Townhead Estate


Townhead Estate is a brand new Lake District wedding venue, right on the shores of iconic lake Windemere. Last week, myself and a couple of other photographers were lucky enough to be the very first styled shoot in this amazing venue. We scouted out real couple Lola and Romain, who travelled up from London to the lakes for a romantic getaway, and beautiful styled shoot.

Bride and groom at Lake district wedding venue Townhead estate. Windemere elopement

Townhead Estate will be a really versatile wedding venue. It's got a huge expanse of land, and has access directly to the lake, a stunning vintage boathouse, and barns for your prep, ceremony and reception. It really was a dream to shoot there, with so much space and so many areas to shoot in, we were like kids in a candy shop. It's easy to assume with Lake District weddings that the venues won't be accessible, but Townhead was really easy to get to, only around an hour from me in Lytham St Annes, but you still get those amazing Lake District views. The boathouse, where the table was set up, really was a show stopper. Just a small little space, but really raw and intimate, with big doors backing onto a balcony, which gave us some amazing light to work with, as well as gorgeous panoramas of the lake itself from the balcony. Lola wore a blush dress with super dramatic floaty sleeves from By Rose Savage, it looked so ethereal and romantic with the woodland style backdrops. Romain wore a camel toned suit from Asos. The wild style bouquet was by Lake District florist Made in Flowers, with table flowers sourced from local grower Fellside Flower Company.

Wedding styling by Lake district stylists Tebbey and Co. Townhead estate wedding venue
Pink wedding dress by Rose Savage. Wedding photography by Esme Whiteside Photography

I absolutely loved the styling of this shoot - based around a blush/mauve palette, with some deeper tones thrown in. The table which was really rustic and raw was styled by Tebbey and Co, with hire from Narrative Hire, and tables and chairs from Eden Event Hire. I had to get Lola and Romain sat round this beautiful table in that little boathouse, the tones of the dress against the tones of table, which featured napkins from Silk and Willow and the light from the window was just divine. The cake was by Little Kendal Cakery, which had some pretty pink marshmallows accompanying it, and the stationery was by Made by Wood and Wood. Outside the boathouse we decided to do a little picnic style set up, with Lola and Romain perched on a rock, snuggling up together next to a picnic basket and some grazing platter boards. I LOVE the romanticism of these shots, just so carefree but really stylish too, ultimate lake district elopement vibes. The rings by Lebrusan Studio finished the elegant bridal looks off perfectly, and Makeup By Amy Brown styled Lola's hair, and guided her with her makeup.

I can't wait to see this venue in it's full glory when it's finished, it really is going to be incredible!