Otterburn Castle pictures
Andrew and Sarah were married in a church,
then went on to have their wedding reception at Otterburn Castle
some pictures below !
Andrew is a seaman, a matelot, a man who roves the ocean waves,
so that makes sense of the little note found on the wedding morning.
It’s a really touching thought once you know the background to it.
One bride, very pretty, being readied for the most important day of her life.
A piper toots on those bagpipe things (they are very noisy things, I can tell you !)
and the guys arrive, followed by the bride.
Wedding things happen, a service, words are spoken,
you know the kind of thing . . .
Then . . . a long road journey up to Otterburn Castle,
in a vintage car supplied by AB wedding cars if I remember rightly !
Ah, beautiful girl grabs man, wind blows veil . . .
and we have a picture !
Stepping inside, we find that the reception is to be held in the marquee at Otterburn Castle,
at this point in the day (late afternoon/early evening on a winters day),
it began to rain, then the wind got up
and the roof of the marquee was heaving up and down in the strong winds.
it made for a very atmospheric wedding reception !
In the rainy night, I got some pictures of our bride and groom by asking them to remain in the porch
whilst I stood, blasted sideways by wind, and drenched by rain . . . clicking away,
and got these images.
The winds were so strong, and the rain so heavy, that we thought that the surprise fireworks would be cancelled,
but no . . . the rain eased off a little,
and the fireworks were launched into the hurricane,
whilst guests were hypnotised by sparklers,
You can see the trails of the fireworks being pulled to the left of this picture .
also the firework smoke is blasting across to the left . . . downwind.
some guests have umbrellas up
(who thinks of taking an umbrella to a wedding ?)
And when the final smoke from the fireworks has cleared,
all we’re left with are the guests, still hypnotised by their sparklers
and a bride and groom, in the glow of some sparklers
Thank you Andrew and Sarah, for allowing me to be a tiny part of your big day !