Louise and Simon’s Mid-week All-Inclusive Lake District Wedding

TN Louise Simons rainy fun wedding

Louise and Simon tied the knot in the Fairfield ceremony room in June 2019 with a select guest list and an all-inclusive mid-week wedding held at Cote how Lake District Weddings in Rydal. 

Louise and Simon’s Mid-week All-Inclusive Lake District Wedding

So it was June... and what we now know was the start of a run of wet summer's days. Not what you expect when you plan your wedding the year before, fairly confident that June is usually a pretty dry month!

What we have learned from this summers weddings is that no matter how fine our planning skills are - We just cannot predict or change the weather - That is in the hands for the God's!
Beautifully renamed from rain to "Sky Confetti", we need to embrace and plan and work with our monsoon summers.
That is exactly what Louise and Simon did!

Louise and Simon Wedding Couple at Cote How Wedding Barn

They were both so laid back it made the logistical challenges of managing a wet wedding just simply fun. Maybe more couples would benefit from taking on this philosophy.

So plan for your wedding to be wet and put in place measures that will ease the strain and add to the fun. Be that colour co-ordinated wellies and brollies, and a fun attitude to accepting the things we cannot influence - Shrug the shoulders and make the most of it.
- See what you think! 


Father Giving away his daughter as Bride

Louise’s father escorted her down the aisle before giving her away to a delighted Simon. I have to say that the love in the air was incredible. Simon just couldn’t stop kissing Louise and it was delightful to see.

A very rainy fun wedding

The ceremony was soon over and this was followed by post ceremony prosecco and canapes on the house terrace (beneath the brollies) and in the house reception room and bar before donning the wellies in various pastel shades and colour co-ordinated brollies for the short stroll down to the lake!

Love in the rain

Celebrating sky confettiRainy Wedding DayWhat fun that was – Roars of laughter could be heard from the garden to the lake as they filed in and out singing at the top of their voices to “we would walk 1000 miles”

Wedding Table Decorations

The wedding breakfast was held in the rustic 16th Century barn and the room was delightfully decorated with home made decorations. The button bouquets, table centres, named after places in Ambleside, that the couple love to frequent, and even the cake topper was skillfully made by the brides twin sister.

Rustic Barn Wedding Reception

The speeches were a hoot as you can see from Louise’s great facial expressions, and we had a laugh a minute. Dinner was a two-course meal and their beautiful wedding cake was served as the third course with tea and coffee.
Bride cringes at Grooms speech

Time to cut the wedding cake

The flowers and cake were supplied by Cote How as part of their all-inclusive mid-week wedding.

Pastel Wedding Flowers

Chance for a first dance and a little dancing before departing at 9.00 pm to continue their celebrations at t heir lodgings.


See the whole wedding here...

Here is a full set of photographs uploaded to Youtube using Simon's photographs. Feel free to mute! :)
Click on the image to open the Youtube video in a new window.

Wedding Fun in the rain - Youtube 

Simon and Louise's wedding review:

A big thank you to you both

Yourself and Steve couldn't of done enough for us, you went above and beyond and nothing was too much trouble. Your venue was perfect and met everyone's needs including the fussy eaters ha ha.

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These fabulous photographs are by the brilliant Simon Hughes Photography, who we love working with!

For more information on our midweek all inclusive wedding packages please visit: https://www.cotehow.co.uk/lake-district-weddings/small-weddings.html


So if you fancy and small and intimate wedding here at Cote how please get in touch by completing our enquiry form here and downloading our current wedding brochure below