Abbie & Leah - An Intimate Lake District Wedding

Abbie & Leah tied the knot last February at the gorgeous Armathwaite Hall in the Lake District (which just so happens to be one of my favourite places on Earth) and the hotel was one of the happy couple’s favourite places too because as well as having amazing afternoon tea and an outdoor jacuzzi, the grounds & views are just stunning (as you’ll see).

i spent the first hour of the day with Abbie and her family, whilst she had her hair and makeup done and then got in to her beautiful dress and my lovely second shooter Caroline went and hung out with Leah and her fam downstairs for all the pre-wedding buzz!

It was such a personal, relaxed day! That is one of the things I love about smaller, intimate weddings.

The ceremony was also very relaxed with lots of laughs and I’m pretty sure a few tears here or there too! They wrote their own vows which I looooooved. I love hearing personalised vows; I think it takes a lot of guts to write your own and say them in front of friends and family.

After a fun and BEAUTIFUL portrait session both inside Armathwaite Hall and on the balcony of the honeymoon suite, we spent another couple of hours capturing the gorgeous pair mingling with their family and closest friends.

I’m also very happy pleased to report that after Abbie telling me during the day that she was trying to convince Leah to get a puppy, they are now proud parents to Walter, the most adorable little sausage dog!!!!!

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Jess Stott