Wedding at Woodthorpe Hall after ceremony at Hathersage Church

Wedding at Woodthorpe Hall and Ceremony at Hathersage Church. Such a Happy Day.

The wedding at Woodthorpe Hall and their beautiful church ceremony at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire just couldn’t have been better for Grace and Mike. A few years ago I was Grace’s sister’s wedding photographer. It was exciting to be back and to meet everyone again.

It all started off at Grace’s parent’s house in Sheffield where a tremendous buzz and excitement was in the air. The bride, her parents and bridesmaids prepared for the day ahead. Lots of happy reportage style photographs were taken here along with plenty of details of the wonderful dresses and flowers. After a few photographs outside in the garden once everyone was ready and looking amazing. Once Rich from Vintage VolksWeddings had arrived with his beautiful blue VW camper, it was time to head off for Hathersage Church.

That Beautiful Wedding at Hathersage Church

The sun continued to shine at the wonderful Peak District church of Saint Michael’s in Hathersage. Here I met up with Mike and the guys who were equally buzzing! Photographs taken of the groomsmen – Mike certainly has a nice bunch of friends – and Mike himself, guests arriving and details in the church and then it was time for the bridesmaids to arrive in the VW camper. And of course the highly anticipated arrival of Grace with her dad in a mint white VW Beetle, also from Vintage Volksweddings.

It doesn’t need me to tell you that Grace looked stunning and was beaming from ear to ear as she was greeted by her bridesmaids. That smile never stopped as she walked down the aisle with her dad, Andrew. I just love that moment of joy when the groom sees the bride for the first time on their wedding day! But that joy continued throughout, as their ceremony brought out some real emotion.

A few family photographs outside and lots of informals as the excited atmosphere continued. Some serious confetti throwing ensued as Grace and Mike walked towards the white Beetle, poised ready to whisk them off towards Woodthorpe Hall.

An enjoyable break for photographs above Fox House and Froggatt Edge was next on the menu. The view was clear right down the Hope Valley as we posed some gorgeous photographs of the two of them, still beaming!

Continuing the Wedding at Woodthorpe Hall.

And so for the next part of the wedding at Woodthorpe Hall, which began as Grace and Mike were greeted by family and friends and the the sounds of a band playing.

Woodthorpe Hall is a private 17th century country house on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. It’s close to Sheffield and Chesterfield and is a truly wonderful venue for a wedding reception. Excellent choice there!

Guests thoroughly enjoyed having a drink and ice cream in the summer sunshine. We took some family group photographs and then a photograph of everyone together on the lawn, taken from above.

It was soon time for everyone to wander over to the fantastic marquee where a superb meal was served, followed by some excellent speeches. The details in the marquee further showed just how much thought had gone into making this wedding such a visual delight. As the marquee was then readied for the evening celebrations, it was relaxing for everyone to enjoy the evening summer warmth in the gardens. Mike, Grace and I nipped down to the bottom of the garden to take in the view for a few photographs in the evening sunshine.

And so back to the marquee to cut that rather beautiful cake and then for guests to watch an expertly performed first dance to music by a live band.

Grace and Mike – your wedding really was a joy. Thank you so much for asking me to be your wedding photographer: I won’t forget such a cracking day! Wishing you both every happiness for an amazing future.

A Sheffield wedding: the wedding dress hanging ready at home.

Bridesmaid in foreground with wedding dress hanging in the background ready for a Sheffield wedding

A bridesmaid in pink reads a greetings card before a Derbyshire wedding.

bride receives a card at home in Sheffield

Posing for her wedding photographer, the bride stands with her mother before her wedding at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire

A bride poses with her father for her wedding photographer before her wedding at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire

A bride in the garden in her wedding dress

A groom stands outside the doorway of Hathersage Church in Derbyshire before his wedding.

A bridesmaid arrives for a wedding at Hathersage Church in a VW camper.

Bridesmaids arrive for a wedding at Hathersage Church in a VW camper.

Wedding at Hathersage Church: the bridesmaids arrive and stand in front of a VW camper.

Bridesmaids arrive for a wedding at Hathersage Church. They stand in the gateway.

Bride and her father in the back seat of a VW Beetle. They have just arrived at her wedding at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire.

A happy bride gets out of a VW Beetle. She has just arrived at her wedding at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire.

Bride greets her bridesmaids. She has just arrived at her wedding in a white VW Beetle at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire.

Smiling bride walks down the aisle at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire with her father.

Smiling bride walks down the aisle at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire with her father.

Smiling bride sees her groom as she arrives for her wedding ceremony at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire. Photograph by wedding photographer John Mottershaw.

Smiling bride sees her groom as she arrives for her wedding ceremony at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire. Photograph by wedding photographer John Mottershaw.

Bride and groom sit listening to a reading at their wedding at Hathersage Church in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Bridesmaids in floral dresses at wedding at Hathersage Church in Derbyshire . Photograph by wedding photographer John Mottershaw.

Bride in long flowing white dress kneels at her wedding ceremony.

Signing the register at a Derbyshire church wedding.

Signing the register at a Derbyshire church wedding.

The bride and groom walk up the aisle towards the wedding photographer at the end of the ceremony at Hathersage Church.

Looking from inside the church out towards the newly married couple after their wedding.

Bride and groom with all the bridesmaids in a traditional wedding photograph outside a country church.

The bride laughs with her groom as they leave the church, having confetti thrown at them.

The bride laughs with her groom as they leave the church, having confetti thrown at them.

The bride laughs with her groom as they leave the church, having confetti thrown at them.

A bride in white looks out of the door of a white VW Beetle, laughing.

White VW Beetle with Just Married suitcase on the back, leaving church. On the way to Woodthorpe Hall in Sheffield

Bride in white in a traditional pose with her groom with the hills of the Hope Valley in Derbyshire behind them.

Bride in white in a traditional kissing pose with her groom with the hills of the Hope Valley in Derbyshire behind them.

Looking up at a bride with her white flowing veil

Bride in white in a traditional pose with her groom with the hills of the Hope Valley in Derbyshire behind them.

Bride in white in a traditional pose with her groom next to their white VW Beetle, with the hills of the Hope Valley in Derbyshire behind them.

The bride and groom arrive at Woodthorpe Hall in Derbyshire to a great welcome

Photographs hang from a bicycle wheel at a wedding reception at Woodthorpe Hall.

summer flowers decorate the tables at a marquee reception at Woodthorpe Hall.

wedding hors d'oeuvres on a tray

The bride and groom pose with groomsmen for the wedding photographer in front of Woodthorpe Hall, an old house near Sheffield.

The bridesmaids pose for the wedding photographer in front of Woodthorpe Hall, an old house near Sheffield.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen pose for the wedding photographer in front of Woodthorpe Hall near Sheffield. A young flower girl stands in front of them.

The whole party at a wedding at Woodthorpe Hall are photographed from above by their wedding photographer at Woodthorpe Hall.

A bride and groom and bridesmaids stand by an old blue VW camper van.

Bread and olives on a tray at a wedding.

Guests talk happily at a wedding reception at Woodthorpe Hall.

A bride laughs as her father makes his speech at a marquee wedding reception at Woodthorpe Hall near Sheffield.

A bride looks adoringly at her groom, her new husband, at a marquee wedding reception at Woodthorpe Hall in the Derbyshire Peak District.

A bride looks adoringly at her groom, her new husband, at a marquee wedding reception at Woodthorpe Hall in the Derbyshire Peak District.

A groom makes his speech to to the guests.

A laughing groom makes his speech to to the guests in a marquee at Woodthorpe Hall in Derbyshire.

A groom makes his speech to to the guests in a marquee at Woodthorpe Hall in Derbyshire.

The bride in her long flowing white dress and groom spend a moment together in front of an old and elaborate wooden gate at Woodthorpe Hall.

Walking towards the camera, the bride and groom look at each other. Summer wild flowers are to the right. A wedding at Woodthorpe Hall.

Guests with drinks laugh at a joke at a summer wedding at Woodthorpe Hall.

Beautiful summer flowers and a candle adorn a table in a wedding marquee at Woodthorpe Hall.

The bride and groom cut the wedding cake at their reception at Woodthorpe Hall.

The first dance at a wedding at Woodthorpe Hall under coloured lights.

The first dance at a wedding at Woodthorpe Hall under coloured lights. The guests look on and applaud in the background.

CHURCH:  SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, HATHERSAGE

RECEPTION:  WOODTHORPE HALL, HOLMESFIELD

MARQUEE:  GREEN FARM MARQUEES

HAIR AND MAKE-UP:  LUCY ELLIOT

DRESS:  PERFECT FIT BRIDAL COUTURE

CARS  VINTAGE VOLKS WEDDINGS

CATERERS:  APERYER

BAR:  MAGIC ROCK BAR, HUDDERSFIELD

ICE CREAM:  FLOSSYS ICE CREAM

MUSIC:  FLAT CAP BRASS,  HOT ROCK PARTY BAND

VIDEOGRAPHER:  GRACE FILMS

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