Today’s real wedding couple were set on their wedding venue from the very start – and they certainly picked an impressive one!
Marrying in an outdoor ceremony with the natural beauty of the Lake District as their backdrop, Emma and Nick’s big day is brimming with effortless elegance and romance.
Throw into the mix a gorgeous princess-style wedding gown, some delicate blooms and a soft pastel colour scheme and you’ve got one very pretty wedding day indeed!
With images by Bethany Clarke Photography.
nick says: I had planned to propose to Emma at our special place – The Inn on the Lake, by the lake where we would sit and have picnics and talk about our future plans together. Sadly, the Cumbrian weather wasn’t to be as it rained for months on end. I finally proposed to Emma three months later than planned on 20th March 2014, while at Blythswood Hotel in Glasgow. Thankfully, she said yes!
We held our ceremony and reception at the only place we ever wanted to; The Inn on the Lake, on 27th May 2016. As well as it holding a special place in our hearts, The Inn on the Lake is a very successful wedding venue, never have we ever read a single negative comment for anyone getting married there. In addition to being a beautiful venue, the staff at the hotel are fantastic and you are made to feel part of the family there.
Simple elegance was the main aim of the wedding and so we decided to let the setting do most of the talking and chose to complement the beautiful venue and bride’s dress with a pastel colour scheme, reflected through the flowers.
My groomsmen and I wore navy three-piece suits with a pink tie, which we got from T.M.Lewin.
The bridesmaid meanwhile wore Tu Es Belle dresses from That Special Day Warehouse in Bathgate.
Our wonderful wedding photographers were the incredibly talented Bethany Clarke and Matthew Lloyd. Having seen a lot of their photo journalistic style work, we knew they were exactly what we were looking for. Their work on the day was perfect. A huge thank you to Matt and Beth for capturing our special day perfectly.
The wedding flowers were supplied by Jane from Vine and Roses, based in Penrith. The Bridal bouquet was made up of vandella, sweet avalanche and amnesia roses along with cream peonies and green and grey foliage and eucalyptus. The bridesmaids carried small posies of sweet avalanche and vandella roses with freesia and grey foliage.
To decorate the venue we had mirrored plates on the tables with tea lights in crackle glass holders and square vases with a tied posy of same flowers as used in bouquets.
For our favours we gave miniature bottles of Kraken Rum to the men and small tins of Shearers scented candles to the women.
We chose a three-tier wedding cake with lace detailing and floral decoration to match our wedding colours. It was made by a lady called Margaret Burnham and featured different flavours: the bottom tier was Victoria sponge, the middle tier chocolate orange and the top tier was carrot cake. Each tier was finished off with a champagne ribbon.
When it came to the wedding breakfast we decided on buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad to start, followed by leek and potato soup, then for main we had roast rib of beef, Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes with a red wine sauce and finished with sticky toffee pudding.
Entertainment-wise we hired fantastic and in-demand live band Sneaky Treacle from Glasgow.
To us The Inn on the Lake is one of the finest wedding venues with one of the best views in the world. We loved that everyone at the hotel knew who we were and made us feel so welcome. Wedding coordinators such as Kerry go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and make you feel at ease at all times, likewise the masters of ceremonies like Jonathan and George were fantastic.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our day and were thrilled that the weather was kind to us so that we could get married outside in such a beautiful setting. It made the day perfect!
Following the wedding we went on a two-week honeymoon to Croatia. We spent week one in Split staying at Piazza Heritage Hotel for three nights, then moved on to Hvar, staying at Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Hotel. During week two, we stayed at the Monte Mulini Hotel in Rovinj.