The wedding blog for Stephen McGowan Photography - A North West based Manchester Wedding Photographer team who travels to throughout the UK photographing weddings at the most elite wedding venues.

Cragwood Country House Hotel Wedding Photography | Katrina and Matthew


Cragwood Country House Wedding Photography

We always look forward to a good lake district wedding and so we couldn't wait to photograph Katrina and Matthew's big day over at Cragwood Country House Hotel overlooking the beautiful Lake Windermere. It's a little omen we have for whenever we seem to visit Cumbria it seems to rain, and today was to be no different! Thankfully we had the rain in the morning and and had the afternoon to enjoy some very bright spells of sun which was perfect for spending it in the gorgeous gardens at this idyllic lake district hotel. From the moment we stepped into the lobby of the hotel and warmly greeted by the lovely staff - we knew we were in for a great day.

I met Katrina upstairs in her bridal suite with her bridesmaids. Make up had already been fully applied (It was an early one for the girls as they had booked in a 6am appointment with the make up artist!). Being so prepared way ahead of schedule, the girls were fully relaxed when I met up with them. The champagne was out and in full flow which helped calm any nerves! 

Katrina's Callista bridal dress looked absolutely perfect on her! it was great to share a wedding with our good friends at Edith & Winston Bridalwear who did a brilliant job finding Kat's dream dress for her special day.

With the rain looming in the morning the couple exchanged vows in the ceremony room of the hotel. However, by the time the wedding ceremony was over we were outside for confetti throwing, bouquet tossing and a couple of group shots. The sun was out to join us in celebrating Kat and Matt's day with us!

Lake District Country Hotels

It is no doubt that this manor is highly looked after and gardens attentively maintained. Cragwood Country House Hotel is owned by the Lake District Country House Hotel group who also own Brierywood and Merewood Country House Hotels, so this little gem of a wedding venue is in very good company.

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