a bride and groom walking along the road at caldbeck fell in cumbria with a vintage bus behind them

The Lady Gillford’s House Wedding of Paul and Magda

I’m writing this blog post on Paul and Magda’s first wedding anniversary. That’s right, it’s taken me a whole year to get around to adding their wedding to my blog. Even so, we had a beautiful autumn day which started at in my home town of Cockermouth.

Paul and Magda had booked their Cumbria wedding at Lady Gillfords House in Carlisle but I was to start their wedding photography at their home in Cockermouth as their wedding guests arrived. When they first contacted me about being their wedding photographer to tell me about their plans I couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of their day. The glorious weather made it a very realxed moring as we waiting for a vintage car for the bride and groom, and a vintage bus for their wedding party to arrive to take us all to Carlisle Registration Office for their wedding ceremony. This would be my first visit to Carlisle Registry Office (also know as Lady Gillfords House) to photograph a wedding.

It is always a great privilege to go to explore new places and visit new venues as a wedding photographer and Lady Gillfords House didn’t disappoint. It offers a beautiful wood panelled room for wedding ceremonies and beautiful gardens for wedding photographs as well. It really suited Paul and Magda and I was very happy with the wedding photography that I was able to create for them. After Paul and Magda’s wedding ceremony we stayed at Carlisle Registration Office for confetti photos and some group photographs of the happy couple and their wedding guests. We made use of the gardens the historic facade of Lady Gillfords House for portraits of the happy couple too.

After I had finished photographing at the wedding venue it was time for the wedding guests to board the bus and for the newly weds to take their beautiful car back to Cockermouth. We planned the return journey via Caldbeck Fell which has beautiful views back down towards Carlisle and across the Solway Firth towards South West Scotland. This gave is the perfect vantage point for photographs along the roadside with both vintage vehicles. The conditions were perfect for the wedding photographs that I wanted to capture for Paul and Magda on their wedding day.

On the way back to Cockermouth I also suggested a stop at Bassenthwaite Lake for some lakeside photos. This afforded me the opportunity to create another award winning Lake District Wedding Photograph, by framing Paul and Magda on the shoreline against the late afternoon sun and just as we were approaching golden hour.

Paul and Magda were incredibly relaxed throughout their wedding day which made my job as a wedding photographer so much easier. Helping me to capture some really special memories for them both throughout their wedding photography. It was a joy to be a part of their wedding day in Cockermouth, Carlisle and The Lake District.

Paul and Magda’s wedding has also been featured on the English Wedding Blog