Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Carlisle Register Office & Twice Brewed (Hadrian's Wall) Wedding

Michael & Jackie got married in a small ceremony at Carlisle Register Office  at Lady Guilford House followed by a reception at The Twice Brewed Inn on Hadrian's Wall.

Michael is the brother of Lisa, whose wedding I photographed at High House Farm Brewery back in March, so it was great to see some familiar friendly faces!

It was an early start for me with 7am bridal preparations. I actually arrived when it was still pitch black outside, and had some fun photographing the preparations which were happening within three houses on the same street, it was great popping into each house and seeing how everything was coming along.

The ceremony took place at the beautiful Lady Guilford House which has been recently refurbished, and is in the same building complex as the Carlisle Archive Centre. With dark wood panelled walls and a stunning fireplace, the room was just gorgeous to photograph in with plenty of natural light from the large windows. They also had a sand ceremony as part of their wedding, to symbolise their families coming together, it was a brilliant idea and great fun to photograph. 

Afterwards, we went to Steel Rigg, which is a stunning part of Hadrian's Wall. I was so excited when Michael & Jackie suggested this during our wedding photography discussions, and I was over the moon when we went to visit it together to get some ideas flowing. It was incredibly windy up there but the couple were keen to put in the effort to brave the wind and cold to get some images, and we are all so pleased they did.

After a brief photoshoot on location, we went to the Twice Brewed, which is a traditional inn popular with tourists visiting the wall. They held their reception in the function room overlooking some gorgeous scenery and had their tables in a square formation, which was perfect for an intimate wedding with close family and friends.

The staff at Twice Brewed were absolutely lovely, and helpful with all the guests and me included. Venue visits are so important to me to build a rapport with the staff at a venue as well as scouting locations... it's really good to work with other businesses who care as much as I do!

It was great to work once again with this lovely family, and be part of their special day.

Many congratulations to Mr & Mrs Straughan on their wedding.

All photographs (C) Katie Byram Photography 2012, please do not copy or use without permission.

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