Wedding Insight at The Inn on the Lake


Weddings at The Inn on the Lake each have their own story to tell, with each happy couple creating their own personal world there are lots of choices and decisions to make. This time we ask Chris and Beckie Tudor whose wedding took place on the 26th of November 2016, how everything came together for their special day.

Chris and Beckie’s Story

Chris and Beckie have been staying at The Inn on the Lake for the past 6 years. Chris first met Gary Wilson our General Manager here at Inn on the Lake, through mutual friends whilst on a golfing trip to Benalmadena in Spain.

Gary mentioned to Chris that he runs a hotel, which would be perfect for his wedding. Chris didn’t quite believe Gary at first and thought he was greatly embellishing the hotel and it was a little bed and breakfast. However when Chris and Beckie came to stay they were completely blown away by the beauty and location, and Beckie even mentioned that she could see herself getting married here.

Blue skies all around. Photo credit: Beautifully Vintage
Perfect weather. Photo by Beautifully Vintage

They booked their wedding at Inn on the Lake the morning after Chris proposed. The date they chose was their daughter Annie’s second birthday who had her own birthday cake and balloons on the day.

The day itself was a perfect winter’s day, the sun was shining, not a breath of wind and snow-capped mountains lined the background. Their ceremony was held in the Lakeside Gazebo at 1pm, afterwards the happy couple and all their guests enjoyed a Prosecco and Peroni drinks reception in the Lounge Bar. Resting assured their guests were very cosy with their drinks, Beckie and Chris went outdoors to have photos taken around the grounds.

Beckie was worried whilst planning the big day that she would be freezing cold outside at that time of year. But the highly experienced staff at The Inn on the Lake advised that with the amount of adrenalin and nerves that would be flowing on the day she would be absolutely fine. Afterwards Beckie mentioned that she was actually quite warm as the sun was shining.

We asked Chris and Beckie a series of questions to see how their day came together.

How did Chris propose?

It was at the Inn on the Lake – Chris posted the ring to us, which we stored in the safe until they arrived. We placed the ring with a bottle of Champagne in their room for when they arrived.

Beckie didn’t notice the ring and walked straight passed it to admire the view. Chris went down on one knee and proposed.

The Ceremony
The Ceremony

What was your Wedding Theme?

It was Vintage Glam. On the day it was dressed by Beautifully Vintage. They dressed the Lake View Restaurant and Lakeside Gazebo in our vintage theme, it was absolutely stunning.

Where is your Wedding Dress from Beckie?

My dress is a Pale Gold Blueberry Hill gown by Ian Stuart with veil and train to match. The shoes I chose for the day are white converse with bling.

Chris, where is your suit from?

It’s a Navy Crown to Cuff suit, with a grey tweed waistcoat and white bow tie.

On the day Chris wore Tan Joseph Cheaney shoes to complete his outfit.

Where are your Bridesmaid’s Dresses from?

They are a Jane Norman Floral print dress, which was redesigned by Leading Ladies

Still beautiful even from this distance
Still beautiful even from this distance

Who supplied your beautiful flowers?

Greenwheat Flowers & Fika in Penrith supplied our bouquets and button holes.

Beckie’s bouquet was a teardrop shaped wintery bouquet in whites, greys and soft blush.

Who have you had on hand today to help with all your hair and make up?

Becka Gavin and her team did all of the bridal parties hair & make up today.

Becka Gavin is currently working on Hollyoaks.

Who made your Cake for today?

Corr’s Cake from Barrow in Furness supplied a stunning 4 tier cake. The flavours we chose were Vanilla, Jaffa Cake, Lemon Dream and Cookies & Cream.

What song have you chosen for your first dance?

We chose Bon Jovi – Born to be my Baby.  It was the song that was playing when we first met whilst watching a band play at a local venue.

Beautiful reflection photo by Chris Thornton Photography
Beautiful reflection photo by Chris Thornton Photography

What entertainment have you chose for the day?

Classic Ensembles are playing at our ceremony and drinks reception. We also have a caricaturist and a magician to entertain both the adults and the children during their drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

Tonight for our function in the Ramblers bar and Candleroom, We have a local DJ called Dancing in the Dark and a Freddie Mercury Impersonator.

Who is going to be photographing you today?

Chris Thornton Photography  are the ones we have chosen for today they are based in Leeds.

And to Video your day? Pink Pictures will be making our video for the day.

If you want to know more about Weddings here at Inn on the Lake visit our website here to view our wedding brochure. Or call 017684 82444