The details

The happy couple:

April and Laurence

Time of year:


The location:

Langley Castle, Hexham


Shazia & Chris

It’s safe to say that when April and Laurence originally booked their wedding, they didn’t expect it to take place days before the start of the UK lockdown, but thankfully their wedding was still allowed to go ahead and what a day it was.

We first met April when her sister Gemma enquired with us about booking us for her wedding (which she did). April loved what she saw and felt we’d be a great fit for her wedding too.

They chose Langley Castle just outside of Hexham for their big day. It’s a beautiful venue and for us, it was our first time photographing there.

Considering the timing of the wedding being just before the lockdown, most of their guests were still able to attend although a few couldn’t make it. Nevertheless, they still had everything ready for it to be the perfect day.


Where the wedding name came from:

The name was chosen because Laurence and April both work for the police service, which is also evident in their beautiful cardboard cut outs that greeted guests at the entrance.

We began the day at Langley Castle. As you can see, Lozz and April were both ready to meet and greet their guests by the door.
Upstairs with Shazia, April and her family were enjoying some pampering while they had their hair and makeup done.
It was a really relaxing morning and the ladies looked fabulous in their respective dresses.
Meanwhile, Chris was downstairs and took five minutes to grab some portraits of Lozz before guests started to arrive.
As guests started to arrived and make their way into the ceremony room, it was time for April to make her way downstairs.
They both looked incredible and were so excited to see each other it was written all over their faces.
They had a falcon to fly the rings down the aisle, however the low light meant the bird landed on a guest instead of the glove.
After throwing the confetti, it was time for some catching up over drinks.
Inside, Shazia captured the details of the breakfast room. They had made things very personal to them, with their fitness and their careers represented in the little details.
Guests were having a great time catching up.
We took the opportunity to grab the newlyweds for fifteen minutes and took them outside for some couple portraits.
We love how comfortable they were in front of camera together. A genuine pleasure to photograph.
Back inside guests were seated and it was time for the speeches.
As you can see they went down well, particularly with the best man proving thoroughly entertaining.
Before we knew it, it was time to cut the cake and for the newlyweds to do their first dance together.
This wasn't just any first dance, this was a well rehearsed first dance that they'd clearly spent a long time practicing.
We're happy to say that it went perfectly and the guests just couldn't believe what they had seen. It caught everyone by surprise.
All that was left to do was to party away for the rest of the night.