• Heather Butterworth

A Lovely Lake District Wedding by Leeds Wedding Photographer Heather Butterworth

Updated: Jul 4, 2020


Bride and Groom kissing in the garden at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere


A Lovely Lake District Wedding....

The Lake District and Bowness-on-Windermere in particular is one of my most favourite places in the world! So you can understand my excitement in photographing Bex and Andy's beautiful wedding at the fabulous Burnside Hotel and Spa.

As I arrived in Bowness the typical Cumbrian weather was in full swing, with storm clouds forming and the rain starting to spit! Bridal preparations were well underway in the fantastic Penthouse suite (which included an amazing hot tub on the balcony!), with hair and make up artists busily working away.


Bex looked spectacular in her dress from Ava Rose Hamilton and her bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their very tasteful, pale pink dresses. Andy calmly got ready downstairs with his brother Tom and his dad Dean, while enjoying a few bottles of Heineken.


Stunning ceremony overlooking the gardens....

Bex walked down the aisle arm in arm with her dad John, behind her gorgeous bridesmaids and adorable daughter, Harlow. The service was filled with love and emotion as Bex and Andy exchanged rings.


The couple walked back up the aisle with little Harlow as a family, as friends sprinkled them with confetti. The Lake District rain managed to hold off a little while longer whilst the couple had a drinks reception and some photos outside overlooking Lake Windermere.


The rain started to pick up as storm Ciara moved in just as guests began to take their seats for the speeches and wedding breakfast BBQ! The speeches included tales from how Bex and Andy first met at the bar at an Asda House Christmas party - and then again the following year! - to brother and best man Tom's hilarious stories of growing up with Andy.


Time to Party!


The couple headed across the car park over to their evening reception quickly through the storm, which was now well underway. Guests watched the stunning bride and groom from around the dance floor as fabulous confetti cannons showered them from all angles! The couple and their guests then hit the dance floor for more fun! We were sad to leave and drive off into the storm after such as wonderful day.


Congratulations to the amazing Mr & Mrs Wilson and thanks ever so much for having us! Enjoy your photos below xxx

Bride looking in the mirror after having her make up done during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

The brides baby daughter having her hair done by fellow bridesmaids during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

The brides baby daughter playing on a mobile phone during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bex the bride stood near a window during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bex's baby daughter crawling up stairs during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bex the bride and her bridesmaids stood on the balcony overlooking lake windermere in their silk robes during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bex the bride and her bridesmaid in their silk robes during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bex the bride in her wedding shoes during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Mother of the bride looking in the mirror during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Father of the bride hugging his daughter with their reflection in a round mirror during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her baby daughter stood by a window during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her baby daughter stood by a window in monochrome during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her bridesmaids who are helping her into her dress and stood by a window during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her baby daughter and helping her bridesmaid with her dress stood by a window during bridal preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Andy the groom during groom preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Andy the groom with his dad during groom preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Andy the groom and his dad and brother during groom preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Andy the groom and his dad and brother in the garden during groom preparations at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bridesmaids walking down the aisle at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and her dad walking down the aisle at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and groom Andy during their ceremony at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and groom Andy kissing during their ceremony at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

BrideBex and groom Andy walking back up the aisle during their ceremony at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and groom Andy in the garden after their ceremony at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex in the garden after their ceremony with her hair and veil blowing in the wind at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex's bouquet at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her new husband Andy in the garden at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her new husband Andy in the garden in monochrome at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her new husband Andy in the garden with the veil blowing in the wind at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her new husband Andy in the wooded garden at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with her new husband Andy and baby daughter walking down the stairs in monochrome at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex with a family friend at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Group photograph at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Father of the brides speech at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Black and white speech shot at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bex the bride reacting during the speeches at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride and groom laughing during the speeches at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bridesmaid laughing during the speeches at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride hugging her baby daughter at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and Groom Andy arriving at their evening reception at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and Groom Andy dancing with confetti cannons at their evening reception at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and Groom Andy dancing with confetti cannons in monochrome at their evening reception at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and Groom Andy dancing with confetti cannons in monochrome as family watch at their evening reception at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex dancing at her evening reception at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and Groom Andy dancing together in monochrome at their evening reception at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

Bride Bex and Groom Andy silhouette at their evening reception at The Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere

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