Travelling 3,805 miles for their Elopement Wedding in the beautiful Lanercost Priory near Brampton, Cumbria from North Carolina, USA. Catherine & Rory are compleating a life ambition to walk Hadrian’s wall as their honeymoon taking in the beautiful scenery that will be surrounding them for the following 84-mile walk.
Catherine, a former ballet dancer, now a physical therapist working primarily with professional and pre-professional dancers. She first met Rory, a former literacy researcher whose passion is teaching historical fencing. When her oldest child was looking for fencing classes. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a shining knight with a sword?! After finding a couple of local groups (one more sport focused and one a historical recreation group) she kept on bumping into Rory as he was involved in them both. The rest they say is history.
Both having an interest in history, and Catherines desire to walk Hadrian’s Wall Path from the age of 13, where else should you elope to?! This gorgeous couple has been training for the walk and by hiking in local forests and state parks. Let’s hope that comes in handy for sycamore gap!
The day itself was beautiful with a small wedding ceremony at Lanercost Priory with just a few of us present. Afterwards, we ventured to Lanercosts “Old Bridge”. A short drive later we travelled to Banks, a gorgeous section of Hadrian’s wall. I adored showing Catherine & Rory a small section of whats to come. We then headed to Gelt woods for a woodland walk and some time for more intimate photographs of the newlyweds.
As always, have a look at the below Slideshow and images from this epic day. If you would like me to photograph your big day, please feel free to contact me! If you’re thinking of Eloping why not read more about my thoughts on my blog “Elopement isn’t a dirty word” after you’ve seen this beautiful day in full.