With the festival season well underway I probably couldn’t have attended a more suitable wedding this weekend than Cordelia and Koop’s celebrations at The Devonshire Dome.
With both Cordelia and Koop both working in the music industry in Finland, it was no surprise that the talent pool filled what was once the largest unsupported dome in the world.
Friends and family were treated to passionate performance from members of the wedding party supported by various showbiz musicians who had flown over from Finland.
The highlight of the wedding reception was when the Groom himself took to the stage with a performance that almost saw the dome in smithereens.
I started my day at Cordelia’s family home in Staffordshire before we took a quick ride over to Ilam for their Church ceremony.
After walking Cordelia down the aisle followed by a quick outfit change, her father Arthur took his role as Vicar and proceeded to marry his beloved daughter and son-in-law.
Here are a few previews from Cordelia and Koop’s wedding at Ilam Church followed by their reception at The Devonshire Dome in Buxton.
With Welsh and Derbyshire influences and not forgetting a subtle Rastafarian, One year ago Sally and Richard enjoyed their special day at Hassop Hall as they celebrated with their friends and family who had travelled from all over the UK.
Congratulations on your first anniversary Sally and Richard!
Anyone who knows Chloe and I will know that we have a fondness for Marrakech, with it now being one of our favourite getaway destinations. So when I had the opportunity to photography Natalie and Eli’s Yemenite Henna Party, with beautiful Moroccan styling I was more than a little chuffed.
With Hookahs and Belly Dancing providing the entertainment there were plenty of amazing moments to capture with this one being my personal favourite.
You can see more of Natalie and Eli’s wedding celebrations within my galleries.
I love working with smiley happy couples and that’s exactly what I got when photographing Louise and Stuart’s wedding at The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club.
Like with any wedding a few moments of nerves bubbled up to the surface, but these were few and far between. Even a late start to their ceremony at St. Wilfrid’s Church in Wilford didn’t cause a ripple and the rest of their day was smooth sailing.
From Louise’s preparations at their home in Nottingham to their wedding reception at The Nottinghamshire Golf Club great moments were bountiful with a few of my favourites above.
It’s always great to get a little humour into a wedding album and this image of Paul just minutes before his and Abi’s church ceremony in Derbyshire is one of my favourites.
Some see moments like this as pure luck. That it all came down to chance that Paul happened to be standing under this sign whilst enjoying his last beer before getting married. However I’ve always believed that you create your own luck in life and photography.
You keep discovering different angles to photograph from and you keep your eyes peeled. When you do that you often get blessed with little gems like this.