Darcy and Reece’s wedding had to be one of the most chilled I have photographed in 2021. They had both sat down with each other and worked out what they really wanted from their special day and that was to have something really small with their immediate family and friends around them.
I met up with Reece and his family at The Wheatsheaf in Bakewell where they were having a very civilised pot of tea while waiting to head across the road to Bakewell Town Hall for the wedding. A short while chatting and sipping tea and it was time to head over to the Town Hall, finding shelter from the rain under a canopy while we waited for our slot at the registry office. After putting on their buttonholes, masking up everyone headed in for the ceremony while I waited for Darcy and her dad to arrive. Greeted by a beaming smile Darcy looked like she couldn’t wait for the ceremony to take place and under the shelter of a brolly held by dad they made their way into Bakewell Town Hall.
The wedding, much like the wedding breakfast later on was full of emotion with tears from parents and plenty of joy and laughter on Darcy’s face with a smidgen of nervousness from Reece. They were soon pronounced husband and wife which meant it was time to head up to Buxton for the wedding reception at The Crescent Hotel – obviously after the obligatory confetti throw and a quick group photo of everyone.
The weather really didn’t let up but this superstar couple were happy to brave the rain armed with a nice white brolly, we grabbed a few shots outside the impressive Buxton Crescent and then headed for some shelter in the arched areas of the building. Capturing as many beautiful couples portraits as we could in the cold and typically Buxtonesque weather! The Crescent has loads of lovely spaces inside too and we found a great reception room for some of the formal lineup photos before heading to the main room where they were to have their wedding breakfast.
The wedding breakfast started off with the traditional cake cut before heading straight into the speeches, but not before everyone had filled out their buzzword bingo cards for a prize for ticking off all the words used in each of the speeches. Some clever people playing some good tactics here to win this one. The speeches were lovely and even I had a little tear in my eye behind the camera for these, it’s lovely to be in an intimate setting like this and an honour to be trusted to respect being part of the emotion and feeling that was in abundance.
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