Irton Hall Wedding
Just a great place to shoot a wedding and its no wonder they refer to it as the Lake Districts hidden jewel, Irton Hall wedding venue is truly a beautiful place. I dont know what it is about the Lake District, it almost feels like your in a different world. Its great to get away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life and its such a calming place. Irton Hall has a history stretching back to the 14th century, situated in the foothills of Lakeland’s western fells between Wasdale and Eskdale it is more like a stately home than a hotel. What a great find!!
Lake district weddings
Ok, let me tell you more about the day, we arrived nice and early and started shooting the prep. Both the bride and groom were staying at Irton Hall overnight and Matt and the grooms party traveled to the Church in a VW camper (how cool is that). It was a really chilled morning, lots of laughter and a little emotion but a great start to the wedding. We headed over to St Catherine’s Church, Boot in Holmrook.
The church ceremony
I guess one of the challenges of shooting weddings in remote locations is the access. St Catherine’s is a bit of the beaten track, but what a lovely church. As the guests made their way into the church, Angie and her dad arrived in a beautiful horse and carriage. The service was lovely, St Catherine’s is quite a small church so it had a very cosy feel to it. After the service we headed over to the reception and enjoyed some great entertainment. During the wedding breakfast Howard Wing performed in his own inimitable style. Howard has a talent for getting everyone in the mood and after the bridal party entered the room, Howard then wandered around singing and involving all the guests. Howard not only has a great voice, he is such a good entertainer and towards the end of the wedding breakfast the party was really getting started.
The day flew by and the guests enjoyed a short break just before the evening celebrations started and everyone gathered for the first dance, without any encouragement the dance floor was packed in no time and it was time for us to head home. What a great day and another fabulous wedding.