A beautiful little micro wedding for Erin and Charles at Alstonefield. I met these guys on a video call to discuss their day and what their plans were (as well as what they wanted from their photography as well) and was really humbled to be chosen by someone whose profession was a professor of photography! Erin and Charles had already been married during the Covid year and wanted to have a lovely intimate gathering in The Peak District with family and friends who couldn’t be at the wedding (much of the family travelling from Canada). A much shorter day than I am used to with much less documentary coverage of things like bridal and groom preparations with more focus on the guests arriving, the ceremony itself and then the speeches.
I arrived in Alstonefield with some lovely golden light around and hoped it would hang around in enough time for the couples portraits and the group shots. I headed into The George to see the room they were to say their vows to each other and have the ceremony (and the meal) only to be greeted by some familiar and friendly faces now working there. It’s always lovely to bump into suppliers I have worked with before and especially when they’re all as friendly and kind as these guys. The room was lovely, all laid out with benches and cushions, fairy lights in the ceiling, candles in the windows and above a roaring fireplace – the perfect setting for what Erin and Charles wanted.
I photographed the guests arriving and having pre-ceremony drinks before heading upstairs for the ceremony. It was such a lovely and refreshing change to see both parents of Erin walking her down the aisle, mum and dad on either side of her looking extremely proud to be doing so. Erin and Charles exchanged their vows and sealed the short but very sweet ceremony with a kiss before heading back downstairs to the bar to be greeted, congratulated and embraced by friends and family. After everyone had had time to congratulate them we took a few group photos and headed out to the village green and took some couples portraits in that lovely warm light, matching beautifully with the autumnal colours of November.
After the couples portraits, I had been asked by Erin to use her Hasselblad to take a few frames with, it’s been a very very looooooong time since I used a film camera! But I have to say it was a pleasure and an honour to be using such a gorgeous piece of kit and I can’t wait to see the results from the developed film. Then it was time for the speeches and the end of my coverage.
Anyway enough from me, have a watch of their photo highlights video below or you can always scroll through the images underneath. Enjoy.
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