Treehouse Wedding : Eleanor and Mark

March 27, 2014

This beautiful English countryside wedding took place at the famous Ainwick Castle, also known for being the set of the Harry Potter movies! Incredible customized Harry Winston wedding rings. The beautiful bride getting her makeup done by the makeup artist as she looks at her relection in the mirror. The intricate lace and beading work on this dress were stunning. She wore a lace sleeved bolero over the dress. Bridal portrait taken in the magnificent Ainwick Castle Gardens designed by Belgian designers, Jacques and Peter Wirtz. The bride heading to the ceremony as she leaves the cute cottage in which her parents stayed. Detail shots of the boutonnière wrapped in twine and the wedding invitation. Father of the bride escorting the bride, Eleanor, down the aisle. Candid picture of the bride and groom exchanging vows. Ceremony took place in a tiny chapel in Ainwick. The officiant led her first wedding, which made it even more meaningful. While the officiant was speaking at the ceremony, the couple shared a lovely moment of candid laughter. Heading to the reception at the Treehouse as they processed through the crowd of their closest family and friends. Ainwick Gardens and Castle made for the perfect venue for this fairytale wedding. The couple heading to the Treehouse on the wobble rope bridge. The bride and groom sharing an intimate moment at the Ainwick Castle. The couple on the rope bridge immersed in the breathtaking springtime scenery. Closeup shots of the cake and delicious food. A special Swedish celebration cake was made called a Kransekake. Detail of the lanterns in the Treehouse lit at night. The father of the bride making a toast. The bridesmaid and bride laughing over the toasts. More toasts at the Treehouse Restaurant made for such beautiful moments. Friends enjoying the reception at the heart of the Treehouse at the Treehouse Restaurant. The groom making a toast to the bride. The mothers of the bride and groom receieved bibs and couldn't stop laughing. The ending of a fairytale wedding in front of the Ainwick Treehouse.


This wedding is near and dear to my heart. It was the first day of work at a new job, in a foreign country, (it really felt like the first day of school) when I met Eleanor for the first time. She became my BFF in Belfast. We spent every day for three years working next to each other and she made it fun every single day I went to work. I seriously looked forward to her absolutely radiant and contagious smile. Mark and Eleanor were our dearest friends when Chris, my husband, and I lived in Belfast and we were thrilled when they got married. Everything about the wedding was true to Eleanor’s personality and natural beauty. So many beautiful handmade details, including Mark’s tie! I was so happy to photograph it for them. Its taking me a while to share this wedding, but I figured it better get up here soon. She is due to have their first baby any second now. I love you Ellie!

From the Eleanor:

What was your favorite memory from the night? “I loved every single bit it is very hard to pick one from it all, but if I had to it would be a moment I got to myself at the end of the night. Me and mark had left but then he had to nip back and I just had a moment to stop, stand there and take it all in surrounded by the hundreds of fair lights that lit up the treehouse – it was (for me) an incredibly special day.”

And what was your favorite image and why? “Are you really going to make me choose? There is one of me and mark as we are walking down the isle together, just married smiling our big cheesy grins- I love that one. I also adore the one of my folks and marks mum just cracking up at a joke in one of the speeches. But honestly there are so many amazing shots .”

And the cakes-Who made those and What was the Swedish one? “My mum made the fruit cake and her good friend Jane Cooper iced it and I made the Norwegian celebration cake – called Kransekake, ”

A special thanks to all of the wonderful vendors:

Catering: The Treehouse Restaurant

Church: Low Hauxley Chapel

Venues: Ainwick Castle & Ainwick Gardens

Reception Venue: The Treehouse

Flowers: Lavenders Blue