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An Intimate Wedding at The Samling Hotel – Windermere

Mike & Alison married at The Samling Hotel in Windermere recently in a small intimate wedding with family & friends.  Living in Knutsford, Cheshire, Mike & Alison had told me The Lake District is one of their favourite places to spend time away from home.  So it was no surprise when I found out they had chosen The Samling Hotel for their wedding day.  Having met whilst working together, their initial friendship blossomed and have been together ever since.  They were joined by close family and friends to celebrate their day at this stunning wedding venue in The Lake District.

The Wedding Venue – The Samling Hotel – Windermere

The Samling is an award winning luxury hotel & Michelin Star Restaurant nestled in the hills of the Lake District National Park and overlooks Lake Windermere.    Having recently been refurbished to a beautiful standard, it is romantic, luxurious and perfect for an intimate wedding like Mike & Alison’s.  Sitting in its own sixty-seven acre estate, with easy access to the Lake District National Park it is stunning.  It is very easy to see why Mike & Alison chose it as their wedding venue.  The high standards of service and hospitality at The Samling made Mike & Alison’s wedding relaxed.  This allowed plenty of time for everyone to enjoy themselves.
 

The Windermere Suite at The Samling Hotel – Preparations

The day started off with overcast clouds and heavy rain.  However, as so often happens with the weather in The Lake District; the clouds lifted and left behind a beautiful day.  The morning was all about the girls getting ready together.   Located at the top of the grounds; the Windermere Lodge Suite provided a beautiful place to relax, eat and get ready for the day ahead.

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An Intimate Wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere – Ceremony

As a nervous Mike waited for his bride to be, you couldn’t help but feel the emotion in the room.  Her arrival, as with every wedding I’ve attended saw the tension lift from the groom.  I often think this is the most nerve wracking part of the day for them.  Alison looked stunning, and a small gasp from one of the guests confirmed what everyone was thinking.  How beautiful she looked.Groom checking time on his phone whilst waiting for his Bride during their Lake District WeddingGroom awaiting arrival of his bride during their wedding at The Samling HotelGuests awaiting Bride & Groom at The Samling, WindermereGroom watching his Bride walking down the aisle during thier wedding ceremonyBride walking down the aisle to her wedding ceremony in The Samling, Windermere, The Lake DistrictBride & Groom during their wedding ceremony held at The Samling Hotel in The Lake DistrictGuests during wedding ceremony, with bride & groom in foregroundWedding ceremony held at The Samling in Windermere, The Lake DistrictBest Man presenting bride's ring to Groom during wedding ceremonyBride & Groom laughing and smiling during their wedding ceremonyGroom placing ring on Bride's finger during their ceremonyBride & Groom holding hands during wedding ceremonyBride & Groom during wedding ceremonyBride & Groom holding hands during their wedding ceremonyBride & Groom holding hands during wedding ceremonyBride & Groom's first kissBride & Groom walking down the aisle following their wedding ceremony at The Samling in WindermereBride & Groom leaving wedding ceremony being showered with confettiBride & Groom leaving wedding ceremony being showered with confetti

An Intimate Wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere – Drinks Reception

Following the ceremony guests were entertained during a drinks reception by a soulful saxophone player, which allowed me to sneak the couple away for a few intimate wedding portraits.Saxaphone Saxophonist at a Lake District Wedding held at The Samling Hotel in Windermere Groom chatting with wedding guest Wedding guest holding champagne Bride hugging elderly relative following her wedding ceremony Wedding guests enjoying post ceremony drinks

Bridal Portraits at The Samling Hotel overlooking Lake Windermere

The Samling as I mentioned is nestled in the hills of The Lake District.  It’s got perfect views out over Lake Windermere and the gardens and grounds made a great location for the bridal portraits.Brde & Groom's wedding portrait in grounds of The Samling, with Lake Windermere visible in backgroundWedding Bouquet in lilacs and pinks at Wedding held at The Samling, WindermereBridal PortraitGroom's Boutonniere - pink sweet pea & foliagePortrait of the GroomBride & Groom walking through gardens at The Samling, holding handsBride & Groom walking through grounds of The Samling, holding handsBride & Groom hugging in the grounds of The Samling with view of Lake Windermere in distanceBride & Groom in gardens at The Samling, WindermereGroom resting head against his bride, as she looks away with her arm around him Groom resting head against his bride, as she looks away with her arm around him

 An Intimate Wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere – Wedding Reception

With an afternoon ceremony and the exquisite 7 course meal due to finish at 9pm, Mike & Alison made sure their guests were thoroughly entertained.  The talented wedding singer Howard Wing kicked off the evening’s entertainment with all the guests loving every second even getting up to do the conga.Floral centrepiece in lilacs and pinks at Wedding held at The Samling, Windermere Floral centrepiece in lilacs and pinks at Wedding held at The Samling, Windermere Wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere showing the Bride & Groom entering and being clapped by guests Singer Howard Wing holding microphone escorting lady into wedding reception at The Samling Hotel, Windermere, The Lake District Wedding Guests enjoying singer Howard Wing at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Lady laughing during wedding speeches at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Wedding guests enjoying speeches at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Man holding microphone Woman with singer Howard Wing during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Guest holding head in hands during wedding day speeches at The Samling Hotel, Lake District Guest singing into microphone Woman with singer Howard Wing during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Woman with singer Howard Wing during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Groom & Wedding guest laughing and clapping during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Wedding Singer Howard Wing during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Bride & Groom with wedding singer Howard Wing during their wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere, The Lake District Wedding singer Howard Wing down on one knee singing to man during a wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Two men dancing Gentleman laughing during wedding speeches at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Best man standing to give speech during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Bride and groom clapping and laughing during wedding day celebrations at their Lake District Wedding at The Samling Hotel in Windermere Young boy with glasses sat overlooking the back of the chair Bride clapping as groom and guests laugh during wedding day celebrations at their Lake District Wedding at The Samling Hotel in Windermere Bride enjoying her Lake District wedding day celebrations at The Samling Hotel, Winderemere Groom drinking champagne during his Lake District Wedding at The Samling, Windermere Bride & Groom embracing best man during their Lake District Wedding at The Samling, Windermere Bride holding hand of Groom during their wedding reception at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Groom giving speech with bride and guests onlooking during wedding reception at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Bride & Groom embracing during their Lake District Wedding at The Samling, Windermere as guests stand and clap Guests stood clapping during wedding reception at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Guests doing the conga during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere Child looking at camera during 'The Conga' Two men dancing during wedding at The Samling Hotel, Windermere 2 wedding guests 'hi fiving'

A few more bridal portraits in the evening, before the party really got started and Alison and Mike along with their guests danced the night away.

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 Alison & Mike your wedding was filled with close family and friends , lots of laughter, songs, singing and who could forget the amazing food.  Thank you for letting me part of your special day.  I wish you all the happiness for the future.
Jono x

The Samling Wedding Creative Team

If you’re looking for a Lake District wedding photographer please get in touch.  In the meantime, I just want to say a special thanks & shoutout to the creatives, and vendors who helped make Alison & Mike’s wedding such a special day.

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