Cumbria Life

Lisa and Jasons Wedding

I met up with these two crackpots a week before their wedding at the Inn on the Lake Hotel for their pre shoot, we had a great time wandering around the shore line, we even ended up being given free cans of Red Bull from two girls doing a promotional walk.

As is typical for the Lakes it decided to pour down with rain, but this was not going to stop them from realising the dream of holding the ceremony outside with the lake and mountains as a backdrop. So everyone grabbed and umbrella and headed out to the gazebo.

As a surprise to the families and guests Lisa and Jason had organised a lake cruise on one of the steamers, everyone just cast the rotten weather aside and had a great time.

It was then back to the hotel for the evening reception. Following the traditional first dance the place erupted into a rave, none of your usual stuff for this couple they certainly know how to party..

Thanks for letting us share your awesome wedding day :-)

Bridal Preparations

Bridal Preparations..

It can be totally manic or really chilled and relaxed. Yup, I am of course referring to morning bridal preparations.

Everyone is here, makeup artists and hair dressers, are all set to make everyone look amazing. The few hours before the ceremony are some of my favourite times of the day and can produce some really nice photo’s. I do my best to stay out of the way in order to capture the mix of emotions that can occur. Right up the the moment when dad sees his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.

Laura and Jonnys Wedding

Laura and Jonnys Wedding Blog

Todays outing was down to the wonderful Abbey House Hotel in Barrow. For Laura and Jonnys wedding, it is always such a pleasure to work at this venue, all the staff are so friendly and helpful and the hotel grounds provide a spectacular backdrop for some great photography.

Part of the gardens where converted into a laser clay pigeon shooting range and all of the guests had a fantastic time. I declined the opportunity as I just knew I would not manage to hit a single one :-).

The happy couple decided to surprise the guests with two singing waiters. This went down really well and even prompted a dancing session in the middle of the wedding breakfast room.

Thank you to you all for making us feel so at home..

Pete :-) x

Sarah and Sams Wedding

Sarah and Sams Wedding Blog

Some photo’s from Sarah and Sams fab wedding at Skitby House. Had a great time working with Gavin who was shooting video for the day.

Many thanks to everyone for making us feel so welcome.. :-) x

Pete Prescott-Develing

Paula and James Wedding

Paula and James Wedding Blog

We had an amazing day with these two nut cases. Paula and James tied the knot at the amazing Lanercost Priory and then on to the fantastically quirky Kirklinton Hall for the reception and evening festivities. Even the weather did not dampen their spirits as it is quite normal here in Cumbria it decided to chuck it down with rain. Thankfully it was short lived and cleared up in time for some awesome photo’s around the building and surrounding gardens.

For the evening reception they provided a BBQ and a series of fire pits outside in the grounds.

Vicky and Matthews Wedding Day

Vicky and Matthews Wedding Blog

Wow… It had to be one of the hottest days of the year for Vicky and Matt’s big day.. Blencowe Hall near Penrith never looked nicer in the sunshine..

The wedding was really relaxed and intimate, they even had their dog wearing a fancy flower necklace. 

The ceremony was held in the large sitting room, and felt really homely, so much so it felt like they where getting married in someones house.

After the ceremony everyone was treated to an alfresco barbecue. 

Jamie-Lee and Adams Wedding Day

Jamie-Lee and Adams Wedding Blog

Going back to the fabulous summer we had this year and it was another scorcher of a day for Jamie-Lee and Adams wedding, this time we were at the Inn on the Lake Glenridding. We consider it a privilege to be able to work here, the lake and mountains provide such an amazing backdrop.

We had a fantastic day with Jamie-Lee and Adam, and the children certainly kept us on our toes and provided some entertaining photo opportunities. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.. :-) x

Laura and Jono's Wedding

Laura and Jono’s Wedding Blog

Laura and Jono’s wedding had a nautical theme owing to the fact that the Groom is in the merchant navy some of his colleagues were on hand to provide a guard of honour with swords as the happy couple came out of church. They were basically locked in until they had a kiss..

Following the ceremony the day continued at the amazing Askham Hall for the wedding breakfast and evening reception. It is always so nice to have everyone outside to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful gardens.

Paula and James' Wedding

Paula and James’ Wedding Blog

Paula and James decided to hold their wedding ceremony at the amazing Lanercost Priory near Brampton Cumbria. Even the pouring rain did not dampen their spirits as they had the biggest smiles all day. Following the ceremony everyone headed off to the amazing Kirklinton Hall for the reception and evening celebrations. Thankfully the rain held off just in time to go out and explore the hall and surrounds. They even arranged to have bonfires set up outside during the evening.

Laura and Jonny's Pre shoot

Laura and Jonny’s Pre-Shoot Blog

A couple of weeks ago I met up in Borrowdale for Laura and Johnny’s wedding pre shoot. We decided it was nice enough to spend some time by the lake before venturing up into the hills. Apart from a bunch of school kids the place was deserted, kind of unusual for the location..

We had a great time, so I decided to share a few shots from the shoot. Really looking forward to their wedding a the end of this month..

Pete :-)