Felicity and John’s Crosby Ravensworth Wedding was one of my few booking that actually took place in 2020. They were really determined to still go-ahead with their wedding. So they took advantage of the short window in the summer during which celebrations restricted to 30 guests were allowed to take place.
My day started with Felicity’s very relaxed preparations at The Royal Oak in Appleby. I left there in plenty of time to get over to St Lawrence’s Church in Crosby Ravensworth for some photos of the church and the guests arriving.
Following the ceremony there was a tradition that I hadn’t come across before. The lych gate to the churchyard had been tied up. To let the bride and groom leave the best man had to offer ‘pennies for the gate’ to the local children and then cut the strings across the gate. I’m told this crops up the most in Yorkshire. Although Crosby Ravensworth is in Cumbria, it is also in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
From the church, we all made the short walk along to The Butchers Arms for refreshments. Felicity, John and I left there early for their portraits. We joined up again with their guests back at their home where they had a marquee set up in their garden for the reception.
And I forgot to mention, check out Felicity’s bouquet in the photos. She’s very talented at crochet and made it herself!
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