PAUL AND KERRIE – FOX AND GOOSE, CHESTERFIELD
THE WEDDING DAY – SEPTEMBER 18TH 2021
I first met Paul and Kerrie over 2.5 years ago at a wedding fayre I was part of at the Fox and Goose in Chesterfield. I knew we’d hit it off when their son Thomas brought me an ice cream over from one of the other vendors – a sure fire way to win me over – ice cream!!
I arrived at the Peacock in Barlow where Kerrie and the girls were enjoying breakfast overlooking the rolling hills of Derbyshire – an amazing backdrop to start your wedding day.
Hair and Makeup was already in full swing by the ever talented Lauren, Jo and Jessica so I took the oppertunity to grab a pastry and start taking some pictures (of the bridal party obviously, not my delicious croissant).
One of the things I love about the bridal prep is the atmosphere – things are usually quite chilled out but there’s a buzz of excitement. Coupled up with lots of drinking and laughter with close friends and family, it’s a great way to get into full wedding mode.
As Kerries hair and makeup was finished, she got into her dress before the big reveal to her bridal party and dad. One of my favourite parts of the day and what an emotional moment!
I then made my way up to the Fox and Goose in Chesterfield to meet up with my second photographer, Giles, who was snapping away as the guests started to arrive.
I found Paul over in the car park having a cheeky pint and checking in on the second love of his life – the football. We had a quick catchup before he making his way inside the venue to await Kerries arrival.
Kerrie headed over to the venue with her father in a beautiful vintage wedding car. They were immediately greeted by one very excited boy – Jack – who clambered into the wedding car for a quick cuddle with mummy.
Kerrie looked absolutely beautiful and it was time to head to the ceremony room where Paul was eagerly awaiting her arrival. Pauls eyes lit up when he finally saw Kerrie and the room was filled with smiles and happy tears.
After a wonderful ceremony, we headed outside for some confetti and more pictures before the wedding party all headed back inside where they were treated to some great food accompanied by some brilliant speeches from the wedding party.
Kerrie and Paul had asked if we could get a few photo overlooking the great views surrounding the location so went into a local farmers field where we got some cracking shots – though I’m not sure I liked the element of danger as we narrowly avoiding the approaching tractor!
We then headed back for the newlyweds to do the cake cut before a night of celebrations, great dancing and a whole lot of love and laughter
Paul and Kerrie, you have become friends of mine so thank you for asking me to capture your day. I wish you guys all the best.
P.S – Kerrie, looks like you can polish a turd after all! 🙂