Cragwood Country House Wedding Photography – James and Jen



Back in the depths of wedding season 2016 I headed up north to the stunning Lake District to shoot the wedding of James and Jen. I absolutely love the Lake District. It has amazing venues and breathtaking views. Not a bad combo for a wedding!

James and Jen got married at the Cragwood Country House Hotel overlooking the magnificent Lake Windermere. It was my first visit to this gem of a wedding venue and I absolutely loved it.


I met up with James and his groomsmen at another local hotel where they were curing their hangovers with a couple of pints. After a short trip back to the Cragwood I met up with Jen and her bridesmaids where they were getting themselves ready for the day ahead.

Once ready Jen and her Dad made the short walk to the outside gazebo where James was waiting for his Bride-to-be ready for their garden ceremony. After a short but beautiful wedding ceremony everyone headed back up to the main house for the drinks reception. Dinner and speeches then commenced and once they had wrapped up, James and Jen lead their guests down to the water for a boat ride on Lake Windermere.

Some gorgeous evening light allowed for some lovely intimate portraits of the newlyweds…and their ridiculously beautiful dog Barkley. James and Jen went against the grain a little with no first dance so the party got started as soon as the DJ was ready. Throwing the tunes out and getting the bodies moving was one of my fave all time DJ’s, the crazy good Gary Mills.

This was such a brilliant wedding from start to finish. I loved being James and Jen’s Cragwood Country House Wedding Photographer. Sit back and enjoy my best bits