Cressbrook Hall wedding – Carly & Andy

Cressbrook Hall wedding photography in Derbyshire

the bride and groom walking in the gardens of Cressbrook Hall in Derbyshire

Cressbrook Hall wedding

Carly and Andy chose the beautiful Cressbrook Hall for their winter wedding. The wedding was especially important to us as the bride and groom are good friends of ours. It’s made extra special as we also know most of the groom’s immediate family from previous weddings too 🙂 Cressbrook Hall is a Tudor-style mansion, built in 1835 and located not too far from Buxton in the heart of the Peak District. It has an amazing view over the waters of Water-cum-Jolly Dale and is only a couple of minutes from Monsal Head. It also has cottages for guest accommodation and we found Carly in the lodge at the end of the lane on the morning of the wedding.

Bridal Preparations

We arrived to the usual scene – bride in her dressing gown, hair half way done, the house busy with mums and bridesmaids. Carly seemed fairly chilled although needless to say I think there were some nerves, more about the day running smoothly more than about the impending marriage to Andy!! Andy was already up at the house making the last minute preparations and meeting and greeting all his groomsmen as they arrived at the hall. While Ben stayed with Carly I took a little time to hang out with the guys and photograph some of the detail already laid out for the Wedding Breakfast.

A bridal portraits by a water fountain

The Ceremony in The Granary

Before you knew it, Carly was in her dress and Calvin (Andy’s dad) was bringing everyone up to the hall to see the registrars and get the show on the road. It was a lovely ceremony, a really nice registrar and after they had signed the register it was out into the chilly February air for some photos and a wander around the grounds. We were also joined by Carly & Andy’s much-loved dog, Skye – she’s such a big softie and so great they could involve her.

The Wedding Breakfast & Evening Reception

Carly had made some lovely choices for the Wedding Breakfast room. As a couple, they love to visit Scotland and you could see this on the tables. Candle holders made from antlers, fishing inspired place names, the guys had gun cartridges for their buttonholes and tartan waistcoats. We had a great dinner and lovely company as they had also invited Ben’s brother and his wife, so we were able to have a good old chat while we enjoyed dinner. With no first dance planned, we took advantage of the fading light and headed to the water fountain for a couple of more photos before we lost Carly & Andy to the bar, the dance floor and the rest of the evening guests.

We had a fab day, we were very honoured that they asked us to photograph their wedding and it was great to be included! Here’s just a few of our favourites….. 😄

The wedding venue at Cressbrook Hall in Derbyshire The groom and groomsmen setting up decorations for the wedding The groom and groomsmen setting up the wedding cake A black and white photo of the bride is having her make up done The bride carrying her wedding dress down the stairs The bride and dad arriving for the ceremony The bride waiting for the wedding car The groom and his groomsmen at the front of the ceremony The bride walking down the aisle The bride and groom laughing during the wedding ceremony A wedding reading The bride and the bridal party outside at Cressbrook Hall Mother of the groom congratulating him Wedding guests throwing confetti A lady in blue laughing holding Confetti The bride and the bridesmaids in blue The groom and his groomsmen The bride and groom walking the dog at Cressbrook Hall The bride, groom and the dog The grounds at Derbyshire wedding venue Cressbrook Hall The bride and groom walking through an archway The bride and groom stood together surrounded by greenery The bride and groom looking happy Portrait of the groom in black-and-white A wedding whiskey present Dad and his daughters together at the wedding Family is laughing during photos Laughing at the grooms speech Laughing at the best man's speech The groom's grandad The bride and groom outside at night surrounded by orange lights The program stood by the water fountain at Cressbrook Hall The bride and groom surrounded by blue lights Groomsmen dressing up on the dancefloor The bride and groom cutting the wedding cake Wedding guests on the dancefloor The Bride and groom's first dance A baby on the dancefloor Wedding guests dancing together Wedding couples on the dancefloor The bride dancing with wedding guests


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