Bride hugging her groom at Broadoaks Hotel in the Lake district Cumbria

“Everyone has since commented on “the photographer”. They couldn’t believe how relaxed, subtle, hidden you was. I think this really shows in your photos by catching people in a natural pose. So a big thank you from the new Mr & Mrs Bassett”

Lisa and Jason


You might remember Jason and Lisa from my blog post I did covering Jason’s secret proposal to Lisa in Birmingham. I was so honored they also came back and asked me to be their Lake District wedding photographer too, so I could complete their story.

Their Lake District Wedding Venues

The day started off with the bride and groom’s preparations at The Old English Hotel, overlooking Lake Windermere on a beautiful sunny morning. The view from the windows made for a lovely backdrop for their relaxed, documentary photo coverage in the morning. This was a dream for any Lake District wedding photographer.

I oftentimes get to cover both bride and groom’s preparations, where practical, and this “double morning coverage” comes as standard in my all day wedding coverage. After all it’s no real hassle to flit from one room to the next to photograph both parties.

After their morning preps then it was off to their ceremony and reception venue, which were held at a beautiful Lake District Hotel and wedding venue called Broadoaks Country House.

Their Lake District Wedding Day

As Jason and Lisa are from Scotland, I just knew there would be a Scottish flavour to the wedding, and they didn’t disappoint. Jason wore a full kilt outfit, including accessories like: sporran and chain strap, socks, shoes, flashes, sgian dubh and kiltpin. (Of course I know all about those items, and didn’t have to Google any of them!)

I must admit I was surprised and laughed out loud with Lisa favourite Scottish wedding accessory, which was given her as a surprise from Jason: White Doc Martens! You can see her reaction in the photos below, when she opened her present and saw them for the first time.

Lisa had a surprise too for Jason later on when she sang a beautiful song to him during the evening reception. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Talking of dry eyes, Jason understandably struggled to keep a dry eye during the day, as there were many emotionally charged moments to contend with. From seeing Lisa walking up the aisle, doing his vows or delivering his speech knowing that certain family members weren’t present. It’s always heart-warming to see a man cry. I know it’s often thought of as a sign of weakness. But real men do cry! Well done Jason!! And a big thank you both for choosing me as your preferred Lake District wedding photographer.

 

Their Lake District Wedding Story in Their Words

BEFORE OUR WEDDING

How You Met: we met at a local pud where we was both attending a birthday party.

How He Proposed: Jason did a surprise proposal in Birmingham at the annual German market. I think you know all about that tho haha

 

OUR WEDDING DAY

The Bride Wore: A white fish tail dress, white Doc Marten’s.

The Groom Wore: Solway heather tartan kilt full. The Full Kilt Package includes; kilt, jacket and waistcoat, sporran and chain strap, socks, shoes, flashes, sgian dubh and kiltpin.

Jewellery/Accessories: Lisa pearl necklace, pearl earrings and Jason’s Late nans gold watch. Jason wore his late dads wrist watch

Hair/Make-up: Lisa had full bridal make up mainly natural tones. Lisa had her hair up.

Flowers: The flowers consisted of mainly purple and green keeping in with our colour theme

Invitations: Purchased off eBay vintage looking with bunting on brown card

Ceremony Place: Broadoaks

Wedding Theme/Style: Our theme was to have an outside wedding inside. Along with our favourite band Coldplay. We both like camping and music festivals. We achieved this my using artificial grass

 

OUR WEDDING RECEPTION

Reception Place: Broadoaks

First Dance Song: Jason Mraz “I Wont Give Up”

Cake: Cup cake tower with a top cake with 2 Bertie Bassett’s sitting at a tent

Colours: Purple and Green

Decor Elements: Grass, lights, candles

Unique Details: Homemade liquorice allsorts name tags

 

THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT FROM OUR LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING

Bride’s Answer: Singing to Jason as a surprise

Groom’s Answer: Seeing Lisa walk down the aisle.

 

HONEYMOON

Benidorm Spain, our favourite place

 

OUR WEDDING ADVICE

Only invite people who you want to be there. Don’t invite people for the sake of it so you don’t offend them.


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