Wedding at Bakewell Church and The Maynard | Derbyshire Views

A Delightful Summer Wedding
at Bakewell Church and The Maynard on a Gorgeous Summer Day

Tasmin and George’s wonderful Derbyshire wedding at Bakewell Church and The Maynard was an absolute joy to photograph.

Getting Ready

The photography began at Tasmin’s parents’ home in a location high up above Matlock. A stunning location to begin any summer day, let alone Tasmin’s wedding day! Tasmin was having her make up beautifully done by Tansy from Bakewell in the conservatory. Enjoying every second of this wonderful day, her mum and dad were watching with pride.  Their gorgeous young spaniel was keeping a watchful eye on everyone, you know, just to be sure. Having taken photographs of make-up, the dress and various details, I just knew this was going to be a truly great day!

The Wedding at Bakewell Church

Off to the wedding at Bakewell Church to see the boys all looking amazing, meet the vicar once again and to get some establishing shots. George and the guys were such a friendly bunch and we all enjoyed going outside into the warm sunshine to take some photographs. Guests were arriving, all equally excited and all enjoying the attention from my friendly cameras.

The bridesmaids having now arrived, the groom and best man safely out of sight in the pews, the church gates beckoned. The bridesmaids and Tasmin’s mum Joanne all made for a wonderful looking welcoming party for the arrival of the new Bentley.

So there she was and yes, Tasmin looked absolutely amazing! That dress was pure class. And I loved those summer flowers.

Discretely positioned to one side, I was able to see Tasmin with her dad Steve and the girls walk slowly down the aisle. Being to the side, I was able to capture that oh-so-precious moment when our bride and groom finally get to see each other for the first time of the day. And those emotions and smiles certainly didn’t disappoint.

Their service was very special and emotional. One that can be really felt and I hope the photographs convey some of that feeling. In fact I wish I had enough space to include all of them on here.

Vows made, readings and sermon heard, rings exchanged, register signed, tears wiped, huge joy was seen and felt as Tasmin and and George made their exit. After a few photographs of everyone in that now quite ferocious sunshine, we headed off, Tasmin and George in that exquisite Bentley. 

And the Reception at The Maynard

A real treat was in store on the way to The Maynard, as we made two short planned stops. First by the river in beautiful Ashford and then near Monsal Head for portraits. We didn’t have a lot of time to spare but both stops made for some beautiful and enjoyable photographs. Ashford is always a delight and then that view down into Monsal Dale is nothing short of spectacular.

Drinks on the lawn in the sunshine back at The Maynard and then some family photographs were all part of the fun. And then a quick sneek peek and gasps of delight as our bride and groom looked into the dining room, all set out ready for them. Bit of a wow, that one!

And so the hungry guests were called in to the dining room as Tasmin and George disappeared out of the way, ready to make their big entrance.

A really excellent meal, some major laughter (they were great fun guests) and some cracking speeches. So after time for the guests to savour the gorgeous summer evening sunshine and the beautiful views over the Hope Valley, it was time for Tasmin and George to give it their all on the dance floor. They didn’t disappoint.

Into the evening the guests and their bride and groom celebrated what had been a wonderful and very special Derbyshire wedding day. 

Tasmin and George – Wishing you both every happiness together and so many best wishes to you both. 

Thanks for your help in putting this blog story together and for asking me to photograph your day. Above all though, massive hearty congratulations to you both!

 

Read more about Tasmin and George’s wedding at Bakewell Church and The Maynard in their own words on English Weddings.

A Derbyshire wedding. Bride is having her make-up done at home in Matlock, ready for her wedding at Bakewell Church.

A Derbyshire wedding. Bride is having her make-up done at home in Matlock, ready for her wedding at Bakewell Church. Close up wedding photography of eye lashes.

A Derbyshire wedding. Bride is having her make-up done at home in Matlock, ready for her wedding at Bakewell Church. Close up wedding photography of bride's nails.

Black and white wedding photograph of dress hanging in bedroom at home.

Head and shoulders shot of bride preparing for her wedding at Bakewell Church in Derbyshire.

Bride admires her dress which is hanging up at home, ready for her wedding at Bakewell Church in Derbyshire.

Wedding photographer sees groom and his best man before the church wedding.

wedding at Bakewell Church in Derbyshire: summer flowers on the ends of the pews

wedding at Bakewell Church: the groom poses for the wedding photographer

Helping with a gentleman's wedding buttonhole.

Black & white wedding photography: Guests enter the church.

bridesmaids at a summer wedding.

Bride's mother in blue and wearing a stunning hat smiles at the wedding photographer.

Bridesmaids gather in churchyard. Black and white wedding photography.

Excited bridesmaids walk towards the wedding photographer at Bakewell Church in Derbyshire. They are about to greet the arrival of the bride.

Bride in white dress is arm in arm with and looking at her father ready to walk into church.

Bride in white dress is arm in arm with her father ready to walk into church. the vicar is greeting them.

Black and white wedding photograph taken in Bakewell Church: the groom and his best man await the arrival of the bride.

Black and white wedding photograph taken in Bakewell Church: the groom greets the arrival of the bride.

Black and white wedding photograph taken in Bakewell Church: the bride and groom sing a hymn.

Black and white wedding photograph taken in Bakewell Church: the bride and groom look at each other during the ceremony.

Bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony.

Bride and groom exchange rings. Derbyshire wedding photographer.

Black and white wedding photograph of the Bride and groom holding hands during their vows at this Derbyshire church.

Black and white photograph. A small dog looks up at its owner during a wedding ceremony in church.

Black and white photograph. A bridesmaid looks and smiles at the other bridesmaids during a wedding ceremony in church.

Black and white wedding photography. A bride and groom sign the register withe witnesses.

Black and white wedding photography. A relative looks on during the ceremony.

Atmospheric black and white wedding photograph. Members of the congregation enjoy the wedding.

The vicar addresses the congregation at a wedding in Bakewell Church in Derbyshire.

Black and white wedding photography in Bakewell Church. The couple are now leaving, happy and laughing.

Sunlight streams through a church window on to a couple who have just married and steal a kiss.

A newly married couple look back into the church at their wedding photographer.

Confetti shot. Lots of sunshine as the couple walk away from the church doorway.

A happy bride and groom walking away from their summer wedding at Bakewell Church in Derbyshire to their car. Black and white wedding photographer.

Leaving the church in a modern Bentley, the bride and groom look so happy.

Derbyshire wedding photographer:  bride and groom pose for their wedding photographer by beautiful old Ashford Bridge in the Peak District.

Derbyshire wedding photographer: bride and groom pose for their wedding photographer by beautiful old Ashford Bridge in the Peak District.

Derbyshire wedding photographer: black and white shot of a bride with flowing veil above Monsal Dale in the Peak District.

Derbyshire wedding photographer: black and white shot of a bride with flowing veil above Monsal Dale in the Peak District.

Derbyshire wedding photographer: black and white shot of a bride with flowing veil above Monsal Dale in the Peak District.

Derbyshire wedding photographer: bride and groom after their wedding above Monsal Dale and the viaduct.

Derbyshire wedding photographer: bride and groom after their wedding above Monsal Dale and the viaduct.

Wedding reception at the Maynard. Happy summer group photograph on the lawn.

Wedding reception at the Maynard. Happy summer group photograph on the lawn.

Wedding reception at the Maynard in Derbyshire. The bride and her bridesmaids enjoy the sunshine.

Wedding reception at the Maynard in Derbyshire. The bride and her bridesmaids and the groom and his groomsmen pose for their wedding photographer.

A wedding favour.

A wedding at The Maynard in Derbyshire. The wedding cake with the bride and groom in the background.

A wedding at The Maynard in Derbyshire. Black and white photography of the groom walking in to the dining room to great applause

Wedding food at The Maynard. A starter of pate.

Wedding food at The Maynard. A main course of chicken breast.

Wedding food at The Maynard. A sweet course with ice cream.

A wedding at The Maynard in Derbyshire. A wide view of the dining room with the guests enjoying their meal.

The father of the bride's speech at a wedding at The Maynard in Derbyshire. Black and white photograph of the bride and groom listening.

wedding at The Maynard in Derbyshire: the father of the bride's speech. The guests are shown listening.

Black and white wedding photography. A view of a guest listening to a speech with a beautiful hat.

Wedding photography at The Maynard in Derbyshire. The groom makes his speech.

wedding at The Maynard:  view from behind the bride and groom as they listen to the best man's speech. Black & white.

wedding at The Maynard near Sheffield: Guests enjoy the evening sunshine

wedding at The Maynard near Sheffield: the bride and groom enjoy the evening sunshine

wedding at The Maynard in Grindleford: cutting of the cake

wedding at The Maynard in Grindleford: the first dance by the bride and groom

wedding at The Maynard in Grindleford: the first dance by the bride and groom

wedding at The Maynard in Grindleford: guests dancing

 

RECEPTION:  THE MAYNARD, GRINDLEFORD

DRESS:  GRACIE BLEU BRIDAL 

HAIR & MAKE-UP:  TANSY HAIR & BEAUTY 

FLOWERS:  ARBUTUS & IVY

CAR:  CHAUFFEUR VIP (LINCOLN)

SAXOPHONIST:  MATT STACEY

CAKE:  BRIDE’S MOTHER 

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