A Gorgeous Summer Day and a Delightful Summer Wedding
at Bakewell Church and The Maynard
Tasmin and George’s wonderful Derbyshire wedding at Bakewell Church and The Maynard was an absolute joy to photograph.
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.
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 story in their own words on English Weddings.
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