Colin & Shona's wedding at Melmerby Hall, Melmerby | Previews | Mattyy Simpson Lake District Wedding Photographer

Colin & Shona got married at Melmerby Hall which is part of the Rowley Estates. The 17th century house is set in a huge walled garden and to enter the property you go through a sandstone arch which you could tell was built when horse & cart was the mode of transport and caught my eye for if the rain cleared up for photos later on.

When I arrived the children were having their hair styled by A Vintage Twist along with the class bear from their school which was a special guest attending the wedding. Melmerby Hall has some large bay windows giving an amazing amount of natural light allowing me to get some lovely macro photos of the rings and flowers whilst the bridal party are getting ready.

The dress photographs were taken in one of the guest rooms with an old large wardrobe, again using the natural light from the windows to light them. The guest started arriving and the rain from storm Callum kept getting heavier, it was a good thing the wedding was within the house itself!

After the ceremony everyone had drinks and canapés whilst we set up one of the rooms for the group photos as it was just too wet outside to expect people to stand out in it. We did manage to get one large group photo outside the front of the house with everyone huddling under umbrellas before they all headed off up to the village hall for the wedding breakfast. Before Colin & Shona left to the village hall I managed to grab a few intimate photos including a grand photo of the newly weds outside the front of Melmerby Hall and a few under the arch entrance.

Below is some previews of their big day, and my last wedding of 2018!