Lara & Jake’s Lake District wedding with Jaye Peg Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

Confessions first: I’m not here. I’m off grid, somewhere in Pembrokeshire, hiking the coastal paths with my man and sleeping in a gypsy caravan. But last week I wrote this gorgeous blog for you, and I’ve been SO excited to share it with you all!

As some of you lovely readers will know, I live on the edge of the Lake District, on the beautiful coast of Cumbria. When photographers send me weddings which are close to home it makes me very, very happy – and Broadoaks Country House is one of those charming Lakeland wedding venues I have quite a soft spot for.

Beautiful Lara and handsome hubby Jake were married here and chose Lake District wedding photographer Jaye Peg Photography to capture their day. They’re such a cute couple, and their micro wedding is romantic, charming and full of the unique magic of the Lakes. I hope you love it!Claire's signature

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How did you choose your photographer?

Her pictures were absolutely beautiful and we could envisage our own moments through her work.

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

Jaye was absolutely amazing. Her humour made us smile and she captured the most incredible shots – we wanted the best photographs we could get (we had an extremely small wedding party and wanted to share with those back home). Jaye’s communication was excellent throughout the entire wedding process and we would highly recommend her to anyone escaping to the Lakes for their own special day.

What’s your fondest memory of your wedding?

Without sounding ‘cheesy’ the entire day was so special. Despite being caught between two storms everything was so amazing. Even though we were frozen by the lakeside picture session, the photographs are some of our favourites on the wedding album.

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

Broadoaks Country House was extremely accommodating, luxurious and dog friendly (which was essential for us). It is stunning and we will absolutely be visiting again with our dogs in the future. Something that made the stay extra special was receiving a personalised photograph frame with our date and an extremely sweet (hand painted) image of the venue. This is a moment that just made leaving that little bit harder.

Did you love wearing your outfits? How was your shopping experience, was it fun to find your wedding gear?

Dress shopping was a simpler process than expected. I went for the complete opposite style than what I initially wanted – I am extremely grateful to my mum and sister for their help. Jake had the support of his friend and already had an idea of what he wanted. Again, he found the process quick and easy – we seemed to be quite lucky.

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

Sadly, many florists ignored us or were unavailable on the day we needed. My mum and I went to a supermarket and she made the bouquet for ÂŁ20. I think it looked beautiful…

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

We opted not to have a cake as we had a stunning 4 course meal. We also went to an amazing gingerbread shop before we left to buy little thank you tokens!

Tell us about any special personal touches, or creative projects you made yourselves (we love that stuff!)

I crocheted my own shawl as I wanted to make something special for the big day. We also had Purple Swans decorate the room using Japanese influences (our favourite holiday) which made the day even more special. We didn’t have any wedding readings, but we did make our own vows.

What was your first dance song? Why did you choose it?

Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra. The song has fond memories and my husband loves my smile when it plays.

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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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