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Grasmere Wedding with Outdoor Ceremony

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Grasmere Wedding Photographer, The Lake District

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A Michelin starred summer wedding with a stunning outdoor flower arch ceremony

The Forest Side Hotel just outside Grasmere village in the Lake District is a perfect wedding venue for those who love luxury and fine food as much as they adore the outdoors. 

An intimate and incredibly stylish wedding venue, it has 20 beautiful bedrooms and offering exclusive use for weddings it is just perfect for mid size wedding celebration of around 70 guests.

The Forest Side holds a Michelin Star as well as a whole host of other impressive awards for its cuisine and hospitality and it’s easy to see why. Its gorgeous walled kitchen garden with views across the fells is not only a dream of a backdrop for wedding photos, it also supplies the kitchens with much of its produce. It’s hard not to feel like Peter Rabbit as you sneak a strawberry or two mid portraits!

Lauren and Sam really went all out to work with the fabulous Brackens of Bowness to create a dream like setting for their ceremony. Despite being very muggy the weather stayed dry, and we all enjoyed a ceremony surrounded by bird song and fresh floral scents. This was my first time working with Hazel the Rainbow Celebrant and what a joy she is. Not only did she deliver a perfect ceremony but she happily stayed around throughout the reception, always on hand to help anyone with anything…a proper little fairy! 

After wonderful speeches and a fabulous meal it was back outside for confetti and evening portraits. I love this time of day for shooting at summer weddings as the light is much more gentle and magical.

If you’re looking for a super stylish but un-stuffy wedding venue in the Lakes, with food that people will talk about forever more, then make sure you check out The Forest Side! 

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Looking for wedding flowers that EVERYONE will talk about?!

Brackens of Bowness is the perfect choice!

I have worked alongside Kevin and the team at Brackens for many years now and they never fail to bring the wow factor to their wedding flowers. They are literally amazing at following a brief – whether it be boho and wild, or dramatically super smart – and this is such an important talent to have when working with couples who are often not based in the Lakes. You can always trust Brackens to get it exactly right!

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The photos are gorgeous and I love how Tiree has captured the joy of the day, but equally importantly she was such a chilled presence on the day and was lovely to have around, despite the extreme heat!! Thanks so much Tiree!

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Thinking of booking a wedding at The Forest Side, Grasmere?

Please feel free to contact me about my thoughts on this great venue and how to make the most of it.