By CAROLINE LANGHAM
A Romantic Lake District Elopement Wedding
2020 is and remains to be a pretty fraught year, with you know what. Wedding plans are continually being disrupted, resulting in significant uncertainty regarding when we might see a more typical return to weddings. Rumours are now circulating as to whether we will even have normality back by 2021!
This blog shares the story of Morgan and Becky and their journey to their revised plans to have a Lake District elopement wedding for just the two of them, incorporated into a beautiful little mini-break.
Change of Wedding Plans
Like so many other wedding couples Becky and Morgan had made plans to be married abroad with a select number of friends and family. Tuscany, in Italy, was their destination of choice and everything was planned and settled for a summer wedding with their nearest and dearest in a place they love.
Over the Moon!
Changes meant that these plans were now thwarted and Becky and Morgan started to rethink their wedding.
As things turned out, they were over the moon with their private elopement weddings, and in the end, were so pleased that in fact, they had been able to marry in such a relaxed and personal way.
Searching for a new Elopement Wedding Venue
Becky and Morgan got in touch with us in June of this year and explained their predicament. They both love the Lakes and were looking to tie the knot somewhere special and away from home.
They simply wanted to get married, on their own, and be in a position to move forward with their lives. I can completely understand this. I hear it all the time now, as couples try to regain a little control over what has been a year of real uncertainty.
Elope to the Lake District
The plan was to elope to the Lakes, another place dear to their hearts. They just wanted a simple ceremony and a couple of nights in the Lakes to relax and indulge, just the two of them.
They opted for our simple two-hour elopement wedding, and drove to us the morning of their wedding, along with their photographer Paula.
Becky and Morgan were both excited, and we chatted along with the registrars over strong coffee and a few bourbon biscuits! What a treat!
The lovely registrars ran through exactly what would happen, and we were soon ready to go.
A Tiny Barn Wedding Ceremony
Becky and Morgan had opted to marry inside the wedding barn at Cote How, and they made their entrance to… “A thousand Years” by Christina Perry.
The ceremony was beautifully conducted by Diane, one of the Kendal registrars. Becky and Morgan signed the register with steve and I as witnesses, to the romantic sounds of “Latch” by Sam Smith and “All of Me” by John Legend.
Aint No Stopping us Now
Music adds so much to an already emotional day. The vibes from the songs chosen really paint a picture of the couple’s personality. You can read a little more in our blog. “Ten reasons why Music is so Important for your Wedding”.
The happily married couple made their exit to one of Morgan’s favourites… “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” by McFadden and Whitehead.
The prosecco was flowing, and Paula captured some fabulous pictures as you can see. Becky and Morgan didn’t even know we had a lake! What!!!
They had booked us just on the web and had no idea of the treat to come!
This was Paula’s first visit to Cote How too! What a treat lay in store for everyone down in our flower meadow with the gorgeous River Rothay running through it and the stunning views from the head of Rydal Water!
See for yourself!
Photographer: Paula Mottram
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You might also be interested in this blog… Ten reasons to Elope