LANGDALE CHASE | WEDDING story of Penny & Anthony

How did you both meet?

Anthony worked at Newcastle United when I started there to work matches. We were friends for about 6 months before we started dating.

Tell us about the proposal?

I had arranged a surprise holiday to Gran Canaria for Anthony’s 30th birthday. Whilst on holiday Anthony proposed on the balcony surrounded by candles. My favourite film is Love Actually and Anthony copied a scene from there where a character goes to a girls door with cue cards to tell her he loves her. Anthony did this with Will you marry me? on the last card.

Why a lake district wedding?

We both love the lake district. We had originally thought about a wedding abroad but were concerned about the travel for our families. We wanted a small intimate wedding where all the guests stay together away from home. The lake district is so pretty in every season.

Tell us about your wedding venue, why you chose the Langdale Chase?

Our good friend Andrew runs the Langdale Chase. We have stayed there lots of times and knew straight away, once we decided on a lakes wedding, that this was the perfect venue. The house itself is beautiful and the views are second to none. We love it and would recommend to anyone.

What was your colour scheme or wedding theme?

We had a winter wedding just before Christmas so the wedding was a winter theme with silver and red colours.

Tell us about your dress?

My dress was from YAP bridal in Newcastle. I loved it from the moment I tried it on. The dress was different to what I thought I would go for. All the guests loved it and most importantly Anthony did too. The dress was strapless with a jewelled front with princess style bottom. I want to wear it again! I had a full length veil and a fur wrap for the outside pics.

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

I did…. I wore my mams ring which my dad had bought her when I was born. That was my old and borrowed. I had a blue bow on my underskirt and my shoes were my new.

What was your favourite photograph and why did you like it?

There’s so many that we both love but I have 3 favourites. One of us both standing outside the glass doors at the Langdale which is in backhand white, one in the mountains where I am leaning back on Anthony and also the one outside the Langdale where I am holding my veil and Anthony is looking at me, lovely view of the lake behind us.

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

I spent most of my time looking at wedding things. The internet has everything. No website in particular although wedding and you was very helpful.

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

We were impressed with everyone. Photography and the venue were outstanding.

Do you have any advice for future brides?

Have a small wedding with guests staying the night before also. It meant that everyone got to spend time together and the event lasted longer than just the day.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

The ceremony and the evening party.

Was Steve from Derwent Photography the right wedding photographer for you?

Definitely without a doubt….would recommend to future brides and grooms. Steve was so friendly but didn’t get in the way of the day, he was part of it. He knew all of the party’s names and was so nice to everyone. All of our guests commented on this. And the photographs are amazing! He doesn’t take lots of group pictures, his are more natural and show people enjoying the day! And he certainly knows how to capture the amazing views in the background.

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