A Stunning Lake District Wedding in Kendal with pastel and rustic detailing

Today I am thrilled to share this stunning Lake District Wedding in Kendal with pastel and rustic detailing

Images were captured by Sarah Maria Photography.

Sarah Maria captures natural, fun and joyful Wedding Photography in Lancashire, the Lake District and Cheshire.


She says of the couples day…


It was an honour to be being a part of Kim & Conor’s wedding day at The Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, Cumbria.

Every detail meant something special to the couple & their families and if you know me you know I am a sucker for that type of thing.

Kim had told me that she’d had Conor making rustic decor for yonks but nothing prepared me for the sheer scale of the pallet wall that created the twinkly backdrop for their first dance & evening reception!

Honestly they put their hearts and soul into the wedding and it really showed.

Even the typical British weather didn’t put a damper on the day! We carried on regardless and laughed til our cheeks hurt!


I’ll pass over to beautiful Bride Kim to tell you more about their super modern with a traditional twist type of day..


The Venue

When we first got engaged the main priority was to get the venue penned in.

So we did some research and narrowed it down to a few places that we initially quite liked.

We looked around several places, all of which were beautiful but they were all missing something. So we thought we’d take a look at Castle Green.

We had been to a wedding there a few years previous, so we knew what to expect, and when we looked around, we fell in love and everything with it was perfect.

The gardens are beautiful, the venue rooms had just been re-renovated that year so everything was fresh and modern which we love!

Another huge factor is the amount of bedrooms Castle Green Hotel had. Conor had a lot of family travelling down from Scotland and I had a lot of family travelling over from Yorkshire so we needed a place that could accommodate a lot of people and Castle Green ticked all the boxes.

The Styling

The theme of our wedding is pastels with a rustic theme throughout it.

I always wanted a pastel theme wedding and our style is quite rustic so it has turned into a mixture of both.

We are both quite creative and made quite lot of the props ourselves. I think this added a very personal touch but also saved us quite a lot of money.

We also made the centre pieces ourselves, we bought some pre-owned ivory birdcages and the plan was to put pumpkins in the middle of them.

Me and Conor go pumpkin picking at Farmer Copley’s in Pontefract, Yorkshire. It has become a tradition of ours; they even grow blue pumpkins there which were the exact colour scheme of our wedding, so we thought it would be perfect to include pumpkins in our wedding.

Unfortunately, the pumpkins did not last so I had to get creative with our centrepieces.

The Outfits

My auntie and uncle have a bridal shop in Peterborough called Vow Bridal Gallery, and we were lucky enough to get my wedding dress, the grooms and ushers suits and bridesmaid dresses from there.

My dress was a Kenneth Winston. I had tried on a few dresses to get an idea on the overall style that suited me so that when I tried on the dresses at Vow I knew what I was looking for.

I was under no obligation to get a dress from here if I didn’t like any but luckily I tried a few on and found one that I loved!

Conor is one (like myself) who likes something a little different and once he has made up his mind there is no changing it.

The suit that he went for was a three piece, Peter Posh Navy Tweed suit.

The Flowers

We are having our flowers made up by Abi’s Arrangements in Bare, Morecambe.

The bouquets were made up of pastel pink and peach dahlias, silver brunia berries and succulent plants with eucalyptus and pittosporum foliage.

The men’s buttons holes will have a single succulent plant with brunia berries and eucalyptus foliage and to make Conor’s slightly different he had a single white dahlia to compliment his as well.

The flower girl had a flower crown made up of gypsophila flowers and hints of eucalyptus foliage.

The Cake

Our cake was made by Sam Reeday who is an amazing cake maker and family friend; she made my sister’s wedding cake so it was a no brainer that I wanted her to create ours as well.

We went with a three tier cake with chocolate to make up the bottom layer (the biggest!!) vanilla for the middle and lemon for the top.

The cake had an ivory petal frame around the bottom layer with the middle and top having a sky blue and ivory marble effect.

Sam also handmade rose flowers, buds, brunia berries and leaf foliage as a centre piece for the cake.

To keep traditions alive Sam also created a separate traditional fruit cake with marzipan icing that we didn’t display, but was cut up with the rest of the cake for guests to enjoy.


Take a look at this gorgeous wedding film by Alex MacLeod Films…



Wedding Suppliers

Venue: Castle Green Hotel

Photography: Sarah Maria Photography

Dress Designer: Kenneth Winston from Vow Bridal Gallery 

Bridal Shoe Shop: Kurt Geiger – Sky Blue ‘Alexandra’ Court Heels (Conor also bought me a sixpence for my shoes)

Bridesmaids Dresses: Eliza & Ethan multi-wrap dresses from Vow Bridal Gallery

Flower Girl Dresses: Roco Clothing

Suit Designer: Peter Posh – Vow Bridal

Page Boy Suit: Sky blue, 3 piece suit from H&M with bow tie that we have had made from the same material as the grooms suit.

Venue Dressing/Styling: Confetti and Lace

Transport: 1935 Rolls Royce and 1964 \ Vintage Bus

Flowers: Abi’s Arrangements

Entertainment: Bagpiper – Jonathan Graham – (Rising star who has played along side the likes of Rod Stewart, The Proclaimers, Amy MacDonald and many more. We wanted to bring some traditional Scottish heritage into our wedding. This was a surprise for the whole family, as no one knew we were having a bagpiper but was especially for Conor’s family as the majority of them travelled down from Scotland to celebrate this day with us.)

Rings: Matching platinum bands from Banks Lyons – Lancaster

Hair Stylist: My hairdresser Jayne and my brother in-laws sister Emma Harvey (she has her own hair and beauty salon in Torrisholme)

Makeup artist: My amazing talented friend Anna Huxham,  who studied Makeup artistry at London University and went on to work as a makeup artist for MAC before travelling the world but thankfully returning a few months ago, just in time for the big day. I also had Jen Horton who is a really well known makeup artist around the Morecambe and Lancaster area and is amazing talented.

Cake Supplier: Sams Cake Barn

Catering: The chefs at Castle Green Hotel.  Canapes were traditional, homemade, buttery shortbread made by a family friend in Girvan, Scotland.

Videographer: Alex Macleod Films (He filmed a friend’s wedding last year, at the same venue and the footage was truly stunning!)

Band: Just for Tonight


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