A Beautiful Autumn Wedding at Losehill House.
Last November I was very much looking forward to this late autumn wedding at Losehill House. With a couple like Ellen and Tom, I just knew it was going to be special.
The weather wasn’t looking promising. Throughout November right up to the day before it had been pretty un-promising to be honest. But little did we know that the one and only beautiful day in November had been reserved for Ellen and Tom. Well, they deserved it.
Both bride and groom got ready at Losehill, with careful planning to avoid seeing each other before the ceremony. I met up with the girls in the bridal suite where spirits were high, and saw Ellen having her hair done by Lucy Elliott. I then caught up with them a little later to see and photograph Ellen’s mum lacing up that gorgeous dress. Meanwhile meeting up with Tom and his dad to see their finishing touches. Not forgetting that very special moment when Ellen’s dad saw her ready for the first time.
A Moving and Sincere Wedding Ceremony at Losehill.
It was impressive how Ellen and Tom had managed to avoid seeing each other before the ceremony, It isn’t as though they stayed in their own rooms at Losehill, as both were seen around and about in the hotel. But it made for a particularly warm and lovely moment when they first saw each other at the ceremony. I hope you can see that in the photographs.
Ellen walked down the aisle in Losehill’s gorgeous orangery with her dad and both bride and groom lit up when they saw each other. A gentle and very warm hearted ceremony followed. I’m supposed to be the seasoned professional here, but it will never stop me feeling real emotion at seeing a couple so committed to each other.
Photographs out in The Peak District
Celebratory drinks were served and many congratulations heartily handed out, and then outside onto the lawn for some group photographs (yes it really was late November!). We didn’t do a huge number there, but enough to include everyone and for everyone to have fun.
Time then to go out front where my friend from Vintage Volks Weddings was waiting with his lovely classic VW camper. Losehill House is gloriously situated deep in the spectacular Derbyshire Peak District and only a very few minutes along the road takes us through some of the very best landscapes in the country. A classic VW camper has to be the very best way to travel through such landscape (I followed in my far less classic VW). Just five minutes took us to the perfect spot that we’d found on a recce a few days earlier.
The late autumn sunshine was showing its finest colours as we enjoyed taking some wedding portraits to treasure. We did have to keep an eye on the time, although with that late afternoon winter sun it would have been so tempting to take longer, so quickly back to Losehill to meet the guests again.
A Losehill Wedding Reception to Remember
With failing daylight the guests found their tables and enjoyed a superb Losehill wedding breakfast. The speeches followed with a backdrop of night-time. Ellen said a few very warm words, followed by her father, and then Tom and finally Tom’s best man.
So as Jules and the Losehill team turned the room around ready for the evening, lots of chatting, a quick photograph with Tom’s dad and then to cut that beauty of a cake. All great fun but then onto the dance floor to expertly perform their first dance to a delighted crowd with music by live band The Lost Keys. And on into the night, now cold outside but such a wonderful warmth inside for this very special wedding.
Thank you Ellen and Tom for all your help in producing this blog post and a very big thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer. Your autumn wedding at Losehill was a real privilege and joy. I wish you every happiness for a very long and successful future together.
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