Ticknall Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding in Ticknall

Winter Wedding Photography in Ticknall

Meet Lou & Tom. That photo up there is minutes after they got married, and just look how happy they are! These guys were a great laugh to spend the day with, so when they asked me to photograph their wedding in the gorgeous Derbyshire village of Ticknall, I jumped at the chance.

They live in the same village as me (Melbourne, in case you were wondering), and it’s so great doing local weddings, filled with people you know or recognise, and ending the day so close to home. Lovely stuff.

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Derbyshire Wedding Photographer Ticknall Village

The wedding day started in our neighbouring village of Ticknall, 5 minutes down the road from us. After living so close to this gorgeous village, it was great to be shooting a wedding there for the first time. Lou and the gang were getting ready in one of the guest rooms at The Staff of Life, one of the 3 pubs in the village.

As you’d expect, nothing’s too far away when you live in a village, so once everyone was dressed and ready, everyone (minus Lou) had a short walk round the corner to the village church. Thankfully January was being kind with us, and though chilly, it was at least dry for the walk to the church.

I managed to get to the church ahead of the girls, and had a couple of minutes with Tom as he greeted guests with hugs and smiles. Lou was having a few moments with her dad in the wedding car to give folks a chance to get settled in the church. And though she was all smiles outside, once they were walking down the aisle, you could tell she was really feeling the emotion of the moment.

Village Hall Reception Venue

With the knot well and firmly tied, and the confetti swirling around people’s feet in the January wind, it was off to the village hall to carry on the celebrations. Again, a short walk through the churchyard and we were there. Keeping our carbon footprint low for this wedding!

The venue was beautifully decorated in a simple but stylish way, and as guests were chatting and mingling, they were entertained by the rather fantastic, Looch. He’s a mindreader/magician/mentalist…call it what you will, but he’s a bit bloody good!

After the wedding breakfast, speeches, and cake cutting, the guests braved the cold for a spot of sparkler action, and although the kids were having a blast, I think Tom was the biggest kid of all, as he ran around wielding his sparkler.

Some of the suppliers for Lou & Tom’s wedding:

Hair by the wonderful Helen Sutcliffe Hair Stylist

Makeup by the fab (and hilarious) Josephine Way Makeup Artist

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