Lake District Photography

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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Cumbria Wedding Photographer