Traditional Wedding Ceremony Order of Events

Before you start planning your wedding ceremony order , know this: No two wedding ceremonies are alike. Even if some couples say the same vows or take a deep dip for the kiss, every pair has a unique mix of things as it comes to their officiant, remarks, ring exchanges, recessional and … Continue reading >Traditional Wedding Ceremony Order of Events

Outdated rules for open-air marriages face reform

Outdated rules banning open-air marriages face reform, Theresa May announces. A two-year review by the Law Commission will begin on Monday to look at making the rules in England and Wales suitable for modern Britain.  Couples at present may only be married in a place of worship or licensed building . … Continue reading >Outdated rules for open-air marriages face reform

Favourite Wedding Tradition

Something old… All brides know that this is a favourite wedding tradition “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is a must have for your wedding day. The old represents the bride’s past, the new is her bright future. Something borrowed should be from someone happily married, in the … Continue reading >Favourite Wedding Tradition

Should You Book a Videographer

As a full time wedding photographer in the Lake District. I have worked alongside some amazing videographers, so should you book a videographer or not. A picture speaks a thousand words. But a film speaks ten thousand. Capturing the sounds and movements of your day is a priceless treasure. The … Continue reading >Should You Book a Videographer

Ellie & Jason’s St Thomas’ Church & Grange Hotel Wedding

It was a beautiful morning for Ellie & Jason’s St Thomas’ Church & Grange Hotel Wedding . I joined Ellie her mum and all the bridesmaids on a lovely morning in May. The girls were getting ready at the hotel. The hairdresser and MUA were busy at work when I … Continue reading >Ellie & Jason’s St Thomas’ Church & Grange Hotel Wedding

Alissia & Matthew’s Grange Hotel wedding

Weddings at The Grange Hotel It was a beautiful sunny morning as I drove to Alissia and Matthew’s wedding at the Grange hotel. Due to the weather it was decided to hold the wedding ceremony outside in the lovely wedding gazebo. Outdoor weddings are so beautiful, and great fun to … Continue reading >Alissia & Matthew’s Grange Hotel wedding

Average Age We Are Getting Married Increase’s

For marriages of opposite-sex couples, the average (mean) age for men marrying in 2016 was 37.9 years, while for women it was 35.5 years. This was a slight increase for both men and women from the previous year and continued the overall rise recorded since the 1970s. The average age … Continue reading >Average Age We Are Getting Married Increase’s

Church Wedding In Cumbria

What could be more prefect than an church wedding in Cumbria, one of the Most beautiful counties in the United Kingdom, dramatic fells and lakes St Mary’s Church Kirkby Lonsdale Also known as Kirkby Lonsdale Parish Church, in the diocese of Carlisle, the Church of St Mary the Virgin is Norman in … Continue reading >Church Wedding In Cumbria

Choosing a First Dance Song

Not everyone wants to dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”; – and that’s fine! Choosing a first dance song can be tricky this may help. Choosing a first dance song is such a different experience for every couple. For some, it is an easy breezy “that’s our song” and hey presto, they’re … Continue reading >Choosing a First Dance Song

Winter Wedding In The Lake District

The beautiful patchwork of mountains, lakes, valleys make winter a wonderful time for a wedding in the Lake District. The Lakes are quieter in the winter months and some of the wedding venues have some amazing offers in the winter. The Daffodil Hotel and Spa The Daffodil Hotel & Spa … Continue reading >Winter Wedding In The Lake District

Summer Wedding In The Lake District

It is the outstanding natural beauty that has made the Lake District one of the most popular places for a summer wedding. Beautiful blue skies, the sun glinting on the lakes. As a professional wedding photographer I have worked at some stunning wedding venues in the Lake District. Inn On … Continue reading >Summer Wedding In The Lake District

Tepee Wedding in The Lake District

Selecting your perfect venue When thinking about a Tepee Wedding in The Lake District remember your tepee can go anywhere. Ideally a level grassed surface with good vehicle access. For example consider farmer’s fields, sports fields, pubs/restaurant grounds, private hotels, community centres, village halls and campsites etc. Don’t worry about … Continue reading >Tepee Wedding in The Lake District

Different Styles of Wedding Photography

There are three different styles of wedding photography: reportage photography, traditional photography and contemporary wedding photography. Whether you are looking for some budget photography, or you want to splurge, your wedding photographs will be one of the few solid mementos from your wedding day and you want them to be … Continue reading >Different Styles of Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography in Cumbria

As a full time professional wedding photographer with over 12 years experience, I love creating fresh, beautiful wedding photography in Cumbria that will stand the test of time. Your wedding is one of the single mostimportant days in your life. It’s about you and your families, about two people coming together. I … Continue reading >Wedding Photography in Cumbria

Writing Personalised Wedding Vows

Now for the mushy stuff – writing personalised wedding vows. The internet is full of advice on how to write them – what you should say, the structure you should adopt and the general feeling that they should evoke. With so much endless advice and guidance, it can be difficult … Continue reading >Writing Personalised Wedding Vows

A Civil Wedding Ceremony

What is a civil ceremony? A civil wedding ceremony is a marriage without any religious context. In England and Wales, it can take place at a register office or a venue that has been approved for civil marriage. As A Cumbria and Lake District wedding photographer I have witnessed many … Continue reading >A Civil Wedding Ceremony

The Perfect Bridal Hair Accessory

From clips, combs and hair-pins to flower crowns and wreaths, there are many ideas to consider. You want to ensure that the perfect bridal hair accessory is found to match your dress. As a Cumbria and Lake District wedding photographer i have seen some amazing hair accessories. The overall theme … Continue reading >The Perfect Bridal Hair Accessory

Amie and Callum’s Wedding Carus Green Kendal

I arrived at Amie’s mum’s house at around 10.30 to capture bridal preps. It was a lovely warm day for Amie and Callum’s Wedding Carus Green Kendal. My second shooter had gone to photograph the groom and groomsmen at Carus Green. As A Cumbria and Lake District wedding photographer I … Continue reading >Amie and Callum’s Wedding Carus Green Kendal

Tina & Paul’s Wedding at The Inn On The Lake Cumbria

It was a very blustery and chilly day for Tina & Paul’s Wedding at The Inn On The Lake Cumbria. The couple wanted to get married outside in the wedding gazebo and the registrars said it was okay as there was no sign of rain. As a Cumbria and lake … Continue reading >Tina & Paul’s Wedding at The Inn On The Lake Cumbria

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Transport Supplier

Picturing yourself whizzing up to your ceremony venue in a classic Rolls Royce here are Questions To Ask Your Wedding Transport Supplier ,so you can get back to looking at the cars… or tractors… Is the car I want available on my wedding date? You don’t want to spend time … Continue reading >Questions To Ask Your Wedding Transport Supplier

10 Wedding Traditions

1) Something old… All brides know that the “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” is part of the 10 wedding traditions, The old represents the bride’s past, the new is her bright future. Something borrowed should be from someone happily married, in the hope that the good luck … Continue reading >10 Wedding Traditions

Wedding Photography Tips

I don’t need to tell you that wedding photographs are very important: so here are some wedding photography tips. Wedding photographs are one of the most special mementos you’ll ever have. Your children will look through them and their children after them, let alone the many times you’ll both browse … Continue reading >Wedding Photography Tips

Wedding Photography Checklist

Your wedding day is going to be filled with dozens of photo-worthy moments, here is a wedding photography checklist. Yes, of course, you’ll want to get all the traditional portraits and milestone moments (like your first kiss), but don’t forget about all the little things in between. From your wedding dress … Continue reading >Wedding Photography Checklist

Lakeside Wedding Venues

Below are listed some of the stunning Lakeside Wedding Venues in the Lake District I have had the privilege of working at. All the venues have gardens, grounds and jetties by the lake. Inn On The Lake The award winning Inn on the Lake, with its breath-taking scenery, is the … Continue reading >Lakeside Wedding Venues

Sarah & Callum’s Wedding The Daffodil Grasmere

I Travelled up to The Daffodil Grasmere for Sarah & Callum’s Wedding. it was a cloudy but dry day which is always good in the Lake District. I met up with Sarah as Gareth from Aqua Hair & Beauty Windermere, was doing the finishing touches to Sarah’s hair. We were … Continue reading >Sarah & Callum’s Wedding The Daffodil Grasmere

Do I Need A Wedding Photographer

You may think that hiring a professional wedding photographer is an expense you can’t afford. But when the only wedding pictures you have are of unflattering, drunken antics, you’ll be glad you spent that extra money. Organising the friends and family During the hustle and bustle of your wedding day, … Continue reading >Do I Need A Wedding Photographer

How Many Hours Of Wedding Photography Do I Need

How Many Hours Do I Need A Wedding Photographer? First Figure Out the Size Of Your Wedding Some things to initial think about is how large is your guest list, how many brides maids and groomsmen do you have, is the ceremony and the reception in the same place or … Continue reading >How Many Hours Of Wedding Photography Do I Need

Bride Photo Gallery

The Bride Getting Ready Getting ready is such a fun time, full of anticipation and excitement. Perfect for the bride photo gallery. Whether it’s the moment you get into your dress, having your makeup done or sharing a drink with your bridesmaids – you’ll love looking back on the pictures! Photo … Continue reading >Bride Photo Gallery

Questions To Ask When Hiring A Photographer

Q. How far in advance should I book my photographer? Most people book a venue first and then other suppliers. I have been booked as far in advance as two years and — at the other extreme five weeks notice. It’s normally around the year mark. I’ve known couples arrange … Continue reading >Questions To Ask When Hiring A Photographer

Halecat House Wedding Venue

Halecat House Wedding Venue is beautifully placed at the head of an ancient wooded valley with wonderful views over Arnside and Morecambe Bay. As part of the Witherslack Estate at the southern end of the Lake District it’s a very popular area for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts with glorious natural … Continue reading >Halecat House Wedding Venue