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Cressbrook Hall is a truly unique place, a much loved home to its owners and a special place in the memories of all those who visit or stay.

This tudor style mansion built in 1835 during the reign of William 1v is certainly impressive. Yet behind its magnificent facade the atmosphere is warm and welcoming evoking all the comforts of a gracious country home. Set amidst 23 acres of park and woodland with spectacular views over waters of water-cum jolly Dale in the Derbyshire peak, Cressbrook Hall Derbyshire wedding photography is a stunning and secluded venue for weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, private occasions and corporate events.

Accommodation at Cressbrook Hall is centred on eight individual self-catering limestone properties within the grounds, beautifully appointed with stylish interiors and traditional furnishings. There are also bed and breakfast rooms in the main hall itself offering luxurious accommodation with panoramic views of water-cum-jolly, upper dale and north to the village of Cressbrook.

Cressbrook Hall occupies a breath taking location in the glorious Derbyshire Peak District just 5 miles from picturesque Bakewell- ideal for a memorable wedding day and ideal for beautiful wedding photographs.

We have had the pleasure of photographing many weddings at this stunning venue, we have chosen a selection of our favourite images below.

Cressbrook Hall Derbyshire Wedding Photography

 

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Chatsworth House Derbyshire weddings makes an exceptional location for weddings, receptions and civil partnerships. Set in 1000 acres of stunning parkland and housing one of the most important private art sculpture collections, it is a unique venue that epitomises quality and elegance.

Chatsworth is famous for its spectacular gardens and couples will have exclusive use of the rose garden for their wedding photographs. Blooming with hybrid tea roses and situated in front of the 1st Dukes greenhouse it creates a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding photographs.

Having evolved over more than 450 years, the 105 acre Chatsworth garden continues to change today. There is plenty to discover at every turn, including permanent sculptures to be found. The famous waterworks include the 300 year old cascade, the trough waterfall in the rockery and the enormous gravity fed emperor fountain.As well as the huge maze, the rockery and the rose cottage and kitchen gardens, there are also over five miles of walks with rare trees shrubs streams and ponds to discover.

When getting married at Chatsworth you may choose from a civil ceremony in the Hartington room located in the majestic stables courtyard at Chatsworth, or a church wedding in the stunning 19th century St peters church in the village of Edensor, located on the Chatsworth estate.

We have had the pleasure of photographing many weddings at Chatsworth, we are ideally situated just 2 miles from the Estate.

David and louise were married in the summer at Chatsworth, they had a wonderful wedding with glorious weather and really enjoyed themselves on the buggy!

Chatsworth house derbyshire weddings

 

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Ringwood Hall Hotel Wedding Show Chesterfield Derbyshire Sheffield

Wow! What a fantastic wedding show yesterday at Ringwood Hall Hotel, a big thanks to the hundreds of couples who made the effort to come on a Sunday afternoon!

 

If you are considering a venue for your wedding, ringwood hall hotel is a premier venue with superb facilities. Set in 6 acres of formal gardens surrounded by 29 acres of parkland and ideally located on the gateway to the Peak District, it provides the ideal location for your wedding celebrations.

A beautiful 19th century country house set amongst mature trees acres of parkland with laid lawns and secret gardens, ringwood hall boasts charming terraces and conservatories making it the perfect setting for your romantic occasion, and wonderful backdrop for memorable wedding photography.

Here are some images of the beautiful rooms set up for the wedding show. The elegant Chatsworth Suite perfect for civil ceremonies and wedding breakfast up to 80 guests.

 

We are the recommended photographer for Ringwood Hall and have not only photographed hundreds of weddings there but have also done most of their marketing material for brochures and movies.

Ringwood hall hotel wedding show Chesterfield Derbyshire Sheffield

 

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Chesterfield Derbyshire and Peak District wedding photographer.

Celebrate your story….

Your wedding photographs may be your only reminder of the once in a lifetime day that you shared together. That is why most of our wedding packages include a full days attendance, your day stars bright and early with bridal preparations usually ending late in the evening as you and you guests dance the night away.

We only photograph one wedding per day, so you cab be assured that we will aways be on hand to capture all those special moments, leaving you with a complete story of your day. With a reputation for fun, relaxed and timeless wedding photography, your wedding album will capture the passion and excitement of your complete wedding day.

Complementing your wedding photography are handcrafted wedding albums from the worlds finest manufacturers in Italy and New Zealand. Along with professionally designed magazine style wedding story books, each filled with opulent and beautiful memories you will treasure forever.

Here is  some of our photography in Chesterfield Derbyshire and Peak District  featuring Ringwood Hall Hotel‘s beautiful garden Pavilion.

 

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Having been fortunate enough to be a wedding photographer at hundreds of weddings and heard many a brilliant speech, here are a few tips on how to ease the nerves and plan your perfect wedding speech!

1. Plan in advance

The wedding day may not be well be six months off but that’s not to say writing your speech can wait until the night before, which believe me I have witnessed!

Whether you’re one of the happy couple,the best man or father of the bride, get prepared in advance.

2. Practice makes perfect

Try out your wedding speech in front of a mirror or even better an impartial audience. Ask for feedback (from the audience  not the mirror obviously)and time yourself. You don’t want to over run but equally you don’t want to fall short either. Although I said practise makes perfect, some of the biggest laughs and most successful speeches have been when there has been a mistake or two!

3. Consider using props for your wedding speech

Whether it be a souvenir from the stag do (mankini springs to mind) a photo montage or ,er , a sheep (yes this actually happened) props make everything that little bit more exciting and dynamic.

4. Make notes .make sure you read the notes

Make a copy of the wedding speech and keep it in your pocket – don’t be cocky and assume you’ll learn it word for word off by heart. When it comes to actually giving your speech decide if you want to keep it in your pocket or or take it our and read from it. Some have used postcards with large text laid on the table for reference. If you forget your words, freestyle.

5. Look up some quotes you can use..

Think timeless, think romantic, think funny. You don’t have to read out the whole thing just pick out a couple of key lines and speak them with as much Shakespearean passion as you can master!

6. Tailor your content for your wedding audience

Consider who you’ll be taking too. Grandma in the audience?, small children?Check that you aren’t saying anything  that could be easily offend, upset or be copied!

7. On the day, you’ll be be too happy to feel nervous

8 . Do not be put off by cries of louder from the back

If you’re asked to speak up ,clear your throat and start again. Don’t let this put you off. However do not make direct lingering eye contact with anyone as this will throw you off. If you are using a microphone, keep it close to your chest and try not to wave it around.

9. Own that stage!

Ok, so technically it’s not your day (unless you’re the bride and groom) but that’s not to say you can’t shine. Aim for happy audience, aim for laughter, aim for tears. Settle for nothing less than a standing ovation and an encore at the end.

10. Don’t forget to enjoy it!

 

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