Langley Castle – Mika and Andy

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Mika and Andy brought a contingent of Americans to their wedding . . .

Arriving mainly by parachute, they floated down onto the lawns at Langley castle . . .

O.K. perhaps I told a tiny fib there.

I will stick to the bits that are true . . . .

There were lots of Americans at the wedding,
mainly because Mika, the bride, is American . . .

Her parents, her sisters, and from what I could gather – about half of her home town turned up.

We move on to the story of the wedding . . .

Well . We’re in Northumberland wedding venues are thick on the ground here

but . . . there aren’t many quite like Langley Castle . . .

Below – you see Langley Castle – on the wedding morning,
typical English weather I’m afraid. not raining.
it might rain. or it might not rain. . .
or it might rain . . .
or . . . get the picture ?

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Below – we see two little bridesmaids

one of whom is holding an invisible bouquet.

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The two little bridesmaids above,
then do some indescribably cute things

so I take some pictures.

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Ah – who is the stunning girl peeking from behind the wedding dress ?

( you really ought to be able to guess . . . !)

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next . . . a bunch of fellers are in high spirits . . .

ready for the wedding.

speaking of spirits . . .

there might be a reason why the marriage certificate smells of

rum.

to find out why . . . you’d need to ask the best man,

he’s the feller, nervously checking his pocket in the picture below.

he also had a hip flask . . . 🙂

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As the bride makes her entrance

a computer salesman springs into life and tries to sell me a laptop.

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you are guessing that might not entirely be true . . .

surely – he’d leave computer sales until a break in the ceremony

 . . .

what he was really doing . . .
was skyping Grandma in the U.S.A.

Grandma couldn’t make it to the wedding,
but she watched it via skype – and a cleverly concealed camera.

What a brilliant idea !

Well done fellers  !
I was certainly impressed !

 

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Above, we see the wedding ongoing . . .
a cute bridesmaid gazes cutely at her bouquet.

golden rule : never work with children or animals . . .

they steal the show !

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We hop outside for a few pictures,
then hop back inside (spots of wet stuff falling from the sky).

Guests mingle in the drawing room.

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The rain stops. The sun comes out. (for about ten seconds – remember – this is England !)
above, you see Mika and her two sisters
both very pretty – and both really lovely natured people.

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A couple of pictures are taken of Mika and Andy – whilst the sun is out . . . 🙂

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Pedro the Castle peacock makes an appearance – right on cue
he then photobombs us whilst we’re composing a perfectly set up picture,
showcasing the castle – and a bride and groom

so Pedro Peacock thinks . . .
hmmm this is my castle – so I should be on this picture . . .northumberland wedding venues

One bride, one groom, looking stunning.

and the pictures to the left . . .
I’m not going to tell you what’s going on there.

I think that cigars were involved.

and there was talk of ignition sources . .

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I hop inside and locate a vintage teacup and saucer,
in which some flowers had made a home.

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Cupcakes. More on cupcakes later . . . 🙂


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Bride and groom enter the Stuart Suite at Langley Castle.

Andy gazes lovingly at the girl of his dreams.
( you can see the happiness in his face !)

Below – Langley Castle staff prepare to pop champagne corks . . .
three bridesmaids notice this and aim their phones at the staff – preparing to fire . . .

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And then – cutting the cupcake 🙂

Everything about this wedding was fun and good natured.

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Speeches and stuff, including the ritual embarassment of the groom by the best man.

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Above – two little photobombing bridesmaids plus one very pretty bride.

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Dancing, the evening begins . . .northumberland wedding venues

Thank you Mika and Andy, for entrusting me with the job of making your wedding pictures.

The whole day was an absolute pleasure.