little meeting / day we spent in York with Steve and Naomi earlier in the year? Well, we have been looking forward to it ever since, and on the 8th of September it finally came true! We arrived in their gorgeous flat, literally just outside the ancient wall that goes around the City. Their home was full of little quirks – miss matched decorations, and REAL ghost stories (Juliet was reluctant to go inside). Unprepared Steve (The Groom), was probably the last one to get into his suit, while the groomsmen were enjoying a cup of coffee, followed by Champagne, as you do!
Conveniently for the guys, the church (St George’s RC Church) was a short 10 minute walk through the historic city of York, looking dapper amongst the crowds of tourists that filled the cobbled streets. For us however, it was an Olympic challenge… Yes yes, we are all sick of hearing of the Olympics, but we literally lost weight sprinting through the crowds to get ahead of the guys, and fight off the tourists with their cameras!
Today, Laimonas and I took a train ride over to the magical city of York! There we met up with the soon to be newly weds Naomi and Steve. It turned out to be a wonderful day out with what felt like old time friends. We are both very excited and privileged to be hopefully covering this wedding.
Naomi is from York and Steve moved in with her into a flat which we were excited to be informed may be haunted! (Personally, I am fascinated by ghosts and ghouls! Mainly because I believe in them so much that I get such a rush out of such things!)
Our day began with a wonderful train ride through the east coast of England, a journey you just cannot fall asleep on. The sights are truly amazing, huge hills, water falls, galloping horses, it was far better than our usual train ventures back and fourth from London to Lancashire.
We met up with them and they took us to a beautiful tearoom away from all the tourist hustle and bustle of the city centre. It was a quaint little gem hidden away behind the walls of the madness that York entails. This was also a spot that the couple wanted to use for some shots on the day, and we could see why with it’s unusual trees and ancient Tudor buildings with beautiful gardens. Here, we had some tea, coffee and cakes, learning that Naomi loves all things lemon! We shared some hilarious stories and anecdotes, drawing slight attention to ourselves in this exquisitely English tearoom, but we laughed so much we forgot where we were for a moment!