LANGDALE CHASE | WEDDING story of Barbara & Tom

How did you both meet?

We met at Lancaster University though friends.

Tell us about the proposal?

We got engaged in a country house in Hampshire called Tylney Hall, Tom did in the gardens next to a pretty little pond in the rain watched by several ducks.

Why choose the lake district for your wedding and what made you choose the Langdale Chase as your venue?

We chose to get married in the lakes as my parents have a house there and since we met at university we have been going on holiday to the lakes. We viewed a few places around the area but fell in love with the Langdale Chase Hotel and it’s beautiful grounds, views and staircase.

What was your colour scheme or wedding theme?

The colours I chose were from the purple palette, I didn’t choose just one shade. The theme I choose ended up being birds/ birdcages. When researching weddings I really liked the pictures of birdcages and once I had started I just followed. In the end we ended up with birds on all the stationary and on the table plan.

Tell us about your dress?

I bought my dress from dream catcher in Kirkham. I tried several places in London but I couldn’t really find anything I liked so my mum suggested dream catcher. I found the dress in one visit and the shop assistants were lovely. The dress is from blue enzoani and I fell in love with the detailing on the top. It was a bit of a pain to have to come up north for the fittings but I think it was worth it.

Did you have ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue?’

I did in the end, pretty much everything I had on was new, my necklace was an old birthday present from my parents and my something blue was a blue pair of earrings Tom gave me as a present on the day.

What was your favourite photograph (so far) and why did you like it?

My favourite is the one of me with the landscape behind me and the wind blowing the veil and my hair, I just think it’s a beautiful picture of me and everything just looks wonderful on it. Tom’s favourite is the one of us together under the roses, but there are so many good ones it’s hard to choose.

What was your most useful source of wedding ideas and information?

For Tom it was the Langdale chase Hotel website they had a lot of useful local contact information. For me I used the internet and wedding magazines a lot to steal ideas and design things.

Tell us about a supplier who provided a first-class service.

Thats a hard question, alot of the suppliers we used were excellent and it’s hard to just say one as they all contributed wonderfully towards the day. Tom loved the classic ensembles who played beautifully during the ceremony and managed to play the game of thrones theme tune for us which was brilliant. I loved my horse and carriage as well from lakeland carriages.

Do you have any advice for future brides?

No matter how much planning you do some small things will not turn out the way you planned for whatever reason, try not to worry about it though and enjoy the day.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

I liked the ceremony, Tom the reception and getting drunk with all our family and friends.

Was Derwent Photography the right photographer for you?

Yes, absolutely. We picked derwent photography for the beautiful landscape pictures we saw on the website, he also came highly recommended. He managed to get the beautiful photographs that I loved so much which were normally situated up in the mountains, in the grounds at the hotel. We certainly went over our preset budget with the photography but we think it was definitely worth it after looking at all the wonderful photographs.



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