Weather is always a talking point at any English wedding but luck really was on the side of Elizabeth and Guy this summer as the sun shone all day.
The venue was The Coach House Marquee at the stunning Shottle Hall on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, the venue describes itself as "Derbyshire's finest wedding venue" and many wouldn't disagree. The hall is set in the most stunning grounds in a very secluded location yet only a short drive from Derby making it a top choice for couples looking for a rural Derbyshire wedding.
Bridal prep was in the family family home giving a calm organised start to the wedding day, the children were some of the best behaved as they sat watching the classic Mary Poppins movie.
For the trip to Shottle the transport was provided in the very elegant 1973 VW Campervan affectionately named 'Bella" provided by Blue Bay Wedding Cars based in Ripley.
The wedding ceremony took place in the main part of the hall building, a highlight for me was a reading expertly delivered by one of the children.
After the formalities of the civil ceremony the Coach House Marquee really came into its own with drinks being served on the huge decking area with expansive views over the Derbyshire countryside.
For the confetti tunnel picture the outside ceremony space made an ideal backdrop complete with a perfect red carpet runway for the couple to walk along.
A wedding cake piñata strapped to a old oak tree in the gardens kept the children busy burning off some of that post wedding breakfast energy.
With so much surrounding countryside and the weather being so kind we took the opportunity for some golden hour portraits, sometimes these kind of shots can be a bit of a challenge especially for the bride in a wedding dress getting to the perfect spot but boy they were worth the effort.
The evening ended as at most weddings with a boogie on the dance floor, entertainment was expertly provided by the very talented Spirits High who are the recommended DJ's for Shottle Hall. From first dance till the time I left the dance floor was full and with some fantastic mood lighting it made my job as a photographer so much easier.