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The birthplace of a celebrated romantic poet… on the edge of the Lake District… a National Trust property with endless charm, Wordsworth House is a beautiful wedding venue for a romantic ceremony.

Wordsworth House by Chris Freer

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Wordsworth House wedding venue makes history

Wordsworth House & Garden was the childhood home of William Wordsworth in the 1770s and the gardens inspired many of his poems. The house was licensed for weddings on the 6th of August 2012 and is the first National Trust property in the county to be licensed for civil ceremonies.

Natalie and Ian O’Neill jumped at the chance to make history by being the first couple to tie the knot at the unique venue. Theirs was the first ever wedding ceremony at the childhood home of the 19th century Poet Laureate William Wordsworth.

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Bride Natalie said, “The ceremony in Wordsworth House was really intimate and the gardens were looking beautiful so the photo opportunities were amazing. By getting married on a Friday when the house is closed, we had it to ourselves so there were no other people running around. It was so special.

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Steaming mugs of tea for the bride and groom

Steaming mugs of tea for the bride and groom

I love this wedding from photographer Sam Clayton and I’m delighted to be sharing these photographs of Sarah and John-Paul’s wedding day with you.

A biker bride and groom?

A biker bride and groom?

The motorbikes caught my eye first of all, and then the wedding details stole my heart – I love the warmth that flows through the day, from the rich oranges in Sarah’s bouquet to the steaming tea cups (so chunky! A refreshing change from vintage dainty ones!) at the roadside caff.

Most of all, the warmth in the bride and groom’s eyes as they look at one another could take the chill of the coldest January day!

Gorgeous wedding jewellery by Jenny Packham

Gorgeous wedding jewellery by Jenny Packham

 

The girls get ready

The girls get ready

 

Wedding table plan

Wedding table plan

Sarah’s sister is a graphic designer and took care of all the stationery for the wedding reception. I love the bright splashes of red on the table plan!