The sun shone through at The Crown hotel near Carlisle

Wedding Photography

I was recently taking wedding photos at a hotel near Carlisle, the Crown Hotel in Wetheral, of Dolores and David from Kilmarnock.  The night before in Carlisle we had had one of the worst storms of the year and when I packed my camera equipment in the car I got soaked, on arrival at Wetheral thankfully, the rain had stopped and the sun started to shine through.

I asked Dolores how they met and why they decided to get married near Carlisle.

We met on Match.Com back in 2014. We have been together for 4 years. Our decision to have our Wedding at The Crown Hotel came about when David had a job to survey in Carlisle, asking me to visit with him and stay overnight in a nice hotel by way of treating ourselves. David noticed the Crown Hotel on TripAdvisor, and thinking that it looked nice, decided to reserve a room for the night. When we arrived and entered the Crown Hotel we both felt there was something very special and unique about the Crown. But, little did we know that we were both thinking the same thing – that this would be an excellent venue for our Wedding. The next day we arranged a meeting with Wendy Ambler to set a date and book our Wedding. Our mission was accomplished.

Also, not forgetting our very own photographer, Allan Blackett of Keltic Rose Photography. We came across Allan on a Google search for photographers from the Carlisle area.  We were both impressed with Allan’s style of photography and after a phone call and a quick trip for a meeting in Carlisle Allan was hired.


The Finer Details

The Bride’s Wedding dress was chosen from  David’s Bridal, Westfield Stratford City, London.

The Bridesmaid dress was ordered online

The Groom’s & Best Men’s Outfits came from Houston Kiltmakers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

The Bride’s & Bridesmaid’s bouquets were made by Aroma Florist, Carlisle, Cumbria.

The Wedding Cake was purchased from Marks & Spencer, Carlisle, Cumbria.

The chair coverings were supplied by The Crown Hotel, Wetheral

Signing book by Keltic Rose Photography

Second Photographer – Gail Caddy


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