Emily contacted me a couple of months ago to enquire if I was available to do her wedding photography on September 11th – it was my only free Saturday that month & I was delighted to say ‘yes’!

So off I set on Saturday to the western Cumbrian Dales – what a stunning place to have a wedding!!

I met Emily & her bridemaids at her mother’s house in nearby Sedburgh before heading off to the little Weslyan Chapel in the village of Dent where the ceremony was to be held.  Emily was baptised in this chapel & her parents used to own the Stone Close coffee shop nearby.

This was the first wedding in 29 years at the chapel! – so this was a big occasion for the villagers 🙂 The chapel was spruced up for the wedding – Emily & Kris spent some weekends coming over from their home in Manchester to help paint & tidy the chapel – that’s dedication!

The weather was holding out until the point that Emily & Kris emerged from the church, after throwing coins to the waiting children so that the gates would be unlocked (a local treadition) the heavens opened!! Everyone rushed back inside the chapel – except me I was stuck outside the locked gates! Kris grabbed my cameras for me and took them inside – I grabbed an umbrella!

We managed a confetti shot in between downpours – Emily & Kris ran to the car & headed to the Memorial Hall for the reception. I walked/ran to the Memorial Hall – it was only about 20 yards away – I can honestly say that I have never got so wet in such a short distance! My trousers were wet up to my knees!    

However, the weather definitely did not dampen the spirits & after some time we were able to head off round Dent & take some lovely images. We even managed to get all the guests out for a group photo.

Thank you Emily & Kris for being such good sports & not letting the weather spoil your day 🙂

Here are some images from the day, click here to view the rest of the images (password needed)

hair {kacuzi}

beauty {Lauren}

dress {Pronuptia}

shoes {Top Shop}

suits {Pronuptia}

canapes {Applegarth}

salads {Baba Ganoush}

meats {Steadmans}