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Merewood Country House Wedding Photography // Becky and Colin

 

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Merewood Country House Wedding

August 2017 was the busiest month of weddings I have ever had with twelve weddings, starting with Becky and Colin’s Merewood Country House Wedding. I love shooting at Merewood Country House Hotel, set back from Lake Windermere, it is a stunning location in the Lake District and one of the friendliest venues I have the pleasure of working at. The staff are absolutely terrific and I always receive a warm welcome at Merewood. Two years had passed since I shot Julia and Alex’s wedding at Merewood Country House Hotel, so it was nice to return to one of my favourite venues. Becky and Colin had their wedding on Tuesday the 1st of August as it both of their parents wedding anniversaries on the same date, so the 1st of August is a very special date for all of the family. Just to add, Becky is a photography teacher, so she really knows her stuff when it comes to all things camera related. No pressure then!

Views of Lake Windermere

I arrived in good time for the morning preparations and it was a very relaxed affair with Becky and her bridesmaids getting ready in the bridal suite (which has a stunning view of Lake Windermere). Colin and the boys were also in Merewood so I switched between the ladies and gents throughout the preparation. Colin looked a little nervous as her waited for Becky to arrive at the top of the aisle, but it was all smiles as Becky and Colin exchanged their vows, bathed in the beautiful light of the ceremony room at Merewood Country House Hotel. Confetti and hugs greeted Becky and Colin as everyone enjoyed canapes and champagne in the gardens of Merewood during the afternoon reception.

Heartfelt Speeches

Becky and Colin headed down to Merewood’s sister venue, Cragwood Country House Hotel (where I am shooting a wedding later this year) for a short session of couple photos. We made the most of the spectacular views over Lake Windermere. We are so lucky to have such stunning scenery in the Lake District, shooting wedding photography there is an absolute pleasure. The speeches followed the wedding breakfast and Becky’s father, Colin and his brother and best man all had the room in the palm’s of their hands with brilliant, funny and heartfelt speeches. With a short gap between the speeches and first dance, We nipped down to the jetty at Low Wood Bay for a few more photos before the cake cut and first dance kicked off the evening reception, which was expertly DJ’d by Gary Mills.

Luckily for me Becky’s sister and bridesmaid, Natalie has booked me to shoot her wedding to Antonee in April, so I’ll get to see Becky and Colin again soon! It was an absolute pleasure to be shoot their Merewood Country House wedding photography and a huge thank you to all the staff at Merewood Country House Hotel for their warm welcome, cups of tea and fabulous three course meal! It really is a wonderful wedding venue and one of my very favourite places to work at. So here’s Becky and Colin’s Merewood Country House Hotel wedding photography. Please let me know what you think in the comments below…

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Merewood Country House Hotel, Merewood, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1LH. 015394 46484

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Low Wood Bay Wedding Photography // Laura and Rob

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Low Wood Bay Wedding Photography

I had a bit of a travel challenge for Laura and Rob’s Low Wood Bay wedding photography. Their wedding was on a Thursday on Windermere in the Lake District and on the day after, I was a guest/photographer at my friends Matt and Michelle’s wedding at Newton Hall in Northumberland, which is over 170 miles away from Windermere. It’s a good thing I don’t mind driving then.

Low Wood Bay is set on Windermere, about a mile away from one of my favourite places in the Lakes, Ambleside. When Baby T arrives later this month our foreign holidays are likely to turn into many more weekends in Ambleside so I was really looking forward to Laura and Rob’s day. It’s a stunning part of the UK to visit and shoot a wedding and I’m lucky in that I have a number of 2015 weddings booked in and around the lakes. Laura and Rob’s day was all at one venue so it was nice and relaxing knowing I could cover the bridal and groom preparation before their wedding service. With a 1.30pm service and the wedding breakfast at 3pm I had to move a little quicker than normal the couple shots on the jetty outside the hotel before a handful of formal family shots.  With amazing views if Windermere in the background I’m pretty pleased with the couple shots, I certainly think we made the most of the location!

Unfortunately we missed out on one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve ever seen in the UK. During the wedding breakfast the sun made it through the low cloud and delivered the type of sunset I could only dream of. I very nearly dragged Laura and Rob from their main course but I opted to head out and grab a few landscape shots instead. The guests were then entertained with a casino before the night reception and the first dance and I bid fairwell to Laura and Rob and along with Mrs T, we set off on our cross country road trip to Northumberland whilst Laura and Rob partied long into the night!

So here’s Laura and Rob’s day, music by JUNGLE, photos by me

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Low Wood Bay Hotel, Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1LP. 015394 33338