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.
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