We do love a Derbyshire wedding at home!! It’s such a personal day! And even better, this home in the tiny hamlet of Snelston is literally only 10 minutes from our home! Happy Days! Anna was getting ready at home with her bridesmaids and parents. Such a lovely atmosphere with Anna and her sister and besties all together. It was even more special as the livingroom where Anna’s dad saw her for the first time in a wedding dress was the same place that Matt proposed to Anna all those months a go!
I headed off to see Matt and his groomsmen at Shiningford Manor, where they were all staying for the weekend. It’s a great spot overlooking Carsington Reservoir. All the family were there, Auntie Mary was ironing endless shirts and there was lots of food laid out – what a good morning! While Matt jumped in the shower I photographed a few of his details. It was soon time to leave and head over to the church!
The bridesmaids arrived first followed by Anna in the lovely little camper and everyone headed into the church for a great ceremony with the addition of a swallow which soared around the rafters while the couple got married! That’s a first for us! Anyway, soon Anna & Matt were married and they exited down the aisle and into the stunning summer sunshine and loads & loads of confetti!! We did a few quick family photos at the church and then back to the house and the marquee.
The drinks reception
Everything was already in place, loads of gorgeous flowers from Nadia Tullio. A lovely cake in the corner from Hannah at Bake. Tables all laid and beautiful thanks to Kemp & Kemp and Save The Date Stylists. All the guests enjoyed a wonderfully idyllic drinks reception relaxing in the sun, sitting on haybales, enjoying the canapés and admiring the truly special view.
The speeches were touching in places and hilarious in others, Matt’s best men (and cousins) had many stories and even called on the guests for more dirt including the time Matt spent 20 minutes in a deep freezer!! 😂
Into the evening and the band were set up and ready to start! They were great so the dance floor was full. We had such a good day with Anna & Matt, everyone was great fun. Here’s a little Sneak Peek of our favourite images – TURN IT UP LOUD and enjoy!!!!
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Creative Derbyshire Wedding Photographers. Ben and Hannah are multi-award winning, husband and wife International 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!
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