can host several weddings per week - so if you'd like to book Langley Castle, book early . . . .
Jeremy is Maltese, Langley Castle has peacocks wandering about the grounds,
so we have the makings of a theme at this Langley castle wedding . . .
I give it a while . . . people eat, relax, complete their meal
and I return to take more pictures.
I wander off to the car, it's getting dusk now, the guests are eating their meal
and I don't really like to photograph people when they're eating
(I wouldn't like it, so I don't pester folk when they're dining).
Speeches ensue, Jeremy gives a really good speech, and Kirsty also joins in too.
Jeremy chatting with his friends from Malta,
meanwhile, a candle is quietly setting fire to Jeremys' right sleeve . . .
if there's one thing that the Maltese absolutely love - it's fireworks !
if you've ever been to Malta, you might have noticed that each village has a 'Festa' each year
and each village tries to outdo the next village with their firework display.
so it was a pretty good bet, that with the groom being from Malta -
there'd be fireworks involved.
Above, you see Langley castle in teh background, guests in the foreground,
and fireworks doing a pretty good job of setting the sky on fire.
After the display. wedding guests move back inside,
then check to see if their firework pictures have came out.
First dance - this is Jeremy and Kirsty taking to the floor at Langley Castle, for thier first dance,
the band has brought those odd laser lights, that make it look as if someone is targeting the dance floor
with lots of sniper rifles - or would sniper rifles give red dots ?
hmm .. . . must remember to take more notice next time I'm watching a movie.
Lots of dancing - lots of happiness, a band playing and the Maltese guests are really getting into it !
Music provided by a band, with a very happy looking guitarist.
I take a final picture before leaving,
in the background, softly focussed - is the tracery of a mediaeval window
(it terminatges in an ogee shape, for the connoiseurs of mediaeval windows)
and in the foreground, are wishes, written on little parcel tags, and tied to the branches of a tree.
what else would you expect ?. . . Kirsty and Jeremy like trees, so this is entirely appropriate.
Night night folks, and a massive thank you to Kirsty and Jeremy, for allowing me to photograph their wedding day.
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