High Barn Wedding Photography // Edenhall Estate // Lake District

Sometimes when I talk to a couple ahead of their wedding, I get a feeling that the day they are planning is going to be something a little bit special. And more than sometimes, it’s not really about the venue, the flowers or even the weather. Although it always helps to have an outdoor wedding at rustic barn venue in the Lake District with cracking views and clear evening skies!
When it comes down to it, weddings are about being in love and celebrating love. When people do things with love, nothing can ever go wrong or be out of place. It is what it is, because two hearts have conspired to create a day with love for people they love. They have poured their hearts and personalities into creating an occasion that totally reflects them as a couple. From the beer that was on offer, to the music that way played, it was their day and there will never be another one like it.
The High Barn at Edenhall Estate is situated in the English Lake District. It’s not far from Penrith. So in summary, it’s in the middle of nowhere. Its grounds are well looked after, but managed in a way that retains a natural wildness that suits the area and adds to the rustic whimsical charm of the place.
This wedding was a joy to photograph. Congratulations to Ben and Clair for creating such a brilliant wedding day. Thank you for your enthusiastic cooperation and for providing the food, cake and beer needed to fuel my creativity!
Here’s a little selection of High Barn Wedding Photography. Enjoy!
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More about this Humanist wedding at High Barn, Edenhall from Ben and Clair.

What made you choose High Barn, Edenhall Estate

We fell in love with the beauty of the surroundings and the super team, and it offered us the ability to create our perfect day from scratch, no restrictions or ties to particular suppliers…the team couldn’t have been more accommodating, it was amazing.

Bride’s fashion and accessory details

Dress from Willowby by Watters, from the fabulous Along Came Eve in Chester. Hand painted denim jacket from Sammy Leas Retro, Cowboy boots from Nashville!
Grooms fashion and accessory details
Waistcoat and jacket were a last minute find in Moss Bros, tie was made by Little Greyhound to match the bridesmaids dresses

Flowers – who provided them and what did you go for?

Greenwheat Florist, Penrith. We wanted a relaxed wildflower look, and Laura was perfect for this.

What kind of look were you going for with the colour scheme and decor?
Relaxed country feel with a Deep South twist
Bridesmaids / wider wedding party fashion
Bridesmaid dresses were made by Little Greyhound (Etsy) from Rifle Paper Company fabric, shoes from Converse.
Videographer  Josh (ben’s little brother) surprised us with a great little video!
Food, canapes, main menu, dessert
Janet from Langwathby Station Cafe creates our amazing picnic baskets and dessert table to die for, then Cowfish Smokehouse provided some authentic southern bbq in the evening
Wedding Cake – Krispy Kreme doughnuts
BandSteeltown, followed by a fab playlist created by one of Ben’s best friends, Rhys.
Stationary Paper Fudge (Etsy)
What advice would you give to others planning a wedding?
Plan a day that reflects you as a couple and don’t be afraid to break with tradition if that’s what you want
Any other unique aspects to your day such as DIY projects etc?
Our bourbon and cigar bar; Chalkboard signs created by our talented friend Abi; S’mores favours to be toasted by our campfire
Other vendors who helped with your wedding:
Charlotte Pennefather, our brilliant celebrant; Janet from Wilde and Romantic for props and games; Spitting Feathers and Eden Brewery supplied our beer; Sarah from Belle Hotel who provided the wonderful bell tents for those brave enough to camp; Vicky from Cumbriacrocks who helped us out with some very last minute crockery hire.
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