Having been a professional wedding photographer for almost seven years now, it isn’t too often that I get to work at a venue I haven’t visited previously. So I was absolutely delighted to be able to make my first visit to the stunning Hidden River Cabins Wedding Barn in Cumbria, located just outside of the Lake District.

Barn Wedding on the Outskirts of the Lake District

Jenny & Bobby only live around ten minutes from my home in Manchester, it was fantastic to meet them for the first time back in 2019 when they booked me to photograph their wedding. I liked them immediately and I knew their day was going to be an incredible celebration.

Due to Covid restrictions the original guest list was cut from over one hundred to just fifteen, so it wasn’t really practical to use the large barn at Hidden River Cabins for the wedding ceremony. Instead, the smaller bar area at the reception was utilised and made for a more intimate vibe.

Thankfully, the weather was superb meaning much of the day was spent outside in the fresh air.

After the chaos of the last twelve months or so, I was absolutely buzzing to be back shooting my first wedding since the lockdown restrictions eased. Sit back and enjoy a handful of highlights from a truly fantastic occasion.

Supplier Shout Out!

Occasions like this wouldn’t be possible without a team of dedicated and talented suppliers.

It feels so good to be back in the swing of things again and it was a real honour to work alongside the following wedding suppliers who have weathered the Covid storm to bounce back stronger than ever. Massive high fives go to:

Venue – Hidden River Cabins

Dress – Self Portrait

Suits – Dobells Menswear

Hair & Make Up – Daniella Ingle Make Up & Hair

Flowers – The Fellside Flower Company

Stationery – Lucy McSpirit Design

Cake – Alison Fawkes

Catering – Martin Knowles Butchers & Rudy’s Pizza

Wedding Favours – Cocoa Cabana

Thank You!

Heartfelt thanks and massive hugs go to Jenny and Bobby for having me as their wedding photographer. You and your families made me feel so welcome from the moment I arrived – it was a genuine honour to be a part of the day.

Thanks also to the registrars at Cumbria Council and all the staff at Hidden River Cabins for being brilliant throughout the day.

2022 & 2023 Weddings

My diary for 2022 and 2023 wedding bookings is now open. Availability for 2022 is becoming limited, especially for the traditionally popular dates in May through to August.

If you’re planning your big day at Hidden River Cabins wedding venue, or anywhere else for that matter, please get in touch – I’d love to hear more about your plans.

Lots of love

Steve x


All images are © Steve Grogan Photography.