Nick and Claire decided upon a Langley Castle wedding.
although they are both living in Australia – Langley was a good choice for them as it’s local . . .
err. scrap that sentence . . .
Look here, Langley Castle is a romantic, genuine, original mediaeval castle set in the sparsely populated uplands of Northumberland,
and it’s really lovely. So there.
So travelling from Australia made sense . . . sort of . . . 🙂
O.K. you need to know this . . . Langley is occupied by Peacocks, this one with a rather raggedy tail, was spotted legging it past the castle as I arrived.
And inside Langley Castle wedding flowers are found lurking about the place.
Above, we see some flowers lurking about. (technical name = bouquet).
And in a room at Langley Castle we find shoes, sparkly shoes, elegant, sparkly shoes . . .
Here we see Nick, our Australian Groom, answering searching questions from the friendly registrar.
The bride arrives with her proud father
This is a guests eye view of Nick and Claires’ wedding ceremony,
the room is called the Josephine room.
Best man balances two wedding rings on a velvet cushion.
You may kiss the bride . . .
Nick and Claire exit the building after their Langley Castle wedding, and are greeted by staff bearing drinks.
( because it’s a castle – some of the staff are dressed in suits of armour – to the left of the door is Elaine, to the right is Fiona).
Well – what else do you do with a fountain ?
The brides friends.
I’m not sure exactly what is going on here – someone said they were impersonating something from a movie – others claimed to be fashion models, others simply made a wacky pose . . .
Ah – bride and groom. you don’t need a caption, do you ?
Little girl examines conkers
( a conker is the seed of the Horse Chestnut tree – there are lots of Horse Chestnuts around Langley Castle, so if you’re into conkers . . . Langley Castle’s your place to get married )>
awww. how could your heart not melt. the little girl loves the feller – and so does the grown up girl.
Nick and Claire head for the top of the staircase at Langley Castle,
where they are intercepted by Anton, the feller who does much of the organising at Langley.
Anton leaves, we await the guests arrival for the wedding breakfast,
I retreat back from the doorway and get a sneaky picture of Nick and Claire kissing.
Anton hops back inside ( I mentioned that he wandered off – you remember – then Nick and Claire kissed . . . )
and the little girl who was gathering conkers earlier – follows Anton, making pirouettes.
( no . . . silly, Anton wasn’t making the pirouettes – it was the little girl – look at the picture please . . .)
Hmm . . what could this be, we wonder . . .
Whatever it is,
it looks like a young feller found it before I did,
this is a small child spotted hiding behind a table full of sweeties at Langley Castle.
Whilst we’re on the hiding theme.
Can you spot the two children playing hide and seek ?
remember the conker girl ?
well – someone gave her one of those party blow in the squeaker things. and she zapped her gran on the nose with it.
A wandering magician wanders in. (this kind of thing happens at weddings, they just appear in a puff of blue smoke – I have no idea where they come from)
Anyway – just for the amusement value – the magician amputates a guests arm.
don’t worry – he had an ambulance waiting outside – and the man is making a good recovery.
( I’m guessing that’s the noise the bottle was making at this point )
or would it be glug ?
c’mon – use your imagination – you tell me what noise it would be making . ..
Speeches.The brides fathers speechm, in particular.
The Grooms speech – this picture shows the general scene in the Stuart Suite during the Langley Castle wedding of Nick and Claire.
During the speeches – small children are distracted by the sweetie table.
A declaration of undying love. It’s real – you can tell from the mans face.
Candles burning down,
for some reason – I love to see candles in this sort of condition,
I guess it shows the passage of time, it shows that the candle is real and has been used.
Three children make patterns on the dance floor.
Did I mention dance ? . . .
Ah yes – first dance
Final picture – a flower arrangement’s eye view of the first dance. Lit by the lights of Langley Castle’s resident D.J.