After 9 years together, and an engagement beside Gulfoss, the largest waterfall in Iceland, Naomi and Tom got married last month at Cuddystone Hall in the College Valley of Northumberland, right in the middle of the Cheviot Hills. The day was gorgeously sunny and very blustery. It was a very relaxed affair, with many handmade items, such as the men's waistcoats, the bunting, the bouquets and the cake (all made by Naomi, with some help from her bridesmaid, Jo!)
They had their photographs taken in and next to a river, and, being outdoorsy people, everything about their wedding was outdoorsy - from the location (obviously) to the names of their tables at their reception (all names of waterfalls, including the one next to which they got engaged) and from the groomsmen's socks and cufflinks (bike themed) to the gorgeous flowerpots and little bright blue flowers used for a lot of the decoration both at the ceremony and at the reception.
After their 3pm ceremony, heaps of scones and jam were served with Prosecco and a beer tent. How cool is that?! There were lawn games, including Kub and Petanque and blankets to snuggle under (did I mention it was blustery?!)
Dinner was a tasty hog roast and after their first dance, many of their guests were itching to get on the dance floor, which made for a great party!
I love surprises at weddings - this wedding had a surprise of consequence for Tom and Naomi's future - their friends from the Newcastle Canoeing Club took them down to the river where they had left a large fluffy toy dog. This represented the true gift, a real live dog that they were going to get them! Tom and Naomi's faces were priceless!
Congratulations again guys, and thank you for having me along to photograph your wonderful wedding day!