The Inn at Whitewell | Lancashire wedding photography

December 28, 2017

The Inn at Whitewell has been one of my favourite Lancashire wedding venues since I first started photographing weddings in 2005 and is probably the venue I work at the most during the year. It is set in the heart of the Forest of Bowland sitting just above the river Hodder with beautiful views across the fells. It’s known for amazing food (particularly the fish pie) and good wines and beer. It’s cosy, unstuffy and very relaxing. Most of the bigger weddings are held in the marquee at the side of the Inn and they also have some tiny, intimate ones in the orangerie and restaurant.

Helen and Duncan were married at St. Paul’s parish church in Caton near Lancaster on a beautiful sunny day in June. Bridal prep began at Helen’s mum’s house at Yealand Conifers and we were lucky enough to have Lucy Pearson with us doing the girl’s hair and make-up.  Duncan and his family are South African so there were quite a few guests who had travelled a number of miles to join them to celebrate their wedding day.  They brought with them some gorgeous pageboys and flower girls whom Helen referred to as her ‘bush cats!

After the church ceremony which was taken by Duncan’s uncle, we travelled along the Trough Road towards the Inn at Whitewell.  I stopped off a couple of times along the road to take some photographs of Helen and Duncan amidst the dramatic countryside. It’s one of my favourite roads in Lancashire.

Whitewell looked beautiful as it always does. Gorgeous colourful summer flowers decorating the marquee with greenery and glass jars hanging from the centre.  As usual Sharon and Emma did an amazing job looking after everybody throughout the day. I love coming here!

Here are some of my favourite photographs from Helen and Duncan’s beautiful wedding day.

 

Bridal details, dress, perfume and flowers Bridesmaid having her hairdone bridal bouquet Bride doing her mums make up Bride watching as bridesmaid has her hairdone Bride having her hair done Bride laughing as she has her hair done bridal party arriving at the brides house bridesmaid helping the bride into her wedding dress Bride smiling as bridesmaid helps her into her wedding dress father of the bride entering the room and seeing his daugher in her wedding dress Bride's parents seeing her in her dress for the first time Church in Lancaster Wedding guests arriving at church Wedding guests arriving at church Little boy standing outside church alone Children in church Wedding guests arriving at church in Lancaster Bridesmaids and flowergirls arriving at church Bridesmaids and flowergirls arriving at church Wedding guests arriving at church Bride arriving at church Brides arrival at church Bride and her father walking towards the church doors Bride and her father entering church Bride and her father entering church Bride, groom and bestman at the altar Bride and groom talking to the vicar Bride, groom, bestman and bride's father standing at the altar Bride, groom, bestman and bride's father standing at the altar Bride, groom, bestman and bride's father standing at the altar Bride and groom saying their vows Bride, groom, bestman and bride's father standing at the altar Bride and groom exchanging rings Bride, groom, bestman and bride's father standing at the altar exchanging rings Bride, groom, bestman and bride's father standing at the altar Bride and groom in church Pageboy picking something up from the aisle in church Bride signing the register guests chatting in church as the register is signed guests chatting in church as the register is signed flowergirl eating a banana during the church service bride rearranging her train in church Flowergirl picking up a pig in the church aisle recessional in church recessional in church recessional in church recessional in church recessional in church Wedding party coming back down the aisle Bride and groom coming down the aisle Bride and groom walking down the aisle Bride and groom leaving church Bride and groom kissing under the flower arch Wedding guests outside church in the sunshine Flowergirl peering out of the church door Bride and groom under a confetti shower Children playing in the church yard Bride in the church yard Children playing in the church yard Children playing in the church yard Children playing in the church yard Children playing in the church yard Bride and groom on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom kissing on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom kissing on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom laughing on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and groom by the river on the Trough Road in the Forest of Bowland Bride and her bridesmaid laughing Bride and groom at the Inn at Whitewell Bride and groom kissing at the Inn at Whitewell Bride and groom at the Inn at Whitewell Bride and groom laughing in the orchard at the Inn at Whitewell Bride and groom in the orchard at the Inn at Whitewell Bride in the wild flower meadow at the Inn at Whitewell Marquee details at the Inn at Whitewell Bride and Groom entering the marquee at the Inn at Whitewell speeches at the Inn at Whitewell speeches at the Inn at Whitewell baby eating during speeches at the Inn at Whitewell speeches at the Inn at Whitewell groom's speech at the Inn at Whitewell Bestman's speech at the Inn at Whitewell speeches at the Inn at Whitewell speeches at the Inn at Whitewell South African man wearing his bush hat Flowergirl on the floor guests sat on a wall at the Inn at Whitewell Guests laughing at the Inn at Whitewell Bride and groom cutting the cake at the Inn at Whitewell pageboy's dirty feet at a wedding at Whitewell First dance at Whitewell First dance at Whitewell First dance at Whitewell First dance at Whitewell First dance at Whitewell Dancing at the Inn at Whitewell Dancing at the Inn at Whitewell Dancing at the Inn at Whitewell Dancing at the Inn at Whitewell Dancing at the Inn at Whitewell Dancing at the Inn at Whitewell Bride having a moment with her grandad at the Inn at Whitewell

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