Broadoaks country house weddings; Ross and Tina’s wedding was gorgeous.
Ross and Tina’s wedding was my first visit to Broadoaks country house in Troutbeck, Windermere.
Today’s blog is all about this gorgeous wedding organised by Tina.
Tina planned her dream day in the Lake District with two of her favourite things; birds and shabby chic. The result of all Tina’s hard work is a stunning elegant colour theme, gorgeous lace dress and a cute barn owl ring bearer. Everything was just perfect!
Tina chose Broadoaks for her wedding because of its location near Windermere. It helps to bridge the gaps of two families from Cumbria, Lancashire and north Yorkshire. The hotel and grounds themselves were perfect for Ross and Christina. It’s in a gorgeous quite spot above Windermere surrounded and trees and a babbling brook. Not only that, their treasured Labradors could also be part of their day. They even had their own doggy tuxedos!
The ceremony took place in the pergola on the helipad surrounded by nature in near 30 degree heat. Everything Tina had dreamed her day would be – perfect.
The stunning dress was Jessie by Augusta Jones accessorised by a Mantilla Veil. The belt, Tina sourced from Etsy decorated by crystals and pearls. Perfect!
Hair and makeup was taken care of by Harriet Dickens of JGs, Northallerton. She also found time to do almost everyone else’s makeup and hair too! An amazing stylist!
Ross wore the help the heroes kilt from Cameron Ross as did the groomsmen.
The bridesmaids and flower girls were all dressed in pink dresses which were purchased from the lightbox.
The flower arrangements and bouquets were all sourced locally from Valerie Ann’s Florist in Windermere. Tina knew that she wanted flowers and herbs that were highly scented so that so that she would have those scents and smells as reminders of her special day. She chose rosemary, lavender, dianthus, peonies, roses and carnations all wrapped in a ribbon with her late nana’s St. Christopher medallion attached (her something borrowed and blue). Her bridesmaids had three large peonies and her three flower girls had mini rose spheres.
The décor was all chosen and styled by Tina; this is not an easy job and Tina pulled this off with style. She used old tea sets, birdcages, hanging hearts, bunting, loads of candles, cake stands, wreaths and cream rococo frames. Gorgeous shabby chic!
The sweet table was also all Tina’s vision and style. She scoured old charity shops to find glass bon bon dishes, bowls and vases. She had her own pink and white striped sweetie bags and filled all the bowls with as many different sweets and she could find.
The stunning white chocolate cake was from Robineaus in Darlington. It was a three tired cake with white chocolate roses. The top was traditional wedding cake, the middle, Tina’s favourite, lemon sponge and the bottom was dark chocolate cake.
A further special touch to the day was the gorgeous ring bearing barn owl, Olly. An amazing experience with many guests having a hold of him.
Another fantastic Cumbrian wedding.
The little white book:
Tina also left this lovely message regarding photography and good old me:
To those currently planning a wedding I would say if you’re going to pay for a professional photographer don’t skimp on the research. Look at what they have done before and remember that just because you’ve met them it doesn’t mean that you’re obliged to choose them. Go with your instinct and any photographer that cannot cater for your needs or that tries to pressurise you to choose them for your big day probably isn’t right for you.
Paul was the best and even catered for the doggies and just proves that if you’re passionate about what you do for your work it will always show in the end result. My photos are amazing and truly show the fun and excitement of the day. Everyone loves them and I have photographs that will forever be a reminder of my amazing day.
Here are some of Tina’s favourite photos to tell the story. Please click the first image to scroll through them.
If you want to talk to me about your wedding then do please get in touch either by phone or email. [email protected] or 07880544220.
Wedding photography at Broadoaks Country House by Paul Swift©
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