Lady Gillfords House is where Carlisle Registration Service is based, it's our local registry office and if I'm honest, its one of the most gorgeous registry offices I have ever worked in and I am so lucky to have Lady Gillford House on my doorstep and work there so often.
Lady Gillford House was at first a private residence, built-in 1829, originally called Petteril Bank House. In 2009 work started on restoring the grade two listed building and adding a huge, modern, archive centre for the people of Carlisle. The name change to Lady Gillfords House was made to mark the new chapter in this grand building's life and was named after one of its previous owners, Lady Gilford.
Stephanie & John met online and a joint love of the outdoors and ridiculous fitness levels gave them plenty to talk about, especially as they had both recently done Tough Mudder. Stephanie says "I knew straight away I would marry John. Meanwhile, John knew after I completed a SAS fitness test in the Brecon Beacons."
With COVID, as with many couples, changing plans. Stephanie and John decide to get married with their friends present whilst on a small holiday, the 6 of them had booked in the Lake District. With the wedding itself at Lady Gillford's house, Carlisles registration service.
However, with various lockdowns and restrictions set in place, the date changed and changed again until the wedding could go ahead in England. Thankfully the final date chosen, restrictions were lifting meaning even more very close family and friends could join in with the celebrations whilst keeping it a gorgeously intimate wedding.
All within the rules, and bubbles, they all booked the amazing Four Gables Estate for the week. This meant they could all have their own private places but communally and within rules meet up for the week before the wedding day itself.
Meeting at Lady Gillford's house in the morning for their wedding ceremony we all then went to the Crown Hotel in Wetheral for a meal and some speeches followed by a chilled out afternoon back at Four Gables Estate where we took some more portraits. It was honestly an amazing day full of incredible laughs, fun, and love.
Have a look at the below images from this Carlisle Registration Wedding at Lady Gillford's House. And If you would like me to photograph your big day, Or your outdoor ceremony or elsewhere, please feel free to contact me!
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