a newly wed couple at belsfield hotel in bowness on windermere

The Belsfield Hotel Wedding of Nicola and Jamie

Nicola and Jamie’s wedding took place at The Belsfield Hotel in Bowness on Windermere. The Belsfield Hotel over looks Bowness Bay on the shore of Windermere. The majestic and stylish facade is surrounded by six acres of landscaped gardens which gives you lots of options for photographs on your wedding day. Nicola and Jamie chose The Belsfield Hotel for their micro wedding on a date that held special significance for them both and I was asked along to be their Lake District Wedding Photographer.

Nicola also asked me to make time for some photographs of her bridesmaid and her getting ready before the wedding ceremony. It was also great to work alongside Katrina from Bowness Bridal Hair again. As well as spending time photographing the girls having their hair and makeup done I was also able to spend a bit of time with the boys for their pre-wedding photos in the hotel foyer.

There was also time some portraits of Nicola in her wedding dress and with her bridesmaid before they headed off for the wedding ceremony. The Belsfield Hotel has some really beautiful features including a sweeping staircase that brides get to walk down on the way to their wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself took place in one the hotels gorgeous rooms with Nicola and Jamie’s closest friends as guests. Which is where I had headed to get ready to photograph the wedding ceremony.

As nervous as Nicola and Jamie were their wedding ceremony was very touching and was expertly conducted by the two registrars from Cumbria Registration Service. After their wedding ceremony the bride, groom and myself ventured outside for some relaxed portraits. Nicola had told me before the wedding that Jamie and her were quite nervous in front of the camera so it was important that I kept everything comfortable and low key for them. I wanted to be able to get some great wedding photographs for them but with out them feeling that they were being constantly posed. I find that when I have a couple who are a bit nervous keeping things relaxed really helps, as does being a friend for the day and showing them the photographs that I am taking on the back of my camera. I think we got some great portraits too, so not at all a bad day’s work for a lake district wedding photographer like me. We also had time for a short confetti line and a few candid photos of Nicola and Jamie with their guests.

It was a pleasure to be asked by Nicola and Jamie to be their Lake District Wedding Photographer for their intimate wedding at The Belsfield Hotel. I may only have been with them a few short hours on their wedding day but we all had a fab time and I was able to photograph some special memories for them, and I would like to offer them both my best wishes for a long and happy married life together.