Sharon and Chris’s Wasdale Head Wedding took place in St Olaf’s church. This tiny chapel lays claim to being England’s smallest parish church. Nestled amongst the highest mountains in England and just past the end of Wastwater, England’s deepest lake, it’s an absolute dream location for a wedding if you’re a lover of the outdoors, mountains or The Lake District. Sharon and Chris also struck gold with the weather for their special day.
For their very intimate celebration, Sharon and Chris were accompanied by just two close friends. They’d kept their plans secret from all the rest of their friends and family. We met up at the Wasdale Head Inn and it was only a short walk from there to the church. The wedding itself concluded with the vicar reading a passage by Alfred Wainwright. I honestly couldn’t think of a better way to finish a Lakeland ceremony! We took a few portraits in the area around the church before returning to the Wasdale Head Inn for a celebratory drink. I always find this a great opportunity for some very relaxed candid photos at elopement and micro weddings. It was then time for a few more portraits at Wasdale Head, which were interrupted by low flying F35 jets. Those things are so loud. To wrap up, we drove to the other end of Wastwater for more portraits which made the most of the truly epic mountain backdrops.
If you’re planning a wedding in Wasdale Head, elsewhere in The Lake District or just anywhere in the UK and love the photos here on my website then do get in touch. I’d love to chat about the photography for your wedding.