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Hulne Abbey Alnwick Castle Wedding Photography : Four Seasons in a Day !

Bride making her way to Hulne Abbey


What a joy it was to cover Stephanie and Jordan’s extraordinary wedding from preparations in Alnwick, the ceremony at Hulne Abbey followed by the reception at Alnwick Castle . Northumberland spring weather was up to its old tricks: rain and wind to start with that gently subsided to offer all a lovely timely spell of sunshine. Rain was coming down fast during the preparations to stop just  in time for the groom , family and guests to arrive at the Abbey. And when Stephanie finally arrived ( late as expected ) the sun started to make a welcome but shy apparition; the wind , on the other hand never let up, which complicated Stephanie’s first steps into the marquis with her veil playing up beautifully.

The ceremony was a delight, made all the easier for me by the registrar who was happy for me to move about ( discreetly) during the proceedings. Stephanie decided against taking a stroll on the grounds of the Abbey: the wind was just too strong! Congratulations, drinks and a few formal and informal photos later, the wedding party made its way in style to Alnwick Castle:family and guests by bus and the newly-weds in a beautiful vintage car. They were greeted and led to the castle by a traditional Bagpipe band and the Bridesmaids. After the Breakfast, Father, Groom and Bestman made their speeches.

I managed to steal away Stephanie and Jordan for a walk on the grounds as the sun was settling down with the wind still acting up! A group photo and a collective stroll on the grounds later, we managed some indoors(fun and classic) group photos and Stephanie and Jordan proceeded with a very relaxed cake cutting session.  Then Stephanie enjoyed first dances with her husband and then with her father, and when I left the party was still going strong.

Stephanie and Jordan were happy for me to work in a mixture of styles, reportage or documentary, classic formal for group photos, and a mix of traditional and contemporary photos of just the two of them.


Bridal Preparations Alnwick Castle Wedding Photographer

Bridal preparations:documentary wedding photography

Hulne Abbey Alnwick Castle Wedding Photography

Just moments before the bride makes her entry at Hulne Abbey

Groom seeing his Bride in her dress for the first time at Hulne Abbey

The Groom setting eyes for the first time on the Bride

Bride wiping a tear away

Wedding Ceremony at Hulne Abbey Alnwick

Wedding Ceremony at Hulne Abbey

Getting ready for a group photo

Informal photography: catching the moment

Wedding Reception Photo at Hulne Abbey

Bridesmaids making their way to Alnwick Castle

Bridesmaids leading the way to Alnwick Castle


reception hall Alnwick Castle

Best man's Speech Alnwick Castle

The Best Man’s speech

A wedding kiss on the grounds of Alnwick Castle

A quiet moment away from the Wedding Party



Group photos do not always have to be formal

First dance at Alnwick Castle



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