Wedding Silverholme Bowness on Windermere

A Lake District Wedding

Silverholme Manor on the Graythwaite Estate Bowness on Windermere.

Hannah & Sam

bride and groom laughing during portraits by a window in a bedroom


I’ve wanted to photograph a wedding in The Lake District for a long time. It’s my favourite place in the world. Mike and I holiday in Keswick twice a year and have done for years because we’ve been to so many other places in the past that just can’t compare. I was so excited when Hannah and Sam booked me to photograph their wedding at Silverholme Manor on the Graythwaite Estate Bowness on Windermere. They are just the most delightful couple. They are funny and warm and absolutely adore their children. Remember their pre-wedding shoot? It turned in to a little family shoot instead. Their wedding day was all about having fun with their wonderful families and friends and their two boys Bertie and Fred.

It had been sunny all week leading up to their wedding, the first real hint of summer 2017 but in true Lake District style come their wedding day the weather was biblical. When we left the pretty little church in Far Sawrey the sky was black and the rain was bouncing off the church path. I was using camera settings reserved for the winter solstice! But what are The Lakes without rain? It made for more atmospheric photography, and fun dashing in and out of cover to avoid the downpour. Here are highlights from Hannah & Sam’s Lake District Wedding Photography at the end of May.

plants in pots on a glass top tabel outdoors overlooking lake windermereSilverholme house bowness on windermere shot from the bottom of the banked lawngroom in a courtyard being helped in to his waist coat shot through an open windowgroom being helped in to his jacket standing next to a man in shorts and a grey t shirt laughinggroom and best man in blue suits undoing the soft top roof of a vintage MG sportscarman in a shirt and tie sitting on a window sill surrounded by floral curtains drinking from a bottle of beertwo women in a bedroom on on a bed laughiung the other standing at the side smilingblonde woman sitting on a directors chair in a white drerssing robe laughing with her small son on her kneeblonde woman sitting on a directors chair in a white drerssing robe laughing with her small son on her kneea bridesmaid in pink dress watches and an old man in blue bends over to put shoes on the feet of a young page boyblack and white image of a woman and a boy standing at a sink while she puts wax in the boys hairbrdie in white dressing robe fastens her bridal shoes with a friend laughing behind herbride in a bathroom as her mum dressed in blue helps her in to her wedding dressbride in a bathroom as her mum dressed in blue helps her in to her wedding dressblack vintage morris minor soft top wedding car on a church path with young bridesmaid watching it's arrivalbride, groom and brides father at a church altar the groom pulls a silly facetwo boys sitting in church pews one of them peeks over the pewbride in lace dress getting in to a white MG sports carclose up of front of black wedding car Morris Minor with white vintage MG sports wedding car behind outside a churchwedding guests walking down a church path in the pouring rain with umbrellasbride waves from a white vintage MG sports car as the groom drives it down a church pathwhite MG sports car and mini bus on a road in the pouring rain rain drops light by the mini buses headlightsmale wedding guest in blue suit waving to camerabride in lace dress holding a champagne glass looks down in a doorwaythree femal wedding guests chatting a laughing in a red dining roomclose up of woman holding a tray of champagne in glasses with guests in the distance outdoorsvery thundery sky and rain over windermerebride and groom laughing during portraits by a window in a bedroombride and groom laughing during portraits by a window in a bedroombride and groom lit by window light standing in a bedroom at Silverholme bride and groom lit by window light on a bedroom at Silverholme groom makes bride laiugh blowing a raspberry on her cheekbride and groom lit by window light ion a bedroom at Silverholme close up of bride in lace and groom in blue laughing in a doorwaybride and groom pulling faces through a dining room window shot from outsidegroom in blue suit standing by a white vinatge Mg sports cra on a gravel path by a stone georgian mansiontow boys pushing big toy cars up a grass bankbride and groom groups shot with their two little boys one pushing his hand in to the grooms mouth the other the bride kisses on the headdistance shot of bride and groom on the lawn at silverholme overlooking Windermere with their guestsback shot of flower girls following a bride and groom down a gravel pathbrdie and groom holding hands with their little boy overlooking windermerebride and groom standing under an umbrella in the pouring rain with their best manbride and groom enter marquee at silverholme groom tapped on the hsoulder by a man in a bright blue suitbride, groom and two men in bridal party sitting a dining table taking a selfiegroom high fives little flower girl who id giving a speech in a marqueewedding guest sitting at a wedding breakfast table holding a glass of wine and raisng his galss and pointing at the camerabrdie and groom with their little boy at a diner table with the bride holding a microphone for the little boy to speaklittle page boy in grey waistcoat and bow tie helps himself to the wedding cakebride on a dance flower ready to throw her bouquet to wedding guestsbride and groom during the first dance in a marqueeman dances with his little daughter at a wedding they are both laughinggroup of female wedding guests dancing and cheering on a dnace floor in a marqueetwo old men dancing at a wedding one of them leaping off the flooran old lady and old man dance independently and cheering on a dancefloor in a wedding marqueeblonde woman cups her hands around a mans as he tries to light a cigar shot from the side of the mans head close upman with beadr in blue jacket lights a cigar causing a small flamegroom and man with beard high five after lighting cigarsgroom in blue looks at cigar he has just puffed as smoke drifts off behind himfour men lit by a house light smoke cigars against a dark night skyelderly couple dancing and yeling on a dance floorbride cheering and raising a hand as she dances alone on the dance floor of a marquee

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