Alison & Darren’s Gilpin Hotel elopement, with Jaye Peg Photography

Published by Claire Gould on

Nothing beats an intimate elopement, and today’s real couple headed up to the Lakes for theirs. Alison is the prettiest bride, Darren her perfect match and this simple celebration at the Gilpin Hotel has everything you could ever need for a memorable, wedded bliss kind of escape!

Wedding photographer’s website

How did you choose your photographer?

Jaye was a recommendation from the Gilpin hotel

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

Yes pleased, Jaye captured some great photos especially on the lake using her drone.

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

We stayed and got married at the Gilpin hotel near the lake house.

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

I don’t normally wear dresses, but ordered my dress online from phase eight and it was perfect, I saw it and said that’s the one!

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

Yes we did, I had a lovely bouquet from carmen campbell.

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

As cake lovers here at English Wedding we’d LOVE to know who made your cake, and how delicious it was? We didn’t have a cake, just a bottle of fizz.

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

Katie Simpson did my hair she was great.

Favourite wedding suppliers

Jaye peg photography and jaye also did my make up at last minute of asking her. Katie Simpson for hair Gilpin hotel all amazing lovely place to stay. Carmen campbell for floristry

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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