Magda & Paul’s alternative wedding in Cumbria, with Jaye-Peg Photography

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A blue wedding dress and fabulous suit – both Vivienne Westwood and wonderfully alternative for our lovely couple today. We’re loving the glorious summer skies and a trip across the countryside in a vintage blue bus! This is a dream of a wedding in Cumbria, with fabulous images by our friend and English Wedding member Jaye-Peg Photography.

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How did you choose your photographer?

We searched online and chose the photographer because we liked her style.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

We were very pleased with Jaye. She provided us with a professional service. She listened to what we wanted, she delivered it and added her own spin. She was very flexible and responsive. Jaye suggested and used a great route back from the registry office to get some fantastic shots.

Tell us about your venue – what made this place special for you?

We choose the Lady Gilfords House for its period features and picturesque setting. We hired a classic car and classic coach, there was space for these to park and have lovely photos too.

Did you love wearing your outfits? How was the dress / suit shopping experience?

We loved wearing our outfits and we thought they work well together. We both enjoyed the Vivienne Westwood shopping experience, they gave us a personal experience when we were choosing our outfits.

Did you hire a florist? Tell us about any floral amazingness

We used Brackens of Bowness in Windermere to create the wedding bouquet and buttonhole. They exceeded our expectations with the flower arrangements.

As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was?

Our cake was made by Silly Goose in Whitehaven. The owners, Ewa and Magda, designed and baked us a delicious, gorgeous looking two tier limoncello wedding cake.

Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves

We were keen to use sustainable gold for our wedding rings, a search for this brought Jaqueline and Edward jewellers to our attention. As well as designing and making our wedding rings Jaqueline and Edward offer a service to pan for your own gold in Scotland. The gold Magda and I found was incorporated into our wedding rings. It was a fantastic day out, hosted by Mark who gave us all the help we needed to learn gold panning and actually find some.

A personal touch for our guests was that we gave them a unique hand blended bottle of gin. We did this by visiting Whatahoot Distillery in Kings Lyn where they guided us through the process of selecting the ideal botanicals to produce the flavour we wanted. We then distilled, bottled and labelled it all at their distillery, we named our gin Magda and Pauls Wedding Gin. A bottle of this was given to each of the guests along with a mixer, all presented in a Liberty fabric lined pouch, hand made by Magda. Of course we kept a bottle or two for ourselves.

How did the pandemic affect your wedding plans? Do you have any advice to share with couples planning their weddings right now?

We had to changes dates 3 times, we would advise anyone going through this to communicate with all of the various people involved in the wedding.
Some changes were last minute.
Everyone we worked with were very understanding of the date changes and we did get there in the end.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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