Doveridge Garden Wedding

Doveridge Garden Wedding in Derbyshire

A Sunny Garden Wedding in Doveridge, Derbyshire

On a sunny Saturday in August last year, Hannah & Matt got married in front of the people who mean the most to them in the world! The whole day took place in and around Doveridge in Derbyshire, which was Hannah’s childhood home. Her parent’s did an absolutely incredible job of turning their gorgeous garden into the perfect reception venue! Complete with hay bales, tipi, woodland walk, and a magical story spot for the kids!

bride's parent's house in doveridge derbyshire
bride relaxing in a silk gown on her wedding morning
bridesmaid putting on makeup at the dining table
bride checking her hair in the mirror
smiling bridesmaids looking at the bride in her dress
bride hugs her mum at home before the wedding
guests walking up to the church
doveridge church in derbyshire
groom hugging guests at church
bridesmaids wearing blue waiting for the bride to arrive
bride getting out of wedding car on a sunny day
excited groom waiting in church
happy bride walking down the aisle with her father
happy groom beaming at his new wife
just married first kiss in church
just married couple kneeling in church in front of the cross
bride's face highlighted by sunlight in church
the signing of the marriage register
laughing and smiling walking down the aisle
newlyweds in the doorway of the church
happy mother of the bride
groom showing his wedding ring to his mother
bridesmaid handing out confetti
the moment the confetti is thrown
friends picking confetti out of the bride's hair
young boy smiling up at the groom
newlyweds walking down a sunny country lane together
looking up at her father during his speech
animated father of the bride's speech
smiling guest during the speeches
bride and groom laughing during speeches
groom stands to give his speech
bride pulling a happy face
guests helping themselves from the buffet
chocolate brownies from above
emotional bridesmaid during bride's speech
wedding quiz game
guests joining in the wedding games
secret garden wedding reception
woodland story time with the kids
father of the bride telling stories in the woods
adults watching story time
admiring the wedding ring
first dance in a marquee
bride and groom laughing first dance teepee
bride hugging on the dance floor
friends having fun times on the dance floor
sharing a joke with friends on a summers evening
little boy taking a slice of pizza
two boys admiring a roaring bonfire
bride and groom performing music for their guests
guests watching newlyweds perform music

We started the day off at their home, and whilst I was with Hannah and the bridesmaids capturing all the moments of excitement and anticipation, there was a flurry of activity outside as it was all hands on deck getting the garden ready for the celebrations.

A short drive away I found Matt greeting their family and friends into St Cuthbert’s church, which had been Hannah’s local church all through her childhood. Also, it was Matt’s dad who performed the ceremony! I love it when couples choose venues that they have some sort of relationship with. I think it gives a little something extra to the day and the memories they’ll make.

After a joyous, and musical wedding ceremony, everyone gathered outside the church gate for what is possibly my favourite confetti moment of 2018! Just look at their faces!!

Back at the old homestead, Hannah’s parent’s hard work paid off, with interest! Everyone had such a fantastic time! Even her dad’s story time in the woods (an event put on for the kids) had a strong grown-up presence. Me included! And the whole thing was rounded off with the happy couple hitting the open mic area and giving their guests a musical performance.

So that was that. A day that couldn’t have reflected this wonderful couple any more if it tried! Hannah, Matt, thank you guys so much for inviting me to take photos at your wedding. I hope this blog post gives you a lovely little reminder of the day.

A quick shout out to some awesome wedding suppliers:

Dress by David’s Bridal
Hair by Gabi from For The Love of Locks
Makeup by Sophie Downing
Flowers by Phillips Florists
Cake by Sugar & Spice Designs
Paella by Antonio
Pizza by Nonnina’s
Music by Wonderfolk