Gilpin Lake House Wedding Photographer

When Kelsey & jack asked me to be their wedding photographer at Gilpin Lake house I was over the moon. I had never photographed at this wonderful wedding venue before and I was really looking forward to the happy couples big day. It is wedding venues like Gilpin Lake house that make it such a buzz to be a wedding photographer. It is an amazing secluded 3 level house set in 100 acres with it’s own lake. In the heart of the Lake District It feels very special indeed. With an outside marquee right on the lake for the wedding ceremony and it’s own Michelin starred chefs it is a stunning venue to be a wedding photographer.

Bridal Preparations at Gilpin Lake House

For her bridal preparations the bride was in the bridal suite with her bridesmaids and flower girls. The room has loads of windows for lots of lovely light to take great photographs and has fabulous views of the lake. The groom and the groomsmen were having their wedding preparations (fuelled by Bourbon!) in another part of the lake house. The outside gardens were buzzing with wedding guests as Kelsey put on her dress with the help of her bridesmaids. It was soon time to grab her flowers ready for the big day.

Lakeside Marquee Wedding Ceremony

The Gorgeous marquee right on the lakeside is such a fab place to have the wedding ceremony. As the bride walked with her step father who was giving her away, the sun shone through the trees and illuminated the path. Such a beautiful outdoor ceremony and a few laughs during the exchange of rings and a few tears from the mother of the bride as the couple exchanged their vows. It was time for the couple to sign the marriage certificate with help from the witnesses.

After the ceremony everybody headed back to the lawn outside the fab lake house for the drinks reception. Lots of confetti and hugs were showered on the newlyweds as everybody enjoyed the champagne and canapés. A quick set of formal family portraits got everybody back enjoying themselves as the bride and groom went for a walk around the grounds for their photographs together. I don’t do any awkward posing, just ask you to walk around enjoying the time together. We can then capture some more meaningful photographs which are real moments.

Photographing the Evening reception

The amazing wedding day continued in the fab Marquee on the lakeside with some emotional speeches. The bride broke convention by making a hilarious speech of her own! As the sun was setting it was time to cut the cake and first dance with lots of family and friends joining the happy couple on the dance floor.

Here are my favourite photographs from Kelsey & jack’s Gilpin Lake House wedding.


Gilpin Lake House wedding venue

View of the lake at Gilpin Lake house wedding venueBride reads a card out to her mother Mother of the bride gives her daughter a hug

Bride and bridesmaid share a joke

Page boys watch TV is bedBride looks in the mirrorBridesmaid silhouette reflection in mirror

Groom shares a joke with ushersGroom looks in mirror as he gets dressed

Flower girls gets a hug of her mother

Bride puts on her wedding dress

Bride being helped into her dressClose up of bride

Reflection of bride in mirror as she puts on her dressWedding ceremony marquee by the lakeGroom shares a joke with his groomsmen before the wedding ceremonyChief bridesmaid with the flower girls walking to the ceremonyThe bride walks towards the ceremony marqueeThe bride smiles at the groom as she arrives at marquee for the wedding ceremony

guests laugh at joke during exchange of ringsBride and groom share a joke with registrarBridesmaid smiles during wedding ceremonyPage boy gives the wedding rings to the bride

Bride cheers as the newlyweds leave the marquee after the ceremony

Bride cheers as the newlyweds leave the marquee after the ceremony

Newlyweds son crying for his mum

bride gives her son a hugBride hugs a guest during the drinks receptionWedding guest congratulates bridemother of the bride shares a joke with a guest during the drinks receptionWedding guest congratulates brideWedding guests enjoying the drinks receptionBride and groom share a jokeBride and groom standing on the lake jettyBride and groom hold each other on Gilpin Lake House jetty Bride and groom kiss on the lake jetty

Table decoration at wedding breakfastChair decoration at wedding breakfastTable order at wedding breakfastChildrens entertainer during the wedding breakfastlittle boy watching children's entertainer during the wedding breakfastKids react to a trick during the wedding breakfastMum and flower girl kiss during the speechesBride hugs step-father during speechesGrooms father gives his speech

Bride and groom laugh at father of the brides speech

Bridesmaid laughs at wedding speechBrides step-father and mother cheer at the end of the speechesBride and groom close up first danceMother of the bride watches the first danceConfetti shower after the first danceWedding guests watch the first danceGuests dancing after the first dance



If you are looking for a wedding photographer at Gilpin Lake house or any other wedding venue please get in touch to see if I am free on your date.


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  • Stephen11th October 2018 - 1:57 pm

    Excellent work David. Super strong documentary work.ReplyCancel

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