When Kim asked me to be a part of their wedding day I was absolutely delighted. Kim and David had decided to have a very intimate wedding with just nine guests. This was going to be such a lovely wedding, just the very closest of family and friends… what wonderful quality time!
Kim and David had chosen the stunning Lakeside Hotel, Newby Bridge in the Lake District for their wedding. Now many hotels and guesthouses in the Lake District boast ‘lakeside’ views or claim ‘lakeside facing’. However the Lakeside Hotel really is what it says… Lake Windermere literally is part of their back garden!
Kim and David must have some luck on their side. I had visited the venue three weeks prior to the wedding and thought to myself ‘wow, what stunning scenery for a wedding’ but of course we are in England, in September… I had to have a plan B just in case it rained (heaven forbid). So I busied myself on that day, running round the hotel finding alternative suitable location for photographs which would still be lovely, but not quite the same as with a lakeside backdrop. Predictably, and much to my disappointment, on Wednesday 12th September, I made my way tentatively up the M6 through the most torrential rain. Visibility was shocking and the journey probably took half an hour more than it should. Miraculously however, as I approached Windermere, the clouds parted and the Lake District was suddenly bathed in glorious sunshine for the afternoon… and it lasted! We were able to take shots of Kim outside in the garden then afterward of all the guests outside and by the lake.
Kim and David’s wedding was a really beautiful intimate occasion. It was a pleasure to be part of their day and I wish them both lots of happiness for the future!
Clodagh and Andy, the now Mr and Mrs Wilson, got married at the Netherwood Hotel, Grange Over Sands in Summer 2011. The Netherwood is a fantastic wedding venue, gorgeous grounds overlooking the sea which make for very romantic wedding photography. The happy couple are very good friends of mine and I was delighted to be their wedding photographer for the day. Clodagh was drawn to our reportage style of photography – our relaxed approach results in natural wedding photos which capture those special unique moments from your wedding day.
Click on the link to view more of Clodagh and Andy’s wedding photos at the Netherwood Hotel, Cumbria.
Jillian Hartley Wedding Photography prides itself on contemporary wedding photography packages at affordable prices. We cover weddings in Manchester, Lancashire, the Lake District and across the North of England. See the website for more details.