Ok, reposting this to recapture a feeling of sunniness!
It was just about a year ago when out walking in The Lake District that we happened across this magical hotel in the woods called Lancrigg,. Whilst sat outside on the terrace with a drink, as William Wordsworth had once done (he used to own the property ), we commented on what a great setting it would be for a wedding. We thought we would have to come back one day.
Fast forward 6 months and Melanie contacted us asking if were free to photograph her wedding in the Lake District, so we checked the date, luckily we were free and asked “so where is your wedding ?”. It’s in my parents hotel where I grew up, it’s called Lancrigg”.
“err YES, Yes Please”.
Fast forward another 6 months to a sunny Saturday at a Grasmere Hotel and the attentive staff and friends putting the finishing touches to some lovely vintage table settings and decorations in a marquee on the lawn. I was like the photographer who looks like he is the cat that got the cream (the cat’s in the photos).
After photographing the hotel I made my way through the woods to the family home where Mel and the bridesmaids were getting ready , past the stone where Wordsworth used to sit and compose some of his poetry, I later photographed Mel and Ed on the stone not knowing it’s history then.
Mel’s dress was designed by her friend, it was gorgeous Mel really did look stunning.
It was only a short journey to St Oswald’s Church in Grasmere where Ed and all the guests were gathering in the late summer sun. The sun at this time of year can be quite challenging for photographs but also the results from backlit images such as the on with Mel waiting in the church door can be very rewarding.
After the relaxed ceremony it was back to Mel’s parents at Lancrigg, a late night bonfire and dancing till well into the night.
Ed and Mel a big congratulations from us and thanks for asking us to share your wonderful day, it’s a day I will never forget.