This was a very busy weekend of wedding photography for us and we were really pleased to have such an enjoyable start. Katie and Stan were married at the Maynard Arms hotel in the lovely village of Grindleford in the Peak district near to Sheffield on Saturday.
We were originally recommended to Katie and Stan by a guest who attended a wedding that we photographed at the Charlecote Pheasant hotel last year. Katie and Stan asked us if we would photograph their wedding in the Peak district and when we heard of their plans we were delighted to travel up there for an initial meeting to look around and to discuss their ideas for their photography on the day.
The happy couple are both keen outdoor types who are heavily into hill walking, climbing and other energetic adventurous pursuits. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise when we learnt that as part of their wedding day photography they wanted to be photographed on a hill-side, preferably in full wedding attire and standing on some rocks with hills in the background. I was preying for good weather on the day and easy walking!!!
After careful planning the day arrived and we set about doing the photography. It was made more interesting by the fact that half of the guests were the Italian side of Stan’s family and many didn’t speak much English. They were absolutely lovely though and we got on just fine using various gestures and with the help of some family interpreters! After some reportage, the ceremony and the formal group shots we had about 30 minutes to jump in our car, drive to a local beauty spot and get some scenic shots …. much to the amazement of some local ramblers. Talking of rambling, that’s enough for now. Here’s a few teaser shots to give you a flavour of their special day …..
The Maynard Arms in Grindleford …..
Stan helps his best man with the button hole …..
A few detailed shots just to set the scene a little more ……
Beautiful scenery right oustide the hotel door
Attention to detail in Katie’s room whilst getting ready …..
First glimpse of katie ….. Fabulous!
One photographer at the front (Me!) and one at the back (Gary)
First photo of the newly weds …..
We even took our own step ladders for the whole group shot ……
Some quiet time alone after the ceremony and family group shots …..
Then a quick dash to the hillside …..
Back at the hotel and time for the sit-down meal and cutting the cake.
When Katie and Stan booked us to photograph their wedding they knew that we were already booked to do a full day wedding the next day near to Stratford upon Avon. We agreed to cover their day until the start of their meal so this time we weren’t there until the end but I think you’ll agree that we captured loads of interesting memories for them and they’ll have plenty of images to choose from for their album.
The above images are a small sample of the photographs that Gary and I took on the day. Over the next few weeks we’ll be editing many more images and they will, as always, be posted to the password protected area of my main website (Click here and choose their gallery when it’s been created) for family and friends to view. For details just ask Katie and Stan.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the peak district and it was a real pleasure to photograph Stan and katie’s special day.
If you are getting married in Warwickshire, the midlands (or perhaps further afield, like Katie and Stan) and you need an imaginative, fun and thoroughly professional photography service please contact me on 07739096632. I’m already booking up for late 2011 and throughout 2012 so there is no time like the present to get in touch!
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