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A Relaxed Wedding in a Former Prison Wing

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Adam and Mike’s wedding was the first legal ceremony to be held at Lancaster Castle. The ceremony was originally supposed to be at the registrar’s office, but when their reception venue contacted them two months before the wedding to tell them they could now perform ceremonies too, they jumped at the chance to be the first ever couple to be married there.

Their after party location was A-Wing, the former prison wing of the castle which was pretty unique! They didn’t really want a theme or anything complicated, they just wanted their day to bring their friends and families together and for everyone to have a great time.

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“There was no specific inspiration for our wedding, other than bringing everyone together for a big party”, Adam said. “Our biggest issue was finding somewhere big enough for all our friends and family in Lancaster. We had originally been looking for venues for us to have a joint party for our ‘big’ birthdays, as they are a few days apart. Then I proposed to Mike midnight on New Year’s Eve, so we decided to scrap the birthdays and plan a relaxed fun wedding, with an amazing party instead! The wedding was relaxed and Informal. It wasn’t just a wedding it was a party and celebration. We had some traditional elements, but we mostly wanted to do things our own way.”

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Ghostly Penitentiary Bridal Shoot

Happy Black Friday to my American readers! Well in lieu of actually having a shopping discount to share with you, I instead thought I’d share a bridal shoot with a slightly macabre edge (black – macabre .. see my tenuous link?) OK forget it… but either way, this shoot is friggin’ ace and I’m thrilled to have it on my blog today.

The shoot was set up for the filming of “the FILM SHOW” on the Framed network, by amazing photographer Tanja Lippert. “The shoot was inspired by the chilling true story of the black widow bride serial killer, Lydia Trueblood,” writes Tanja. “We chose to shoot in the same old penitentiary that she served some time in. She was from Pocatello, Idaho and earned her seat on the list of female serial killers for poisoning five of her husbands, her brother-in-law and her baby girl.”

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