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We always love the way weddings bring people together, often from all over the country and sometimes even the world. In the case of Emma and Alex’s Peckforton Castle wedding the latter was certainly the case, with Alex’s family and friends flying in from America. It’s not hard to see why the castle had such an appeal to them both, for Emma it was the perfect setting for the kind of fairy tale wedding she had always wanted and for Alex and the Americans it is an incredible example of a spectacular British castle (although I think secretly he quite liked the idea of the fairy tale venue as well!)
Years ago, when Emma was travelling in America, she met Alex by chance while waiting for her bus with a friend. As they began talking and he realised they were staying on the dodgy side of town he offered them a place to stay at a vacant apartment that he owned. They became friends on Facebook but, both leading busy lives, they didn’t have the chance to talk again until several years later when Alex, unaware that his gentlemanly gesture had been so fondly remembered by Emma, posted that he was heading to London. I think it goes without saying that she had made an equally lasting impression on him and just a few years later they were in the stunning setting of Peckforton Castle’s Great Hall exchanging rings and starting their lives together.
This year we’ve seen plenty of weddings at Peckforton Castle, each beautiful and memorable in their own way, but Alex and Emma’s marked the first Jewish ceremony we had photographed and we loved learning about all of the traditions that came with it. It also made us think about just how many people from all over the world have been to the venue, and how many couples just like Emma and Alex will always think of it fondly as the place they said ‘I Do’. Shortly after the wedding they moved to Alex’s home city of Baltimore to start their married lives together, but we really can’t imagine a more special or memorable way to celebrate new beginnings than dancing away into the early hours with friends from both sides of the Atlantic.
– Chris & Verity