Today I get to share with you the beautifully tattooed Laura and husband Lee’s outdoor ceremony at Eshott Hall Boutique Hotel in Northumberland from Helen Russell Photography. Laura told me that her and Lee have matching tattoos which they got early on in their relationship..
Lee already had a full back piece and his arms covered and I already had a few. I was kind of testing the waters and joking and said “Ha, we should get matching tattoos!”. To which Lee responded, “Okay, what do you want to get?” I was a little shocked but totally up for it, we were in Edinburgh on a spur of the moment weekend away and we googled the closest tattoo shop, walked in and came out with matching rose tattoos! Good job we are married now!
We had known of each other for quite some time but neither of us had the courage to take the plunge and ask. Eventually, we decided to have a first date. We skipped all of the awkwardness and just decided this day would be the first date! It was a day that ended up being special for other reasons. My Mam, who has now passed, never got to meet Lee but I remember sitting on her hospital bed with her and telling her about him.. We spent that evening in the hospital giggling about boys and browsing ASOS trying to find me a dress for this date! She picked out “THE” dress and shoes. So even though she never got to meet Lee, Lee always says if it wasn’t for the dress (which he refers to as the “Slamming Black Dress”), he isn’t sure there would have been a second date.
Today I get to share with you the awesome wedding in Matfen, Northumberland at High House Farm Brewery of Morgan and Dan from Katie Byram Photography. Morgan and Dan both met at work where he was a student ans she was a single parent. Their story is just wonderful.
Our eyes met over the top of our computer screens at a busy call centre – a modern day fairy-tale, I Know! Dan had recently been removed from university for an unwilling to curb his ‘burning the candle at both ends’ lifestyle. I was returning to work following the birth of Grace, my first daughter. I was placed on the same team as Dan and we quickly became best mates, giving each other the nickname ‘dude’ like cheesy, American surfers or something! Dan says that he has always loved me, literally from first sight but always thought I was out of his league! I thought Dan was way too ‘cool’ for me, our lifestyles could not have been more different, typical student and single parent. Our first ‘date’ Dan managed to get out of a boring work party because his mate, Rick Danger, ran a bar where Skepta was doing a gig. I really wanted to go so I blamed the baby sitter and ditched the party early to go with Dan. I met him at his flat where he lived with his friends. I was the only girl there, it was typical student digs – they had no cups or glasses (well clean ones anyway) so he went over the road and borrowed some from Subway. It was the best night!! Supercharged with alcohol, singing, dancing and great banter…we both missed work the next day and have been pretty much inseparable since then. We are now just as happy with a few pints!
There are so many highlights to our day it’s really quite hard to narrow it down. One moment in particular really stands out and was captured perfectly on our photos to treasure forever. It was an outdoor wedding in an open barn and the one thing we couldn’t control was the weather! It started raining bang on 2pm as I stepped out of the camper van. I wasn’t worried at this point though, I was just so excited! All went well, we said our vows, had our kiss and signed the papers but our guests had been outside for a while now and were starting to look cold, it was looking like we were going to have to take it inside. So the music comes on, we are pronounced man and wife and we start our walk back down the aisle together as Mr and Mrs and as soon as we got to the end of the barn the sun came bursting out, it was blinding. It was such a special moment it felt heavenly as if our happiness was reflected in the sky.
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