New House Farm Lake District Wedding Videographer
Emilie and Tom chose the stunning New House Farm in the Lake District to host their winter wedding. We had an unwelcome guest in the form of Storm Atiyah but that certainly did not dampen the spirits as these two fully embraced the wild weather holding each other tight on our short trip down to the lake.
New House Farm provided the perfect cosy retreat from the wind and rain, the fairy lights and beautiful styling created the most perfect winter wedding vibe.
Emilie & Tom’s Wedding Dream Team:
Bride and Groom Q&A
How did you guys meet?
Tom and I were introduced to each other through our best friends, who both happen to date each other! Best set up ever…
Tell me about yourselves, how do you like to spend your time?
Tom works as a Solution Consultant in the Pharmaceutical industry and Emilie in Corporate Hospitality and Events. We love spending our down time in Rock in Cornwall, Lancashire with Tom’s parents and the Lake District. We are both pretty active and love dog walking with family or hosting dinner parties with friends. We like to kick off the year with a ski week in the Austrian mountains, with lots of food and Gluhwein! (Hence the Alpine theme for the wedding reception!)
How did the proposal go down?
Tom proposed at the top of a hill overlooking the beautiful North Cornish coastline. My favourite place in the world. It was an incredibly windy, cold December day with the rain coming in sideways, and the huge waves crashing along the beach! Tom had planned the whole trip away, along with my parents and sister, on the premise that we were taking a family trip to celebrate my Dad’s Birthday… An elaborate intervention in the middle of a long beach walk, left Tom and I alone to scale the hill to overlook the estuary. Turning back from the view, there was Tom on one knee! Once the question had been asked, we scaled down the hill to the beach where my parents and sister were waiting in great anticipation!
How did you choose your New House Farm as your venue?
We wanted an empty, rustic barn venue, as we had some pretty big ideas on how we wanted to theme and dress the interior. Having access to the venue a few days prior was key for us, which New House Farm allowed us to do! That, and the fact that it allowed us to have open candles, which lots of venues don’t allow… Candles in the middle of Winter was an absolute must have!
Please describe the theme and stylings of your wedding
Our wedding was in December and the venue was naturally very rustic, so we opted to light the venue with candlelight (we had over 250 candles!) and used bushy evergreen foliage to dress tables, doorways and banisters. We chose to lean towards ‘winter alpine’ rather than festive. The reception was held in the converted cow stables where we had clusters of big church candles, lit hurricane lanterns and draped faux fur over the seats to give a feeling of festive cosy warmth against the Lake District storm outside! We loved the idea of bringing the outdoors indoors. So we hired 9ft birch trees to line the barn itself, along with thick ivy draped from the beams above.
Why did you choose to have a wedding film?
The beauty of having a film and not just photographic references, is that it transports you back to the little moments that are easily forgotten in the excitement of the whole day. It gives you a different perspective of the event, as on the day everything happens in a whirlwind and it’s very hard to get a clear picture of how the day went and how everything looked. It was so lovely to share it with our families too, so everyone could relive it.
What was your best decision during planning?
Choosing to have a videographer!
What was the hardest decision?
Oh … It’s true, the table plan is a nightmare!
What are your favourite memories from the day?
The part where we actually got married! It was an incredible feeling.
What advice would you give to couples planning a wedding?
Just stick to your gut instincts and remember this is your day, it will only happen the once!