Winter Wedding at Peak Edge Hotel

winter wedding at peak edge hotel

A Cold but Sunny Winter Wedding at the Peak Edge Hotel

At the end of October last year, Eileen and Alec had a lovely intimate winter wedding at the Peak Edge Hotel in Derbyshire. Nestled on the edge of the Peak District (the clue’s in the name!), it has some wonderful views, and is one of my favourite local venues to travel to. It also means it’s quite well known for being a little exposed, and today was no exception. A beautiful, bright, sunny winter’s day…but oooh, that chilly wind catches you by surprise!

Right from the start, Eileen and Alec were clear that they didn’t want their wedding day to be about endless group photos and portraits. What was important to them were natural photographs that honestly told the story of their wedding day.

One thing they mentioned to me before the day was that there were going to be lots of children at the wedding. And as any wedding photographer will tell you, kids at weddings is always a good thing, so when you have 20+ it’s great news from my perspective. Never a dull moment! And some wonderful memories for those kids to look back on when they grow up.

Doing things their own way, they had speeches, but no first dance, or evening reception. Just a lovely meal, some speeches, and plenty of popcorn! It’s something I always remind people of; it’s their wedding and having things that make sense to them, is way more important than doing things because it’s “just what you do”. Just be you!

peak edge hotel in derbyshire
couple's young daughter looking shy
groom looking excited before the wedding
smiling guests sat down for the ceremony
happy blonde bridesmaid in navy blue dress
happy bride in shorter wedding dress
excited couple getting married at peak edge hotel
couples young daughter watching them get married
bride's father passing her hand
smiling groom at peak edge
the exchange of rings at peak edge hotel
just married
little boy sat on the floor
walking down the aisle at peak edge
mum sorting out her son's bow tie
close up of happy embrace
little boy pulling away from his dad
happy couple chatting with friends
sharing a moment before the confetti
winter confetti at peak edge
derbyshire confetti toss in winter
relaxed couples portraits
portrait at peak edge bridge
couple laughing in the winter sun
kids playing in soft play at a wedding
baby lying on the floor between feet
little baby asleep in mother's arms
little boy with guests looking at seating plan
bride telling people to sit down
father of the bride best man speech
laughing guests during speeches
groom places his hand on bride's shoulder during speech
bearded man laughing at speeches
hilarious reactions to wedding speeches
the whole room raises their glasses
sister bridesmaids give a joint speech
little kids playing with bubbles
room full of adults looking after kids
little girl with popcorn opening a door
little girl being carried by her arms
dad having some quiet time with his little baby
bride's sister takes big group selfie
guest doing a bottle shotgun
little boy with his tongue out at the buffet
romantic night time portrait with twinkly lights
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