I’ve known Kat and her family for quite a while, so it was lovely to be asked to photograph their wedding day at Tissington Hall. Tissington Hall is a venue that I haven’t been lucky enough to photograph a wedding at yet and I have to say having photograph Sam & Kat’s wedding at Tissington Hall it’s somewhere I would love to go back to. Both Sir Richard and Fiona are lovely people and it was a pleasure to meet them and their staff at this stunning location for getting married in the Peak District. I was also very lucky to again be working alongside fellow wedding supplier Tom from Hitched Productions who creates beautiful wedding cinematography productions (link to him further down).
I met Kat, her mum and bridesmaids at Tissington Hall for their wedding prep in one of the stunning bedrooms at the hall which has been in the Fitzherbert family since it was built in 1609! You can imagine how stunning a place this is to photograph. As always bridal prep was full of fun, laughs and the odd serious piece of contemplation, but mainly laughs and fun. Especially at my expense for the confusion when photographing and realising that one of the bridesmaids actually couldn’t move at lightning pace in the blink of an eye, but was in fact one of two twins there to support Kat.
Sam and Kat were wed over the road in the quaint village church which is literally a short walk across the road from the village, certainly no need for a wedding car here. It was lovely to accompany the family across the road and document the cheers and support from onlookers visiting the village and enjoying the facilities at the cafe across the road from the church. The Vicar at Kat & Sam’s wedding wasn’t the usual vicar for this church but instead a very close family friend of Kat’s who had been drafted in as a guest to conduct the service, now this Vicar was lovely and super funky! Check out the photo further down of her gold Doc Martins, yep, you read that correctly, bright gold Doc Martins and an equally amazing attitude to match as well.
After the ceremony, they were cheered down the aisle to bubbles rather than the usual confetti which made for a lovely change and some even lovelier photos especially with their little boy walking down with them too. Back to Tissington Hall for the photos, celebrations and a magician to keep people entertained before the afternoon meal and speeches began. Tissington Hall has a lovely marquee on the grounds which is something certainly more substantial than just a marquee and made a superb setting for the meal, speeches and evening dancing under its fairy light canopy.
After an entertaining set of speeches and an early cake sitting it was straight into the meal and then the evening dances. Anyway, less typing from me, enjoy the images below…
Venue’s | Tissington Church and Tissington Hall
Dresses | Brides of Bakewell
Bridesmaids Dresses | Chi Chi London
Shoes (both pairs) | Dune & CuCu
Suit’s | Maria Modes
Rings | Simon Washbrooke
Hair | Joanne Jones
Make-Up | Tansy
Cake | Finishing Flourishes
Florist | Monica F Hewitt
Videographer | Hitched Productions
Catering | Mark Hadfield
Band | The Provocateurs
If you were a supplier and need to use any of the images please get in touch with me for the high-res versions.