Australian based couple Katie and Sandy returned home for their wedding at beautiful Fell Foot Park.
Fell Foot Park is a perfect wedding venue nestled into the very southern shores of Lake Windermere, offering stunning views of both the lake and the mountains. The reception was held in a marquee on the beautiful lawns. The venue was particularly special for Katie as it had been a favoured spot in her childhood and the place where she had started her life as a keen birdwatcher. Katie and Sandy had decorated the venue themselves and chose a humanist ceremony. Sandy’s dad piped them into the ceremony that included an informal hand fasting tradition which was conducted by Katie’s brother Nick (through whom the couple had met and bonded over their shared love of canoe polo). Hand fasting is an old Celtic tradition that was around before Christianity. The hand fasting included a blessing from each member of the wedding party with each person taking a ribbon and wrapping it around the couples hands before saying a few words. This gave the occasion a very personal, unique and informal feel that I know Katie and Sandy really wanted.
The hand fasting was followed by drinks and nibbles with the wedding breakfast being held in the late afternoon, the wedding cake having been made by Katie’s aunt Hillary.
Staying with the Celtic theme evening entertainment was provided by ‘Striding Edge’ a Ceilidh Band that had Katie and Sandy’s guests dancing all night.
A wonderfully unique and laid back wedding set in stunning countryside. Congratulations to Katie and Sandy on getting married and giving yourselves and your family and friends a truly special day to remember!
Flowers by Valerie Ann
Marquee & Catering by Karen Rhodes Catering.
Make up by Gemma Smith
Ceilidh Band ‘Striding Edge’
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