Wade & Mariha
Lodore Falls wedding
The Lake District on a sunny day has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country, and Wade and Mariha certainly hit the jackpot with the weather when they got married this July in Borrowdale. They had planned an outdoor wedding at The Lodore Falls Hotel, near Keswick in the Garden Gazebo with its views over Packhorse Bridge to the fells beyond. The scenery and the sunshine put the finishing touches to a really beautiful wedding day, full of emotion and laughter. One of my favourite moments of the day has to be the raw emotion bubbling over in Wade as he was waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle. His face as she came towards him was a picture that told a thousand words.
It wasn’t just the girls who were enjoying the pampering on the wedding morning. Wade and his groomsmen made the most of the traditional wet shave available at The Lodore Falls Hotel.
The views across to the Lake District Fells from the balcony in the girls’ room were stunning.
It is always great to be able to photograph both the bride and the groom getting ready for the wedding in the morning to really tell the full story of the wedding day. With Wade and Mariha both staying at the Lodore Falls, I was able to flit between the two rooms capture lots of little moments.
The Lodore Falls Hotel is one of only a few wedding venues in the Lake District where you can have an outdoor wedding. The setting of the Gazebo, with its views to the fells and surrounded by trees was just ideal on this hot July day. As Wade is from Australia and both Wade and Mariha now live there, I hope it felt a little home from home for the Australian guests at the wedding.
It was such a privilege to photograph Wade and Mariha’s wedding celebrations, and the opportunity to witness and document such honest and heartfelt emotion from Wade and so many of the guests, truly was special.
Whilst the guests enjoyed relaxing in the grounds of the hotel, I took a little time out with Wade and Mariha to enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the Lodore Falls and capture a few informal couple shots.
Back at the Lodore Falls, the emotions continued to run high during the speeches
With the sun continuing to shine all day it seemed a shame to cut the cake inside, so we moved outside into the grounds, for some of my favourite cake cutting shots of the year so far.
The golden light of the evening sun was just too good an opportunity to miss, so we took a little walk down to the Lake for some more couple shots, with the backdrop of Derwent Water and Skiddaw,