A scorcher of a day for this Langdale Chase Wedding, on the shores of Lake Windermere.
Since we’d been to check out Langdale Chase we’d been looking forward to photographing this wedding and hoping for some good weather to make the most of the amazing scenery. Liz and Stephen’s wedding at Langdale Chase on Windermere lived up to expectations and was stunning… Timeless, elegant and classic. The bride and groom both looked perfect in this setting which more closely resembled the French Riviera than the Lake District… Maybe this had something to do with the gorgeous hot weather :)
Did I say ‘gorgeous hot weather’?! hmmm double edged sword fit’s the bill here, you can have too hot, thankfully there was an occasional cooling breeze from Lake Windermere to ease the suffering :)
Langdale Chase wedding ceremony in the Baronial Hall
Liz opted to tie the knot in the oak panelled hall, there’s the option to have your ceremony on the shore of the lake, but it was a little hot and windy. Who’d have thought it’d be too hot in the Lake District!!! The wedding ceremony room is unusual in that you get married on a quarter-landing on the stairs, with all guests seated in the hall. Getting an intimate vantage point was a little tricky but the overall view I had was amazing… Dark spaces can create the most beautiful light :)
Apart from Amelia (their cute three year old daughter) insisting her mum Liz should carry her during her wedding, the ceremony went great (bride was rescued swiftly as a friend prised Amelia away phew!)
Cool music performed by Noah during the ceremony, then performed again later outside which gave the atmosphere a mini fest feel… most groovy :)
Pimms and congratulations overlooking Lake Windermere
Coming down from the elevated heights of the hotel patio for an explosion of confetti and a few of the usual family and friends shots on the lawn. From the lawn we sauntered through the gorgeous grounds of Langdale Chase for a few sneaky natural moments of the two newly weds. Back to their party and wedding breakfast in the very light and bright reception room, with gorgeous subtle details and champagne cork name place holders – that’s a good excuse to drink a lot of champagne!
Langdale Chase wedding photography finale sunset
As the sun went down and the sky put o its own natural show we finished the day off at the boat house jetty with some classic lakeland ‘jetty’ shots… well, it’s rude not to :) In fact you may recognise one of our pics as the Langdale Chase Wedding brochure cover image ;) Into the evening the kids were entertained by a magician, who then magically turned into a very charismatic DJ for the adults to let their hair down on the dance floor!
We can’t wait to get back to Langdale Chase for more epic wedding photography in this knockout location, you’ve just gotta love The Lake District (especially in the sunshine!) We’ve seen Liz & Stephen a few times since 2013, as we’ve photographed her bridesmaid Laura’s wedding in 2014 and two friends of Liz’s in 2015 too :)