Vicky and Ian chose the stunning Langdale Chase in Windermere, North West for their wedding venue. Originally a house built in 1890 it was then made into a hotel in 1930 with artefacts in the hotel that date back to 1664! The building and character here is simply amazing with views that look out over lake Windermere to top it all off!
It was a chilly morning in March but the sun was welcoming and surprisingly hot which made being outside to enjoy the views more enjoyable. Vicky arrived full of smiles in an awesome wedding car, a surprise she didn't know about until the day before the wedding, which looked great out front of the hotel.
We then headed up to the bridal room to continue getting ready. Everyone was in high spirits and it was lovely to see Vicky's family again. I'd captured her Mums wedding the year before and was set to capture her sister's wedding also in the summer.
The service and the reception.
Vicky looked amazing as she walked down the stairs into the service with her Mum. The venues character really setting the tone for such a grand day. Ian was smiling from ear to ear as she approached and couldn't have looked happier. With plenty of smiles, laughter and tears the service was a pleasure to photograph with some many emotions not only from the happy couple but the family and friends watching.
Once the service was over we headed outside to enjoy the views and to take a few family formals. We did these with the rollings hills covered in snow behind us and it looked amazing! It was then time for all the guests to take a tour around the lake on one of the large boats. This was a great way to enjoy the views and drinks reception and was certainly something a little different for everyone. It was the perfect time to capture the wedding party and made for some great photographs to look back on.
When we were back on land we had time for some couples portraits within the grounds, the perfect opportunity for the newly-weds to have some time to themselves before heading back inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches.
The speeches and evening reception...
With the day reception over and the sun starting to set it was time for the speeches. The perfect time for some laughter, memories, smiles and tears and that's exactly what was on offer today. Some speeches were short, sweet and straight from the heart. This can really work and today it proved that it does with tissues being passed around the room. The speeches being the perfect time to capture guests naturally being themselves with some real emotions on show.
Once the speeches were done it was time for the evening party to begin. They'd booked a wedding band to kick start the party who played their first dance song along with a great combination of tracks that really helped keep the party going. They did a really great medley of classic pop tracks which went down a treat and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't singing along!
It really was an awesome day in such a beautiful setting!
Being a North West wedding photographer at Langdale Chase, Windermere really is a pleasure. The character of the building is truly stunning and it fits perfectly into the breathtaking views of Windermere and the lake that surround it. With enough space to accommodate for a large wedding you also have the option to marry outside in the summer months which will be awesome having your wedding by the side of the lake. A venue well worth checking out if you're planning your big day as it really is special.