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The marriage of Katy and Paul at St Mary's Church, Stannington

with a wedding reception at Langley Castle, Northumberland

 

 

langley castle wedding picture

At Langley Castle, in the morning, Katy's father tinkers with a waistcoat.

 

langley castle wedding picture

Then finds that the florist hasn't delivered the flowers yet . . .

Oh joy - no flowers . .  !

Not much time to go . . . .

No pressure eh ! - this picture was taken near to the lodges in the grounds, Langley Castle is in the background .

langley castle wedding picture

Unphased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber

(unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )

Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle.

 

langley castle wedding picture

 

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Katy hops outside.

Hey - the weather is flipping lovely !

 We're well into September,

but the weather is more like the height of summer.

Katy has a quick picture taken . . . two parents loom close . . .

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Aha . . . they would also like to be in the picture

Langley Castle is also in the picture - in the background.

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Right - you need to know what's going on  here.

 

Everyone has left Langley Castle to go to the Church.

The church is St Mary's at Stannington.

Above - you see Katy, her father and the bridesmaids approaching the church up the long church path . . .

Katy's mother (the lady in the light coloured hat ) is about 20 metres ahead - almost at the church door.

These pictures are telling a story, aren't they !

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Katy arrives at the Church door - the vicar makes sure that everyone is where they need to be.

Three ushers, stand dutifully at the back of the church.

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley CastleI

I quickly sneak closer to the ushers . . . with the intention of getting a picture of the order of service.

Why?  you ask . . . it just seemed a good idea at the time . . .

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

 

Got the picture . . not a moment to lose either,

the vicar is about to blow his whistle and now I have the picture I was looking for . . .

Back to the wedding.

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Katy and her father enter the church.- he's as proud as a man can be !

Everyone stands - and some folks turn to see the bride.

 

 

 

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

At this juncture - various churchy weddingy things happen

Katy marries Paul, Paul marries Katy . . . you know the sort of thing . . .

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Then someone reads a reading.

Sometimes I like to include details - such as the words on the stone pillar to the right,

it's all part of the building - and it's all part of everyones memory of the day.

 

Anyway - have you seen the way they've spelled honourable on that pillar ?

The spelling is worse than mine !

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

The vicar - a thoroughly decent chap - does vicar things.

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Katy and Paul are then taken to the high altar, where more wedding things happen.

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

A quick picture of the lovely Katy in church . . .

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

And our couple then exit the church door.

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Friends are all waiting outside with lots of confetti.

This picture is a bit longer and thinner than the rest . . . that's because it's a panoramic picture.

Perhaps I should have made it a bit bigger on this webpage so that you could see more detail - but then you would need an extension to your screen.

Anyhow - I love the picture - everyone looks so darned happy on it !

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

A small VW car arrives at Langley castle

The VW car contains the bride and groom !

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

And just to prove it - I sneak up and get a picture of them, actually in the car.

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Langley castle makes a tremendous backdrop for wedding photographs

Here - Langley Castle wedding photographer, Alan Mason ( I had to get my name in there !!)

produces a picture containing all of the drama of the low Autumn sunlight with the massive stone castle in the background.

This picture worked very well in colour too

but I'm on a bit of a black and white theme for the moment - so you're only seeing the black and white ones.

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

All too soon - the guests are ensconced in the Stuart Suite,

which is the huge function suite at the top of Langley Castle.

The low sunlight streams through the windows as Katy and Paul make their entrance.

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Paul makes his speech - the entire room is wrapt in attention.

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Not to be outdone by Paul - the best man delivers his broadside

which puts Paul in paroxysms of laughter (a word I've been trying to use for ages !)

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

There is also a wedding cake - simple, very classy, and traditional in design

Katy and Paul very happily cut their cake !

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

I wander about the place - and notice that the light level is dropping.

It's something to do wtih the sun going down, I think.

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

No caption needed . . .

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Katy decided that the traditional bouquet throwing thing, might be a good idea . . .

Here we see the bouquet - mid flight -

and a strange creature with three heads, six legs and lots of arms, reaches out to grab it.

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

I'm not really sure who caught the bouquet.

the girl in the blue dress looks triumphant - but you can see that the bouquet has fallen out of her grasp . . .

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

The bouquet has continued on its downward trajectory . . .

the girl in the blue dress, no longer looks triumphant - and has burst into a fit of giggles.

So who caught the bouquet ?

 

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

Katy encourages Paul to dance . . .

( I don't think he needs much encouragement !)

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

and sing . . .  :)

Un phased - unperturbed - calm as a cucumber  (unless no one has told her about the flowers yet . . )  Katy is getting ready at Langley Castle

 

All too soon - the day draws to its inevitable end.

Katy and Paul - thank you for entrusting me with your wedding photography

the whole day was both memorable and enjoyable - and filled with lovely memories.

 

Mason photography

studio    12 Goose Hill, Morpeth, Northumberland. NE61 1TL

email      hello@masonstudio.uk

tel     (01670)  783357