Love in the Lakes
A Stunning Lake District Adventure Elopement

Caroline Langham

By CAROLINE LANGHAM

A Lake District Adventure Elopement in a Stunning Location

Whatever your reasons to elope, there is a massive upsurge in elopement weddings across the UK with couples seeking Lake District adventure elopements as a more adventurous and fun way of tying the knot.

Elopements have always been very popular here in the Lakes, at Cote How we offer unique and sought after experiences for a wide range of couples, and for many different reasons. For some, it’s an easy, more effortless way to get married, perhaps in a more unconventional carefree manner. For others, it is a convenient, straightforward approach that sets them free from family obligations. More recently many have had their wedding plans thwarted and now are looking to take back a little control and just get married.

 

Destination Wedding Venue -Jo-Greenfield
Destination Wedding Venue - Jo Greenfield
Lake District Adventure Elopement Wedding Venue - Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Adventure Elopement Wedding Venue - Jenna Carpenter
Quirky-Wedding-Venue-Lake-District---Jenna-Carpenter
Quirky Wedding Venue Lake District - Jenna Carpenter

Who fancies an adventure?

If you adore the outdoors, love the Lakes, and are looking for something a little bit different, then a Lake District adventure elopement may be just the thing for you! You can find out more about our elopement wedding packages here

Adventure Elopement jo Greenfield
Adventure Elopement jo Greenfield
Elopement Weddings Waiting to Marry Jo Greenfield
Waiting to Marry - Photo by Jo Greenfield
Getting Ready Adventure Elopement -Jenna Carpenter
Getting Ready Adventure Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Elopement Love - Jo Greenfield
Elopement Love - Jo Greenfield

Enter a New Dawn of exciting Lake District adventure elopements

1) Seek out the perfect wedding venue. This will have to be able to provide that all-important legal ceremony… Or why bother, hey?
2) Your perfect venue has to to offer you privacy to intensify the romance of your wedding ceremony. Make sure you get fully exclusive use, and no other weddings going on in the background. That would burst your bubble!
3) Find a venue with a fantastic backdrop in a great outdoor location, where you can wander with your photographer and capture those amazing shots in a beautiful place.
4) Keep it fun, quirky and be prepared to be a little different – don’t forget your boots!

Rustic Barn Wedding Venue - Jenna Carpenter
Rustic Barn Wedding Venue - Jenna Carpenter
Unusual Wedding Venue Lake District - Jo Greenfield
Unusual Wedding Venue Lake District - Jo Greenfield

Let's do it...

This blog is all about how to have a fun Lake District adventure elopement for just the two of you. All the images are from a recent styled shoot and feature photographs by two ace wedding photographers Jenna carpenter and Jo Greenfield. Full credits are at the bottom of the page.

Love in the Lakes - Elope by Jo Greenfield
Love in the Lakes - Elope by Jo Greenfield
Ali and Dionne in the rustic Barn at Cote How - Jo Greenfield
Ali and Dionne in the rustic Barn at Cote How - Jo Greenfield

Getting Ready...

We started out with those getting ready shots in the barn with our gorgeous couple Ali and Dionne with hair and makeup by Amy Brown of Kendal.
We feature a few local treats, which are ideal for wedding favours and are all hand made locally.

Leks District Gifts Adventure Elopement -Jenna Carpenter
Leks District Gifts Adventure Elopement -Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Adventure Elopement -Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Adventure Elopement -Jenna Carpenter

The Grounds...

We then head out into the grounds of Cote How for a few shots of the house, barn and paddock.

Wild Adventure Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Wild Adventure Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Dried FLower Head Band - Jenna Carpenter
Dried FLower Head Band - Jenna Carpenter
Wild Landscapes and Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Wild Landscapes and Elopement - Jenna Carpenter

Then the adventure begins

Be prepared for lots of fun, incredible views and lots of water!
Having Rydal Water in the back garden is a massive bonus for us, and the panorama is impressive at any time of year, day or night, summer or winter!

Wild Landscapes and Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Wild Landscapes and Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Stunning Landscapes for and Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield
Stunning Landscapes for and Adventure Elopement - Jo Greenfield

In Love - In The Lakes

Some of my favourite shots are in the flower meadow adjacent to Cote How, and I love the Lakeland dry stone walls and ferns. Rydal woods is fantastic and offers a great variety of scenes with stunning dappled light bursting through the ancient oaks. These woods are amassed with bluebells in May too, making a fantastic backdrop, and smells divine too!

Kick off those wedding shoes - Jo Greenfield
Kick off those wedding shoes - Jo Greenfield
Lake District Romantic Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Romantic Elopement - Jenna Carpenter

Down to the Lake My Dear...

Now down to the lake shores of Rydal water where the wildlife cannot help but make an appearance. Here proud mummy duck is teaching her little ducklings to swim!

Where can you actually dip your toes in those stunning lakes? I love these fantastic photos paddling in the water and just having fun, isn’t that what having a Lake District adventure elopement is all about!

Lake Side Wedding Elopement by Jo Greenfield
Lake Side Wedding Elopement - Jo Greenfield

The Finale...

Towards the end of the shoot Jo took our couple for a little stroll up to Rydal Cave. This is a trendy destination and is often used as a backdrop for the more dramatic photos. It has a pool with the stepping stones through it, and the rock faces are a myriad of unique and unusual colours. Ancient mining scars from long ago. In fact, Cote How was probably built from this cave stone.

Standing inside the cave looking out is a beautiful vista featuring the gorgeous feathery Larch trees, the pool and stepping stones set within the fantastic wide-mouthed and toothed cave.

Outdoor Wedding Adventures - Jo greenfield
Outdoor Wedding Adventures - Jo greenfield
Rydal Cave Elopement - Jo Greenfield
Rydal Cave Elopement - Jo Greenfield
Outdoor Mountain Wedding - Jo Greenfield
Outdoor Mountain Wedding - Jo Greenfield
Mountain Wedding - Jo Greenfield
Mountain Wedding - Jo Greenfield

Location, Location, Location...

Cote How is situated in a fantastic position so here you can have your licenced ceremony in five different locations with outdoor licenced spaces too. You can officially tie the knot with the registrars here, then head out with your photographer to have some real fun in and around the local area.
This photoshoot is all within 20 minutes walk from our door and is a trek worth doing. So pack your walking boots and prepare to be amazed.

Stunning-Lake-District-Adventure-Elope-Location-by-Jo-greenfield
Stunning Elopement - Photo nr Rydal Cave by Jo Greenfield

Ever fancied Trashing the Dress?

Here you can do it all in the same day and harness this new tradition by getting down and dirty in the lake.

Great fun and a very non-traditional way of celebrating your marriage!

Lake District Adventure Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Adventure Elopement - Jenna Carpenter
Fun Wedding in the Lakes - Jo Greenfield
Fun Wedding in the Lakes - Jo Greenfield
Trash that wedding dress - Jo Greenfield
Trash that wedding dress - Jo Greenfield

Get in Touch...

Do get in touch if you are thinking about eloping just the two of you and we can discuss some fun ideas. We offer elopements all year round and together we can inject a little fun and unique personality into your wedding day.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog that’s great, please drop a comment in the box below and share with people you feel may benefit and also you might be interested in this blog.

 

MUA Amy Brown of Kendal - Jo Greenfield
MUA Amy Brown of Kendal - Jo Greenfield

Suppliers Links:

Venue: @cotehowlakedistrictweddings
Dried Flowers: @forageandfoliage
Event Hire: @narrativehire
Wedding Rings: @london_victorian_ring_co
Dress: @bibiluxe  
Make up: @makeupbyamybrown 
Soap Favours: @littlelakelandsoapcompany
Candle Favours: @mintcosmetics.co
Ribbons: @ribbonandthyme
Stationery: @frecklesandferndesign
Models: @a.d.modelcouple

Elopement Wedding UK - Jenna Carpenter
Elopement Wedding UK - Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Treats - Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Treats - Jenna Carpenter

If you’ve enjoyed this blog that’s great, please drop a comment in the box below and share with people you feel may benefit.

You might be interested in this blog… Ten reasons to Elope

 
Adventure Elopements by Jo Greenfield
Adventure Elopements by Jo Greenfield
Lake District Adventure Elopement by Jenna Carpenter
Lake District Adventure Elopement by Jenna Carpenter

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