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 to be a an Autumnal Wedding with me as Victoria & Anthony’s Swan Hotel Newby Bridge Wedding Photographer. Popular as a wedding venue, The Swan Hotel catered brilliantly Victoria & Anthony’s, family-orientated wedding. The Ballroom and Conservatory are linked, and fully enclosed, creating a very private space for the wedding; be it twenty people, or a hundred. When Victoria & Anthony asked me to be ther Swan Hotel Newby Bridge Wedding Photographer – I couldn’t say no. I love this place, simple as. Possibly not as much as they do, nbut it must be close…

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Stylish Wedding Design

When I arrived at the venue, the Conservatory was already set up for the wedding breakfast. All hand made and designed by Victoria (along with some helpers), the room looked stunning. Flowers, buttonholes and bridal bouquets were provided by the talented team at Brackens of Bowness, whilst the gold plates and sequined table cloths were provided by Pudding Bridge in Melksham.

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Sitting proudly in the corner was the wedding cake. Understated class from Marie Antionette Cakes. Simple and to the point, the cake looked stunning amongst the gold and blue room decor. Hidden amongst the table decor were the readings for the ceremony and Anthony’s speech…but I found them! :-)

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Luxury Lake District Accommodation

The Ballroom looked stunning, all set awaiting the guests to arrive. But I had my schedule to stick to, so it was off to ‘Dormouse’ for me; one of several luxury cottages to the rear of the hotel. There I met Victoria having her hair and makeup done, plus her mum and bridesmaids. I ‘wasn’t down’ for photographing the girls’ preparations, but grabbed a few shots of Victoria’s dress – a stunning design from Knutsford Wedding Gallery.

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Weddings at The Swan Hotel

As the guests arrived, the quiet hustle and bustle of the wedding was taking shape. Anthony was smiling through his slight attack of nerves – but one of my extra strong mints helped ;-) There were just over twenty or so expected. Immediate ‘A’ List as we joked. Plenty of people to make a brilliant wedding, and plenty for me to try and photograph without being obvious. Hmmm…tricky that…

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By now the light was starting to fail, so we had to move quickly. No problem! Fifteen minutes nailed it. I was travelling very light, using only a 24-70mm zoom and an 85mm lens. We wre pencilled to go and shoot some interior images later anyway. Victoria wanted a sofa / chaise longue shot…

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Music throughout the reception was performed brilliantly by Alicia Herhenteris and her band…which grew as the day went on, from a three piece to around five at the last count…

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Just before the wedding breakfast, we shot a few portraits downstairs in the very busy hotel lounge. The customers gave us a little space for the ten minutes we were there…and we nailed ‘the sofa shot’ too!

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Then we were back upstairs for the speeches in The Conservatory. The room was full of emotion, with a brilliant atmosphere.

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From final speeches and toasts, it was time to get stuck into a proper hot buffet. Grab a plate, fill it and run….awesome…

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