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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Autumn Wedding Inspiration Details

Autumn Wedding Inspiration Details

The final part of our three part Autumn Inspiration series looks at details you could use to complete either our 1920’s or country bohemian looks.

Beautiful details

From stunning candlesticks in shades of bronze to the warm glow of candle light. These colours are the epitome of Autumn and signify the changing of the season. Decanters and cut glass add elegance along with the beautiful calligraphy done by hand. Burgandy hand made papers give a rustic homemade feel whilst continuing with the autumnal colour scheme and everything is tied together beautifully with the orange pop of colour in the grooms button hole and in the bridal bouquet with wheat and sprays of yellow combined with oranges and reds.

Love what you’ve read here. Why not check out the 1920’s styling of our first look in Part 1 or get some bohemian inspiration from our second look in Part 2 to match the beautiful details shown here.

Keswick wedding photography

Keswick wedding photography

Keswick wedding photography

The relaxed summer wedding of Mary and Michael.

Wedding Photography at the Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick

Now you’ve already met Mary and Michael from their earlier engagement shoot post (which you can check out here) so it’s time to share a little of their relaxed wedding photography from the Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick, Cumbria.

 

As a couple who love the outdoors and especially visiting the Lake District, Keswick was the obvious choice for their destination wedding.  Their dream was to take their guests on a cruise of the beautiful Derwent Water right in the heart of the beautiful English Lake District.

Wedding Details

The sun was shining. Saxophonist, Paul Palmer, played and the Princess Margaret Rose from the Keswick Launch Company carried everyone across the lake.  Paul Palmer was a surprise for Mary, organised and kept secret by Michael.  He played during their ceremony and their Lake Cruise.

Mary chose a colour scheme of navy and pink and silk flowers were chosen for the bouquet and table top arrangement.  Silk flowers were used as they were travelling to the Lake District for their wedding and wanted everything arranged and on hand when they arrived.

Their hand-made seating plan was mounted on an ordinance survey map and tables were named after Lakeland Fells adding to their Lake District theme.

Grooms Prep

Grooms Prep

One often overlooked area of a wedding is that of the groom and his preparations on the day.  A few years ago very little thought was put into the grooms attire, as long as the colours co-ordinated with the bridal party everything was fine and images largely focused on the bride.  Fast forward a couple of years and grooms are putting much more importance on the wedding being their day too and using this to express their individuality and personality.  More time is now being taken documenting the grooms preparation from getting dressed, checking that his tie is straight, waistcoat fastened, and watch is on to those precious / hilarious moments when he is helped with his button hole.  Here are a just a selection of images grooms portraiture.  Enjoy.

Details:

Photography: Radiance Photography
Venue: Merewood Hotel
Wedding Hangers: Akito Avalanche
Clothes: Models own

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