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I first met Becca & Rob when I captured Remy & Sam’s wedding back in March. I met them again in Sheffield where they both took me around the awesome Kelham Island for their engagement session, which you can check out here!

Thornbridge Hall

Becca and Rob chose the amazing Thornbridge Hall to host their ceremony, and what a place to choose! It’s surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, set in the heart of the picturesque Peak District National Park! This was the first venue of the day and I was in awe of the surrounding views. Not to mention the venue itself!

The atmosphere in Becca’s room was just full of laughter, love and fun. Becca even had the cutest flower girl of all time, Poppy – her dog.

 The Ceremony

The guests have all started to arrive and are, like me, in absolute awe of how amazing Thornbridge Hall looks. They’re then ushered into the main ceremony hall, which is dominated by the biggest chandelier I’ve ever seen! But not even that could tear Rob’s attention away from his beautiful bride walking down the aisle. After the exchanging of vows and what I can only describe as a barrage of confetti the newlyweds finally get to mingle with everyone. Not long after that me and the videographers from Cue the Mustard took Becca and Rob off to explore Thornbridge Hall, and capture some truly intimate moments.

Cressbrook Hall

After leaving the newlyweds at Thornbridge Hall I headed over to the next amazing venue – Cressbrook Hall. This venue was on par with Thornbridge Hall, both venues boasting picturesque views and amazing atmosphere! The orangery was decorated to perfection. Hanging from the ceiling was 1,000 hand folded origami cranes. Each one made by a different family member or friend. This is an ancient Japanese tradition that is believed to grant the folder eternal happiness and good fortune. The other thing that immediately stood out was the pumpkin and terrarium table decorations provided by Naomi at the Inspirations Florist Shop.

The Speeches

After feeding time it was time for the speeches. With Becca and her feminist views she opted to do things a bit differently. Instead of the traditional Father of the Bride speech she handed that pleasure over to her Mother. Her Mother delivered a heartfelt speech with a few anecdotes thrown in. It ended with a surprise flash mob to Abba’s Waterloo, which is a long standing tradition for Becca and her family. Following on from breaking tradition Becca got up and gave a speech to thank everybody.

Anybody who’s ever been to a wedding knows what happens after the speeches. The cutting of the cake and first dance followed. Then carnage as the band belt out some real party bangers!

– Thank you Becca & Rob for having me, and thank you for allowing me to capture the absolutely infectious love you have for each other! Also a massive thank you to Nonie Leonard and Cue The Mustard for just being awesome throughout the day!

If you are planning on having your wedding in the Peak District and are looking for a photographer, then get in touch. I'd love to hear all about your plans!

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