Belsfield Hotel wedding photographer

Rachel and Jason got married at The Belsfield Laura Ashley Hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere in the stunning Cumbria countryside. Big shout to Andy Griffiths Photography for asking me  along to this beautiful Lake District venue to help shoot this amazing wedding.

Magical Lake District Location

As I drove up from Manchester that morning, I arrived in Windermere in the most glorious winter light. The Lake District is always a magical place and the hills and lakes were looking particularly gorgeous that day. What an auspicious start!

Sure enough, the beautiful bride Rachel and her bridesmaids were certainly enjoying their sunny lakeside view as they relaxed into their morning. Andy took care of most of the bridal prep, so I ran along to cover the groom Jason as he steadied his nerves alongside his family and best man.

St Martin’s Church, Bowness-in-Windermere

The ceremony itself took place at St Martin’s Church, just a short walk through the hotel grounds. This is an idyllic setting for a wedding, no doubt, and the guests were treated to a suitably beautiful ceremony. Singer and pianist Jennie Sawdon provided a fantastic musical accompaniment both here and back at the Laura Ashley Hotel for canapes later.

Your carriage awaits!

Having taken their horse drawn carriage back to the Belsfield Hotel, the party quickly got underway. There’s nothing like a good wedding to bring people together and this joyful occasion had plenty to celebrate. Heartfelt speeches, Mighty Leeds football fandom and much hilarity on the Jager-train kept spirits well and truly elevated. Dancing duties were expertly supplied by Little Red Live Scottish Wedding Band.

Congratulations to Rachel and Jason – what a gorgeous wedding and a brilliant way to start your married life together. Thanks again to Andy Griffiths Photography for letting me support.

Below are a handful of some of my favourite images from the day.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for the Belsfield Hotel, elsewhere in the Lake District, or further afield, please check out some more of my weddings, my portfolio or my packages & contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you.