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Before we lose sight of spring and welcome in summer, we wanted to bring you this delightful, and a little bit eclectic, styled shoot set in the rolling hills of the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Whatever your bridal style or sartorial groom-goals, this blog, which was created and features How to I Do’s own Make up by Polly and Caroline from AMB Vision, has got it covered. Read on for some stylish Lake District wedding inspiration!

Lake District wedding inspiration

Beautifully Boho

The first look exudes botanical goddess and boho vibes. The bride wears a sleek ivory satin gown with a sultry cowl back. Flowers consist of a cream and foliage-filled bouquet with statement pheasant feathers, and a whimsical flower crown. Those luscious blonde locks were loosely curled and makeup was kept soft with a nude lip.

Rock Chic Meets Cumbrian Countryside

The second look embraces ‘Rock Chic’, and we LOVE it. The bride wears a strapless lace gown with sweetheart neck line and 50’s style skirt. Accessories include a netted fascinator and some seriously quirky, and sparkly Dr Martens.
rock chic wedding inspiration
Hair is swept back with some loose curls to frame the face and makeup includes a smokey eye and statement purple lip.

Classically Countryside

The third look complements the Cumbrian countryside. This lucky bride got to wear two gowns (and we love an outfit change from the day to the night!). The first dress is an ivory gown comprising of a boned bodice, tulle skirt and delicate lace shoulder detail. Hair was curled loosely and set in a half up, half down do, and went so well with that dreamy veil. Makeup is natural with a soft pink lip. The second dress is a fitted lace number with fishtail skirt. The bouquet is bursting with cream roses and greenery.
The groom wears a tweed style blazer, crisp white shirt, denim trousers and brown belt. The cream rose buttonhole is a perfect match with the bride’s bouquet.
tweed wedding outfit

Vintage Glam

The fourth look encompasses the popular vintage look and oozes countryside class. The bride wears a satin gown with a Bardot style boned bodice, folded back and neckline and a full skirt. Both extravagant and elegant, we think. Hair is styled with a 50’s inspired roll and makeup is classic, with winged eyeliner and a bold red lip. The look is completed with a faux fur jacket (because UK weather can be unpredictable as we know!) and the bouquet is replaced with an unusual, but fitting, woodland arrangement.
For those of you who have been following How to I Do for a while, you’ll know that  we embrace motherhood and all that comes with it. So whether you’re a working mum or simply want children involved in all aspects of your big day, we salute you! This little cutie went on her first styled shoot and we hear that she LOVED it!babies at weddings

The Decor

This fantastic decor was courtesy of another of How to I Do’s featured favourites Wilde and Romantic, who specialise in imaginative, alternative and award-winning venue styling. They’ve certainly nailed the brief here and have combined rustic charm, vintage edginess and countryside chic. Suitably fitting, full of charisma and bursting with Lake District wedding inspiration – amazing work.
Wedding Letters provided the shoot with some huge love letters for that added WOW factor.

The Cake

Another of How to I Do’s featured suppliers, The Little Kendal Cakery, designed and created this delicious naked cake. We hear it tasted as good as it looked! Save us some?

The Venue

The shoot took place at the breathtaking Lyth Valley Country Inn. Snuggled beautifully between the majestic limestone outcrops of Scout and Whitbarrow Scar, lying in the rolling, pastoral, damson tree-strewn landscape of the Lyth valley, is this luxuriously refurbished hotel, restaurant and wedding venue. Its picturesque setting and abundance of outdoor space makes it a wonderful Lake District wedding venue.
Lyth valley

A Lovely Lake District Wedding!

A huuuuuuuuge amount of hard work goes into organising and creating styled shoots. So a big shout out to all the fabulous suppliers we’ve mentioned above. Credit also goes to Mears Ghyll Bridal Rooms for the fabulous dresses, Fleurtations for the flowers and Katie Simpson for the hair.  

To finish, here’s a sneaky peek behind the scenes of them in action!

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