Gilpin Lake House Wedding

July 1, 2017
Groom fishing at GilpinLake House

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.

Signage for a Gilpin Lake House wedding

 

Papakata Tipi at Gilpin Lake House

 

Wedding shoes and accessories at a Gilpin House wedding

 

Bride getting hair done at a Gilpin Lake House wedding

 

Bridal bouquet of flowers

 

Deer and antler hat rack at The GIlpin Hotel

 

Groom preparations at the Gilpin Hotel

 

 

Groom preparations at the Gilpin Hotel

 

Gilpin Lake House

 

Brides dresss and Christian Louboutin shoes

 

Bridesmaid smiling from behind the bathroom door

 

Empty peroni bottles by a hot tub

 

Wedding Tipi at Gilpin Lake house

 

Bridesmaids preparing for the wedding

 

A stone Gorilla in the grounds of Gilpin Lake house

 

Katie Dale doing the bride's hair

 

Bridesmaids reherasing a speech and laughing

 

Brides mum lying on the bed and smiling

 

Hairdresser showing the bride the back of her hair through a mirror

 

Bride having her make up applied

 

Bride getting dressed

 

Bride getting dressed

 

Bridesmaid doing up the buttons of the wedding gown

 

Bridesmaid helping the bride get dressed

 

Bride and bridesmaid holding hands

 

Hairdresser fixing the brides veil into her hair

 

fixing a button hole onto the bride's father

 

colourful bridal bouquet

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.

Groom trying not to cry as he waits for his bride

 

groom wiping tears away

 

Lady fixing the grooms tie

 

Bride arriving with her father to the ceremony

 

Wedding guests looking on as the bride arrives at the ceremony

 

Groom overcome with emotion as his bride arrives

 

bride and groom hugging as they greet each other at the ceremony

 

Bride and groom laughing and crying

 

 

 

Bride and groom saying their vows

 

 

Bride and groom laughing during the ceremony

 

 

 

 

Bride ang groom exchanging rings

 

Bride and groom's first kiss as they are husband and wife

 

 

Bridesmaids holding their bouquets

 

Bride and groom walking down the path with their guests following

 

 

Woodland wedding styling at Gilpin Lake House

 

 

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!

Gilpin's celebrity chef Hrishikesh Desai preparing the wedding breakfast

 

Bride and groom in Gilpin Lakes House's boat house

 

 

 

Groom adjusting his bow tie

 

Bride and groom walking through the woods at Gilpin hotel and lake house

 

Bride and groom walking and laughing

 

Knipe Tarn at Gilpin Lake House

 

Bride and groom overlooking Knipe Tarn at Gilpin hotel and Lake House

 

Bride and groom overlooking Knipe Tarn at Gilpin hotel and Lake House

 

Bride and groom kissing at Knipe Tarn at Gilpin hotel and Lake House

 

 

 

A naked wedding cake

 

Bride and groom entering the Teepee as guest look on clapping

 

Guests clapping and smiling as the bride and groom enter the marquee

 

Wedding guests heckling during speeches

 

Bridesmaids smiling as groom makes his speech

 

Weddign guest enjoying the grooms speech

 

bride and her father laughing during speeches

 

Groom laughing during the speeches

 

Groom getting his rod ready for fishing on Knipe Tarn at Gilpin Lake House

 

Bride and groom getting into a rowing boat

 

Groom preparing to go fishing at Knipe Tarn at Gilpin Lake House

 

groom selecting his fish food

 

Bridesmaids walking down the jetty infront of Gilpin Lake House

 

Bride and groom in the rowing boat at Gilpin Lake house

 

Christian Louboutin wedding shoes discarded on the jetty

 

 

 

Groom casting his fishing line at Gilpin Lake House whilst the bride looks on

 

Wedding guests chatting on the lawn

 

Bride and groom kissing in a rowing boat at Gilpin Lake House

 

Bride and Groom in a rowing boat on Knipe Tarn at Gilpin Hotel and Lake House

 

bride and groom in a rowing boat

 

Bride waving at her guests from a rowing boat as the groom steers them back into shore

 

 

Drunken wedding guest sitting on a stone turtle

 

A Papakata Tipi at Gilpin hotel and Lake House

 

Bride and groom doing their first dance

 

 

 

Bride and groom doing their first dance under the confetti shower

 

Bride and groom dancing

 

Wedding guests dancing

 

Bride hugging her friend

 

Drunken wedding guest drinking beer from a bottle

 

Wedding guests dancing

 

Bride dancing on her own whilst her mum takes a picture on her phone

 

Grooms dad falling off his chair

 

Papakata tipi at night

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