Matt & Adele at Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite
Another wet day that lead to glorious sunshine at Armathwaite Hall near Bassenthwaite Lake and just up from the thriving Lake District town of Keswick.
I first met Matt and Adele photographing their Husky dogs several years ago now and we have remained in touch ever since. Matt is a keen sled dog racer and owner of Quinaya pet food who some may have seen gracing the pages of the Cumberland News when we had heavy snow in December. He and Adele are like peas in a pod.
The girls had stayed the night before at the Castle Inn hotel, Just up from Armathwaite Hall and were in the throws of hair and makeup when I arrived, Adele had a fabulous dress from Carlisles wedding Warehouse and the boys hired suits from 1860 tailoring. Everybody looked fantastic and I even caught Matt for a few shots of him alone before proceedings started. Being in the room with the girls as they got ready was great too and I managed to get some of my favourite shots of the day just hanging around in the corner of the room!
We avoided showers to get some pictures of everyone outside in groups and also in a documentary style, to give Matt and Adele over 350 images to choose from. We even managed a few shots in the golden embers of the fading sunset. I can’t wait to see the finished Artemis album they have ordered, it will look fantastic.
Adele and the bridesmaids had hair pieces from the very bespoke and exclusive Mia Bridal in Carlisle.
I loved shooting Matt & Adeles wedding, I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much at a best mans speech too, which had to be one of the speeches of the year so far. What has to be one of the shots of the day is the shot of Matt with his head in his hands and Adam in full flow next to him, Just caught in the nick of time. Any photographer who does not photograph speeches is missing what is probably the funniest part of any wedding day.