A Beautiful Late Autumn Wedding at Losehill House.

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.

 
Venue – Losehill House
Hair and makeup – Lucy Elliot
Dresses (bride and bridesmaids) – Wed2b
Groom’s suit – Dooley and Rostron
Flowers and decorations (table centrepieces, chair bows, flower arch, sweets wheel) – Those Cherished Moments
Music – The Lost Keys – found via Bands For Hire Ltd 
Photobooth – Mirra Mirra

wedding at Losehill House in Derbyshire: a bride is having her hair done. Black & white image.

Black and white photograph of wedding dress hanging in front of a window.

The orangerie at Losehill House, with chairs laid out ready for a wedding ceremony

A blue bridesmaid's dress hangs against a dark wood wardrobe

A bride looks up at her dress, hanging in the window. Black and white wedding photograph.

Bride's silver shoes laid out in front of bouquets with roses in water

Ready for his wedding at Losehill House in Derbyshire, a groom ties his yellow tie, looking in a mirror.

A blue tie on the back of a wedding chair. Colourful detail.

The bridegroom smiles as he reads

An infant boy is held in his mother's arms at a wedding.

The lacing on a white wedding dress is being tied

The bride's shoes are being buckled by a bridesmaid

Before her wedding at Losehill House in Derbyshire, the bride in a white dress meets the registrar

Losehill House wedding. Looking through a doorway to see the bride arrive for her wedding with father.

Losehill House wedding. The bride arrives at the door with her father, ready for her civil wedding ceremony.

The bride walks down the aisle at Losehill House to meet her groom.

The bride and groom smile as they greet each other at their wedding.

The bride smiles happily at her groom during their autumn wedding ceremony at Losehill House. Her father stands with her.

A bridesmaid arranges the bride's long white dress ready for the wedding ceremony.

The bride and groom hold hands and look into each other's eyes during their Losehill House wedding ceremony.

During a wedding at Losehill House, the best man hands the rings to the groom

A couple exchange rings during a wedding at Losehill House in the Peak District. The congregation look on.

Wedding at Losehill House. Black and white photograph of the hands as a couple exchange rings

A couple hug during a wedding ceremony at Losehill House.

Wedding ceremony at Losehill House. Black and white photograph of the couple looking at each other with joy

Black and white photograph of the bridesmaids during a wedding ceremony at Losehill House. One of them is wiping away a tear.

Black and white photograph of a joyous member of the congregation during a wedding ceremony at Losehill House.

Wedding at Losehill House. The couple looking at each other smiling as they sign the wedding register.

A bride and groom and their two witnesses poses for the wedding photographer at Losehill House with the register.

The bride and groom leave their ceremony. Pictured here by the wedding photographer walking up the aisle, happy and smiling.

A newly married couple walk down the aisle at the end of their civil wedding. She wears a long white wedding dress.

Informal, candid wedding photography: bridesmaid holding flowers smiles and laughs with a friend.

Wedding photography at Losehill House in Derbyshire. Looking down on the whole group on the lawns in a rural setting.

Wedding photography at Losehill House in Derbyshire. A family group on the lawns in a rural setting.

Wedding photography at Losehill House in Derbyshire. A family group on the lawns of Losehill House in Derbyshire. in a rural setting.

Black and white wedding photography: The bride talks to two bridesmaids with beautiful hills in the background.

An autumn wedding at Losehill House. The groom chats with his groomsmen with Derbyshire hills in the background.

Group wedding photograph in a rural setting.

Wedding portrait. The bride and groom pose together - the groom looks at his bride as they stand in front of the hills of the Derbyshire Peak District.

Wedding portrait. The bride and groom look at each other as they stand in front of the hills of the Derbyshire Peak District.

Sitting in the classic VW camper van, the bride and groom smile for the wedding photographer

Standing in front of a classic VW camper van the bride and groom smile happily at the wedding photographer on the lane near Losehill House.

Standing in the lane near Losehill House, the bride poses for the wedding photographer.

Happy informal wedding wedding photograph: standing in front of a classic VW camper van the bride and groom smile happily at each other outside Losehill House in Derbyshire..

Happy informal wedding wedding photograph: standing in front of Losehill House in Derbyshire, the groom opens a bottle of champagne whilst laughing.

The top table at a Losehill House wedding autumn, surrounded by flowers.

Flower arrangement on a wedding table.

The bride and groom are welcomed by their guests into the wedding breakfast at Losehill House.

A smiling baby is a guest at a wedding, sitting at the table.

A smiling baby is a guest at a wedding, sitting at the table.

Black and white informal photograph of two wedding guests. Quite elderly, the husband is whispering into his wife's ear.

The grooms father talks to wedding guests at the table.

The bride makes a speech at her wedding, whilst looking lovingly at her groom.

Raising a toast: a hand holding a glass up

Father of the bride making his speech. Black and white.

The groom makes his speech at their wedding at Losehill House. The bride looks on, laughing.

The groom makes his speech at their wedding at Losehill House. The bride looks on.

The best man makes his speech at a wedding at Losehill House. He sports a magnificent beard.

The best man and all the guests toast the bride and groom.

The groom and his father pose informally for the wedding photographer for this evening photograph.

Bridesmaid in blue laughs heartily with other guests.

Close up of electric guitars being played in dramatic lighting.

Bride and groom cutting the cake enthusiastically

Bride and groom cutting the cake enthusiastically

A very happy first dance. The bride and groom take to the floor in colourful lighting.

A very happy first dance. The bride and groom take to the floor in colourful lighting.

Black and white photograph of guests dancing at a wedding at Losehill House.

The groom laughs with guests at the evening reception.

 
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