Bride and groom kissing in the rain outside Samlesbury Hall in winter
Rainy Winter Wedding at Samlesbury Hall.

Samlesbury Hall is such a perfect venue for winter weddings. The heart warming fires and medievalĀ attributes are so well suited to the darker days of the British winter. Kate and Carl totally fell in love with Samlesbury, it’s hardly surprising as its a totally unique wedding venue in Lancashire carrying a massive amount of character within its history.

I started the morning with Kate and her family in the Lodge at Samlesbury Hall’s magnificent entrance. The girls were having lots of giggles as they started the morning with bubbles during the hair and make up preparations. Kate had chosen a deep purple as the colour scheme for her day. This deep mysterious colour really suits the venue so well. The bridesmaids all wore deep purple dresses although in slightly different styles. Kate also carried the theme through her magnificent wedding bouquet, which included pheasant feathers.

Before the ceremony took place inside the chapel within the hall I caught up with Carl as he arrived in style in his brand new car! Wit woo! After a little pruning he welcomed the guests inside from the cold alongside his best men. I love winter weddings for this reason alone. Guests tend to huddle and group together more.

The girls soon joined the wedding party at Samlesbury Hall. Dressed in beautiful fur shawls they all looked incredible! The absolutely perfect accessory for a cold January wedding. The cream fur really worked well with the dark purple of the dresses. Kate also had a gorgeous vintage fur shawl which suited her wedding dress ever so perfectly.

Kate and Carl absolutely loved the Tudor exterior of Samlesbury Hall so it was no surprise that they were up for outdoor wedding portraits despite the rainy weather. I have so much love for this incredible couple because they did just that! We got totally caught up in a rain storm! I think there’s something pretty romantic about being out in the rain, these guys have some gorgeous moments between them both as they share their love for one another in the rain.

The Great Hall looked incredible all lit with candles and dresses with beautiful flowers on logs. They also chose to have the banquet layout for the tables which suits the room so much and continues the character within the historical venue. They also had extra lighting to add ambience and colour during the wedding feast.

Kate and Carl, thank you so much for allowing me to not only be a part of your special day but allowing me to capture so many incredible moments that you shared with your family and friends on your wedding day.

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