Anna Campbell Bohemian Inspired Bride for a Relaxed Park House Barn Wedding
When Charlotte and Anthony asked me to photograph their wedding at Park House Barn in the Lake District I was so excited. I love the North of England having studied at University there so travelling back up for a wedding in the Lakes was such a fantastic opportunity. When speaking to Charlotte before hand, her wedding sounded so wonderful. They both wanted a relaxed day surrounded by the people they loved most. The couple wanted their wedding to be fun, vibrant in colour and a little bit bohemian! They had chosen Park House Barn because of the potential. The large barn would be adorned with hundreds of fairy lights and little other decorations as the couple wanted to keep it relaxed and simple.
Charlotte and Anthony chose to get married in September because there was a good possibility that the weather would be sunny. However, get your brollies ready because if there was ever a couple to show you how to embrace rain on your wedding day – it was these two! Their wedding was sandwiched between two stunningly beautiful sunny days, however the rain did not stop on the day they said ‘I Do’. Charlotte had even prepared for the rain by sourcing cute rainbow umbrellas!
Charlotte’s bridesmaids wore beautiful dresses from Needle and Thread which were all picked out by them individually. Charlotte said that she didn’t mind what dresses they chose as long as they were in keeping with the relaxed bohemian vibe of the wedding. Charlotte’s was a bohemian lace detailed Anna Campbell dress from Jean Jackson Couture in Manchester. She said that she had seen it online and fell in love with it instantly before she had even tried it on. I personally love that Anthony paired his suit with a grandad shirt – which all his groomsmen wore as well. I am biased as I love a grandad shirt, but it is a bold and original choice, that fitted right in with the couples relaxed barn wedding theme.
The wedding table decoration reflected the rustic interior of the barn. The tables were presented with an assortment of gin bottles that were collected by the couple. These were then filled with natural floral arrangements of herbs and white flowers provided by local Kendal florist Floristry By Carmen. These were placed on top of wooden block centre pieces with little white chocolate mice as wedding favours as they reminded the couple of holidays they had both had up in the South Lakes.
Charlotte and Anthony made sure that Park House Barn was filled with lots of personal touches. They designed the invitations and made the place-names for the table settings. They knew that the weather had the potential to be wet so they made fun games for their guests to play inside, including corn-hole and beer pong. The couple have two cats (who couldn’t make the wedding unfortunately) but they cleverly made little cardboard cut outs of them and put them around the venue. The seating plan was even inspired by Charlotte’s Grandfather’s love of drawing intricate maps and the couple made the giant map arrangement.
The cake for the wedding was a huge wheel of cheese provided by Birkdale Cheese and was a really individual touch. It also went down a treat in the evening with the guests! The evening entertainment was kick started by a ceilidh band which were so lively and fun. Everyone was up on the dance floor having a go and it was a lot of fun to photograph.
The couples wanted to have a relaxed and fun wedding at their venue Park House Barn and I think that they achieved their mission. As my mum would say “It does not matter if it is raining, because we have sunshine in our hearts” and I feel that Charlotte and Anthony’s wedding embodies this. The rain did not stop for one minute during their wedding but that did not deter them from dancing in it! Charlotte said that the day overall was quite overwhelming but it was so special to have everyone that you care about in one room, at the same time and that you got the chance to celebrate together. Charlotte and Anthony’s wedding is a testament to the fact that all you need for a wedding is the people that you love surrounding you (and a few umbrellas)!
Charlotte and Anthony were lucky enough to be featured on Brides Up North Wedding Blog
Here are some amazing suppliers who made their wedding day possible:
Venue: Park House Barn
Shoes: Miss KG
Celebrant: Inspirational Ceremonies
Bridesmaid Dresses: Needle and Thread
Flowers: Floristry By Carmen
Cake: Birkdale Cheese
Catering: Truffle Hunters
Evening Catering: Woodland Rovers