Jen and Glen are Americans
not only are they Americans,
but they both live in America
you are thinking . . . this not unusual for Americans . . .
when they decided to marry in England,
they brought their families over here to join them.
Their rather lovely wedding was at Alnwick Castle.
The family spent the wedding morning in some cottages in Northumberland.
I turned up there and found girls doing girly things.
The wedding party suggest a picture of themselves walking,
I wonder . . . where would they walk to ?
then we hit upon the idea of walking up the street in Alnwick and stopping the traffic.
We did have a lookout posted behind these guys . . .
because a fast moving and poor sighted old lady in a car,
hurtling up the road and desperate to get to her favourite old ladys underwear shop,
could have caused carnage at this point.
oh . . . you came to this page to see an
Alnwick Castle wedding
ok then . . . here goes . . .
Bride arrives, looking rather good.
the assembled guests then decided to have a picture with a chunk of castle behind them,
I think this is a great idea, until I realise how far I have to step back to get a decent sized chunk of castle in the picture.
cunningly . . . I use a long lens to pick out the guests,
The guests then disperse to various parts of the castle,
top hats were in evidence at this wedding,
below, you see an attempt to make a pyramid from top hats.
the bride and groom make an entrance into the hall at Alnwick castle,
shortly before this happened,
the DJ Colin Cook click here for Colins website
informed me that the bride and groom were going to do ‘this American thing, where they dance under everyones arms . .’
I said to Colin the DJ . . .
‘I wonder how I’m going to photograph that . . . ? ‘
about 10 seconds later . . . the music started.
I thought, ‘flippin heck . . . think quickly . . .’
so I ran to the end of the ‘arm arches’ and photographed the bride and grooms arrival into the room from there.
and speeches. Jens father is shown making his speech (to the left)
he explained to me that he is a librarian,
oh . . . I nearly forgot . . .
this was an Alnwick Castle wedding . . . so you will want to see some pictures showing the castle.
We take a wander about the castle environs,
zipping back inside the castle
(we had to use a siege engine, scaling ladders, 300 bowmen and a couple of cannons to get back through the doorway)
we find that those naughty bridesmaids have stolen the mens hats
and are wearing them on the dance floor.
DJ Colin Cook
then played ‘you can keep your hat on’
which in the circumstances . . . was quite funny.
oh . . . we found a statue of some feller in a suit of armour on a horse
so we made a picture.
(the feller, I believe, was Harry Hotspur, that may or may not mean something to you)
we complete this rather wonderful day with a couple of pictures around the castle.
we didn’t need to use the cannons to get back in
Thank you Jen and Glen, for allowing me to be a small part of your lovely Alnwick Castle wedding.
every memory is a total pleasure.