I LOVE THEM. THANK YOU FOR CAPTURING OUR DAY SO BEAUTIFULLY!!
Grace and Alex got married in May at the rustic DIY Wedding Knipe Hall, which is an old barn in Penrith. It was one of the most fun weddings I’ve shot and Grace & Alex absolutely nailed it!
The excitement before the wedding
Grace got ready in the main bedroom at the barn Graces family and bridesmaids, and the atmosphere was so energetic. Graces parents were preparing the VW Beetle & Camper van for photos, giving it a last minute polish and adding garlands of flowers to the bumpers, whilst the girls were having their hair and makeup done.
Alex got ready at the Mardale Inn with the lads and they arrived at Knipe Hall in the pristine camper van which Alex drove himself, then they cracked open a few beers for the ceremony, helping to calm any last minute nerves.
The Wedding bit
The ceremony was an intimate service in the barn. Completely breaking with tradition; which I love, Grace walked down the aisle with her Grandad and her Dad, it was super cute and such a nice touch. During the ceremony Billy, Grace & Alexs son gave them the thumbs up as he presented them with their rings. It was so personal and so unique. Graces cousin sang and played the guitar whilst the couple signed the legal bits and everyone enjoyed his music, a lovely way of stamping your ceremony with a personal touch.
The reception was out in the garden at the venue. They chose DIY Wedding at Knipe Hall, as a barn wedding is what they had dreamed of and this meant they could spend more time decorating it to their own style. It was a rustic wedding, which is my favourite. I love shooting Knipe Hall weddings because the building is just incredible. The light in the rooms and the barn is just beautiful, it’s a real fave of mine!!
During the reception drinks, Grace, Alex and myself all jumped in the Beetle, sunroof down and drove over to Hawes Water.
With the couple getting married in the Lake District they really wanted to grab some couples portraits by an actual Lake. To do this, it meant Grace climbing over a dry stone wall in her dress and shoes. She did, and she also said “I have sheep poo on my dress already, so it doesn’t matter if my dress gets dirty”, I just loved her for that!
Grace got in touch with me after searching on Instagram for Knipe Hall wedding photographers and their enquiry was really touching. They said they wanted a relaxed photographer, someone who had shot there before and I loved that they just really liked my style of photography.
Grace and Alex’s DIY Knipe Hall wedding was so much fun and everything I get excited about when I am shooting a wedding. Here’s a snippet of their wonderful day!
If you’re having a DIY Wedding – Knipe Hall wedding, get in touch!
Band: The Distance
Dress: Suzanne Neville
Video & second shooter: Ameer Photography
Hair: The hair loft Penrith
Makeup: The Beauty Loft By Kylie