Quite fitting really, that I have a wedding to blog from the amazing Samling after waiting for an eternity for it to come around. It was originally one of my ‘to do’ venues but they do few weddings there and I was madly pleased to be asked. Samling is a by work in the Lakes for Luxury, exclusivity and extravagance. Sporting £6500 bottles of wine (several), a well stocked humidor and Magnums of champagne, it really is a place where they are prepared for any kind of party. It was also voted the best dining hotel in the world 2014 (Michelin Star), which means that Michelle and Jamie were giving the guests the best food in the world for their eight course dinner.

So , Michelle and Jamie. A couple who are so like me in humor, which meant that they were really at ease when being photographed, were well up for a jaunt in the woods and looked great over the epic views out to Windermere from the Samlings’ elevated position. It is kind of like the Merewood view but facing down the Lake rather than across which gives a very different viewpoint.

Michelles’ prep was in Barker brow, which is the cottage where the likes of Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Renee Zelwegger and Nicole Kidman have stayed whilst holidaying and filming in the Lake District. It has the best bathtub I have ever seen which Michelle insisted I try but getting out of it is near impossible. Jamie got ready in Pym which is a really beautiful large room in the main house.

Here are the images then. The sun shone on the Lake District this day and absoloutely poured the next, so it was a lovely weather window which made it feel all the more special… The Samling…. Finally!


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