An Intimate Cumbrian Wedding with vibrant blue and purple details

Today I am thrilled to share a beautiful intimate Cumbrian Wedding with vibrant blue and purple details.

Images were captured by Joanne Withers Photography.

Joanne Withers is a Wedding, Lifestyle and fine art photographer based in Sedburgh in Cumbria.

Having run her photography business for 10 years now, it still so special to her to be involved in family photography and weddings.

She still gets giddy for the couple on the day, and  emotional when she sees their slideshow of images because she know how priceless some of those moments are for people.

Having moved from a city to the beautiful countryside of Cumbria this year, she is beyond excited to get out capturing weddings in her new location.


She says of the couple and their day…


I was recommended to Kimberley and Mat by Fiona and Graham, who own The Malabar as they know me from moving to the area and I had also captured a little bit of photography for them.

So I liaised with Kimberley over emails and we met the day before the wedding and it was great as they wanted just the style of photography I like to capture. Relaxed, natural images full of emotions and laughter.

It was a wonderful intimate wedding with everyone knowing how special this day was for Kimberley and Mathieu.

Everyone was more than happy to have fun in the fields with their wellies on and I especially love the confetti shots that show how excited everyone was to celebrate with them.


I hand over to gorgeous Bride Kimberley…


How did you meet?

We met online, first date in a pub in Twickenham and fell in love that same night.

We had our second and third date within the same week and then spent everyday together since.

Tell us about the Engagement…

We were engaged 10 week’s after we met.

We went for Christmas afternoon tea on Christmas Eve at my favourite hotel in Richmond, the Petersham.

It has gorgeous views of the Thames and looks towards were we lived at the time and met: Twickenham.

We had the afternoon tea and we were shown to the “lounge” for champagne but instead were taken to a room with a view that was filled with candles and fairy lights.

We spent some time in the room then went to a French restaurant afterwards near our home. It was so romantic.

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

We decided very early that we didn’t want a traditional wedding.

We wanted it to be small and intimate and be about getting up and getting dressed up without formalities or pressure.

We stayed at the Malabar the November before and loved the relaxed feel, the luxury of the space, and the warmth of Fiona and Graham.

We considered having a large event there in the fields but had a tough year personally and so we decided to keep it small and intimate with as little planning as possible.

We booked the venue, flowers, and food on the day and that was the extent of the planning

What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?

We decided on blues and purples.

We went with what we felt represented our personalities – relaxed but smart, trendy rather than traditional with a hint of country.

What was the best bit of your day?

The vows, of course. An emotional moment and the confetti was a lot of fun too!

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

Remember that the day is about the two people getting married and that might look a little different to what other people expect and that’s ok!

Be organised as early as possible and get a good night’s sleep beforehand.

Also; make sure you have an amazing photographer! They see the bits you don’t and it’s priceless.


Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Ceremony – Kendal Registry Office / Reception – The Malabar

Photographer – Joanne Withers Photography

Dress – Keep Sake (ASOS)

Hat – Maggie Mowbray Millinery

Suit – Zara Man

Cake Maker – friends

Florist – Backyard Blooms

Rings – Marmalade Jewellery – Chiswick

Stationery – Ginger Ray


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  1. Reply

    Those COLOURS! love it!! Great photos, love the lil’cutie moments captured. Great job!

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