It was so good to be back at a wedding after nearly 18 months since I last photographed one (thanks Covid). But man it was so worth the wait to be a part of capturing George and Josie’s wedding at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Hathersage and then back to their house for the wedding reception. I have felt so sorry for these guys as I have for all of my couples who have been affected by the pandemic, this was I think the fourth date we had rescheduled but despite this and a little damp weather it certainly didn’t affect their day. In some ways, I think the intimacy of the day with fewer numbers and some wet weather brought people closer.
George and Josie’s got married at Hathersage Church and thankfully the weather was kind to us both before and after the ceremony which allowed us to get some lovely photos. Hathersage Church is such a beautiful church with dramatic high arches which make for some stunning photos.
After the ceremony, George and Josie headed back home for the reception. We planned to grab some photos on the way back but the weather just didn’t play ball, little did we know it was set to be kinder to us later, more often than not there’s a good 15-minute break in the weather allowing plenty of time for portraits. The reception venue was a garage next to the house with lovely big old sliding wooden doors. I saw the garage before they transformed it and it certainly didn’t look like a wedding venue then, but needless to say with hard work they had turned it into a stunning place to enjoy fantastic food and drink all to be finished off with a little dancing and some sparklers.
Anyway enough from me, have a watch of their photo highlights video below or you can always scroll through the images underneath. Enjoy.