I love a wedding at Gilpin Lake House. They had me at the big gorilla that lives in the woods and each time I go I find something new, something delightful and kooky. The Lake House is hidden away down a country lane and has it’s own tarn, Knipe Tarn. There are a couple of rowing boats, a beautiful spa overlooking the tarn and a boat house. It’s fair to say it’s one of my favourite wedding venues in the UK. Lindsay and Becky had the first BIG Gilpin Lake House wedding with a Papakata teepee in the grounds. It was supposed to be an outside ceremony but the weather was unkind so it was inside with standing room only which actually made it really intimate and fun.
You know it’s going to be a great day for emotion and lovely faces when the groom cries all morning and the bride laughs her head off all morning. Lindsay is a wildlife camera man so that explains the penguins outside the teepee in case you were wondering. He made wooden signs for Becky as a surprise to her for her walk down to the ceremony. The styling was based around woodland creatures with foxes and badgers. It was completely in keeping with Gilpin’s location and also with the couples love of animals. Lindsay’s nickname is Badger Boy because his best friend was a badger when he was young! It’s fair to say that the day got better and better, as did the weather, so good in fact that the groom whipped his rod out early evening (sorry, couldn’t help it!) and they went fishing. Then there was cake and lots of dancing.
The wedding breakfast was beautifully prepared by Gilpin’s celebrity chef Hrishikesh Desai. I’m always a little bit star struck when he’s around!
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