The Fox and Goose Inn, Chesterfield Wedding | Mary & Geoff

The Fox and Goose Wedding Photos in Chesterfield

mary and geofff stood in darkness at the fox and goose inn in Chesterfield Derbyshire

The Fox & Goose Inn, Chesterfield

I’m sat here writing this blog, super excited to share it. It’s safe to say, I’m a little bit in love with the way Mary and Geoff looked for their wedding. Tattoos, a dusky pink dress, a wedding turban/bandana, skulls, heavy rings, beards…. what more could you want!!! A BBQ, a mechanical bull and thier awesome little dog maybe? Ok then!

So, Mary and Geoff chose to get married on Halloween, at 4:30 pm, in the dark ans the lovely Fox and Goose Inn at Pie Pudding Hill! Most photographers would shudder at such a prospect, but we loved it. It gives me chance to play with all my lighting kit that I know and love, and create some interesting dark portraits that I know these guys love for our Instagram page. We suggested to them that they arrive 30mins early and do a “First Look”, so we could spend a bit of time together shooting in ‘golden hour’ before the ceremony, and they loved the idea. What an awesome couple!!

Bridal Preparations

We joined Mary and her girls at a hotel in Baslow, having her hair and makeup done. It was lovely and calm (except for mum desperately trying to avoid having to sit in the makeup chair!) and we managed to just sit and chat while we were shooting which was nice. We also shot some lovely images of Mary’s gorgeous, dramatic eye makeup!! Then we headed off to see what Geoff was doing at the pub.

With Mary arriving slightly later than planned, we had 12 minutes to shoot all the planned family photos and head for a little walk in the golden sun before it went down. 12 minutes…..! Easy 🙂 We love being able to get the family photos done nice and quickly so everyone can get on with enjoying the day!!

Take the bull by the horns

With these two married, we headed outside into the darkness where there was a mechanical bull ready and waiting for us. It was hilarious watching guests hang on for dear life in their suits and dresses. What was the winning time in the end? … 59 seconds?? (comment below if you beat that!)

It was super cold and windy, so we did a couple of mini photo sessions so we could stay warm. Some inside and a few outside – Mary and Geoff were awesome. They were totally trusting of whatever I asked of them… They even said yes when I asked them to walk a few hundred yards, into a field and stand on a wall, in the pitch black darkness!!! Thanks, guys!!!!


It was such a fun day filled with happiness and not a single wedding tradition in sight – LOVED it!!

Thanks for being such an amazing couple 🙂


Here’s a sneak preview for you both which we work on your full gallery!


The Fox and Goose Inn in Chesterfield. Wedding photos in Derbyshire. Ben and Hannah are multi-award winning, husband and wife Derbyshire Wedding Photographers. Ben loves travelling throughout the UK for weddings and abroad for destination weddings. Meeting new people every day as we go is awesome! If you’ve seen us at a recent wedding and have a friend that’s getting married, we’d love you to recommend us! See more of our wedding photos on our Blog here 🙂

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