Gorgeous Cumbrian wedding with early morning swimming! Fairclough Photography (22)
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I chuckled when I first saw today’s wedding – because all the boys went for a dip in the (freeeeezing) lake in the morning EXACTLY where I’d been stood in my wellies with four alpacas, my man and my mum & dad only a few days before. Fact. This is one of the best spots to get married in the whole of the Lake District, and gorgeous Rachel and Rob were thrilled with their choice of the Lingholm Estate for their summer wedding. I love it – the details are stunning, the atmosphere is as dramatic outside as it is heartwarming inside, and the images by Fairclough Photography are out of this world.     Claire xxx

Gorgeous Cumbrian wedding with early morning swimming! Fairclough Photography (25)

The venue was so amazing and the views so fab that we didn’t need a lot of decoration. We also wanted to keep it simple. We had large candles and lanterns with cream petals and jars with Gypsophila for the ceremony and then slices of tree trunks with jars for the table settings, and cream table cloths.

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Thistles and kilts for a Scottish themed wedding in Penrith, with Jessica Lang Photography (12)

Today’s wedding is wonderful. A glorious mix of Lakeland and Scottish styling touches, with home grown flowers (all of them – isn’t that amazing?!), DIY details and the most beautiful bride and gorgeous groom. The venue is lovely Askham Hall, which looks fabulous and has the most incredible gardens for outdoor shots. I think my fave thing about Cally and Colin’s wedding is all the help they had from friends and family to bring their day together, and all the personal touches – an heirloom kilt; hand painted table names; oh! and a genius idea of a song from the best men which Cally explains in her interview below. You’ll love this…

Thistles and kilts for a Scottish themed wedding in Penrith, with Jessica Lang Photography (7)

Wedding photographer’s website:

http://jessicalangphotography.co.uk

A friend and colleague recommended Jess, then we met and viewed her portfolio and loved the natural, candid shots and gorgeous scenery. Jess seemed able to capture the best of every aspect in her photographs, and her relaxed and bubbly demeanour put us instantly at ease. We knew straight away that she was the right photographer for us.

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I love the idea of a UK destination wedding: taking only your nearest and dearest to a special place for an intimate ceremony. Of course, living in the Lake District I have one of the loveliest UK destinations on my doorstep, so I’m lucky! But I’d love to see more couples coming here for the day of their dreams, and if I can encourage just one or two of you by sharing this beautiful wedding on the blog, I’ll be so very happy!

Simple and elegant wedding ideas from the Langdale Chase Hotel, Lake District. Helen Jane Smiddy Photography (18)

Today I’m really excited to be sharing the beautiful wedding of Amy and Stefan at the Langdale Chase Hotel in the Lake District. This gorgeous couple had an intimate day with their nearest and dearest, and their wedding was simply styled to reflect them as a couple, with some wonderful touches from creative family and friends.

Simple and elegant wedding ideas from the Langdale Chase Hotel, Lake District. Helen Jane Smiddy Photography (22)

 

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Timeless wedding style comes from your heart. There’s so much pressure to ‘have’ things for your wedding – and yet, all you really need are the simple things: the two of you, and the things you love. Today’s shoot is beautiful for its simplicity and showcases the loveliest bridal gowns from Julia Tasker‘s Lake District boutique.

Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (24)

Flowers are white; calligraphy graces the walls; the beautiful bride wears the loveliest sparkle and flowers in her hair. Luxury fabrics, elegant lines and gentle sunlight make today’s inspiration simply wonderful.

 

Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (20)

Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (4)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (5)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (6)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (7)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (8)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (9)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (10)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (11)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (12)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (13)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (14)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (15)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (16)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (17)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (18)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (19)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (21)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (22)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (23)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (25)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (26)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (27)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (28)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (29)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (30)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (31)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (32)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (33)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (34)
Beautifully elegant white wedding style inspo from the Lake District, on the English Wedding Blog (35)

I love this shoot for the people who made it happen – wedding suppliers from my neck of the woods who I think are utterly wonderful. Discover them here:

Photography: Andrea Pickering
Dress: Sassi Holford from Julia Tasker Bridal Couture
Hair: Aqua bridal hair
Accessories: Debbie Carlisle
Make-up: Definitions Mobile Beauty
Flowers: Brackens of Bowness
Calligraphy: By Moon & Tide
Venue: Silverholme, Graythwaite Estate

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Two of my very best friends were married at this adorable little barn wedding venue in 2016. It was wonderful to see the place again when lovely Siobhan and Andrew’s wedding appeared in my inbox… the fairy lights took me right back to my friends’ wedding. Those of you who’ve been following the blog for a little while will know I live on the edge of the Lake District; the mountains are my second home and so today’s real wedding couldn’t be more perfect for the beginning of the year.

Love and fairy lights in Cumbria with John Colson Photography (16)

“I did the flowers myself. I went to New Covent Garden market one very early Saturday morning and bought enough silk flowers to make my bouquet and the two bridesmaids bouquets. I have never done anything like that before and I was fairly pleased with the outcome.”

Love and fairy lights in Cumbria with John Colson Photography (26)

Siobhan is so, so beautiful. Do watch out for her rocking that gorgeous dress on the dancefloor – where the twinkling fairy lights really do come into their own!

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Calligraphy in green and gold with Jenny Heyworth Photography (7)Calligraphy in green and gold with Jenny Heyworth Photography (13)

You might just recognise bride Steph from the cover of the English Wedding Book… you might recognise the calligraphy in this shoot as mine – I was so happy to be a part of this shoot earlier in the year. You’ll most certainly know the divine landscapes are my beloved Lake District… today’s emerald wedding inspiration shoot comes from the shores of Windermere, from one of the Lakes’ loveliest venues: Silverholme.

Calligraphy in green and gold with Jenny Heyworth Photography (35)Calligraphy in green and gold with Jenny Heyworth Photography (29)

The richness of the wedding cakes, calligraphy wedding invitations and striking bridal bouquets contrasts with the blissfully light and dreamy bridal looks. Lake District wedding photographer Jenny Heyworth captures them all beautifully – from the intricate details of the handwritten lettering and marbled wedding cakes to the breathtaking landscapes from the shores of Windermere. Steph and Ellie’s beauty shines: hair and make up are by lovely Lucy Pearson and they wear lovely gowns from Julia Tasker Bridal Couture.

Calligraphy in green and gold with Jenny Heyworth Photography (43)Calligraphy in green and gold with Jenny Heyworth Photography (5)

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The best thing about being married? “Knowing that whatever life throws at you, you have someone who loves you by your side throughout it all.” ~ Laura

Lake District wedding with Kathryn White Photography (16)

It’s fab to see an Easter wedding at this time of year – Laura & Jonathan’s day is so full of spring, just seeing the photos makes me happy! The images are gorgeous, the details are perfect, the setting is fabulous and of course the bride and groom are stunning. 

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Images are by Lake District wedding photographer Kathryn White, who told me “You couldn’t imagine a more perfect spring day in the Lake District – sunshine, birds singing, & plenty of daffodils. Every detail of this day had been thoughtfully considered and planned out to perfection.

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Lake District wedding with Kathryn White Photography (21)

“The fact that it was Easter weekend gave a subtle theme with chocolate rabbits as favours and napkins folded into bunnies (by the clever wedding coordinator Michelle at the Rampsbeck) but without overdoing it. The whole day was very relaxed and chilled out, the sort of wedding where I felt more like a guest among Laura & Jonathan’s lovely friends & family than a vendor.

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Time for a little Pinterest, I think… as today’s Lake District wedding is so full of beautiful, colourful, gorgeous details and flowers I hardly know where to begin. I adore this day: the venue is one I love (see my review from last year), the bride and groom are stunning, and oh, the flowers… just perfect.

Beautifully rustic wedding style at the Wild Boar with Hayley Baxter Photography on the English Wedding Blog (35)

The Wild Boar has its own very distinctive décor and did not need much help to create a rustic, vintage vibe. The Wild Boar is full of character with low ceiling beams and roaring log fires, so we managed to achieve the relaxed, intimate atmosphere that we wanted quite easily.”
Beautifully rustic wedding style at the Wild Boar with Hayley Baxter Photography on the English Wedding Blog (28)

About 1 week before the wedding I emailed every supplier who was attending the wedding to ensure they had the correct date and there were no problems etc. This relaxed me completely and prevented any last minute complications!”

Beautifully rustic wedding style at the Wild Boar with Hayley Baxter Photography on the English Wedding Blog (43)

Images are by Leeds Wedding Photographer Hayley Baxter. Do take the time to find out more about Hayley here:

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Morning lovely blog readers! I have a special wedding for you today… a celebration which is 100% family orientated, from the beautiful Lake District, and photographed by a photographer I know very well indeed and can highly recommend: Simon Hudspeth from Durham. Simon is my brother in law, and it’s a rare treat to be able to share one of his weddings with you!

Real wedding in the Lake District by Simon Hudspeth Photography (23)

Today’s bride and groom are gorgeous Ann and Nic. They married at Patterdale Hall in a uniquely personal and perfect wedding day. Ann had her own best man instead of bridesmaids; there was a lot of lego in their theme; kids were a huge part of the ceremony and celebrations, and the paper bouquet made from comic books is as funky as it is fabulous!

Real wedding in the Lake District by Simon Hudspeth Photography (7)

Ann told me, “I think the best thing we did on the day was go off and have some photos taken while everyone was having the BBQ, we got a bit of time to ourselves, to have a chat and chill. We talked nonsense while Simon took some stunning pictures, and it didn’t feel quite so overwhelming for the rest of the day and no one even noticed we were missing!

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Today’s gorgeous bride Rebecca told me she LOVED having the opportunity for photos with her ponies… so let’s begin with one of those, shall we? This is the perfect introduction to a gorgeous Lake District wedding with a real countryside atmosphere and pretty homemade styling.

Luke and Rebecca are today’s fabulous couple, who married in May at Lowick Green. Many of their suppliers are local; ideas came from Rebecca’s love of Pinterest and so many of the details were a labour of love with special help from both mums!

I asked Rebecca what she feels is the best thing about being married, and she told me “Just being together, it’s such a lovely comfortable, blissful feeling“. How beautiful is that?

Images are by Rachel Joyce, a Lancashire wedding photographer. You can check out her website and social media here:




































 

The English Wedding Blog Interview: Luke and Rebecca

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.racheljoycephotography.co.uk

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With every week that goes by I’m more proud of the place where I live. The Lake District is fast becoming England’s very own destination wedding venue – and I’m so lucky to call it home. Today I have a stunning styled shoot to share with you: it’s fabulously creative and breathtakingly beautiful – and so very perfect for a countryside wedding with a modern twist… and a little rowing boat!

 Jo Bradbury Photography Lake District wedding styled shoot Cote How (15)

Wedding photographer Jo Bradbury sent me the images for today’s inspirational feature. Her photographs are truly beautiful, and capture the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Cote How, a lovely venue near Rydal in Cumbria.

 Jo Bradbury Photography Lake District wedding styled shoot Cote How (23)
 Jo Bradbury Photography Lake District wedding styled shoot Cote How (7)

The suppliers who worked with Jo to bring this stylish and creative wedding scene to life include Wild Orchid Flowers, Sugar Ruffles, Daisy Daisy Bridal, Zara Rigg and Pingle Pie – with a full list at the end of today’s feature.

 Jo Bradbury Photography Lake District wedding styled shoot Cote How (32)
 Jo Bradbury Photography Lake District wedding styled shoot Cote How (4)

Countryside brides and grooms will adore this shoot. The styling ideas are elaborate on a smaller scale: perfect for intimate weddings in relaxed surroundings. The cake is divine; the stationery exquisite and the flowers are out of this world.

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Cliche it may be, but your wedding should be all about YOU! Style your day with the things you both love, and you’ll have happy memories forever. Claire and Christian did an incredible job of making their day really personal – taking things to the next level with their wedding favours (bristlebot, anyone?!) and chose a super Lake District wedding venue which they made their own for the day.

Real wedding at the Wild Boar in Windermere with Jay Emme Photography (12)

I’m so excited to feature this wedding – the room Claire and her girls got ready in is where we stayed back in August! It’s more than lovely and I know they adored the place. Claire is gorgeous and looks amazing all day as she changes from her ivory heels into green wellies and purple Converse… I LOVE a bride with personality!!

The Wild Boar is a venue which needs very little extra wedding decor. Claire and Christian told me, “It’s lovely. Low wooden beams and a little bit higgledy-piggledy! We were keen as far as possible to let it speak for itself. We decorated the tables and the Wild Boar supplied some table vases.”