Mike & Kate's intimate wedding at Brackenrigg Inn, Ullswater | Previews | Mattyy Simpson Lake District Wedding Photographer

I met Mike & Kate in March for coffee and to go over what they had planned for their wedding. They wanted an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends at the ceremony and then wanted to head off into the Lake District to get some photos taken before they have the wedding breakfast. They were unsure if it was too low key but it was perfect, smaller weddings can sometimes mean a lot more and can be very emotional for all involved.

Fast forward a few months and their big day was here, both sides of the families meeting outside Penrith Registry Office whilst Mike was pacing up and down worried where his best man was whilst also being called in for his interview with the registrar.

Just around the corner in the George Hotel Kate was getting ready with her sister and her two bridesmaids. Kate was turning heads when walking down the street in her wedding dress, it's not something you see every day on the streets of Penrith!

After the ceremony Mike & Kate went to visit an elderly family member who couldn't make it to the ceremony and then headed down to Ullswater to have some photos by the lake. A surprise bottle of champaign was brought out to allow them to celebrate becoming Mr & Mrs Wildman with a drink.

Drinks and formal photos were taken at the Brackenrigg Inn which has amazing views overlooking the lake and the surrounding fells creating a beautiful backdrop for the photographs. After I left them to have their wedding breakfast I headed onto their evening reception venue to grab a few photos of the cake which was created by The Nocturnal Baker.

The wedding was just what Mike & Kate had wanted when they first met with me and I look forward to delivering them their photos as these two just couldn't stop smiling and laughing away which is always nice to see in wedding photographs, enjoy these sneak previews of what is to come!