Grange Hotel Wedding

Grange Hotel Wedding

Grange Hotel Wedding

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The Grange Hotel

 

You’d never have imagined such stunning weather for this beautiful Grange Hotel Wedding.  The super cool and trendy, Nic and Dan tied the knot on a glorious November day in Grange-Over-Sands, South Cumbria.  Just a stones throw from the magnificent Lake District fells.  The day was amazing with beautiful golden sunshine.  The sunset looking out across Morcambe Bay was as dreamy as the couple themselves.

Enjoy their photos and be inspired by Nic’s bohemian dress and lots of jewellery.  The ceremony and reception were styled with gorgeous flower arches, a hoop table plan,  and yummy cake.  In the evening, the moon booth made sure there were great photos of all their guests.

The stunning Grange Hotel has a selection of truly beautiful suites which are great for those all important getting ready shots on the morning of your wedding and relaxing in for your first night as a married couple.  There are gorgeous views across the bay to be had from many of the rooms and lots of flexibility for your wedding day.

 

Wedding Photographs at the Grange Hotel

As any wedding photographer will tell you ensuring your wedding venue has plenty of places for photos is key to getting the images you dream of.  And with a myriad of little romantic corners the Grange Hotel is the perfect place.   It’s elevated south-facing position ensures there is lots of light and the mature woodland provides a beautiful backdrop.

 

Close by, are the quaint little railway station, stunning ornamental gardens and wild beauty of the estuary with Morcambe Bay beyond.  All of which are great places to have your wedding portraits taken.  Nic and Dan particularly wanted golden hour images and so left their wedding breakfast to nip down to the bay for 5 minutes of portraits and were rewarded with the most gorgeous sunset with the moon clear in the sky.   For a more bohemian, off the beaten track or wild look why not travel a little further afield.  A short drive in the car ensures that you get the splendor of the Southern Lake District fells as your backdrop.

Gorgeous Supplier Info

Photography

Venue

Styling

Flowers

Cake

Photobooth

Videographer

Lead Photographer

Photography | Radiance Photography

Venue | The grange hotel

Styling | Set The Scene – Wedding Hire

Flowers | Sam Williams Flowers

Cake | J’aime Cakes Kendal

 Photo Booth | Moon Booth

Videographer | Tom Harrington Films

Lead Photographer | Jo Greenfield

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Urban Wedding Photography

Urban Wedding Photography

Urban Wedding Photography

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Urban Wedding Inspiration

 Urban wedding photography is not something a photographer who spends much of their time in the Lake District does very often. So, when the opportunity to join in an edgy styled shoot in and around Camden, London came up I jumped at the chance!

So what is a styled shoot? I hear you ask.

Suppliers from across the wedding industry come together to create magical inspiration for you and have it photographed.  They are also events where us photographers can meet and forge relationships with suppliers and other photographers.  Styled shoots also provide me with a great place and to learn and grow creatively too.  Something which is always a positive for you.

My first venture into urban wedding photography started on a Saturday morning, catching the early train from Penrith, on the edge of the northern Lake District, to London.  To a lake district wedding photographer who’s used to the bleating of lambs and views of the fells busy London feels different and exciting.

After a few minor delays (we all know what train travel is like) I arrived in the hustle and bustle of Camden on a Saturday to meet models Kennedy and Dathan, greet old friends and make new ones.

After the introductions were over we headed out for detail shots.  I love this time where I get to play with all the details such as the dress, gorgeous jewellery and hand-painted shoes.

 

Urban Wedding Details

A short walk around the area provided so many interesting backdrops, clean lines and bright colours perfectly suiting the grungy feel of the shoot.

The hand-finished dip dye effect on the two piece wedding gown created by Bex Brides is a great way to combine traditional while being true to your personality.  The grooms attire was provided by Dandy Threads and proves that colour and patterns can be very effective.

Heading back to the flat just in time to capture the final make-up touches by Natalie Danielle.

Gorgeous Supplier Info

Photography

Models

Flowers

Ribbons

Wedding Dress

Jewellery

HMUA

Shoes

Jacket

Grooms Suit

Organised by

Radiance Photography

Kennedy Elise

All Bunched Up

Bertie and Fred

Bex Brides

Sam Ryde

Natalie Danielle

Inanna Bespoke Shoes

Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium

Dandy Threads

The Alternatives Styled Shoots

Photography | Radiance Photography

Models | Kennedy Elise

Flowers | All Bunched Up

Ribbons | Bertie and Fred

Wedding Dress | Bex Brides

Jewellery | Sam Ryde

HMUA | Natalie Danielle

Shoes | Inanna Bespoke Shoes

Jacket | Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium

Grooms Suit | Dandy Threads

Organised by | The Alternatives Styled Shoots

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Rustic Barn Wedding Cote How

Rustic Barn Wedding Cote How

Rustic Barn Wedding Cote How

Rydal, Lake Distict
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21 Jul, 2019

 

I love Rustic Barn Wedding Photography at Cote How in the heart of the English Lake District.  It is, without doubt, one of those intimate wedding venues you just can’t help falling in love with.   Cote How is nestled at the head of Rydal water in the middle of the Lake District with stunning views across the lake and fells.  The beautiful house and 16th century barn sit ready to welcome you and your guests.

 

Rustic Barn Wedding, Cote How

 

Caroline and Steve want to provide you with a wedding experience with a difference so each wedding is tailored to you.  They offer an all inclusive wedding experience and a full exclusivity guarantee that you just can’t get in many of the busier Lake District Hotels.  Being located in the valley helps to give Cote How Rustic Barn Wedding a secluded feel however it is within easy travelling distance of both Ambleside and Grasmere so there is plenty of accommodation nearby for your guests.  You can choose to have a traditional wedding breakfast or a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea.

I love Rustic Barn Wedding Photography at Cote How in the heart of the English Lake District.  It is, without doubt, one of those intimate wedding venues you just can’t help falling in love with.   Cote How is nestled at the head of Rydal water in the middle of the Lake District with stunning views across the lake and fells.  The beautiful house and 16th century barn sit ready to welcome you and your guests.

Rustic Barn Wedding, Cote How

Caroline and Steve want to provide you with a wedding experience with a difference so each wedding is tailored to you.  They offer an all inclusive wedding experience and a full exclusivity guarantee that you just can’t get in many of the busier Lake District Hotels.  Being located in the valley helps to give Cote How Rustic Barn Wedding a secluded feel however it is within easy travelling distance of both Ambleside and Grasmere so there is plenty of accommodation nearby for your guests.  You can choose to have a traditional wedding breakfast or a quintessentially English Afternoon Tea.

Cote How Venue Features

Within the heart of Wordsworth’s romantic landscapes sits the house. Across the property are five areas where you can tie the knot. Three of these are within the house. The Wordsworth Room is used for elopement weddings, where Caroline and Steve can act as witnesses for you. It’s also used for intimate gatherings of ten or less. For a larger party of up to fifty guests the elegant Fairfield Ceremony Room is the perfect choice when the weather is starting to get a little chilly. You can also chose to get married in the 16th century rustic barn itself or get married under the eaves whilst your guests sit outside in the sun. More intimate outdoor ceremonies can be held at the gazebo.

Photographing a Rustic Barn Wedding Cote How

Cote How is a photographers dream, right in the heart of the dramatic mountains that make up the Lake District.  This gives you the opportunity to get gorgeous atmospheric photos and make the best of the local landscape.  The shores of Rydal Water are just a short stroll across the meadow from Cote How with access to the river and the bridge across it along the way.

The grounds of Cote How are beautifully maintained and provide a great backdrop for your group portraits.  Caroline and Steve’s no car policy ensures that there will be no cars in the background.  This provides perfect unspoiled views from every angle.

Rustic Wedding Details

As always, I’d love to give thanks to those whose beautiful work I have had the pleasure of photographing.  I particularly love when Lake District and Cumbrian wedding suppliers are involved. 

Please see below for supplier links.

Photography

Wedding Venue

Wedding Dress

Suits

Rings

Shoes

Flowers

Wedding Cake

Favours

With thanks to RJH Photography

Photography | Radiance Photography

Wedding Venue | Cote How,  Lake District

Wedding Dress | Strides Wedding Specialist

Suits | Young’s Hire Wear

Rings |  H Samuel

Shoes | Emmy London

Flowers | Valerie Ann’s Florist

Wedding Cake | J’aime Cakes

Favours | Grasmere Gingerbread

With thanks to RJH Photography

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5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Colours

5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Colours

5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Colours

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5 Ways to Choose Your Wedding Colours

Choosing you wedding colours can be a difficult, and stressful decision. However, there are ways to make this choice a little bit easier. Here are my top 5 tips to do just that.

 

Recently, we had our logo for Radiance Photography redesigned by the fabulous Jili Allen (and very pleased we are too), however I came across a problem that made me think back to my own wedding and I’d like to share it with you.

Maybe you feel the same or have the same difficulties as me, and that is…..colour.

I know what you’re thinking, how hard can it be to choose your wedding colours? Well, in my case, very! I’m like a kid in a sweetshop when it comes to colour. All those sumptous shades, endless combinations and well…just too much choice!

Now bear with me, I’m making an assumption here, but I’m guessing that if you’re reading this, then, like me, you’ve lost countless hours of planning time and sleep worrying about choosing your perfect wedding colour scheme. I mean, the colour affects every aspect of your wedding, from your bouquet to the table dressings and more. Without having your chosen wedding colour scheme, it can be difficult to move forward. You can’t order your bridesmaid dresses, flowers, finalise stationary, the list goes on and on. I wanted my wedding to be perfect, and I’m sure you do too.

So, with all this in mind, I thought I’d share with you 5 methods I used to cut through wedding colour inspiration overload.

Top 5 Tips for Choosing your Wedding Colours

Consider your wedding venue

A quick and easy way of making your decision for your wedding colour scheme that little bit easier is to consider the venue you’ve chosen for your wedding, and decide if there are any colours that would look awful in there.

Now, this might not sound like its very helpful, but think of it this way. By eliminating colours that you just can’t use, you are narrowing down the ones you can chose from whilst ensuring that your scheme will look great in your wedding venue.

Use your Florist

My wedding florist nearly fell off her chair when I revealed my final wedding colour scheme.  It turned out the deep berry shade I had selected and fell in love with was really difficult to source, with most of the best blooms being out of season for our autumn wedding. 

Your wedding florist is a font of knowledge, so use that to your advantage.  See which flowers will be available at the time of year you’ve planned your wedding day.  Although most blooms are grown all year round, some will only be available in certain colours.  And whilst this may limit your options, again it may make choosing your wedding colour scheme that little bit easier.

Use Adobe Colour CC

This choice may seem completely outside the box, but the tech savy of you will love it. That being said, I’d advise everyone to have a look and try this, as the colour wheel is a fun tool to play with.  Basically, its a circle that has the range of colours situated strategically around the circle, with the complimentary colours opposite each other.

Where this method works great is if you have a base colour in mind, this allows you to easily find the colours that absolutely won’t work with your main choice, so you can start to plan the colours of your accessories without fearing a clash. 

Consider your Bridesmaids

No doubt your beautiful besties are all different shapes and sizes, and likewise they’ll have different skin tones and hair colours. So with that in mind, there are a few questions to ask yourself:

1. Are there any colours that make your best friends look terrible? Trust me, no girl wants to wear a colour that makes them feel hideous, even if they will smile sweetly and tell you ‘It’s your special day, I’ll wear whatever you want’. Remember, they might be getting married after you, and revenge is sweet, or so they say…

2. Your girls will all have their own style, and you love them how they are, so is there a colour that’ll work great on all of them? If there is, awesome! If not, then a compromise is the next best thing. Get them together over a glass of procsecco, and have a discussion about it will help guide you to the colours they really like, or really dislike. This will help to narrow your options down, and keep everyone happy. 

Pinterest is your Friend

Now, this might not seem like the obvious choice to help you choose your wedding colour scheme when you’re suffering from inspiration overload, however, bear with me…

Set up a Pinterest board specifically for colour inspiration, and pin loads of images to it with the colours you absolutely love.  Over time, you should start to see the colour preferences you have becoming obvious, and voila! Your wedding colour scheme has just been selected without you even knowing it.

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Lake District Engagement Shoot, Windermere

Lake District Engagement Shoot, Windermere

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that mean the most and todays Lake District engagement shoot, based in Ambleside and on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere is simple, beautiful and captures the couples laidback personalities perfectly.

As part of our wedding planning meetings we like to get to know you both. What do you like, what do you both do for fun? Why have you chosen a Lake District Engagement photoshoot? We try to build these into your engagement session so for example if you love walking in the park, fab let’s base our shoot in your favourite park. Obviously, based in the Lake District we have to get those fells in the shot too! After all they’re the reason you choose the Lake District as your engagement shoot location.

Alternatively, if he proposed over fish and chips by lake Windermere, lets recreate the romance!

And of course we’ve got to include the ring shots!

So there you have it beautiful photos set in the heart of the English Lake District. No inspiration blog would be complete without giving you details of the creatives involved:

Photography – Radiance Photography
HAMU – Hair and Make-up by Saskia
Jewellery – The London Victoria Ring Co
Direction – The Alternatives

If you love this photo-shoot inspiration be sure to check out our autumn engagement inspiration.

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