Oh my, where do I start?! Alice and Sam put so much time, so much of themselves into their wedding day, it made it a very special day indeed. Set in the stunning Cumbrian countryside , and despite the fact that I love where I live here in Fife, and couldn’t quite imagine living anywhere else – I do think I left a little bit of my heart in Cumbria too – its ever so beautiful there ~sigh~ ….
My day begin with a windy road up towards the summit and past this little place called Hartside Cafe, which sits at the top of the summit, and this day, was shrouded in a thick blanket of mist. It was rather magical, all be it a bit chilly, and not great for admiring the views!
I grabbed these on my phone when I stopped at the top, I had an interesting drive down the other side, being wedged in the middle of some sort of tractors day out!
So, down the valley nestled at the bottom, is a rather beautiful little village, called Melmerby ~ with its stunning Melmerby Hall, sitting proudly in the heart of the village. This is where Sam and his family and friends where the morning of the wedding.
and these were the flowers that were being prepared for Alice’s hair later in the day 🙂
Sam and his friends are ‘Ultimate Frisbee’ players too ..
Then is was to Alice’s parents house.. I fell over heals with their house! I want to move in!
We climbed the hill, to the summit, where Sam and the wedding guests awaited …. into the fog we go.
There was a certain amount of trust that went on here … 🙂
Then it was off the Melmerby Hall ….
And as if by magic, Alice transforms her dress and hairstyle into the evening do – suitable for much dancing and swinging ceilidh baskets (more of that later!)
Then it was off to the Village Hall for speeches, and more merriment…and lots, and lots, of CAKE!! YAY!
I was utterly impressed with what Alice and Sam had planned for the evening – they had hired two companies to prepare their guests freshly made pizzas and crepes – GENIUS!
And then … there was dancing, lots of dancing ….