Lodore Falls wedding

 Wade & Mariha

Wedding couple embrace in fields with views of Lake District Fells

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. Lodore Falls Hotel Outdoor Wedding (14)
Bridal Party getting ready for the wedding at lodore falls

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. Groom and best men waiting for a shave Groom and best men enjoying a traditional wet shave Groom enjoys a wet shave before the wedding

The views across to the Lake District Fells from the balcony in the girls’ room were stunning.

Bridal preparations at Lodore Falls Hotel with views over Lake District Fells Bride watches Bridesmaid having make up done Bridesmaid with make up artist Bride on the phone on wedding morning Bridemsaid getting ready for the wedding at Lodore Falls

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.

Black and white photography of Groom doing the ironing Groom getting ready for wedding at Lodore Falls Hotel Groom putting on cuff links Groom gets ready for wedding at Lodore Falls Hotel Bride getting ready for wedding in the Lake District Mother of the Bride and mother of the groom on the wedding morning Relaxed documentary portrait of bride getting ready for wedding Informal documentary portrait of bridemaids and mother of the bride Details of Bride getting ready for wedding Mother of Bride Helping put on Wedding Dress Lodore Falls Hotel

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.

Guests wait at the Gazebo for wedding at Lodore Falls Hotel Groom waits nervously for bride to arrive Bridal Party walking to the gazebo at Lodore Falls Hotel Proud Father of the bride sees his daughter

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.

Emotional Groom waits for bride to arrive Emotional Groom waits for Bride to arrive Bridesmaids walking up the aisle at outdoor wedding Bride and father walking up the aisle Black and white photo of groom seeing bride for the first time at a wedding Groom cries as he sees his bride walk down the aisle Documentary photo of bridesmaids crying during outdoor wedding ceremony bride looking lovingly into grooms eyes on wedding day Emotions of family during an outdoor wedding ceremony in Cumbria Guest laughing whilst doing a reading during a wedding ceremony Father of bride emotional watching his daughter getting married Candid portrait of bridesmaid smiling during wedding ceremony Bride and Groom getting married in Gazebo at Lodore Falls Hotel Emotional bridesmaid during the wedding ceremony at Lodore Falls hotel Bride and groom getting married in gazebo in the Lake District Proud Father watches his daughter getting married during an outside wedding ceremony Confetti shot of the bride and groom walking down the aisle after outdoor wedding ceremony Bride and Groom toast with champagne after the wedding ceremony Guests mingling with champagne after the wedding ceremony Guests mingling outside on sunny day after wedding ceremony in Lake District Wedding Guests relaxing in the grounds of the Lodore Falls hotel

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.

Informal, relaxed couple shots, in Cumbria Informal wedding portrait of Bride and Groom in the Woods in the Lake District Informal photograph of bride and groom on jetty in Lake District

Back at the Lodore Falls, the emotions continued to run high during the speeches

Documentary photographs of wedding reception at Lodore Falls hotel Bride gives a speech during her wedding reception Emotional Groom during Bride Guests enjoyinig the speeches at the Lodore Falls hotel Bride smiling during speeches at Lodore Falls Hotel Mother of the Bride giving a speech Emotional groom during speech at wedding reception Guest watching the emotional speeches Guests embrace during the wedding reception at Lodore Falls Hotel

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. Birde and Groom cutting the cake outdoors Bride and groom cutting the cake outside at Lodore Falls Hotel

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, Informal wedding portrait in the Lake District At this summer wedding at Lodore Falls Hotel, the bride and groom take some time out for some informal photographs informal photo of groom by Derwent water First Dance at Lodore Falls Hotel dancing at the Lodore Falls Hotel wedding reception Dancing during wedding reception at Lodore Falls Hotel Black and white photography of Evening reception at Lodore Falls Hotel

Lodore Falls Hotel, Borrowdale, Cumbria



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  • Nick English - November 26, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Wow, just simply superb photos and what a fab location! The photo of the bride and groom walking down the jetty in particular – really superb!ReplyCancel

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