Lake District Weddings – destination weddings.

In my opinion there is quite simply no-where to beat the Lake District, I live here, well nearly, I live about one mile from the border of the Lake District National Park but still in Cumbria. Ian Wood Photography is based in Kendal which has become known as ‘the gateway to the Lakes’, seeing as we are so close and had to piggyback the name somehow 🙂

Some couples head abroad for their destination wedding but in reality many hundreds of couples love the Lake District so much they travel here to marry, so in fact the Lake District is just as much a ‘destination’ for weddings as places like Mexico, Greece, Cyprus and lots of other hot countries 😉

Temperature – OK, well the Lakes is renowned for sunshine of a different variety to that of countries with hotter climes, in fact our sunshine is very special, ours is ‘liquid’ sunshine, lovely stuff!

I am always delighted to be asked to photograph a wedding, even though it is my job and it is fabulous to work with hotels and other wedding suppliers whose sole purpose is to make two people very happy, make them smile, make them cry happy tears and make the biggest day of their lives very, very special, most of all ensure that the wedding runs as smoothly as possible.

Having been born in the area I am intensely proud of my county of Cumbria and of course the Lake District, so helping couples out with quality, trusted suppliers when they are coming to the Lakes is always a pleasure, just this week I have spoken to a couple on the South Coast, a booking from another couple based on the South Coast and a booking from a couple from Manchester. Wonderful people, very different weddings in different parts of the Lakes but all are destination weddings.

Wedding tourism is also great for our local economy and this is why it is important that when travelling to the area we as suppliers do our ‘guests’ proud and look after them. I am more than happy to recommend suppliers that I work with on a regular basis and ‘put my name to them’ as it were, as I am sure they will with me from floral artists to hairdressers, bridal houses, make up artists to Scottish Pipers and wedding transport.

Here in Cumbria we are also very proud of our local produce and I know wherever possible many of the wedding venues choose to source fresh local produce from local, quality producers. In fact just today HRH Prince Charles has been to the the Lake District and visited More? the artisan baker and tasted my favourite BEER at the Hawkshead brewery  🙂 I know that Prince Charles is a great ambassador for the Lake District.

If you would like to chat about the photography for your Lake District wedding, or a wedding anywhere else for that matter then please do not hesitate to use the contact form on my website, or call 01539 738846 | 07968 791584. You can also find Ian Wood Photography on Facebook.

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A great view for couple getting married in the Lake District, looking towards the Langdales from The Low Wood BAy.

A Bride and Groom at a romantic Lake District wedding venue at Armathwaite Hall a wedding venue in the Lake District.


Wainwright books on a bookshelf at an intimate Lake District Wedding venue. A view in the Langdale Valley with a bride and groom who had their wedding in the Lake District. A Bride and Groom at the most beautiful Wasdale valley. They always wanted to get married in the Lake District and get married in Cumbria.





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