Rachel & Dom, The Walled Garden, Nottingham

Rachel & Dom celebrated their wedding in Nottingham at the beautifully restored  Beeston Walled Garden . This historical venue is steeped in tradition, and the first wedding recorded here was in 1865.

The Victorian garden which was lost for a period of time and overgrown is now fully restored, and is the perfect venue for a secret garden wedding.  Located within the Beeston Fields we enjoyed a fantastic day photographing the entire day with an intimite walk around the gardens taking in the greenhouse, the potting shed and the carefully maintained lawns and flowerbeds which were bursting with colour.  Locations like this leave me spoilt for choice as the opportunities for perfect backdrops are endless.

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A moment recreating the Groom’s favourite boy band
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FOTB presents a musical speech
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The funniest best man speech I ever heard. Incredible.

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December 10, 2018

Claire & Clifford – A wedding at the prestigious Hassop Hall in the Peak district

Hassop Hall is reputed as one of the most exclusive wedding venues in the county of Derbyshire deep in the heart of the Peak District.  Claire & Clifford celebrated their intimate wedding at this beautiful hotel.  The golden light which was provided by the time of the ceremony, and the kindness of the weather made for a dream wedding shoot.  I always cherish these moments as a photographer when the conditions and the style of my clients provides the most natural photography possible effortlessly.

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November 19, 2018

Claire & Martin, A Peak District Wedding at home

It’s that time of year when I like to revisit the highlights of the season, and we begin with Claire & Martin who had a fabulous day for their early summer wedding in Hathersage.  Starting at the historic St. Michaels Church famous for being the resting place of Little John.

After this tasteful gathering of family and friends the celebrations continued at the family home above Hope Valley in Hathersage.

Claire & Martin spent the better part of a year painstakingly making all of the decorations, furniture, the bar and the dressings for their marquee function area, and they even grew the wild meadow flowers to be perfectly timed to bloom for their wedding day. Every detail was planned with care, attention and love.

It was a fabulous beginning to the wedding season and an absolute pleasure to photograph.  We even ventured out to shoot the couple standing up above the glorious Peak District valley views with the family home as the backdrop.

 

November 12, 2018

Incredible Sunset Wedding at The Roaches in Staffordshire

A super day spent with Abi & Adam in Staffordshire with the wedding ceremony by Croxden Abbey, reception at the Three Horsehoes Blackshaw Moor, and the perfect sunset wedding shoot atop The Roaches made for a spectacular finale to the run of summer weddings for Matt Collis wedding photographer.

Abi and Adam chose wedding shoot locations of cinematic proportion to capture their memories of the big day, and the weather was on our side to make each location work to perfection.

The highlight of our adventure being a big climb up to the highest point of the famous Roaches rock outcrop to catch a glorious September Sunset.

 

January 18, 2017

A charming Wedding at The Carriage Hall Nottingham

Hazel & Leon held their wedding at the stunning and flawlessly stylish Carriage Hall near Plumtree in Nottinghamshire.  This tastefully converted Railway building provided the backdrop to an equally tasteful wedding day where every detail had been lovingly designed and crafted by the bride (a fashion designer herself) to a standard which put the unique and inspirational icing on this magical day.

It was a privilege to photograph such an important day and the bride and groom went out of their way to make every one of their guests and myself relaxed, comfortable and welcome.

Wedding photography should without exception convey the atmosphere, emotions and personal touches of the day which can never be replicated or repeated again.  On a day like this the opportunities were everywhere, and I was spoilt with an abundance of moments to capture.

January 18, 2017

Peak Edge Wedding in the Derbyshire Dales

I love to photograph weddings at The Peak Edge which as it name suggest is situated wonderfully at the gateway to the stunning Derbyshire Peak District.

This venue never fails to deliver a superb combination of contemporary food and accommodation fused with the traditional feel of an old English Pub positioned on beautiful moorland offering stunning views and breathtaking sunsets.

Wedding photography often poses challenges based upon the weather, the light, the situation of buildings rooms and people, but the layout, spaces and qualities of the Peak Edge lend themselves to relaxed and natural opportunities for a huge range of photographic diversity.

Lauren & Richard had both their wedding ceremony and reception at the hotel and so the day ran seamlessly from exciting beginning to

 

January 18, 2017

Stylish Amalfi White Wedding in Melbourne Derby

Amalfi White in the stylish village of Melbourne near Derby was the perfect wedding venue for Pamela & Steve.  The ceremony took place basking in the wonderful natural light of the first floor at this historical and much loved building.

After the ceremony we took a stroll around Melbourne for a romantic and informal private shoot which was super relaxed at a location which never fails to provide not only stunning and easily accessible scenery,  but also an atmosphere of calm and tranquility.

Following the first class food served at the wedding breakfast it was then time for the evenings entertainment to commence to round off this wonderfully intimate wedding.

 

January 18, 2017

A Derbyshire Mid Summer Wedding at home

Tina & Peter celebrated their big day in the best place possible.  As we all know ‘Home is where the heart is’ and this was literally a house full of love on this gorgeous sunny summers day.  The bride & groom went to great length to create a quintessential English garden party atmosphere, and I can honestly say that of all the weddings I have photographed this one ranks as having one of the best soulful atmospheres I have experienced to date.

January 17, 2017

Rockingham Castle wedding with a medieval battle for good measure

Nikki & Ian and their beautiful border collie held their dream wedding at the fairy tale setting of Rockingham Castle with its beautiful Romeo and Juliet balcony.  The day unfolded wonderfully for this couple and Ians’ love of military history was treated to a reenactment group who were at the castle for a tournament giving the bride and groom their very own battle to take part in.

You never ever know what may happen when your day at the office as a wedding photographer begins.

 

January 17, 2017

A stylish wedding at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester with a guest appearance from Jamie Lawson

What a beautiful spring Day for this exciting and atmospheric wedding photographed at the Stunning spaces of the Lowry in Manchester.  Lyndsey & David celebrated both their ceremony and reception accompanied by beautiful music from a string quartet, and a surprise for the bride of the first dance being to a specially recorded acoustic version of her favorite song from Jamie Lawson.

Such a romantic and individual wedding present from David which only added to this perfect Manchester wedding.

January 17, 2017