To say I was excited about photographing Hannah and Alex’s wedding would have been an understatement. The prospect of shooting in a Norman church and in a giant tipi on a farm had me positively salivating. Add in a Routemaster bus, the Matlock colliery brassband, cheese galore, robots, the most amazing cake buffet you’ve ever seen, fire pits and piles of Penguin classics and I was nearly beside myself. And the fact that it was taking place in my beloved Derbyshire nearly tipped me over the edge.
The day was filled with beautiful personal details, my favourite being Hannah’s flowers. Instead of opting for a bouquet from a florist she asked the closest women in her life to each bring a flower. These were then tied together using lace from her wedding dress (and also happened to feature a beautiful handmade silver flower from Hannah’s talented silversmith friend Katey Felton).
I could go on and on about the homemade bunting blowing gently in the breeze, the lanterns on the farm gate, the pots of lavender and the candles in jam jars but I think I’d better let the pictures do some of the talking. It would be unthinkable however to not mention the ceremony, reception and party which were all emotionally charged and generally AMAZING.
Huge thanks to Hannah and Alex for a truly memorable day. I just wish I could do it all over again.
PS. Can someone please explain the significance of the robots as I never did work that one out.
PPS. It would be great if whoever made the chocolate and hazelnut torte cake could send me the recipe. It was as delicious as it sounds!