It was great to catch up with Alex & Charlie again after our first meeting for their wedding early last year. This time we met at the beautiful Ness Botanical Gardens in Liverpool for their pre-wedding engagement shoot & they also brought along their baby boy for the shoot.
Hipping Hall is set in a stunning location situated in Cumbria in the Western Dales & is on the doorstep of Lancashire & Yorkshire.
This Boutique hotel dates back to the 17th century & is the perfect wedding venue to say I do.
It boasts beautiful scenery in & around the venue with sheep grazing in the meadows & rolling hills on the horizon you can see for miles around the Cumbrian countryside.
As soon as I saw the hotel I couldn't believe how picturesque it was, I felt lucky to be apart of John & Rachel's special day.
This was an intimate wedding with only a handful of friends & family present for the prenuptials and for the day ahead.
John and Rachel wanted a relaxed, quiet day & they certainly got that, they styled their beautifully theming it on "Hygge" which is a Danish craze for warmth or cosy. As this was a winter wedding & it was such a cold day, It was certainly styled with the weather and the scenery in mind.
The day was perfect although a little wet starting off (typical for the Lake District), the rain soon cleared up leaving it dry, giving me the opportunity to take plenty of outdoor pictures.
I just want to thank John and Rachel for letting me take part in the most important day of their life's and capturing the memories for them to treasure.