Elopement Planning Guide in the Lake District from an Award Winning Photographer

Tips, ideas and advice on the best way to elope in the Lake District


Through the many years as both a wedding photographer and an elopement photographer in the Lake District I have seen all the places this great location in the UK has to offer. Because of this experience I have put together a guide in planning your very own elopement in the Lake District. Because contrary to what you might believe, it is actually possible to have an elopement in the Lakes and here is how!




Lake District Elopement Venues

I have a made a guide in getting married in the Lake District here for wedding venues and tips and ideas and it is possible to do the same with elopements here also. Ceremonies need to happen in a location that is licensed to hold a ceremony unless it is a hand fasting ceremony, but its then possible to go off and explore the those epic locations together.

An intimate elopement at Loughrigg Cottage in Ambleside is a perfect location for an intimate wedding or elopement, which you can see here when I captured a wonderful day, it offers stunning views which you can endlessly explore!

Hidden River Cabins are another unique location for couples looking for something a little more adventurous and ‘different’, pretty much to any other elopement venue in the lakes.

Sam and Aden had their amazing elopement wedding at the Samling Hotel, we then visited Blea Tarn which is an amazing place for its sheer vistas and views that really need to be seen to be believed!

The Gilpin Lake House hotel is a stunning, romantic place for a special elopement ceremony with its private lake, boats (which you can row to your hearts content) and grounds which offer amazing scope.

The Haweswater Hotel in Haweswater is a hidden gem of a location. It might be one of the best mountain view hotels I can think of in the lakes! A little more secluded than other locations, this offers a very intimate but dramatic location for an elopement or wedding.

The Langdale Chase hotel is another great and easy to locate place right on the banks of Lake Windermere. This is a perfect place for a wedding but also for that adventure elopement too. It offers ease of access to the Lake with jetties and a wonderful walk alongside the lake with lots of awesome places for a ceremony inclusive the gazebo outside on the hotels grounds.



Natural Outdoor Elopement Photography

I have a very natural approach to elopement photography in the Lake District, you can see my style and approach here and how I make your amazing photographs. The natural beauty of the Lakes lends itself so well to my photography style as an alternative, fine art elopement photographer.  A recent lake district elopement inspiration styled shoot I was involved in shows just what you can do in the Lake District with its plethora of amazing views even when there is no venue involved!

If you like natural, relaxed but adventurous photographs for your elopement then I think we would be a perfect fit! if that sounds amazing then please get in touch and lets plan your very own Lake District Adventure elopement together!



Hand Fasting in the Lake District

Hand fasting is a great idea for an elopement ceremony as it is able to be done anywhere. You can have your ceremony on a different day, same day or whatever takes your fancy! The idea is that you can have someone say some lovely words and perform a ceremony with the backdrop of the Lake District. I am happy to offer my service as guide to those couples that want to know those kind of secret places in the Lake District, the untrodden amazing, epic locations to get some unique photographs in.



Adventure Elopement in the Lake District

I have made some amazing friends in the suppliers whilst being an elopement photographer in the Lake District and I am happy to share these people and their skills with any client wanting for their own elopement. I have a list of celebrants, florists, caterers, dress makers, videographers and much more! just drop me a message and lets chat about planning your epic Lake District Elopement Adventure!


Christopher Ian is an elopement photographer covering the Lake District and all over the UK





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