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Happy Together – a Real Winter Wedding

By Claire
Steaming mugs of tea for the bride and groom

Steaming mugs of tea for the bride and groom

I love this wedding from photographer Sam Clayton and I’m delighted to be sharing these photographs of Sarah and John-Paul’s wedding day with you.

A biker bride and groom?

A biker bride and groom?

The motorbikes caught my eye first of all, and then the wedding details stole my heart – I love the warmth that flows through the day, from the rich oranges in Sarah’s bouquet to the steaming tea cups (so chunky! A refreshing change from vintage dainty ones!) at the roadside caff.

Most of all, the warmth in the bride and groom’s eyes as they look at one another could take the chill of the coldest January day!

Gorgeous wedding jewellery by Jenny Packham

Gorgeous wedding jewellery by Jenny Packham

The girls get ready

The girls get ready

Wedding table plan

Wedding table plan

Sarah’s sister is a graphic designer and took care of all the stationery for the wedding reception. I love the bright splashes of red on the table plan!

Sarah has her hair done... I love that hair accessory so much

Sarah has her hair done... I love that hair accessory so much

Sarah chose Dior for her wedding day perfume - gorgeous

Sarah chose Dior for her wedding day perfume - gorgeous

Sarah has her bridal make up done

Sarah has her bridal make up done

Lovely warm wedding bouquet for a January wedding

Lovely warm wedding bouquet for a January wedding

The flowers are from Dalton Square Florist in Lancaster. I love the warming orange and red tones, and the little berries are really pretty.

I love this shot of the bouquet by the window

I love this shot of the bouquet by the window

Sarah's beautiful wedding dress

Sarah's beautiful wedding dress

Sarah’s wedding dress is by Romantica from the Preston Bridal Gallery

Yummy wedding cupcakes with bright orange flowers

Yummy wedding cupcakes with bright orange flowers

Sam asked me to credit her second shooter, wedding photographer Hannah Dornford-May, for images of the muffins and table decorations. Hannah… you’re making me so hungry with this one! Yum!

On with the wedding shoes...

On with the wedding shoes...

Wedding tables had centrepieces with rich, warm flowers and candles

Wedding tables had centrepieces with rich, warm flowers and candles

The wedding ceremony - Sarah's eyes say everything

The wedding ceremony - Sarah's eyes say everything

Emotions bubble to the surface but Sarah keeps smiling

Emotions bubble to the surface but Sarah keeps smiling

A hug... accessorised beautifully by Jenny Packham!

A hug... accessorised beautifully by Jenny Packham!

Happy Together

Happy Together

This is the Intermezzo String Quartet http://www.intermezzo.org.uk/

Sarah is so very beautiful

Sarah is so very beautiful

Sarah's bridesmaid... and if this isn't her sister I'll eat someone's hat!

Sarah's bridesmaid... and if this isn't her sister I'll eat someone's hat!

Lovely wedding cupcakes

Lovely wedding cupcakes

Bride and groom at an outdoor cafe

Bride and groom at an outdoor cafe

Mingling with the bikers - what a way to spend a wedding day!

Mingling with the bikers - what a way to spend a wedding day!

On the bridge with the bikers

On the bridge with the bikers

A lovely warm photo on a cold January wedding day

A lovely warm photo on a cold January wedding day

I love Sarah's smile in this photo

I love Sarah's smile in this photo

Ducks!

Ducks!

A kiss (and more motorbikes)

A kiss (and more motorbikes)

The bride and groom with more motorbikes

The bride and groom with more motorbikes

On the bridge

On the bridge

Romantic winter wedding photograph

Romantic winter wedding photograph

The wedding venue is Hipping Hall, a modern country house hotel and wedding venue in the Lake District.

A stroll outside the wedding venue

A stroll outside the wedding venue

I love how the dogs in the picture look like they REALLY want those cakes!

I love how the dogs in the picture look like they REALLY want those cakes!

Warm table centrepiece - the wedding had a New Zealand theme

Warm table centrepiece - the wedding had a New Zealand theme

The wedding menu

The wedding menu

A softly lit first dance photograph

A softly lit first dance photograph

Thank you to wedding photographer Sam Clayton for allowing me to publish this gorgeous wedding day on the English Wedding blog. I love the subtly quirky details in the photography… from the ducks to the motorbikes and back! And Sam captures some wonderfully emotional moments between Sarah and John-Paul too. I love everything about this wedding day.

It’s especially nice to have a Lake District wedding day on the blog – the Lakes will always be home for me, and just maybe I’ll park my little Vespa on that bridge with the big boys on my way home one day!


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