|HAPPY WEDDING WEEKEND AT ELLINGHAM HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND|
It was great being the wedding photographer at Rowena and William's three day weekend wedding at Ellingham Hall in Northumberland for their closest friends and family.
This was the fourth time that I had met the bride and groom after our initial meeting to discuss their wedding, then having fun on the beach at Tynemouth with them and Rowena's mum Barbara for their pre-wedding portrait shoot.
Their fabulous wedding the day before at Ellingham Hall in Northumberland was certainly a day to remember with lots of laughs and it was fun all the way.
I stayed overnight at The Pack Horse pub just along the lane from Ellingham Hall after completing photography past 10pm, and very much looked forward to their Alice in Wonderland themed tea party for all the wedding guests in fancy dress.
I turned up early afternoon at the hall to find that many of the guests had been up early after the all-day celebrations the day before and headed off to Bamburgh Castle ands the beach just a few miles away, while others were taking part in a big rounders match on the vast lawn at Ellingham Hall.
Inside, the sandwiches that I had come prepared to help assemble for the tea party were almost finished, so I was able to wander and take photographs as preparations continued.
It was nice to meet and greet many of the guests from the wedding the day before in their 'civvies'.
There was bunting to be hung in the room where their wedding ceremony had been, cakes to put out, home made lemonade to wheel out from the huge kitchen where an army of helpers were now moving sandwiches and more cup cakes into the room next door where Rowena and her friends were marshalling the troops and decorating the hall before they headed off to get into their fancy dress costumes - and what costumes and inventiveness turned up as we headed towards tea-party time of 3pm!
All your favourite characters were there .. Rowena as Alice (of course) met with three other Alice's, two of them bewiskered 'gentlemen' ..(it's a man thing. It was a Sunday), white rabbits galore, The Queen of Hearts, The Mad Hatter (William and at least two others of various shades and colours!). Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, Walrus, Five Seven and Two as well as the Knave of Hearts and many, many more.
Time for the big group shot (which we didn't manage for the wedding the day before as it was so wet) and lots of individual photographs of all the characters before we headed to the hall for a magnificent tea party!
Afterwards, we sat on the lawn, all gathered for the ceremonial opening of the wedding presents by William and Rowena, to top a fabulous long weekend wedding celebration over three days at Ellingham Hall.
In Rowena's words: "It couldn't have been more perfect.."
If you would like me to be a small but important part of your weekend wedding, your three day wedding celebration with family and friends, at a Themed Weekend Wedding, a Retro Wedding, DIY Wedding, Backyard Wedding or just some wild and wacky themed wedding ... tell me all about your plans on 0778 7150966 and I would be happy to be part of your wedding celebration anywhere in the UK or across the world!
SEE Rowena and William's wedding at Ellingham Hall HERE
VIEW Amy and Fraser's winter Ellingham Hall wedding HERE
HAVE A LOOK at Liz and Steve's wedding at Ellingham Hall HERE
SEE Danielle and John's wedding a few miles away from Ellingham Hall at Bamburgh Castle and Budle Hall in Northumberland HERE
VIEW a small intimate 2nd wedding in Northumberland at Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island, just a few miles from Ellingham Hall HERE
WOODHILL HALL is another weekend wedding venue in Northumberland, while you can also have a three day long wedding weekend at GUYZANCE HALL in Northumberland too.
READ Shelley's testimonial / review of her Northumberland fairytale winter castle wedding at LANGLEY CASTLE HERE
SHARON AND MARTIN'S WEDDING AT SLALEY HALL IN NORTHUMBERLAND
A WINTER WEDDING AT LANGLEY CASTLE FOR KATE AND CHRIS IS HERE
DIRK VAN DER WERFF