I recently had the great fortune to shoot an amazing Lake District England wedding with Natalie and Anthony (one half of the famous artist duo, Kai and Sunny). It was a gorgeous affair, from the ceremony in a centuries-old church to a carnival themed wedding reception on the grounds of the church.
Bridal Preparation Photos in Kendal
For their Lake District wedding, I began the morning photographing Natalie as she prepared at her parents’ lovely home in Kendal, a market town and civil parish in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England.
Natalie, preparing for what’s to come.
Natalie’s Irregular Choice wedding shoes are unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
Natalie dives into her gown with the help of her bridesmaid and her mother.
Both Natalie and her mother were overcome with joy as Natalie puts on her dress for the first time.
Lake District England Wedding Church Ceremony in Old Hutton
The church for their Lake District wedding was the stuff of dreams, even down to this wonderful pipe organ.
Anthony’s tension is palpable as he awaits the start of the ceremony.
After Anthony mistakenly recited the vow as, “What’s mine is mine…”, the entire church broke out in laughter.
This young flower girl made sure she had a good vantage point of the Lake District wedding.
Guests threw confetti and Nat and Anthony as they greeted everyone outside the church.
Natalie’s mother gives her new son-in-law a big hug after the ceremony.
Nat and Anthony’s getaway car was a vintage Volkswagen van.
Bride and Groom Lake District England Wedding Photos
A Lake District wedding offers unbelievable views like this one!
Natalie and Anthony walk through a pastoral setting that was like something out of a Tolkien novel.
Natalie and Anthony stroll in a meadow of rolling hills and endless green.
On a crest high above the town of Kendal, Anthony and Natalie share a romantic moment.
With her face lighted by the fading sun, Natalie takes a quiet moment to herself.
Lake District England Wedding Carnival Themed Reception
Natalie and Anthony treated their guests to a carnival themed wedding reception!
Natalie and Anthony’s carnival-themed wedding featured amazing rides and games.
The carnival-themed wedding reception features a ton of details that are on point! For example, the Strongman game was a huge hit, and so was the cotton candy vendor. She was nearly as busy as the bartender! In addition, the carousel cast an unreal orange glow that really warmed the evening, and the candy-covered cake is just perfect.
Similarly, guests dines on fresh roast pig and pints of beer.
The lights of the carousel illuminate the reception.
Natalie and Anthony’s first dance under the streamers and purple light.
Guests young and old got in on the fun.
Natalie and her guests dance the night away!
Need more inspiration? Check out this wonderful Chicago wedding!
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