Askham Hall Wedding

Askham Hall Wedding

Askham Hall Wedding

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Winter Wedding photography at Askham Hall

A day of gorgeous wedding photography at Askham Hall in Cumbria is not something many Lake District wedding photographers would say no to! Particularly when it is a styled shoot set up by the amazing team at Aspire Photography Training and Tebbey and Co. 

Emma Tebbey of Tebbey & Co was inspired by the muted colours found inside Askham Hall.  Wanting to produce a scheme that is sympathetic to the colours of the house and the availability of flowers during the winter season she chose soft pastels with pops of blue. 

Emma’s defining mantra for this design was “Everything links to conditions, flowers and fruit available and at their peak at this time of year.”

The subdued tones and soft styling of the gorgeous Jesus Peiro wedding dress and vintage hair accessories together with gorgeous details, flowers, rings and champagne coupes all added to the laid-back vintage charm of a bye gone era.

 

 

Weddings at Askham Hall

Askham Hall is one of the premier wedding venues in the Eden Valley.  Next to the River Lowther, it is a cosy home from home with manicured lawns and it’s own kitchen garden.

The staff are very experienced at hosting weddings and can work with you to accommodate your needs whether you choose to get married at one of the local churches (there are two nearby)  or on site there are plenty of choices.

Within Askham Hall you can choose to get married in their Bank Barn, Medieval Hall, outdoor Garden Pavillion or if you are having a small and intimate affair or elopement you could choose the Hall for your mid-week wedding.

Wedding Photography at Askham Hall

So, you’re interested in getting married at Askham Hall which must mean you’re interested to know where are good places to have your photograph taken too right?  You’ll be pleased to know that Askham Hall has loads of places that will provide you with beautiful imagery. 

Imagine yourself walking down the grand staircase, the train of your wedding dress trailing romantically behind.  Stunning shots can be captured from above and below.  The staircase might even provide a great place for your group shot in case the weather is less than kind! 

The rest of the house is equally full of beautiful old details such as the library where our bridal portraits have been shot.  There are plenty of outdoor places in gardens, including the old gypsy caravan on the lawns and the gorgeous kitchen gardens we’ve used in this shoot.

 

Wedding Suppliers used in the Askham Hall Wedding Photoshoot

To be able to bring you all the wonderful inspiration you see here I work closely with the wedding suppliers photographing their amazing work.  Many of these suppliers used in this shoot are local to the Lake District and Cumbria providing many happy couples with their wedding day wishes.  For information and links to all suppliers involved please see below.

Gorgeous Supplier Info

Photography

Venue

Models

Design & Styling

Flowers

Table Stationery

Invitation Suite

Calligraphy & Custom Monogram

Wedding Dress 1

Wedding Dress 2

Wedding Dress Supplier

Rings

HMUA

Hair Accessories

Shoes

Wool Wrap

Grooms Suit

Radiance Photography

Askham Hall, Cumbria

Leigh Ann Newburn & Simon Tebbey

Tebbey & Co

Made in Flowers

Jill Liley

Gee Brother Sprinters

Moon & Tide

Jesus Peiro (worn by model)

Watters (hanging)

Mia Bridal

Arabelle Brusan

Lucy Pearson

Vintage

Stylists own

Oubas Knitwear

Vintage

Tablescape, Drinks Reception and Cake Station Details

Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware

Champagne Coupes

Candlesticks & Tealight Holders

Candles

 

Askham Hall

Narrative Hire

Narrative Hire & Askham Hall

Goods For Gatherings

Photography | Radiance Photography

Venue | Askham Hall

Models | Leigh Ann Newburn & Simon Tebbey

Design & Styling | Tebbey & Co

Flowers | Make in Flowers

Table Statonery | Jill Liley

Invitation Suite | Gee Brother Sprinters

Calligraphy & Custom Monogram | Moon & Tide

Wedding Dress 1 | Jesus Peiro (worn by model)

Wedding Dress 2 | Watters (hanging)

Wedding Dress Supplier | Mia Bridal

Rings | Arabelle Brusan

HMUA | Lucy Pearson

Hair Accessories | Vintage

Shoes | Stylist’s own

Wool Wrap | Oubas Knitwear

Grooms Suit | Vintage

Tablescape, Drinks Reception & Cake Station details:

Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware | Askham Hall

Champagne Coupes | Narrative Hire

Candlesticks & Tealight Holders | Narrative Hire & Askham Hall

Candles | Goods For Gatherings

 

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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.

Barnard Castle Engagement Portraits

Barnard Castle Engagement Portraits

On a sunny, but windy day at the picturesque Barnard Castle in Co Durham, we met Mary and Michael, and their son Elijah for their engagement portraits. Mary and Michael soon warmed to the camera and relaxed into their lifestyle portrait session and we created some beautiful images using the castle ruins and river as a dramatic back drop.

Elijah, however, was quite shy to begin with, but once we had become firm friends his character shone through as can be seen in his playful grin and cheeky face-pulling which made us all laugh.

To see more images from this photo-shoot be sure to check out their gallery here.

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I’m really excited to be photographing their Lake District wedding later this year.

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5 Engagement Photo Shoot Tips

5 Engagement Photo Shoot Tips

Hello, my lovely ladies, here are my top 5 engagement photo shoot tips.  I’m sure you are all aware that many photographers offer you an engagement photo shoot prior to your big day and of course it is up to you whether you choose to have one.  Now, depending on how far away your wedding is, this is a great time to get dressed up, have some fun together and reconnect with a little time for yourselves away from the wedmin. 

Its always wise to consider how you would like your portfolio of images to look so I thought I’d share just a few hints and tips to help you prepare for your photographs.

Make-up

Obviously, we all want to look our best and so a little make up can go a long way.  From my own wedding, I can tell you that make-up for camera is heavier than your normal everyday look.  This may give you a good opportunity to use your chosen make-up artist before your big day (a trial run, if you will, without giving the game away to your spouse to be).  Knowing you look good helps you to feel more confident in front of the camera.

Hair

Alongside make-up, your hair can make a big difference to how you feel.  It makes sense to schedule an appointment a week before your photoshoot to make sure your roots are retouched and locks are trimmed and styled to perfection.  Failing this, a good blow-dry on the morning of your shoot can make you feel a million dollars.  I know I definitely fall into this category!

Hands and Nails

Like it or not these will be the feature of a number of shots – it is your engagement session after all!  Moisturise your hands well in the weeks leading up to your shoot and, if you love manicures, grab yourself an appointment to get your nails done.  If you want your images to be timeless go easy on the colour and decoration and stick to beautiful nude and pink shades.  This will allow you to have outfit changes with no clashing!

Engagement Ring

Whether you have a brilliant cut diamond or a cushion cut gem, if you have been wearing (and loving) your engagement ring for a while, the week before your shoot may be a good time to have it professionally cleaned.  Once you get it back, don’t wear it, save it for the day of the shoot for maximum sparkle. This advice also applies to your wedding day!

Clothing

Here is the time to show your personality.  Make sure you are comfortable in the clothes you are wearing.  Don’t go out and buy the latest style only to feel uncomfortable during your shoot.  Your face will tell all.  Much better to wear a trusted, favourite dress (or whatever) that you know you look good in.  This will help you feel more relaxed and you will enjoy your experience much more.  You can, of course, co-ordinate your outfit with your other half for a more considered final look.

I hope you’ve found these hints and tips useful.  If you’d like to know more or would like to book your lifestyle engagement shoot hit the button below.

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