Well this Spring wedding video from a gorgeous wedding in Grasmere (the Lake District) certainly got to enjoy true April Showers!

I guess it wouldn’t be a true English countryside wedding without a little rain. And, a truly wonderful couple who embraced that rain (and the mud) to make the most of the epic surroundings…

a bride and groom stand on a jetty by the side of Grasmere lake after their wedding in the lake district having a little kiss in the rain. A bight yellow and green rowing boat brighten up the gloomy scene

It’s with huge thanks again to the super talented (and lovely) Mick Cookson, he recommended me to Gemma and Ian earlier in the year and after lots of late night (post toddler bed times for us both!) chats on the phone they were soon booked in and telling me all about their wedding day.

Here’s a few words from Gemma and Ian after seeing their highlights film (you can see it below too!)

We watched the film about 4 times back to back on Wednesday night and again tonight. I haven’t emailed before now because I was looking for the right words…. and I’m still not sure I have got them.

You, and the film, are incredible. We have cried every time. We are both filling up now as I type.

We absolutely love it and feel like you have captured our day in the most wonderful way. Looking back, I can’t believe we only wanted a video for dad…. and I am so glad you were there while I was getting ready. I actually look comfortable in front of the camera!! You know I was adamant I didn’t want to be videoed but as soon as I saw you filming Marella it became massively important to me to capture those moments and for Ian to see them too. The two camera approach in church was an absolute winner. It’s something we will watch time and again.

We haven’t shared the highlights with many yet but the feedback was a universal “wow” and some complaints about the impact on eye make up whilst watching!

I’m so glad we found you and went with our guts. You are worth every penny, an absolute angel and I have been singing your praises.

We can’t wait to see the rest!!!

The day started at The Wordsworth Hotel, where they were both getting ready and would soon be celebrating later. The sky was a dark shade of grey and the rain soon followed, but that didn’t stop the excitement building for the day ahead.

Gemma was a little unsure about being filmed in the morning but I think it was seeing how her little daughter Marella was so unfazed and being her usual cute self in front of the camera she warmed to the idea. Ian was close by ensuring people had brolly’s ready before heading to St Oswald’s Church to welcome their guests.

One thing that sticks in my mind was also the really thoughtful card from the guys at ‘Herdy‘. Gemma and Ian are loyal fans of Herdy and so it was a really lovely touch from them!

Gemma, Marella and her close friends then made the short walk past the Grasmere Gingerbread shop and through the church gardens before the bride made her way down the aisle to her husband to be.

Marella was a little unsure at first but as soon as she realised she was meant to head to Daddy she ran shouting ‘DADDY!’ all the way down the aisle!

A bride shyly smiles at her best friend as she stands in her wedding dress waiting to leave for the ceremony. it looks like they're fighting back the happy tears the bride sits in a cream armchair in the wordsworth hotel whilst her friend kneels down and helps her put on her wedding shoes the tower of St Oswalds church in grasmere peeking through the rain and trees a bride and her flower girl hold umbrellas as they walk in the rain through the gardens at St Oswalds in Grasmere before her wedding ceremony a groom and best man share a laugh standing at the front of St Oswalds church waiting for the bride to arrive the bride embraces the groom whilst holding her hand tied garden flower bouquet just before they get married in front of their friends and family

The soon to be newlyweds enjoyed singing their chosen hymns with their guests before saying their vows and exchanging their wedding rings. Little glances and smiles inbetween heartfelt words were were what made this ceremony so cute.

After the blessing of the rings they were soon walking back down the aisle as Mr and Mrs! Back out in to the rain mind, but that didn’t stop their huge newlywed grins as they made their way over the The Wordsworth.

a little flower girl with a dummy in her mouth curiously opens up the order of service for her mummy and daddys wedding at St Oswalds church in Grasmere the bride and groom look at each other with a smile as they sit during their wedding ceremony in the lake district the bride and groom adjust their new wedding rings on their fingers after saying their wedding vows at St Oswalds church in Grasmere the bride and groom finally enjoy a kiss as the priest says you may kiss the bride as their family and friends applaud a flower girl stands in the middle of the aisle watching everyone clapping for her Mum and Dad getting married a bride and groom enjoy a kiss under a white and pink flowery umbrella. the video camera is looking through the old wooden church gate at St Oswalds church in the lake district the bright green Grasmere Gingerbread shop with a picture of sarah Nelson on

Guests mingled and enjoyed ice cream before Mick quickly organised a handful of group photos. Once the formal bit was over a very lovely manager whisked us away in their car to spend a few moments by Grasmere Lake.

Even on a gloomy day the Lakes can look incredible and this was the perfect ‘wow’ setting to have a few amazing wedding photos (and video, obviously!).

Gemma braved the mud and the slippy jetty in her white bridal shoes and enjoyed a cuddle for the cameras before carefully retracing their muddy foot prints back to the car.

a bride and groom pose fro the wedding video under a pink and white flowery umbrella in front of the grey stone building that is The Wordsworth Hotel in Grasemere the bride and groom try and get their daughter the flower girl to smile for the wedding photographer as they pose in the gardens of the wordsworth hotel with the scenic lake district hills in the background a bride and groom stand in the rain in front of Grasmere lake having a kiss for the wedding photographer the bride holds the grooms face as she pulls him in for a kiss. They're standing on a wet jetty in the rain by the side of Grasmere lake next to a bright yellow rowing boat a wide shot of Grasmere lake with a bride and groom standing on the jetty for their wedding photos

Guests then welcomed them back with whoops and cheers as they were announced in to the wedding breakfast room as the new Mr and Mrs Newton.

After their meal they enjoyed a couple of heartfelt speeches from the Groom and Best Man before cutting their unique wedding cake. They’d made sure it said a lot about them with the addition of a cute camper van and of course a ‘Herdy’ sheep!

the groom looks down at his bride as he shares his wedding speech with guests at the Wordsworth Hotel the bride raises her champagne glass to toast her wedding guests during speeches at the wordsworth hotel the best man has everyone laughing during his speech on the wedding video at The Wordsworth hotel in grasmere

Guests enjoyed a bit of down time in the Wordsworth lounge before making their way over to the evening reception room.

On the way you passed the sweet table which was certainly a popular stop off for their guests.

Gemma and Ian soon took to the dancefloor for their first dance as husband and wife. Their band even played it live for them before welcoming the rest of their guests to join them and get the party started…

the bride and groom enjoy a kiss on the dance floor under pink lights for their wedding first dance at the wordsworth hotel guests sing along behind the couple as they have their first dance during their wedding reception in the lake district

Are you hoping to get married in the Lakes? I’m totally with you, it’s a stunning place to get married whatever the weather!

I adore weddings in the lake district so do get in touch if you’d like to see more of my weddings from around Cumbria and chat about your wedding plans too!

Wedding Church Ceremony – St Oswalds Church, Grasmere
Wedding Reception – The Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere
Wedding Photographer – Mick Cookson Photography