Monday, 24 December 2012

White Swan Titanic Wedding

The Olympic Suite in the White Swan Hotel in Alnwick is so called because it's panelling, mirrors, ceiling and stained glass windows are from the first class lounge of the White Star liner Olympic. When it was retired in 1935 Olympic's fittings were auctioned off and the owner of the hotel at that time, Algernon Smart, bought elements of the first class lounge, the aft staircase and a revolving door which are all in the hotel.

The first class lounge was identical to Olympic's sister ship Titanic. It was this theme of luxury liners which ran through the whole of this wedding day.

A bridesmaid having her hair done.

I love the profile of the bride's eyelashes against the white wall on this photo.

As the bride was having her veil put in, her mum came into the room and saw her in her dress for the first time. Tears all round!

Above, the invitations by Silver Birch Designs, had a bit of history about the hotel and the link to the Olympic and Titanic.

Guests relaxing in the bar before the ceremony.

The page boy coming down the stairs in style. He was such a little star.

The page boy led the bridal procession into the ceremony, then did another lap of the room.

This couple only wanted a couple of group photos so they had plenty of time to mingle as they didn't like having their photograph taken.

We did spend a little time outside for photos of the couple. I'd already done a pre-wedding photo shoot with them which had prepared them for having their photograph taken.

Just time before the meal to pop in to photograph the cake. This is a show cake from House of Cakes. It's not a real cake...hard to believe.

All of the table names were luxury liners, and the photograph next to the cake was one I'd taken on the pre-wedding photo shoot.

The bride's dress was from Bride's Dream.

The room looked lovely with candelabra centrepieces by Wedding Flowers For You.

I photographed the speeches then left everyone to their enjoy their meal.

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