So, we all know by now that I am a fan of the unusual, the bold and the alternative when it comes to photographing weddings. This wedding for Dan and Jen was not only an exception, but a down right rule breaker. Naturally I was in love with the idea of the wedding as much as I was with shooting it. I got so carried away I dropped my camera while running down a country lane next to Selside School, heading off to catch everyone walking between the farm and the Village Hall. Fortunately I had three backups to take its place but I was a bit gutted to have to say goodbye to an old friend 🙁 So Everyone gathered at Dan and Jens’ house for an intimate blessing on the terrace, followed by a two mile trek to Selside Village hall near Kendal for the reception.

The whole day was ran and assisted by friends and family, which produced a festive atmosphere to proceedings. A few things stood out, Dan’s mk1 Land Rover which was a real big hit with the children at the wedding, the really relaxed atmosphere and the willingness to conduct the whole day how Dan and Jen wanted to. Not following any preset rules or formulae that they had seen at weddings in the past but rather creating their wedding day their own way. I even stood on the roof during the ceremony to gain a little more height, the setting in the beautiful South Cumbrian Countryside and the homeliness of the day too… It was an easy job to build a story from the day and I loved the shot of the AGA with the layers of wall paper behind it, like a representation of all of the generations that had come before. Almost like a generational portrait!

I could rattle on but see the images below and feel free to get in touch if you are having a village hall reception yourself. I am becoming more fond of these as time goes on.

Wedding Photographers in Kendal

A wedding on a farm in Cumbria

Outdoors wedding with a hike in Cumbria

Reportage wedding in Kendal, Cumbria

Reportage wedding photography in Cumbria

Lake district wedding at Selside

Landscape wedding in Kendal

Land rover wedding

Wedding Photographers in the Lake District

Wedding Catered by guests in Cumbria

Village Hall Wedding in Cumbria

Weddings in the Lake District

Wedding Venues in the Lake District

Guests attending a Lake District Wedding

Baby at Lakeland Wedding

Mono wedding photography

Weddings on film cumbria

wedding in cumbria rural

Imagery in Cumbria

Kendal Photography

Wedding Near Shap




Best Man laughing at wedding

great wedding photography near carlisle

wedding images in cumbria

Lake District Wedding Photographers

wedding photographers near lancaster

morecambe bay weddings

relaxed photography in south Lakes

Southern Lakes wedding near windermere

windermere wedding photographers

cat at wedding in kendal

awesome weddings near kendal

wedding with a view in the lake district

fell hike to a wedding reception

hiking to a wedding reception in Kendal

girls walking to Selside Village Hall

Selside wedding near Kendal

Selside Village Hall

Prepping food inside selside

funny image of child in wedding reception

Guests at kendal wedding

presents at a kendal wedding

cooking food for guests at a wedding near kendal

Photographing at kendal weddings

lakeland wedding photographers

a toast at selside village hall

bride and groom at Selside near kendal.

Dan and Jen at their kendal wedding