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Do you love where you live? Do you have a favourite place where you can disappear and just sink yourself into a feeling of how beautiful the world is? I’m lucky: there are so many spots around my home on the edge of the Lakes, and it’s wonderful to see amazing photographers appreciating just how stunning this place is. Wedding photographer Jo Bradbury just took the place I love to a whole new level...

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The striking seashore at Rampside on the edge of The Lake District was the inspiration behind this coastal styled shoot. With its quirky Victorian lighthouse, rusting fishing boats and grey green seagrass the shoreline made a perfect backdrop for a romantic and elegant sea themed bridal look.

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Rampside itself is somewhat off the well trodden Lake District tourist trail, but is an absolute gem of a place with a sweeping coastline from which you can get a small ferry to Piel Island.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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A wedding very close to home for me this morning, at the Merewood Country House Hotel near lake Windermere. Karla and James had an intimate wedding with pretty details: pale pink roses and pretty bouquets which I love for the foliage and textures… so beautiful!

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The venue is elegant, the bride and groom both look amazing – Karla’s dress is perfect for her and she’s just stunning. Images are by Manchester wedding photographer Haydn Rydings – please have a look at his website and social media here:

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So for today, a beautiful and graceful Lake District wedding which I think you’ll love! Vodka ice luge, anyone?! Enjoy…
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Karla and James at the Merewood Country House Hotel, Windermere

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Our wedding report: Karla & James

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.haydnrydings.co.uk

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

Yes, we both don’t like having our photograph taken very much but Haydn put us completely at ease and got some great shots.