I adore a laid back wedding, and Hannah & Chris’ stunning winter wedding was decidedly relaxed. Mind you, not to perpetuate the stereotype, but he was Australian so it’s not too surprising!
They married at Trinity Church in Gosforth on the 14th December. The church looks very pretty from the outside but inside it really is something to see: vaulted ceilings, modern fittings, warm and friendly. You couldn’t really ask much more from a church. The ceremony was lovely, and after photos there was tea, mulled wine and mince pies. Who can say no to a mince pie in December? I might have pinched one (I’d hated to have sen it go to waste, it’s a public service really).
After Trinity everyone moved on to Wheelbirks Parlour, a cute little dairy in Northumberland a short drive away. There everyone had drinks and listened to the speeches. There was cake, there were adorable cows, there was laughter. All in all it was a wonderful day.
At the time Wheelbirks was new to me but since discovering it through Hannah and Chris I’m now a regular patron. It’s a little dairy in the south of Northumberland who have a herd of pure bred Jersey cattle. They use the Jersey milk to make their own fabulous ice creams and also sell raw milk which is supposed to have lots of health benefits. I don’t know about that but it tastes amazing. You’d be forgiven for thinking they’d asked me to write this on their behalf but no, I just like to wax on. Sorry!
Anyway, the wedding; that’s what you’re here for, right?