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Lydia and Marks Wedding

Lydia and Marks Wedding Blog

Going back to the crazy hot summer we had last year for today’s awesome wedding. Lydia and Mark held their ceremony at the beautiful St Andrews Church Penrith. We then all went down to the shores of Windermere to Low Wood Bay Hotel for the wedding breakfast and reception.

Families and guest were also treated to a surprise lake cruise on Windermere, it is safe to say that the Prosecco was flowing and everyone had a fabulous time.

Thank you for making us feel so welcome..

Pete :-) x

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

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

Megan and Paul's Wedding Pre-shoot

Second of the recent pre-shoots, this time a wander off to the shores of Thirlmere in the beautiful Lake District.

Thankfully the weather was NOT up to Cumbria's normal standards and was super hot and sunny. As you can see from the images Megan and Paul where well up for a bit of madness continuing on from when we met last year during Lucy and Steve's wedding in Italy

Really looking forward to capturing their wedding in a few weeks time. 

Pete :-) x

Megan and Paul 1
Megan and Paul 2
Megan and Paul 3
Megan and Paul 4
Megan and Paul 5
Megan and Paul 6

Suzanne and Scott's Wedding

Suzanne and Scott's Wedding Day

It was a privilege to photograph Suzanne and Scott's fabulous wedding along with my wife Cath of CPD Film who provided the cinematography for the day.

The happy couple live in Keswick - Cumbria and chose the amazing Lodore Falls Hotel just out of town to host their wedding and reception. Cumbria is not best know for having nice weather. However, it remained hot and sunny for the entire day, and enabled them to hold the ceremony outdoors in the gazebo. Excalibur wedding cards provided a beautiful green Cadillac which was a great hit with all of the guests (and me) and brilliant for climbing up the hills around the hotel for some beautiful photo's.

Bride in a mirror
A Bridesmaid puling tongues
A box full of goodies
Downward shot of a Pageboy
Black and White of Kids shoes
Bride putting on Bridesmaids shoes
A Bridesmaid with flowers
A Bridesmaid and Pageboy looking through a window
Black and White of Bridesmaid
Groom and Best Man goofing around
The groom waiting for the bride
Bridesmaids making an enterance
Bridesmaid wanting some attention
Exchanging wedding rings

The guests where kept entertained by Classic Ensembles who provided the music for the afternoon.

Classic Enembles
The bride and grooms first kiss

Following the ceremony we went off for a drive up into the hills, with the Cadillac clearing the path for us following close behind.. 

Black and White Image of The Cadillac
Up in the hills
Bride and Groom Valley Derwent Valley
Bride and Groom Kissing in front of the cadillac
The bride and groom overlooking Derwent Water
Groom kissing the brides forehead
A quiet little moment
First dance with power light

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Jo and Ben's Wedding

Jo and Ben's Wedding - Inn on The Lake Glenridding

We first met Jo and Ben , and their gorgeous dog Scooby, on their pre-wedding photoshoot. We had a fabulous hour stomping around the Borrowdale Valley, chatting over their plans for the wedding day, and generally getting to know more about them. It was a rather overcast day, but it made for some spectacular skies over Derwentwater. 

Jo, Ben and Scooby Derwent Water Preshoot
Jo Ben and Scooby Black and White Lake district valley

The Inn on The Lake was the perfect setting for Jo and Ben's wedding. On the shores of Ullswater, the lake and surrounding mountains provide a stunning backdrop. Jo and Ben had chatted about having an outdoor ceremony, and being the end of December it was a dream that wouldn't necessarily become a reality. However, the Cumbrian weather was extremely kind - it was cold, but it was one of those crisp dry days that you can only hope for in December. Following the ceremony guests where treated to nice hot mulled wine outside on the terrace.

The hotel was looking very festive with all their Christmas decorations. 

The Inn on The Lake Glenridding Christmas
Bridal portrait in window
Bridesmaid peeping out of the window
Gazebo at Inn on The Lake Glenridding
Bride kissing her father before the ceremony
Bride and Groom exchanging vows
The Bride and Groom first kiss Inn on The Lake Glenridding

Chris Gratten of Beautifully vintage-china-hire-vintage-accessories provided room decoration and centred on a golfing theme -  Ben and his twin best man brother Alec are professional golf teachers! Each of their tables was named after a famous golf course.

Beautiful room dressing by Chris Gratten
Room decoration and wedding cake

Thankfully the weather remained clear for us all day, and Jo and Ben where very keen to get outside again for some more photos. Jo did say that she ruined her shoes for the reflection pool and pier shots, but she said it was all worth it....

The reflection pool Inn on The Lake Glenridding
Out on the Pier kiss
Bride and Groom on the pier

And to round the day off they held their evening reception in The Candle Room - it looked spectacular thanks to the work of Jaimie Johnston from The Memory Knot who provided the room decorations. Then one more little venture outside for some night time shots in the gazebo..

Room decoration by The Memory Knot Christmas tree
First dance and star burst
Out in the gazebo at night
Outside in the gazebo at night

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