Broadoaks Country House

 

My First Winter Wedding of the Year

Memories are Forever carved into woond swing seat

The Lake District put on its best weather for this winter wedding

For winter weddings the weather can be unpredictable especially in the Lake District. But when the sun shines in winter, it’s beautiful as on Beth and Nathon’s wedding day in January, with blue skies and a smattering of snow. Their wedding venue was  Broadoaks Country House,  set in beautiful Troutbeck about halfway down Lake Windermere.

Beth’s wedding day started with a trip to the hairdressers in Windermere, before she and the girls headed back to Broadoaks to continue getting ready. I  took the opportunity to pop out to see Nathon and the guys who were staying at the famous Mortal Man Inn in Troutbeck. We enjoyed a little stroll down the lane taking in the superb Lake District scenery.

The guests made the most of the sunny weather, milling on the terrace outside Broadoaks before heading in for an intimate candlelit wedding ceremony in the music room. Lulu –  Beth and Nathon’s greyhound was an honored guest at this dog loving hotel and joined in most of the day.  It was a wonderfully relaxed and fun winter wedding day, with the bride and groom enjoying catching up with friends and family in the lovely surroundings of this luxury Lake District Country House Hotel.

Winter weddings bring with them more challenges photographically than summer weddings do with the early nights and the limited amount of daylight. With the timings of Beth and Nathon’s wedding day we were always going to be cutting it a bit fine with the light. But I never like to rush people; the time the couple has with their family and friends immediately after the ceremony is always magical, and it’s also a great time photographically.   So after the hugs and kisses and excitement died down, I  managed to pull Beth and Nathon away from their guests for a few minutes for a few couple shots before the last of the sun’s rays disappeared behind the Cumbrian Fells.

I had such fun photographing their wedding day and really enjoyed sharing their special day with them and their family and friends.

 

The Hair and Lounge hairdressers in Winderemere Bridesmaid in Curlers drinking a cup of tea Bride having her hair done Bridesmaid Hair being styled Hairdresser finishing Bridal Hair style Black and white photograph of the Mortal Man near Windermere Groom and Best man walking outside a Cumbrian Pub Groom and Ushers at the pub Groom and ushers enjoying lunch at the pub The grounds of Broadoaks in the snow Bride and Bridesmaid getting ready Greyhound sleeping in a room at Broadoaks Bride and Bridemaids putting on their makeup Bridemaid applying her make up Greyhound relaxing in Dog friendly hotel Bridal Portrait black and white White and Green Bridal Bouquet Wedding guests milling in the grounds of Broadoaks Wedding guests enjoying a drink in the grounds of Broadoaks Laughing wedding guests at Broadoaks Guests having a drink at Troutbeck Wedding Wedding guests in the music room at Broadoaks Bridemaids walking into the Music Room Bride and Groom getting married at Broadoaks Bride and Groom getting married in Troutbeck Wedding ceremony in the music room at Broadoaks Bride and Groom in the Grounds of Broadoaks Bride and Groom outside Broadoaks Wedding Couple shot on a swing Bride and Groom on swing in the grounds of Broadoaks Bride and Groom walking down a Cumbrian Lane in Troutbeck Bride and Groom photographed through the fountain Bride and Bridesmaids Wedding Guests enjoying a drink The staircase at Broadoaks Country House Wedding guests in the Bar at Broadoaks Young wedding guest Wedding Guests milling inside Broadoaks Bridemaid laughing Wedding reception at Broadoaks Wedding guests laughing Guests at candlelit wedding reception Wedding Toast Fish and Chips wedding breakfast Fun wedding reception - little boy laughing Looking through the window at wedding breakfast Orange bridesmaid bouquets and bridesmaid Father of the bride speech Bride Mum Groom Grooms son watches the speeches Mum and dad reaction during wedding speeches Best man speech Groom Guests reactions to speeches Bride Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake Bride and Groom first dance at Broadoaks Wedding first dance Guests dancing at wedding disco Dancing at wedding disco at Broadoaks

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