One of those ‘will it/won’t it stay dry’ kind of days. Unfortunately for Helen and Dan it just wouldn’t clear in time for the ceremony and sometimes that’s the way it goes – it’s the lake District after all ! Managed to get everything else outside though. Jason Chambers made the most of the improving weather to catch some great photographs and later in the day took time out for some beautiful ‘location’ shots later in the day. The refurbished Ramblers and Candleroom looked good for the evening dance.
I’ve often driven along the coast road between Ulverston and Barrow and looked up at the little church that sits on the hill at Bardsea but never filmed there until now. Once you’ve squeezed your way through the narrow lane that leads to the even narrower village street, Holy Trinity church sits high up overlooking the vast expanse of Morecambe Bay.
Barry takes my prize as the quietest groom I’ve ever had to film. Thank goodness for those wonderful little lapel micrphones 🙂 But once the ceremony was over he started to relax a little. Photographer Tiree Dawson had the great idea of going for ice creams down on the shore and it gave them both a chance to chill for a while as well as an opportunity for some bride and groom shots.
The Merewood Country House Hotel always seems to run like clockwork without any fuss or bother. The sun kept shining and everyone was happy – what more would you want. The evening drew in with some very competitive Jenga games on the terrace and then the band kicked in with ‘I’ll tell my Ma’ and the dance floor suddenly filled with whooping and cheering Irishmen and women and that was that – the night had truly begun !
The ceremony was at Patterdale church, just down the road from the hotel, overlooked by the fells and it always gives a warm welcome to everyone. Then back to Glenridding for drinks and photos with that fabulous backdrop of Ullswater and Place Fell. The day was far from over, after the wedding breakfast it was down to the jetty for a cruise on the lake with Ullswater Steamers – dancing onboard of course, it’s a Geordie wedding remember.
Back to the Candleroom for more dancing – great day, even got a hug and a kiss from Granny 🙂
Blue sky over the Grange Hotel was order of the day for Cenedra and Lewis. An outdoor wedding amongst the trees with all their friends and family. Live music by Classic Ensembles completed the scene as on a very happy day. The Grange is set overlooking the bay and the grounds form a beautiful setting for an afternoon drinks reception. Guests were kept completely baffled by the skills of mind reader Chris Hurst and Cenedra and Lewis helped out with some colouring-in – just how did he do that! Evening guests arrived for a night of great entertainment from the one and only Mr Pete Murphy. Photography throughout the day and evening by Steve Hillman