The day started out in a fairly conventional way with a bridal preps shoot at The Riverside Hotel in Kendal. Kirsty and her bridesmaids having a glass of fizz and a laugh as they readied themselves for the big event. Kate arrived from Made in Flowers and the excitement level started to rise, lots of opportunities for photographer Lorraine Oats. Downstairs the boys nervous banter was going well and then it was off out into the street.
Kendal Register Office is a five minute walk along the riverbank and the sun had started to shine as the Gareth and his groomsmen headed out for the ceremony followed by the guests. Ten minutes later the bridesmaids followed on and then Kirsty and her dad. It was one of those times when I wondered if filming on my own was such a good idea – running back and forth along the path between each group.
Once the ceremony was completed the fun began, the double decker bus arrived from Cumbria Classic Coaches and the journey over Shap Fell and along to the northern end of Ullswater began where a music festival themed reception was waiting for the party to start – complete with festival stage, mud, fish and chips and lots and lots of friends, dancing and singing. A real one off special occasion.
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.
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 🙂