Lake District Wedding Photography

Lauren & Stephen’s wedding photos from their farm wedding in Grayrigg

Lauren & Steven were married in the charming village of Grayrigg, just north of Kendal, asking me to produce their Cumbria Wedding Photography. A professional career didn’t stop Lauren having her wedding day ‘at home’ on the farm where she grew up. Husband Steven is a sheep farmer, so it was a perfect setting to host their wedding in a marquee for a lovely village ‘affair’.

At one point there was talk of Lauren walking to church, (which is almost literally at the end of the field) but a ride in a Land Rover (with air conditioning) put paid to that idea, on such a hot and sunny day!

The villagers were all out in force, with the church gates tied with cord whilst the couple were being married; only enough change from the groomsmen convinced the local children to open the gates to let the newlyweds through.

In true style too, Lauren wanted their formal shots to be taken on the farm – we’re talking cowsheds, barns and other places, not ideal locations to put a stunning vintage lace wedding dress…but I think the shots work a treat.

Here are some of my favourites from the day…taken mostly with my usual Nikon D3s / 24-70mm & 85mm lens combinations…

The day was scheduled so I could catch up with the lads….mostly all Young Farmers, in a local pub. One Full English breakfast later they were away round the corner for a Turkish shave, including burni

Then a quick jaunt back to the farm to catch up with the girls again….

The Marquee was transported and assembled by friends and family – a proper community project…with a free bar afterwards I’m told 😉

As the lads arrived for church, the locals were out in force. The entire village turned out for this event, and sat opposite the church on a wall if not gathered at the back of the church itself…

This wedding had everything – traditional Cumbrian values and histories, a brilliant village atmosphere, plus the general relaxed and fun – loving nature of all the guests. This was simply an incredible ‘proper’ wedding. Complete with an archway made up fro farmers, plus the gates tied up with string (until the groomsmen had thrown enough money over the gates for the children to allow the string to be cut!) – this wedding had everything.

We took twenty minutes out to shoot a few bride & groom portraits. Lauren told me – “Igrew up on this farm, and would like all our portraits shot on the farm…cowsheds and all”. So we did…cowsheds and all…

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