rampsbeck hotel wedding photography venue in lake district cumbria
rampsbeck hotel wedding photography venue in lake district cumbria

Kate and Patrick decided to get married at Kate’s family church in Dacre.

Dacre church is a gorgeous 12th century church which is Grade I listed and believed to occupy the site of an Anglo-Saxon monastery.

The guests arrived in style, in old fashioned buses provided by Cumbria Classic Coaches, a perfect start to the vintage style day. Kate’s dad decided to surprise his princess with a horse and carriage to take her to the ceremony! The bride, with her makeup done by Jaye Adams, looked utterly stunning in her vintage inspired dress as she entered the church.

Following the ceremony it was back aboard the coaches (or rather, the carriage for the newlyweds) to head to the home of Ullswater Steamers, for a boat tour around Ullswater, a gorgeous location! Everyone enjoyed champagne and giggles whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery.

A final coach trip and guests arrived at the Rampsbeck Hotel, an 18th century house on the shores of Ullswater, set in 18 acres of Lake District National Park with views over Ullswater and the fells beyond. A huge marquee provided by Fjell Event Tipis was set up in the grounds of the hotel as the reception venue, it was an impressive structure. The inside of the tipis had flooring throughout, a log fire and plenty of tables and chairs for the guests to enjoy their sit down wedding breakfast. There were even a few sofas dotted about!

Guests enjoyed Jenga and croquet in the gardens whilst I snuck Kate and Patrick off for a short private photo shoot against the beautiful scenery. Then it was time for tea and everyone headed inside for the meal and speeches.

Congratulations to Kate and Patrick for creating such a wonderful and different day and lasting memories for all of their family and friends!

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