I believe in love. In a world where things can be really tough, we need love. Love to help us through, hold us together, lift us up and sometimes carry us along. Love makes us happy and strong and a wedding where the love flows freely is the best wedding in the world. This was the wedding of Angharad and John, full of love from start to finish between sisters, parents, families and friends…
Abi and Dan had their Winter wedding at St Bartholomew’s Church in Barbon, Cumbria and moved on to The Plough at Lupton, Lancashire for their reception. It was a beautiful wedding in such beautiful locations.
I met up with Angharad and John in the lovely little town of Berkhamsted before we travelled to nearby autumnal woods and a large common on the Ashridge Estate. Having photographed them as guests at a previous wedding, it was really nice to meet them properly and have a chat about their up and coming wedding plans. I’m really looking forward to what promises to be a beautiful and fun wedding at the gorgeous Tudor Barn in Buckinghamshire next year!
The wedding of Rachel and Sandy was a fabulous occasion. Guests converged from the far reaches of Scotland, Wales, England and Australia to North Lancashire and the Lake District to see two lovely families formally united. Rachel’s preparations took place at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal where we would return later for the reception….
Aaargh! The day we had arranged for Rachel and Sandy’s pre-wedding shoot was sandwiched between two lovely sunny days. Even that morning was clear and bright. But Rachel and Sandy were up from Liverpool and you can’t let a bit of a downpour hold you back in the Lake District, so we carried on regardless! And thankfully we did because the love they share is clearly evident whatever the weather. Looking forward to their wedding when they’ll be married at Bolton-le-Sands and celebrating at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal later on this year!
Becci and Josh are such an easy going and all round happy couple, it was a delight to spend time with them. They explained to me their affinity with the Northumberland coast having spent some meaningful time together there in the past, so what better place to choose as a location for their wedding portraits.
Hannah and Darren had a brilliant wedding at Kendal Kingdom Hall before moving onto the lovely Linthwaite House Hotel in Windermere in the Lake District. Here is a selection of photographs from their special day.
Hannah and Darren will be getting married at The Linthwaite House Hotel this Spring. After a short drive into the Lakes we managed to squeeze the last out of the days sunshine. It was great to spend some time with such a lovely couple having so much fun in terrific surroundings. Thanks Hannah and Darren!
An overcast start, becoming torrential rain, followed later on by glorious sunshine. Such would have been the correct forecast for the day of Jo and Mark’s amazing wedding. It all went towards making up the brilliant tapestry of events that became Jo and Mark’s day. After stops at Canford Magna Golf Club and the Captain’s Club in Christchurch, we arrived at the beautiful Highcliffe Castle for the ceremony and reception. Thanks Phill Allen for having me along and thanks Jo and Mark for letting me capture your special day!
It was a great experience capturing Laura and Keith’s wedding. They are such a fun, relaxed couple with a great bunch of friends and family who really loved the day’s events. The ceremony was held at St Marks church in Natland before everybody moved on to the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal for a fine meal and reception.
Claire and Rob had a brilliant day at Rhinefield House in the New Forest. Really lovely people, a beautifully arranged wedding at a great venue.
The Lake District weather was true to it’s form for this little trip to Lake Windermere. But Laura and Keith more than made up for the rain with their bright smiles and cheery personalities. They’ll be getting married in Natland and celebrating at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal at the end of October.
The action started for Ben and his groomsmen at the White Hart in Welwyn. Next we moved on to the pretty St. Etheldreda’s church for Jo and Ben’s wedding ceremony, which is just next to Hatfield House, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth I. Now it was home to Jo and Ben’s wedding reception which was held in and around the beautiful red brick Tudor Old Hall and knot garden.
Anyone who’s seen ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ will understand what is going on here. The guests of Brogan and Sam’s wedding however were treated to a new phenomenon; synchronised Napoleon dancing, from top performing brothers Paul and Stevie.
School Knott is a gentle walk; from the top you can look down on Windermere town and lake, and across to the Langdale Pikes. The word Knott is of Cumbric origin and means ‘hill’. On the way up is a nice little tarn called, you guessed it, School Knott tarn.