I first met Elena at the Broadoaks Country House Hotel Wedding Fayre last October when she booked me for her wedding makeup in February. A couple of weeks before we met again for her wedding makeup trial Elena and Dan asked if I would also like to be their wedding photographer. I was thrilled to bits that they had considered me for the wedding photographs and of course I jump at the chance to be their photographer.
The day itself turned out to be a beautiful late February day in the Lake District, even if it was a little cold outside. My assistant, Felicity, and I looked after the wedding makeup for Elena and her bridal party. I left Felicity to take carer of the finishing touches while I slipped out to meet Dan and his bestman, Dan (not just two Dans but three, Elena’s brother in law was also called Dan!), for some portrait photography and for some candid photographs. I then went back to The Retreat at Broadoaks Country House Hotel to check on Felicity and for some more bridal prep photography.
We were made to feel like a part of the family and it was an absolute please for us to look after Elena’s wedding makeup requirements and then Elena and Dan’s wedding photography before, during and after the ceremony with wedding photographs outside in the hotel grounds.
Broadoaks Country House Hotel is one of my favourite places to visit for wedding makeup and wedding photography. Some of my my favourite moments from Elena and Dan’s wedding photographs include their confetti photograph and the photograph of them on the tree swing, memories really are forever.
I would like to offer my best wishes to Elena and Dan as they start their life together as Mr and Mrs.
Shout out to some amazing suppliers:
Venue – Broadoaks Country House Hotel
Hair Stylist – Katie Tweedale
Wedding Makeup and Wedding Photographer – Jaye Adams assisted by Felicity Ashby
Entertainment – John Penn
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