A glorious day for wedding photos overlooking Caldbeck Fells
Caldbeck is a traditional fell village situated in the Northern Fells of the Lake District or the "Back O' Skidda" as the locals call it. Almost equidistant from Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith, and Carlisle. The area is one of the more remote and lesser-known parts of the Lake District but boasts some outstanding scenery and some of the best, less frequented walking in the whole of the Lake District National Park.
Just a small wedding!
Alexia and William booked me for their photography in 2020, initially hoping for a large occasion ending in a traditional Scottish Ceilidh. We postponed and downsized once, then were forced to push the wedding back even further again. Finally, in April, they managed to say I do! Their wedding ceremony was in Wigton Evangelical Church and lived streamed to over 150 people! They had Alexia's dad taking the ceremony, along as her sisters taking on filming/cake-making duties. So much DIY was involved, and rather impressively, Alexia made her flowers and flower crown! ( I love a flower crown) After a small ceremony, we headed out to a remote spot overlooking Caldbeck fells for some mountainous photos.
Scottish wedding details
William was from Edinburgh and it was important for him to bring some of Scotland into his wedding. He wore his kilt in "Fraser Hunting Tartan" as well as Alexia enjoying a wrap around in the same fabric. Thistles - The Scottish National flower - were also incorporated into the flowers, including bouquets and buttonholes. Finally, Scottish wedding favors of whiskey were gifted to a lucky few.