Swan Inn Wedding Photography
INTIMATE WINTER WEDDING CUMBRIA
Kierson and Steve got married in December at the spectacular Swan Inn, which is a shabby chic hotel in Newby Bridge, Cumbria. It was the most beautiful wedding and such a perfect day for a perfect couple!
Kierson got ready in the Fabulous Loft at the hotel with all her girls, her daughter Alicia & Steves daughters Natalie & leanne, as well as her Mum and her flower girl, and the atmosphere was full of excitement. Kierson’s Dad was overwhelmed with emotions when he saw her in her beautiful bespoke dress. The wedding party then walked the short distance to get to the ceremony. Steve got ready in a gorgeous room in the hotel with his Best Man. I think Steve had to be the most excited & calm Groom I have ever photographed.
The ceremony was an intimate affair at the main hall. The Christmas tree was still lit up in the corner of the room which made the whole service that little bit more magical. During the ceremony they had a poem read, on behalf of Kierson’s brother, it was an Italian poem translated into English. It was so unique and such a personal service.
After the ceremony
The reception was in a private room at the venue. They chose Swan Inn because they could have the place for the whole weekend and they just fell in love with it. It was a small wedding, which was completely personal to them, they focused their energy on creating a wedding that included all their girls, intimate with lots of laughter and amazing food. It was a classy affair, just like Kierson & Steve. I love shooting Swan Inn weddings because the decor is so unusual. This was the first time I have shot a wedding at the Swan Inn, I have always wanted to shoot a wedding here, I love the place and have been many times before, but shoot at the venue made me very happy, I just adore the place, the river that runs by and the food at the Swan Inn is amazing!!
They had a drinks reception in the afternoon, and live music in the evening. Kierson & Steve really wanted a live band and opted for the incredible Flynn & Tonics ! They decorated the venue with flowers and kendal mint cake, because the venue is so pretty they didn’t need to go over the top.
For dinner they served a roast dinner, which was gobbled down in seconds by everyone. Kierson & Steve made a place setting for me too, so I sat down with the guests and talked and laughed until the speeches started. The first dance was a romantic slow dance, and they finished off the evening with drinks and dancing.
Kierson wore A beautiful hand made dress with a long sleeve crop lace jacket over the top and Steve wore an Italian wool navy suit by T.M.Lewin and they looked so perfect. The couple says that if you’re planning your wedding, the biggest piece of advice they could give you is plan well and remember to enjoy the day.
Kierson and Steve’s wedding was just the happiest occasion and everything I love about weddings. Here’s their wonderful wedding!
If you’re planning a Swan Inn wedding, get in touch!
Flowers: Margaret Collinge Local Florist
Cake: Brides Mum