Lanercost Priory is set in the gorgeous countryside of north Cumbria, right next to Hadrians Wall, it is believed to have been built between 1165 and 1174. Its outbuildings feature some roman inscriptions and graffiti as some of Hadrians wall stones were used to build Lanercost Priory. It's actually quite amazing to have all of this history so close to home where we can all still openly enjoy it, including some awesome portraits on Hadrian's wall later in the day.
Lanercost Priory is also where Luke's side of the family marry, Luke and Gabi are in fact the 5th generation of the family to marry at this stunning location with the earliest records of the family tradition dating back to 1881. That said, I'm not sure how many wedding guests for the previous weddings have enjoyed Reverend Malcolm's sing off's mid-service as we did.
Wanting to keep the rustic and intimate vibe going forward, the evening reception was held at Dacre Hall, which is a part of Lanercost Priory. It is also reputed to be the oldest village hall in England! Its stone walls and old wooden beams are the perfect backdrop for a small but fun party, again absolutely covered in history like the rest of Lanercost Priory.
These two are honestly just gorgeous and full of fun, Gabi even decided to jump into a huge puddle whilst we were out taking portraits! I've never half trashed a dress part way through a wedding day but it goes to show their characters as fun-loving, kind and lovely people!
Have a look at the below slideshow and images from this epic day. If you would fancy a Lanercost Priory Wedding and would like me to photograph your big day, please feel free to contact me!
Ceremony Venue: Lanercost Priory
Reception Venue: Dacre Hall
Officiant: Reverend Malcolm Riches
Flowers: Ivy Lane
DJ: Dynamite Disco