My First Winter Wedding of the Year
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.