Hidden River Cabins Wedding // Jodie and Paul

bride and groom at hidden river cabins

Hidden River Cabins Wedding

One thing that is always predicatable in the U.K. is that if you plan a summer wedding in a tipi, it will probably rain. Jodie and Paul had plenty of rain for their Hidden River Cabin wedding near Carlisle. However, this was a brilliant wedding and even a bucket load of rain couldn’t dampen the all day party at Hidden River Cabins. Hidden River Cabins is hidden away in the Cumbrian countryside north of Carlisle where Log cabins sit within stunning scenery next to the River Lynn. It’s the perfect venue for a wedding tipi, with Jodie and her team getting ready in one cabin and Paul and his friends in another. I could easily jump between the ladies and gents getting ready and it was great to see top wedding photographer and good friend  Johnboy Wilson who was Paul’s best man.

Humanist Wedding Service

Jodie and Paul had a humanist wedding service in a tipi, something I have plenty of experience of having shot Heather and Gerred’s wedding in 2016. Tipi’s can be challenging to photograph within as they are bright orange and usually lit with low lights. This creates a wonderful atmosphere for the wedding and the guests but it can be a little tricky for wedding photography but Jodie and Paul had put some extra lighting in for their wedding service which made life a lot easier! The benefit of a humanist wedding service is that it is completely unique to you and the whole service was tailored to celebrate Jodie and Paul’s relationship. Humanist wedding services are far more personal and they can be held anywhere in the UK without the usual restrictions for church or civil services (although you will have to pop along to a registry office to complete the legal formalities at some point!)

Hilarious Speeches

A break in the rain happened at the perfect time for the wedding guests to enjoy the reception outside whilst Jodie and Paul had a few photos down by the river. The speeches were in the tipi following the wedding breakfast and Paul and Johnboy had the crowd in stitches with their hilarious speeches. Once the speeches were complete the wedding party kicked off with Paul and his daughter performing an acoustic song which was a wonderfully emotional moment in the wedding day. The first dance started the evening party and it wasn’t long before the party was in full swing with some crazy dancing. It was a fantastic day for Jodie and Paul’s Hidden River Cabin wedding and the party went on long into the night!

So here’s Jodie and Paul’s tipi wedding at Hidden River Cottages. Let me know what you think in the comments below…

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