A secret wedding, often known as an elopement wedding or micro wedding, has become increasingly popular here in the Lake District.
Maybe it’s the romantic idea of running away to be married or taking that chance to escape pressures from others about your special day, or perhaps it’s simply to keep the costs down. Whatever the reasons, I am being asked to provide professional wedding photography at these small, intimate ceremonies more and more frequently - and I love them!
For me, it's a genuine show of love and affection, just the two of you, in some of the most beautiful locations that the Cumbrian Lake District has to offer.
I first started offering my ‘Secret/Elopement Wedding Packages’ around five years ago when one of the top local hotels saw increasing requests for these services and we spoke in detail about what the couples would want from their special day. Now there are quite a few fantastic Lake District wedding venues that are tailoring packages to suit the demands of these ceremonies.
Also, with 2020 bringing the restrictions associated with Covid-19, these micro weddings have become increasingly popular and while you may not be able to have the celebrations and party in the evening time it's becoming clear that people are really embracing these mini-weddings and from a photography point of view, with my 6hr option we can still capture 80% of a traditional full day wedding. So far in 2020 all of my clients have been so impressed with how little these Covid restrictions have affected their wedding and this is also testament to the Lake District wedding venues along with the Cumbria County Council Registration Service who have made huge efforts ensuring weddings proceed with minimal disruption.
So far, I’ve had the privilege of photographing more than 75 of these services in quite a few different venues around the Lake District and I certainly believe my relaxed and non-intrusive style really suits these beautiful ceremonies. As with all of my photography packages, it’s very important for me to help tell the story of your day with professional images and I have tailored a specific wedding package for these special occasions.
One of the huge advantages available to me from a photography point of view is the time I’m able to spend with the ‘two of you’ in creating some fantastic wedding portraits. Almost all of my elopement clients take the opportunity to travel with me, after their ceremony, into the more scenic areas of the Lake District where we can capture some of my signature landscape wedding photographs.
Because of the completely unique nature of every secret elopement celebration, every couple has different ideas as to how they want the event to be marked with photography. Please contact me to discuss costs for your very special occasion.
With my excellent local knowledge, we can find a lake shore or tarn view, or a more dramatic mountain vista, without have to walk very far at all. This is a part of my wedding photography that I truly love, and it’s also a great chance to discover some hidden little gems in the Lake District World Heritage Site that I’m proud to call my home.
If you would be interested in finding out more about my Lake District wedding photography service then please do get in touch either by phone or email. Alternatively, if you would simply like me to send you one of my wedding brochures then please click here.