Roz & José’s Lake District wedding with amazing scenery, with Jaye Peg Photography
A glorious wedding in the beautiful Lake District, an adorable couple and fabulous rainbow styling touches! This is a wonderful wedding to inspire you all – we do hope you love it! Do click through to the full feature for Roz and José’s supplier recommendations and reviews. We loved reading about their day!
Wedding photographer’s website
How did you choose your photographer?
We interviewed a few photographers. Jaye really understood our vision, and she was able to do make up as well which meant less contractors during very uncertain covid times.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Jaye Adams was fantastic. Not only was she incredibly supportive with every wedding cancellation due to covid, and followed what we wanted, she went above and beyond to take as many candid photos as possible and stayed late to capture special moments. We also arranged a post wedding photo shoot to go out into the Lakes and capture the real beauty of Roz’s home. The photos speak for themselves, they’re stunning.
Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?
Our wedding venue was ideal for a small wedding with the whole venue to ourselves, meaning that we could party into the night without worrying!
Did you love wearing your outfits? How was the dress / suit shopping experience?
Roz had her dress custom made, with rainbow fabric in the back – nobody was expecting an even vaguely white dress, so the whole outfit was a surprise for the guests, with a little added ‘Roz’ in the back! José bought a three piece Hugo Boss suit and felt amazing because it was tailored perfectly and helped the day feel even more special.
Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness
We didn’t hire a florist, Roz made the button holes out of old piano music (as she’s musical!) and her bouquet was made out of recycled Harry Potter books by Literary Bouquets. We wanted the flowers to last a lifetime, and be environmentally conscious in the process.
As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?
Our cake was UNREAL!! It was made by Cakes by Hannah in Yorkshire. Our wedding was re-arranged five times due to the pandemic, and we had to completely change our cake design every time as we were in a different season! The cake itself was gluten free and rainbow layered…and most importantly it tasted phenomenal!
Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves
We arranged all of the decorations ourselves, with rainbow helium balloons above every table (which the groom and best man took hours filling and placing!), Roz made all of the button holes and corsages for the women, the place names were made out of recycled wine corks (collected over a long time!!) and the wedding invitations and love heart emblem were designed and made by Roz. Each table also had recycled wine bottles with fairy lights in, and we gifted these to our guests when they left the next day – all of them still use these for dinner parties and we often get photos of them featured on table settings which is really lovely!
Did you personalise your vows or have any wedding readings? What were they?
Our vows were personalised. José is Venezuelan, so he read his vows in English, and Roz read her vows in Spanish – each guest had a copy of the translation on their chairs.
What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?
Our first dance was a Bachata song – ‘Bachata en Fukuoka’ by Juan Luis Guerra. We are both Latin dancers, and we actually changed our song choice just before we danced because it just felt right!
How did the pandemic affect your wedding plans? Do you have any advice to share with couples planning their weddings right now?
Our wedding was cancelled five times due to the pandemic and when we were finally able to tie the knot we were still heavily impacted by restrictions. Most significantly, none of José’s family were able to attend as they live abroad and flights were not allowed to enter without isolation. We only had 34 guests, and had one friend each. Worst of all, no dancing was allowed!! That’s the hardest thing to look back on, particularly having attended other weddings since with dancing! Our advice would be to keep your wedding small, only with people that you truly love, and try to keep it simple with contractors and other people involved. It’ll save you a massive headache if anything needs changing!
Favourite wedding suppliers
Jaye Adams (Jaye-Peg Photography and make up artist),
Cakes by Hannah (gluten free rainbow cake)