In this post would like to feature some wedding photographs and wedding story of Gemma and Matthew, a lovely couple who I photographed last summer at Shottle Hall, Derbyshire. The wedding story and the list of suppliers was kindly provided by Gemma – thank you! Now, enjoy the story and the photographs 🙂
Shottle Hall wedding photographer – Wedding of Gemma and Matthew
How did you two meet?
When we were teenagers we met through mutual friends, but it took us five years to get together!
How did he pop the question?
At sunset at Uluru in Australia during our year travelling round in a van. He put music on and asked me to turn around pretending to take a picture. When I turn back around he was down on one knee!
What was your favorite moment(s) from the wedding?
Oh so many! I loved the ceremony and the quiet moment afterwards just the two of us a brand new married couple. The time just the two of us taking photos in the field was very special too.
How long have you been together?
Almost 8 and a half years when we got married.
How would you describe your overall wedding experience?
Rather overwhelming but beautiful and a day just full of smiles 😊
Happy New Year everyone!
A wedding fair is a great way to meet couples. For this year of 2019 we have booked a number of wedding fairs at some gorgeous wedding venues in the East Midlands region. Here is a list of the Elen Studio wedding fairs 2019:
Shottle Hall Open Day, Sunday, 13th January 2019, 11am-3pm, at Shottle Hall (White Ln, Shottle, Belper DE56 2EB). For more info, visit https://www.shottlehall.co.uk/derbyshire-wedding-fayre/
–Hodsock Priory wedding fair, Sunday, 10th March 2019, 11am-2pm, at Hodsock Priory (Blyth, Worksop S81 0TY). For more info, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hodsock-priory-wedding-fair-tickets-51909164709
– Prestwold Hall wedding fair, Sunday, 07 April 2019, 12:30pm-3:30pm, at Prestwold Hall (Prestwold, Loughborough LE12 5SQ). For more info, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prestwold-hall-wedding-fair-tickets-51909715356?aff=erelexpmlt
–Shottle Hall Open Day, Sunday, 14th April 2019, 11am-3pm, at Shottle Hall (White Ln, Shottle, Belper DE56 2EB). For more info, visit https://www.shottlehall.co.uk/derbyshire-wedding-fayre/
–I Do wedding exhibition, Sunday, 15th September 2019, 10am-4:30pm, at the Derby Velodrome (Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB). For more info, visit https://www.ido-weddingexhibitions.co.uk/derby/
It would be lovely to have a chat with you if you visit any of these wedding fairs – please pop in to say hello!
MPA Award Winning photographer 2015,2016,2018
As a photographer I work on a variety of different themed shoots. However, there are always some shoots that stick out in my mind. One perfect example of this was a Boho Coral, Gold wedding shoot that took place at Shottle Hall, Derbyshire. There are a number of reasons why this shoot will stay with me and why it has become one of my favourite ones to organize and work on.
There is a wealth of beautiful venues up and down the country, and I am lucky, in the most part to be able to see plenty of these during my time working as a photographer. One thing that I know is incredibly important to couples is to get amazing photographs to keep and treasure from their special day. However, they may worry that they are going to be struck down with bad weather which may ruin their plans.
One of the best things about Shottle Hall is that not only there are some amazing outdoor locations where photos can be taken, but also, if the weather isn’t as kind as you hoped, there are plenty of stunning places to take photos indoors too.
When it comes to putting together a wedding photoshoot, one of the most important aspects has to be the suppliers. Suppliers are those who make a wedding photo shoot (and often help to bring a couple’s dreams to life when it comes to their wedding). I was so lucky to be able to bring together such talented suppliers.
It was fascinating to see how these amazing suppliers brought a fantastic array of ideas to life. I saw new ways to use balloons, silk ribbons and even wedding biscuits too. Which just goes to show how inspirational it can be from watching others.
The idea behind this Boho gold coral wedding shoot theme was, what I like to call, Coralation Boho. Coral, golds and greys mixed with the rustic charm that only Boho style can bring. It really was such a pleasure to capture images of the models in these styles.
On this weeks blog post I have planned to speak to all you lovely brides about 1950’s Vintage Makeup.
I did this Photoshoot with Elena back last summer and it was a shoot that has a very classic feel. It was held at the beautiful Shottle Hall Venue on a gorgeous summers day.
For this shoot we aimed at doing a 1950’s look which complimented the dress from ‘Baroque Couture’. From the soft round neckline to the lace arms, it fitted in perfect with the 1950s theme.
Graham and Dolly are very unique couple – this was their second wedding. The first one, for close family, we photographed almost a year ago.
As usually, we began from groom’s shooting then captured bride’s preparation and covered the ceremony and reception. Many things were unique at this wedding, for example, baskets for flower girls were handmade by Dolly. Bridesmaids and flower girls were very excited by beauty of the bride, the wedding dress and the whole atmosphere.
The ceremony was held at St Mary’s church – a beautiful church in Derby city centre after which everyone went to Shottle Hall to celebrate the event. We had a little walk with Graham and Dolly and then their friends joined us.
I always pay attention to flowers. This time, I think, everything was particular in harmony: from the bride flowers to church and venue decoration, and also I liked the cake design.
Find wedding suppliers’ details below, after the photographs.