A Wonderful Winter Wedding at Peak Edge Hotel, near Chesterfield
In preparation for an upcoming wedding fair, I needed to search for a wedding at Peak Edge Hotel that I’d photographed reasonably recently. Straightaway I remembered Jemma and Andrew’s lovely wedding and was keen to revisit that wonderful day.
Jemma and Andrew chose Peak Edge Hotel at Stonedge, high above Chesterfield in Derbyshire for their winter wedding. It was mid December with the hotel looking wonderful, all ready for Christmas. Very romantic, it actually turned out to be a stunning and beautiful sunny day, albeit not exactly tropical outside!
Jemma and her bridesmaids were a great fun group. They all got ready at the hotel and Jemma looked absolutely amazing in that beautiful dress!
So, how did this wedding at Peak Edge go?
The wedding was a lovely, sincere and moving ceremony. The low winter sun shone through the windows on to the couple while they made their vows. Family and friends were all clearly so delighted for Jemma and Andrew.
Afterwards we were actually able to go outside to do some group photographs in that gorgeous winter sunshine. Unsurprisingly the garden was too muddy for the guests but the front of the hotel was fine. That said, with that stunning clear winter sky we still absolutely had to get photographs of Gemma and Andrew on the little bridge over the stream that runs through the gardens at the back.
The meal went down extremely well. Peak Edge certainly know how to lay on a fine wedding breakfast. Then for the speeches, so often highly underestimated as a very special part of the day. These were no exception with some very warm words for a very popular and much loved couple. It’s always good to look, not just at the speaker, but around the room for reactions from the guests.
Then after a break, absolutely loads of energy carried on to the very colourfully lit dance floor.
Throughout all of this I took many informal photographs of the proceedings, the guests and the details. A combination of such nice people and so much thought being put into this lovely warm wedding on a gorgeous but cold day, meant that this day was particularly special.
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