a winter Lake District wedding - the ryebeck hotel windermere

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I'm super excited to share this beautiful Ryebeck Hotel Wedding with you. I love a trip up to the Lakes to photograph a wedding and this beautiful winter day was absolutely perfect! Here's the story of the day...

Jetsetting duo Helen and Brian first laid eyes on each in Dubai whilst working. Once back in the UK the couple met up again and the rest as they say is history! Travelling around the world for work meant that much of the time the couple were apart but they managed to make it work perfectly and got engaged in summer 2016. With Helen coming from the Lake District it wasn't hard to decide to come home for the big day. The church they chose in the beautiful village of Natland is just a stone's throw from Helen's parents house and one of my favourite parts of the day was walking over with Helen, her Dad and the bridesmaids in the beautiful winter sun. 

If there's one thing that the Lake District isn't short on it's beautiful wedding venues! So the hunt for the perfect one can be a bit overwhelming! Thankfully Helen and Brian had a recommendation from a friend for the Ryebeck Hotel and as soon as they visited they fell in love! Intimate and luxurious, with beautiful views over Lake Windermere, amazing food and attentive staff - it ticked every box. 

After the church ceremony we didn't immediately dash off - instead Helen and Brian had drinks in the church which gave them chance to speak to lots of neighbours and family friends from the village. By the time we arrived at the Ryebeck Hotel the sun was just going down and we had the perfect golden light for portraits. Every wedding photographer's dream! 

It was great to work with so many wonderful wedding suppliers on this day. I know Helen and Brian were so happy with all their suppliers. 

Wedding Team: 

Hair - Beth Nelson from Daniel Grey in Kendal

Make-up - Aimee Chorley

Dress - Charlie Brear from Mears Ghyll in Brookhouse

Bridesmaid dresses - Sorella Vita from Frothimoon in Kendal

Flowers - Floristry by Carmen for bouquets and tables at the venue & two of the church flower arrangers for the church

Band - The Fusion Dukes

Big Thank You to Helen and Brian for choosing me to photograph your big day, to the staff at the Ryebeck who looked after us all day and the lovely Gemma from Gemma McAuley Photography who was my fabulous second photographer. Here's a selection of some of my favourites...

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