Lodore Falls Hotel
set on Derwentwater is a stunning venue for a wedding. Clare and Chris fell in love
with the venue on their first visit. I arrived at the hotel to photograph the girls getting ready. The ceremony
was to be held at St Johns Church in Keswick just 10 minutes drive away.
St John’s Church
can be seen for miles around, from the top of Catbells and down the beautiful Borrowdale
valley. It is set in a prominent position within the town of Keswick and is also distinctive with its
atypical pink sandstone and spire. The Church of St John in Keswick is a truly magnificent place to
get married. It has one of the most wonderful settings in the Lake District, which was even suggested
by William Wordsworth.
was lovely and the vicar very kindly let me take photographs from the choir pews. There
were two readings and some very uplifting hymns which all the guests joined in with. Clare and Chris
led their guests outside for the confetti shot, it was a great shame that it had started to drizzle,
but then Borrwodale is the wettest part of the UK. A bit of drizzle was not going to stop Clare
getting the confetti shot she had planned for.
On the way back
to the Lodore Falls Hotel we went up to surprise view, there you can look out over
the whole of the Derwentwater, Keswick, and beyond to Bassenthwaite Lake. It was very
misty but it was still a spectacular vista. A few shots there then just down the narrow road
is Ashness Bridge. This fine small bridge, striding over a fast running beck, is a perfect foreground
for some wonderful wedding photographs. The rain was getting heavier now so Clare decided it was time
to go to the jetty on Derwentwater for some more photos.
We then returned
to Lodore Falls and met back up with a the guest who were enjoying a drink and some
canape’s. The rain was very heavy now so the formal photo’s were taken inside, the new conservatory
which has wonderful views over the gardens. The couple and their guests then went into the dining suite
for the wedding breakfast and speeches.