2020 has been a challenging year to say the least. In January, what promised to be a busy and exciting time for my wedding photography, all ground to halt in early Spring. The country went into lockdown and weddings weren’t allowed to go ahead.

I never imagined what effect a global pandemic would have on our day to day lives, our plans for the future and our dreams. The wedding industry was on the brink of collapse and suppliers and couples were rightly worried about whether or not weddings could go ahead. But then there was a small ray of sunshine in June, micro weddings would be allowed to be held again from early July.

Daniel and Mirjam had to cancel their original plans for their wedding in the spring. Instead they decided to book their Elopement wedding at Briery Wood Country House Hotel, inviting me along to photograph their micro wedding service and elopement photography.

Briery Wood Country House Hotel is a beautiful venue and even in the rain the grounds were beautiful. I was able to meet Daniel and Mirjam shortly before their ceremony for a a quick chat to say hello, and a few pre-wedding photographs to help calm their nerves.

briery wood country house hotel in the lake district rain

The ceremony was beautiful, intimate and special. There’s a closeness to elopement weddings and something that I really enjoy being a part of as a photographer. Daniel and Mirjam’s was no exception and it was a pleasure to look after their elopement photography for them.

bride and grooms first kiss after their micro wedding ceremony
bride and groom signing the register after their micro wedding ceremony

After the ceremony we were able to take a few more bride and groom portraits and even though it was raining we were still able to get some stunning wedding photographs outside. Just add an umbrella.

bride and groom standing under an umbrella in the rain

It was a great pleasure to be Daniel and Mirjam’s micro wedding photographer for their elopement at Briery Wood. We were able to create some special memories and I wish them all the best for their future together.

bride and groom walking hand in hand along the driveway at briery wood country house hotel near windermere
bride and groom portrait lit through an open doorway

Email – jaye@jayepeg.co.uk    |    Telephone – 07976 815353    |    Jaye-Peg Photography, 39 Kirkgate, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9PJ