Lithuanian born Monika and local lad Daniel, currently living in Edinburgh travelled down to Healey Barn in Northumberland for their wedding in May. The venue was stunning, the weather was glorious, and you can see from the photograph above, the joy that surrounded us throughout the day.
The Boathouse in Riding Mill was a great find by Monika. Only a few minutes drive away from the venue, it’s picturesque village setting and large airy interior made the space perfect for her and her maids to get ready before the main event. Healey barn its self also could not have been more perfect for them. The relaxed vibe, and atmospheric ceremony room, along with the stunning countryside location added so much to their day.
Monika and Daniel chose to include some special Lithuanian traditions into their day. At the beginning of the wedding breakfast they were welcomed by Monika’s parents with the traditional gifts of bread, salt and water. The bread symbolising life, the salt for bitter moments and two glasses of water wash everything down. The guests were each supplied with vodka instead of champagne or prosecco to toast the bride and groom, and the brides parents together lit a candle symbolising the new hearth flame of the new couple.
It really was a day to remember filled with memories to treasure.