Laura and Michael were married at Ampleforth Abbey,
then swooshed onwards to their wedding reception at Allerton Castle.
The pictures below . . . give a smidge of a flavour of their rather lovely wedding day.
At Lauras parents house, I find that someone called Gina has been writing on the brides shoes.
The atmosphere is absolutely filled with smiles and laughter
(fuelled just a tiny bit, by bubbly stuff).
At Ampleforth Abbey Church, Michael and his merry men are ready and waiting for Laura.
Laura arrives with her father (and bridesmaids)
then disappears into the vastness of Ampleforth Abbey Church.
(she didn’t REALLY disappear . . . that would be silly,
but it is a big place . . . that’s the point I was making . . . )
The wedding service is conducted by Father Wulstan.
Wulstan . . . that is one heck of a good name !
Note to prospective parents :
If you have a little boy . . . you should christen him Wulstan,
it beats Nigel or any of those modern sorts of names . . .
I guarantee that your little Wulstan will be the only one in his class !
service ongoing . .
I particularly liked the shafts of sunlight streaming through the clerestory windows.
( use of the word clerestory indicates that I know my way around a church . . . just a bit 🙂 )
(I’m showing off now . . . the pictures are more important really . . .
above : walk down the aisle, everyone waves for the camera, confetti flies
and then . . .
cars magically appear and spirit the bridal party away to their
Arriving at Allerton Castle, I follow some guests up the driveway
towards this strange looking gothic pilewith turrets prodding the sky
The dining room at Allerton Castle.
(at least, I THINK it’s the dining room,
it has some tables set for the wedding breakfast, so that’s what I’m basing my assumption on . . . )
I hurtle about the building looking for things to photograph.
The sun goes down. Laura and Michael take to the dance floor . . .
Thank you Laura and Michael, for allowing me to make your wedding pictures.
The memory of every moment – is an absolute pleasure.