A tipi wedding in The Lake District

The Lingholme Estate Wedding Photography Lake District, Cumbria

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Emma & Paul’s tipi wedding at The Lingholm Estate in The Lake District

Firstly, a tipi wedding in The Lake District,  this wedding was awesome!

When Emma and Paul first told us that their wedding was in a tipi, in March, in the Lake District we were filled with a mixture of huge excitement and a little bit of anxiety. We all know that tipis are awesome in the middle of summer in a beautiful sun-kissed field the spectacular golden hour light. However, with the British weather being as crazy as it is, who knows what March would hold. Would it be a beautiful spring day? Would we be 5 feet deep in snow? Who knows… All we did know was that Emma and Paul were super chilled out, awesome to be around and it was going to be a fun day no matter what.

As it turned out, Emma and Paul totally lucked out with the weather. Just a week previously the Lake District was covered in snow. However fast forward a few days, the snow had melted and their wedding day turned into one of the most beautiful sunny spring days we’ve seen in ages. As crazy as it sounds, I even picked up a little bit of sunburn!!! Crazy right!?

A tipi wedding in The Lake District

The Location

Did I also mention that the site for their tipi was in one of the most picturesque spots in the country? The Lingholm Estate. Nestled on the banks of the Derwent Water is a stunning grade II listed Victorian house, built in 1873, surrounded by panoramic views of Lake District Fells. With space in the grounds, why would you not want a tipi there? It’s stunning. Honestly, we could have photographed all day long, and then some. So Emma and Paul upped sticks and left Derbyshire with their fell walking shoes in hand (these two are superhuman people who run up mountains, for fun!) and carted everybody up to the Lake District for what was to become one of our most favourite weddings so far.

We started the day well. Driving up the extra long driveway, hanging out of the sunroof with a camera in hand (something for the Stop Motion video), we were met by Paul as he wandered the grounds looking for something to do. As soon as we arrived he promptly told us there was a bag of presents waiting for us upstairs. We’d not even done anything yet and already received a present. How amazing is that?!!! Thanks sooooo much guys!!!

the bride and groom together at The Lingholme Estate under the festoon lights

The Wedding

Emma was getting ready upstairs with her mum, sister and bridesmaid. Everything was super calm and relaxed – just how we like it on a wedding day. With Emma’s hair and makeup finished and looking beautiful, it was time to head downstairs for the ceremony. With all the legal bits done and Paul and Emma now officially husband and wife we headed outside into the sunshine for cocktails and canapés! They’d left lots of time to chill out before dinner so it gave us a great opportunity to explore the edge of Derwent Water and do a few cool photos.

By now, we could all smell the amazing food cooking from Karen Rhodes Catering, so we all headed into the tipi ready for an amazing dinner and speeches. Honestly, Karen – One of the nicest wedding meals we’ve had in ages – thank you!!

Speeches were great too – Lots of stories and memories bringing tears and laughs all round!

Now on to our favourite part of the day – The party time and evening photos. We love to explore our venues in the evening. The light has completely changed and everything looks different and gives us a great opportunity for some cool, interesting night time portraits. We love it when our couples come exploring with us. Guided by just our iPhone light, we can always find something to photograph in the dark!

Then…. we PARTY!!!!! Enough said!!!


What a great day – We honestly felt like part of the family and it was brilliant to hang out with you all.

Thank you so much for a wedding we won’t forget!

We also wanted to mention Jenny who runs the weddings there – She’s soooooo lovely and a real pleasure to deal with. She really looked after us, so thank you Jenny! x


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The Lingholm Estate wedding photos in Cumbria. Ben and Hannah are multi-award winning, husband and wife Derbyshire Wedding Photographers. Ben loves travelling throughout the UK for weddings and abroad for destination weddings. Meeting new people every day as we go is awesome! If you’ve seen us at a recent wedding and have a friend that’s getting married, we’d love you to recommend us! 🙂

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