We LOVE creative wedding photography and when you get married outdoors in a field, surrounded by nothing but your closest friends and family, it gives you the freedom to be really creative. Whistlewood is right on our Derbyshire doorstep.
Whenever we’re approached by Penny at Storyboard weddings who runs this amazing wedding venue to photograph a shoot that she’s putting together, my heart skips a beat with excitement. We love seeing who’s going to be involved, where the shoot is taking place and what’s planned for the day. To then find out that we’ve got some of my favourite people, and not to mention the best in the industry working on the shoot, I was over the moon!
If you’re not sure what Permaculture is (I had to google it before the shoot too!!), here’s a little bit about it: (thanks, Wiki.)
“Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centred around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. It’s a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”
If you love nature, you have to check out Whistlewood Common as a wedding venue. We spent the day essentially in a beautiful field, surrounded by gorgeous countryside, camp fires, yurts and a few wooden huts. It was a cold, but gorgeous winters day and with the fine grasses blowing in the wind and the winter sun beaming through, it looked amazing. However, there is soon to be a new cool structure there build out of recycled materials and straw, and it’s going to make the most amazing place for a natural outdoor wedding.
We’re going to share lots more information about this new wedding venue as soon as it’s available, but for now, the mince pies are calling my name from the cupboard and the fire is lit, so we’re going to sign off, enjoy Christmas and I hope you all do too!
Here’s a little preview from the day!