Rebecca & Andrew’s Lake District Wedding Photography Nanny Brow
sits high above the Brathay Valley and is an Arts & Crafts gem built in 1904
it has stunning views towards the Langdales.
One side of the house faces the direction of Lake Windermere, while the other side
faces the gardens and over to Ivy Crag.
Built using traditional Lakeland stone
on the solid rock of Nanny Brow hence the name of
this imposing country house. The house boasts many subtle features of the
Arts & Crafts movement including gentle motifs of animals and flowers in the
plasterwork, oak paneling and leaded oak picture windows facing the valley and the hills.
Nanny Brow was a new venue for me
and I was looking forward to doing a wedding there. When
I went into the house I could see why Rebecca and Andrew had chosen such a stunning place for
their wedding day. I arrived a couple of hours before the ceremony for bridal preps, both the
bride and groom were getting ready at the house so my second shooter went to capture Andrew getting
ready too. Rebecca and her bridesmaid also called Rebecca, were relaxing with two friends and a bottle
of champagne. I think Rebecca was the most relaxed bride I have ever photographed, her father came to join
her before leading her down the beautiful staircase to the wedding ceremony.
Andrew was overwhelmed
when Rebecca came into the ceremony room to join him and all their guests
after the ceremony, Rebecca and Andrew led their guests out onto the lawn for drinks and canapes, this is always
fun to photograph as everyone is so relaxed, and the view from the lawn is spectacular and makes a great backdrop.
The Tennis Lawn at the bottom of the garden has a set of steps which are perfect for group shots and the formal photographs,
the gadens are just stunning at Nanny Brow with so many fantastic locations for photographs I was spoilt for choice,
with shaded paths which criss cross the garden,little wooden bridges and a stream.
The table names
were made by Rebecca’s father and all were Lake District Fells. After the meal it was time for the speeches
which were held in the lounge rather than the dining room this made for a very cosy atmosphere, as always with the speeches
there was a lot of laughter and a few tears.
Rebbeca’s hair and make up by Gemma http://www.hairforawedding.co.uk/