Wedding at New House Farm in Lorton Lake District

October 2, 2017

Clare and Jonny first contacted me with a bit of a dilemma after they had seen photographs I’d taken from another wedding at New House Farm in Lorton. They had already booked a photographer but wondered if the style of photographer they had chosen was right for them. We met up for a coffee and had a chat and I had my fingers crossed the entire time that they’d switch. They live in the north Lakes and chose to have their wedding at New House Farm in Lorton as their venue both for the wedding ceremony and reception. It’s remote with incredibly dramatic scenery around Buttermere Lake.

Wedding bouquet made in a wild flower style Wedding Gown by Claire Pettibone

Clare and Jonny styled their wedding with bold greens and dramatic flowers in keeping with the countryside location. It was all expertly put together by Laura at Greenwheat Flowers. I loved the simple bunches of ferns attached to the chairs during the ceremony. They had a couple of ‘sub themes’ as Clare called them. Bikes for Jonny as he’s an avid cyclist and literature for Clare as a lover of the classics. The tables all had quotes from the classics written on chalk boards; My favourite one was “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet  “You don’t spell it… you feel it.” – Pooh

Chair decorated with simple ferns Groom reading a letter from his wife to be Groomsman asleep in the chair The resident dog at New House Farm in Lorton Groomsmen attaching their buttonholes Bride having her makeup done by her bridesmaid Groom and father of the bride clinking bottles Brides and her mum putting brides dress on Bride holding her veil as her mum adjusts her wedding dress Bridesmaids seeing the bride for the first time in her wedding dress Brides dad hugging her after he sees her in her dress for the first time Bride and her father enjoying a moment before the ceremony Groom waiting for the bride to arrive bride arriving at the wedding ceremony at New House Farm in Lorton Groom smiling as the bride arrives at the ceremony at New House Farm in Lorton Bride and groom looking at each other and smiling as she arrives with her father Bride and groom laughing Bride laughing during the wedding ceremony

One of the most poignant and emotional parts of the day were the vows. Jonny and Clare wrote their own vows to each other and I particularly love the photograph of Clare hiding behind hers as she tries to say them to Jonny.

Jonny’s vows to Clare:

“Today I am marrying my best friend, my true companion, my one and I promise to make you as happy every single day we have together as I am now.
I promise to allow you to remain the wonderful independent and strong person that you are whilst giving you all the support and encouragement you need to succeed.
I promise to respect, listen and show compromise knowing that we have different strengths that when combined make us an unbeatable team.
I promise to give you a home full of life, joy and laughter; a place where our love can grow and we can nurture each other.
In all these ways I promise to show my love for you each and every day, cherish you as my equal and knowing that we do not complete, but perfectly complement each other”

Clare’s vows to Jonny:

“Thank you for teaching me that love is not about needing one another; but about choosing it.
I promise to give you the best of myself, to keep myself open to you, and to ask no more of you than you can give.
I promise to always respect the individual that you are; to support your dreams and ambitions, and to always regard them as highly as my own.
I promise never to be complacent of you, my best friend, and will work hard every day to ensure that home is a person and not a place.
I promise to choose you, over and over again, in spite of all the times we disappoint one another because I promise not only to grow old with you but to grow with you.
And I promise that even when these hands are old and wrinkled, they will still be reaching for yours”

Bride laughing as she tries to read her vows Groom looking lovingly at his bride as she reads her vows Bride and groom exchanging wedding rings Bride and groom's first kiss Bride and groom hugging Bride and groom about to walk down the aisle as husband and wife Bride and groom smiling as they leave the wedding cermony at New House Farm in Lorton Wedding guest holding a confetti Wedding guests throwing confetti over bride and groom at New House Farm in Lorton Groom pulling his pint The barn dressed for the wedding at New House Farm in Lorton Sign and flowers on the table at a wedding reception

There were lots of garden games for guests to enjoy so everyone’s fingers were crossed for the weather, it started out very gloomy and looked like it might pour down at any minute. Fortunately it didn’t so everything went as planned.  The games were like school sports day games with sack races, egg and spoon races and my favourite, space hopper wars. Jonny’s really sporty and ultra-competitive and managed to win most of the games he participated in. Hook a duck wedding games Bride and groom hoola hooping   Groom and his best man having a sack race at New House Farm in Lorton Groom and his best man having a sack race at New House Farm in Lorton Groom and his groomsmen having a sack race at New House Farm in Lorton Groom and his groomsmen having a sack race at New House Farm in Lorton Order of the wedding day on wooden signs Bride holding her veil Bride and her bridesmaid Wedding guests at New House Farm in Cumbria Back shot of the groom with his arm around his wife Bride and groom kissing Bride and a guest having an egg and spoon race Groom and guests having a sack race Grooms mum winning the sack race and laughing Bride holding two space hoppers Wedding guests racing on space hoppers at New house farm in Lorton Groom and Brides dad racing on space hoppers whilst the guests stand around watching and laughing Groom and Brides dad racing on space hoppers whilst the guests stand around watching and laughing Groom and Brides dad racing on space hoppers Brides dad falling off a space hopper whilst she laughs in the background Bride and groom in the garden Bride and groom cuddling in the garden Bride and groom cuddling in the garden at New House Farm Bride and Groom laughing in the gardens Bride and groom kissing

Clare’s wedding dress was from my favourite designer Clare Pettibone. My own wedding dress was one of hers so I am a bit biased. She wore jewelry that belonged to her mum and grandmother. Bride and groom walking through the trees at New House Farm Bride and groom sitting on a garden bench smiling at each other Bride and Groom entering the reception whilst guests clap and cheer Brides dad making a speech whilst bride looks dismayed Wedding speeches Groom touching the brides face during speeches Bride laughing whilst groom makes his speech Wedding guests laughing at the best mans speech Bride covering her face and laughing at the best mans speech. Wedding party laughing at the best mans speech Bride and groom overlooking Buttermere lake Bride and groom kissing overlooking buttermere lake Bride and groom kissing overlooking Buttermere Lake in Cumbria Bride and groom kissing overlooking Buttermere Lake in Cumbria Bride and groom dancing whilst confetti cannons go off ride Wedding guests dancing Wedding guests dancing Wedding guest dancing Guests dancing and being silly Wedding guests dancing whilst one takes a photo on her phone Bride and groom laughing and dancing Grooms mum and dad dancing together Bride and groom kissing on the dancefloor A wedding table at the end of the night

 

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This wedding was also featured on Love My Dress, you can see the post here http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2016/10/claire-pettibone-books-literature-bicycles-nature-inspired-lake-district-spring-wedding.html

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