Cartmel Racecourse

Rachel and Scott’s wedding day started with an early morning at Spectrum Hairdressers in Ulverston with the girls getting ready.  I then made my getaway to catch up with the boys before heading over to the Cavendish Arms in Cartmel for Rachel’s ‘ final preparations.

The wedding celebrations took place at Cartmel Priory – an iconic and historic old church, called ‘the most beautiful church in the north-west’ in a recent book by Simon Jenkins. Cartmel Priory has been a place of worship for over 800 years and is still very much the focal point of the small village of Cartmel. It is a beautiful building to photograph, and thanks to the generosity of the Rev. Nick Devonish, I was able to take a trip up the Belltower to see the bellringers in action. A peal of bells to welcome a bride is a well loved tradition, and it was fantastic to be able to capture that photographically as part of Rachel and Scott’s day.

After the ceremony the wedding guests wandered through the pretty village of Cartmel to the Wedding Reception at Cartmel Racecourse. They got into the spirit of the races with a weigh in competition that was a lot of fun, before sitting down upstairs for the wedding breakfast. Rachel and Scott were very relaxed all day and it was a pleasure to photograph their wedding – I left them enjoying themselves with their friends and family on a packed dance floor.

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