AN INTIMATE LAKE DISTRICT WEDDING AT GILPIN LAKE HOUSE - EMMA + BEN


views over the lake district from Lakehouse at Gilpin

Look at that beautiful Lake District scenery. These two celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary this week after getting married last February at the incredible Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, a Michelin starred hotel and spa in the picturesque Windermere, Lake District. Emma and Ben's wedding was small and intimate with only 6 guests and them and it was just perfect. Emma wore the most individual dress and the wedding was full of beautiful hand made touches including porcelain name place settings. And the cake, well you should have seen the cake. Emma also runs cake making business Cake Creations and her self-made wedding cake did not disappoint! Adorned with carefully sculpted sugar flowers it looked super elegant sat next to its counterpart, a classic Colin the Caterpillar chocolate cake. :)

bride gets ready for her wedding and wedding wellies
bride gets her hair done for her wedding
wedding dress hangs up ready for the bride

sister of the bride takes the dress to get ready

details on the beautiful embroidered wedding dress

The girls. Mother and sister of the bride with the bride

the bridal bouquet sits on the table at the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

Getting ready for the wedding

Gilpin Hotel and Lakehouse, Windermere, Lake district

The wedding breakfast table

Beautiful sugar roses on the wedding cake

Emma makes the best cakes and her wedding cake was no different! Beauts!

The bride gets into her wedding dress helped by her mum and sister

The guests wait for the arrival of the bride

white umbrellas as the bride makes her way to the Lake house

An emotional mother of the bride watches her daughter get married

holding hands as they watch the bride and groom get married

the exchanging of the rings

the bouquet sits on the table at the signing of the register

Emma and Ben pose for portraits in front of the Gilpin Lake House in the rain

Grandmothers fern in the bridal bouquet

Ben and Emma tied the knot inside the little boat house in front of the Lake House at Gilpin which was warm and cosy and kitted out with blankets and cushions. It was just big enough to fit the most important people for the ceremony and then it was time for a couple of showery portraits before we headed in to the Gilpin's conservatory overlooking the beautiful Lake District views for a Michelin starred meal which was utterly delicious (thanks chefs!).

Emma's sister Helen had made a slideshow of childhood photos of the couple and arranged for video messages from relatives on the other side of the world and nearly everyone was in tears when Emma's mum Jean got up to make the loveliest speech. What an absolutely lovely day we all had. I'm so happy I got to spend it with you all.

Emma and ben have a moment to themselves after getting married

sister of the bride with the bride and groom

wandering through the grounds of the Lake House, Lake district

bridal bouquet of roses and ferns
Emma and Ben pose by the lake Lake district wedding photographer
Mother of the bride makes an emotional speech

getting emotional at the speeches

beautiful view of the lake district from the gilpin lake house

The Lake House at Gilpin looks out over stunning views of the Lake District.

looking at cards on their wedding day

messages from relative across the globe

A video message from family around the world.

family getting together for an intimate wedding in the lake district

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