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.

bride and bridesmaids getting ready
bride smiling at her daughters
having cuddles with happy baby
close up of bride putting on wedding shoes
having a moment of calm with mum
happy excited bride on way to wedding
bride and bridesmaids on way to the church
groom with button holes
hugging guests as they arrive
bride with her dad laughing as they arrive at church
walking down the aisle ticknall church
looking at her husband at the altar
signing the register with bridal party
walking down the aisle with their young daughter
confetti tunnel in front of church
guests walk from the church to reception venue
mum takes selfie with young kids
group of friends watching magician
bride hugging guest
groom hugging mother in law
bride watching dad during speech
best man's embarrassing speech
guests laughing during speeches
female guest impressed by mind reader
wedding mind reader at work
mother of the bride laughing at entertainment
feeding the groom wedding cake
helping young daughter to cut the cake
flower girl playing on the chairs
flower girl playing with the rubbish on the floor
lighting sparklers on wedding day
wedding guests playing with sparklers
young boys playing on the dance floor
first dance under a mirror ball
yawning little girl on the dance floor
guest kicking up her heels on the dance floor
all laughs for the wedding reception
guy wearing fascinator whilst dancing

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.

If you’re looking at Ticknall village hall for your wedding venue get in touch and tell me about the two of you and your wedding plans!

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