Winter Wedding Photography Derby

Katie & David’s

Winter wedding in Derbyshire.

bride and groom laugh and high five after signing the register at thier wedding

“Seriously!  You’re coming from the Gold Coast to get married in Derbyshire in February?”
Last winter was one of the wettest on record and each night the news reported more and more on the awful flooding that was happening across the country. Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire seemed to have survived pretty much unscathed until the day of Katie and David’s wedding. A few days before their wedding we met up for a pre-wedding shoot at Balsow Edge and both of them fell in love with the place. They didn’t care what the weather was going to do on their wedding day they wanted to go back there rain, hail, whatever, for their wedding portraits. On the morning of their wedding David and some of the ushers went up to Baslow Edge for a walk and it was so wet, muddy and windy one of the ushers had been blown over while they were up there. David was reluctant to go back but Katie was determined that that was where we would go for their portraits. Me! I’m up for anything. We went. This is their day, a warm county house hotel and a freezing drizzly windy hillside.

 ‘I’m over the moon we were able to head up to Baslow, won’t get the opportunity to do that again in my wedding dress. Massive thanks to you for all the hard work you put in and for being our photographer!!! The photos are tremendous!! We couldn’t be happier. Thank you for capturing everything and more than we could have wanted from our one and only special day.’

Katie & David

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