Saturday 30th November 2019
St Peter and Pauls Church, Chesterfield // Thornbridge Hall
Luke, Emma and Toby (the dog) met me at Lumsdale Falls in Derbyshire for their pre-shoot in the summer and their wedding plans sounded awesome.
They both wanted Toby to be included in some of the wedding shots and I couldn’t wait to capture their big day.
Luke spoke to me a month or so before the wedding day to tell me the venue had changed due to unforeseen circumstances and the wedding would now be held at Thornbridge Hall. I took a trip up there to check the place out – not just for fantastic beer brewed on site – and I was really excited as it is an incredible venue and there was also the added bonus of it being decorated for Christmas.
I nipped to see Emma and her bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding at her mum and dads house. As the wood burner crackled, I got to work capturing the morning as it unfolded.
Emma was super chilled and her bridesmaids were doing an excellent job of keeping things running smoothly.
I made my way over to the church to find a blanket of fog had dropped over Chesterfield which made the outline of the building quite dramatic.
Luke was just inside the church – keeping warm I suspect – and after a quick chat, I noticed Emma arriving with her dad so I quickly headed out to capture her arrival.
I then set up at the front of the church as Emmas bridesmaids came down the aisle followed by Emma who looked absolutely stunning walking arm in arm with one very proud dad.
The ceremony was beautiful and the love and happiness shared between the couple was clear for all to see.
As we arrived at the Hall, Luke and Emma were greeted by the best looking member of the wedding party – Toby of course! Who on Earth doesn’t love a dog in a bow tie?! We managed to grab some great pics of all of them together before the rest of the guests arrived.
We then went inside to a very festive feeling hall with large trees and twinkling lights everywhere. The venue looked amazing I must say.
Speeches, sparklers and some crazy dancing rounded this amazing day off and headed well into the night. I loved shooting every minute of the wedding and I’m thrilled I was able to be part of it…. I wish you both all the best….. Matt