The photographer was super keen, but her prep let her down, her camera was running out of batteries when it came to the big moment. The groom reluctantly handed over his iPhone6, with a warning not to drop it. It was a sweet picture in the end, although I’m not sure a true professional would have let her finger get in front of the screen.
The florist had a temper, a real artiste. He slashed like a deranged ninja through nettles and cow parsley on the road side with a giant stick. He was furious he hadn’t been consulted about the big hill we had to climb. He refused to be rushed in his art, the bouquet would only be ready when he deemed it so. If that involved ransacking entire hedgerows for the right sprig of cow parsley, so be it.
The best man was pretty laidback, happy to be led really, padding along behind his master, he was still a little achey from the stag do, a scramble up Loughrigg Fell the previous day. He didn’t speak, just sniffed a bit (and photobombed rather a lot).
The maid of honour was far too busy being the photographer, ordering the florist about, being the bridesmaid, leading the ceremony and pronouncing us man and wife repeatedly, before giggling at the bit about kissing the bride, to truly fulfil the role.
The groom was a little grumpy about being made to stop in the middle of a country lane, and concerned about the kids getting run over, not an issue at our first wedding. But he soon relaxed when we found a quiet lay-by to stand in and I think you will agree he looks very happy in the other photos.
10 years after she first said I do, the bride had no hesitation in saying yes again. It was made all the more special by saying ‘I do’ in front of the kids and the magnificent Lake District scenery, and not having to organise anything.
All that’s left is to give you the details of our wedding planners, they are a young team, new to weddings, but full of energy and surprises. They can work to a fairly tight budget, biscuits, sweets or chocolate go down well…
The location was Staveley in the Lake District and the bride and groom (and kids) honeymooned at Fox Barn, Staveley via Sykes Cottages.
Thanks for attending the virtual version of our secret wedding in the Lake District!