Morning lovely blog readers! I have a special wedding for you today… a celebration which is 100% family orientated, from the beautiful Lake District, and photographed by a photographer I know very well indeed and can highly recommend: Simon Hudspeth from Durham. Simon is my brother in law, and it’s a rare treat to be able to share one of his weddings with you!

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Today’s bride and groom are gorgeous Ann and Nic. They married at Patterdale Hall in a uniquely personal and perfect wedding day. Ann had her own best man instead of bridesmaids; there was a lot of lego in their theme; kids were a huge part of the ceremony and celebrations, and the paper bouquet made from comic books is as funky as it is fabulous!

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Ann told me, “I think the best thing we did on the day was go off and have some photos taken while everyone was having the BBQ, we got a bit of time to ourselves, to have a chat and chill. We talked nonsense while Simon took some stunning pictures, and it didn’t feel quite so overwhelming for the rest of the day and no one even noticed we were missing!


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Nina and Lee’s wedding is sheer elegance: having chosen the magnificent English wedding venue of Lumley Castle for their big day, the style for their celebrations was already set in stone… 14th century sandstone, perhaps?

Lumley Castle is a fairytale wedding venue – a grand and impressive Grade I listed building near the city of Durham (and believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the area!) Its rich history makes it a sumptuous wedding venue – and today’s wedding blog will show you the very best side of Lumley Castle.

With beautiful images by Durham wedding photographer Simon Hudspeth, Nina and Lee’s wedding story unfolds in pictures and with words by the lovely Nina.
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Nina and Lee’s Lumley Castle UK wedding blog

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The bride and groom: Nina and Lee

Who proposed, and how?

Lee proposed. We went on a weekend trip to Copenhagen and he had many weeks earlier booked the best table in one of the most charming restaurants in the city.

Bride and groom Newcastle skyline

On top of the world!

This Newcastle wedding instantly made me think of ‘On top of the world’ as a title. As well as the amazing shot from the hotel roof in Newcastle, the romance in the photos is tangible and it shows that bride and groom Liz and Steven had the best day of their lives.

This wedding was sent to me by Simon Hudspeth, a Newcastle wedding photographer based in Durham. Simon works alongside his wife and marketing genius Alison, who told me how much they loved shooting Liz and Steven’s wedding.

The photos are an astonishing mix of contemporary cityscapes and romantic old cobbled streets, with views of the Tyne bridge and Newcastle’s Black Gate (part of the castle).

fastening the wedding dress

Fastening the wedding dress - it's all giggles for Liz

Groom's knees

Groom's knees!

Groom ready for wedding

Steven waits with a nervous smile

bride and groom getting married

This beautiful photo captures the essence of the wedding day

confetti time

Confetti shot! Chief of Confetti today is the lady in pink.

Bride and groom

A fun portrait of a very happy Liz and Steven!