Gilpin Lake House Wedding – Sarah & Charlotte

Gilpin Lake House Wedding – Sarah & Charlotte

Gilpin Lake House Wedding

Highlights from Sarah & Charlotte’s summer wedding at this stunning Lake District venue.

 

A Gilpin Lake House Wedding in the Summer  

Sarah & Charlotte asked me to photograph their Gilpin Lake House wedding, having seen my work at The Great Northern Wedding Show in Bolton – an event which happens twice a year at The Bolton USN Arena. How could I say no? The wedding was booked for June, but as we all know, the Lake District weather can be a proper lottery. So…here we were at the stunning Lake House, all secluded and private with an out door ceremony planned. But we had rain. Lots of Lake District rain! But, nobody seemed bothered as we switched to Plan B, and opted for an indoor ceremony with around a hundred guests in the main house.

Weddings at The Gilpin

Sarah & Charlotte were getting ready together with some friends and family members. The door to the suite seemed to revolve with a steady stream of well-wishers peeping round the door to say hello and good luck. This was to be my first visit to Gilpin Lake House, and already I was loving the freedom that the girls allowed me – ‘Documentary wedding photography,  Lake District style‘. As the guests arrived in their cars and minibus, the atmosphere was building…so, alas was the rain. 🙁

Stylish Lake District Wedding

As the guests arrived, I opted to capture this stylish Lake District wedding on prime lenses, mostly a 50mm and a 35mm. These lenses allow me to work in low light without using flash, so I can blend in with the guests more. As the Lake House was filling, I was down to using more wide angle lenses for the girls’ arrival into the ceremony room. It was going to be tight for space, but if we all breathed in a bit…

Unique Wedding Entertainment

From the ceremony, we ran…literally…to the marquee behind the Lake House. Waiting for us, and firing up on cue were the incredible Mr Wilson’s Second Liners. Seeing (and hearing) is believing with these guys. Full on club anthems, New Order and Human League etc covers – all on brass and ukelele – incredilble! That was everybody sorted for the next hour or so, whilst the canapes and cocktails flowed…and the weather broke for the better.

Wedding speeches in a marquee

The speeches for Sarah & Charlotte’s wedding were to prove…er, colourful. Sarah’s brother was up second and was simply hilarious….all at Sarah’s expense! I cannot recall the content, but trust me, he didn’t pull any punches and brought the marquee to it’s knees in laughter. Then…it was Sarah’s turn. And whatever she had received, she gave back double, and totally floored her brother and his speech, bringing the whole house down to thunderous laughter and applause. Trust me, it was an impressive performance! After everyone had recovered and eaten the wedding breakfast, Sarah, Charlotte & myself popped out for ten minutes to grab some portraits before the cake cut. No first dance as such, just a relaxed ‘boogie on down’ was planned after the nieces had put on a dancing performance to the newlyweds as a present….brilliant stuff.

Tell me about your Lake District wedding…

More Lake District Weddings…

Gilpin Lake House Wedding – Sarah & Charlotte

Gilpin Lake House Wedding Highlights from Sarah & Charlotte's summer wedding at this stunning Lake District venue.   A Gilpin Lake House Wedding in the Summer   Sarah & Charlotte asked me to photograph their Gilpin Lake House wedding, having seen my work at The Great...

Wedding Photography at The Samling – Karen & Simon

Wedding Photography at The Samling Highlights from Karen & Simon's summer wedding at this exclusive Lake District venue   Exclusive Lake District wedding venue I love wedding photography at The Samling. It is one of my favourite venues to photograph weddings at. The...

Manchester Wedding Photographer – Best of 2017

  Best of 2017 Some of my favourite images from 2017 as a Manchester Wedding Photographer   2017 in Pictures 2017 has been a brilliant year for me. I have photographed fifty weddings, all around the North West, with a slight detour in June, to Limerick in Ireland too....

Swan Hotel Newby Bridge Wedding Photographer // Victoria & Anthony

Swan Hotel Newby Bridge Wedding Photographer Victoria & Anthony's wedding at this stylish Lake District wedding venue Unique Lake District Wedding Venue The Swan Hotel at Newby Bridge is a stunning, unique wedding venue at the southern end of Lake Windermere. This was...

Leighton Hall Wedding Photography // Katie & Will

Leighton Hall Wedding Photography Katie & Will tie the knot at Leighton Hall Katie & Will invited me to photograph their wedding day at Leighton Hall, allowing me the opportunity to demonstrate my Leighton Hall Wedding Photography. It was my first time at Leighton...

Merewood Country House Wedding // Rebecca & Aidy

Merewood Country House Wedding Photography Rebecca & Aidy's wedding photos from this stunning Lake District wedding venue Rebecca & Aidy were married in the Lake District, and I was invited to undertake their Merewood Country House wedding photography in Windermere....

Same Sex Wedding Photography // Debbie & Angie

Same Sex Wedding Photography // Debbie & Angie

Same Sex Wedding Photographer

Photos from Debbie & Angie’s stunning Peckforton Castle Wedding

Same Sex Wedding at Peckforton Castle

Debbie & Angie were married at Peckforton Castle recently, and asked me to produce their same sex wedding photography at this stunning Cheshire venue. I know Debbie from a couple of years back, when I photographed her sister Angela’s wedding at Shrigley Hall, so didn’t hesitate to say yes to this Autumn wedding at Peckforton.

wedding dress hangingup veil detail funky converse wedding shoes bride in mono smiling children sisters sharing a joke winter wedding bouquet winter wedding bouquet detail bride having tiara fitted bride getting dressed bridesmaids dressing the bride

Two Brides, one wedding day

The day’s schedule worked out ok on paper, but Debbie was getting ready an hour away from Peckforton Castle, whilst Angie was already there with her friends and family. So I enlisted the help of all-round lovely man (and talented photographer!) Martin Hambleton to work with me for the day, and cover any overlap required….just in case! Also working with us, was the gentleman that is Dave Richardson from Rich Video.

converse wedding shoes peckforton castle weddings wedding dress at peckforton castle wedding dress in mono wedding converse prosecco at a wedding wedding dress being fastened bridesmaid and bride wedding dress tied

Peckforton Castle Wedding Venue

Peckforton Castle is stunning Cheshire wedding venue. Always atmospheric, the venue is a joy to work in…even on an overcast October day! With Martin covering the guests’ arrival, I went to say hello to Angie and grab a few last-minute shots of her getting ready. The excitement levels were beginning to rise now, with a little over 30 minutes to go. Debbie arrived bang on time with ther bridesmaids, in one of Horgan’s classic wedding cars.

peckforton castle set for a wedding chair covers at peckforton castle great hall at peckforton castle wedding bride waiting to be married bride and =her father at peckforton castle bridesmaid at peckforton castle mum hugs her daughter at peckforton castle bride arrives in car at peckforton castle bride at peckforton castle bride and father coming down the aisle bride and her father at peckforton castle same sex wedding at peckforton castle bride sister doing a reading same sex wedding wedding guests at peckforton castle happy bride at same sex wedding same sex wedding owl with rings putting brides ring on finger at peckforton castle same sex wedding at peckforton castle

Same Sex Wedding Photos

After the owl had flown down the aisle, delivering the rings, and the final vows taken, Debbie & Angie were Wife & Wife, so it was time to brave the cool outdoor temperature for a few couple photos, before heading back inside…erm,  for a few more. Then…it was party time! The atmosphere went up a few clicks and the wedding breakfast was called. With some lovely speeches – (and the odd tear or two), it was time for the evening celebrations to begin.

same sex and gay weddings gay wedding at peckforton bridesmaids at peckforton castle same sex wedding photo stunning bride at same sex wedding happy wedding guest peckforton castle same sex wedding reception same sex wedding reception tom jones table place wedding cake detail seating plan at a same sex wedding same sex weddings at peckforton castle wedding singer same sex wedding guests laughing best man speech at a same sex wedding emotional parents at a same sex wedding daughter of bride giving a speech emotional bride at a same sex wedding same sex wedding reception emotional aunt at a same sex wedding wedding hugs great hall at peckforton castle selfie at peckforton castle wedding guests dancing at peckforton castle same sex wedding dancing same sex gay couple same sex wedding emotions wedding guests dancing at peckforton castle wedding guests dancing at peckforton castle wedding guests dancing at peckforton castle wedding guests dancing at peckforton castle wedding guests dancing at peckforton castle

Get in touch and tell me about your Peckforton Castle Wedding…

More Peckforton Castle Weddings

Same Sex Wedding Photography // Debbie & Angie

Same Sex Wedding Photographer Photos from Debbie & Angie's stunning Peckforton Castle Wedding Same Sex Wedding at Peckforton Castle Debbie & Angie were married at Peckforton Castle recently, and asked me to produce their same sex wedding photography at this stunning...

Peckforton Castle Wedding Photography // Donna & Leigh

Peckforton Castle Wedding Photography Donna & Leigh's winter wedding photos from Peckforton Castle Donna & Leigh were married in the New Year at Peckforton Castle - ironically my last wedding of 2015 was also at this brilliant Cheshire wedding venue! Being January,...

Peckforton Castle Wedding Photographer // Sarah & Steve

Peckforton Castle Wedding Photographer Sarah & Steve's winter wedding photos from Peckforton Castle Sarah & Steve commissioned me recently to be their Peckforton Castle Wedding Photographer. Based in Cambridge, the couple fell in love with Peckforton and decided to...