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Hidden Hive Wedding Photos

By 19/01/2024No Comments

I’ve got some Hidden Hive wedding photos to share with you today… Melody & Steve got hitched in July and had a relaxed summer wedding with lots of colour and fun!

It was my first time exploring The Hidden Hive. Boy was I impressed by this countryside wedding venue! Located within the heart of the Derbyshire National Forest, The Hidden Hive is a luxury tipi wedding venue with a beautiful chapel-style wooden ceremony room. If you like relaxed and rustic vibes, these The Hidden Hive wedding photographs are for you!

Hidden Hive Wedding Photos

I began my day with Melody and her bridesmaids who were getting ready in the glamping site, just next door to The Hidden Hive. There was a flurry of excitement as they went tent-to-tent preparing for the big day. It was a great moment when Melody came out of her tent to see her Dad for the first time. Before the crew were whisked away in a vintage camper!

Meanwhile, awesome second photographer Wing was back at The Hidden Hive. Wing and I absolutely loved the wedding ceremony building at the venue. A lot of thought had gone into creating a space that makes wedding ceremonies special. It is lovely that the sides of the structure have been left open so you can appreciate the surrounding countryside. Plus, the added benefit that the ceremony room is full of light too!

Melody & Steve had made the ceremony extra special, with beautiful floral arches decorating the room and live music performances to entertain their guests. And just look at those smiles as they walked down the aisle to a shower of real petal confetti!

Tipi Wedding Reception

Steve & Melody’s drinks reception was held outdoors so the guests could appreciate the delightful surroundings of The Hidden Hive. There were lawn games and a bubble machine to entertain the kids and delicious cocktails and a ‘pimp your champagne station’ for their adult guests to enjoy. They also had The Northern Quarter band wandering around the reception playing folky tunes, which was a great informal touch.

Melody & Steve had decorated their tipi wedding reception beautifully with rustic flower arrangements. The styling was spot-on for a relaxed wedding and really complemented the natural surroundings of The Hidden Hive. Their cake was something else and looked amazing too! All the details came together to give the couple’s wedding a great feeling of celebration and joy, whilst keeping everything relaxed.

Colourful Wedding Photography

As you can see from their Hidden Hive wedding photos, Steve & Melody are fans of colourful wedding photography! The had chosen a gorgeous colour palette for their wedding, with beautiful flowers and accessories giving pops of colour against the lush green countryside. They also wanted to up the colourfulness by using smoke bombs in their portraits, which was great fun to do with the bridesmaids and groomsmen!

Here’s what Melody & Steve had to say about their colourful wedding photographs…

“We hired Cass and her brilliant second shooter Wing to take our wedding shots and we just couldn’t fault the service! Both photographers were was so fun, friendly, professional and relaxed. Both blended in really well with our guests and made everyone feel at ease. We are so thrilled with our final photo gallery!

Cass and Wing really captured the joy of the day -all the photos were colourful, fun and happy. We highly recommend Cass to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! Thank you so much.”

Thank you Melody & Steve for your kind words and for having Wing and I along to capture your day! Here are your Hidden Hive wedding photos…

Bride having her hair doneBridesmaids getting ready in dressing gownsBride getting into her wedding dressBridesmaid putting on brides necklaceBridesmaid looking out from inside tentBride walking out of tent to see her dadBride and father going towards each other to hugBride being kissed on the cheek by her fatherBridesmaids in pink dresses walking through tentsBridesmaids in pink dresses in vintage VW camper vanWedding this way signRustic floral archThe Hidden Hive ceremony roomBride and her father in VW camper holding handsBride stepping out of VW camperFemale violinistBride and her father entering ceremonyBride and her father walking down aisleHidden Hive Wedding CeremonyWedding ceremony Hidden HiveBridesmaid giving out confettiBride and groom signing the registerThe Hidden Hive WeddingBride and groom kissing at The Hidden HiveBridesmaids cheeringBridesmaid laughing chatting to guestsMother of the bride kissing groom on the cheekBride and bridesmaids taking a selfieGroomsmen laughing togetherBride and groom holding pink and blue smoke bombs in the airBride and groom laughing together with trees in backgroundClose up of bee on wedding bouquetWedding reception at The Hidden HiveFingerprint guestbookThe Hidden Hive illustrated mapPimp your champagne stationRustic table planHidden Hive tipi set upRustic tipi table settingWedding glitter stationRustic wedding cake with gold bee detailsHoneycomb wedding cake topperGrooms wedding speechBride crying at groom's wedding speechBride and groom kissing during wedding speechesBride and groom saying cheers with cocktailsBride and groom dancingBride and groom first danceHidden Hive wedding photographs

Wedding Photographer The Hidden Hive

Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of ordinary life, The Hidden Hive stands as a hidden gem amongst wedding venues, promising a relaxing escape for you and your guests. The wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for couples seeking a unique and memorable celebration close to nature.

What sets The Hidden Hive apart is its embrace of nature’s beauty. Surrounded by lush greenery, towering trees, a sprawling lake and the subtle sounds of the countryside, this venue effortlessly creates a chilled atmosphere. The Hidden Hive offers a picturesque setting for wedding ceremonies and tipi receptions, which you can customise until your heart is content. With its tranquil setting and thoughtful design, The Hidden Hive is perfect for a festival style knees up in elevated elegance.

Tipi Wedding Photography

If you would like to book my colourful wedding photography for your wedding, I would love to hear from you. You can fill out my contact form and I will get back to you with my availability for your wedding date and my brochure. You can check out more of my tipi wedding photography at my blog… Take a look at this Colourful Festival Wedding or my Best Fun Wedding Photographs 2023.

To find more information about the Derbyshire wedding venue The Hidden Hive, please visit their website (link below). I hope to shoot some more Hidden Hive wedding photos again very soon!

Meet Melody & Steve’s Hidden Hive wedding suppliers…

The Hidden Hive Wedding Photographer: Cassandra Lane / Second photographer: Wing Kay Photography / Derbyshire wedding venue: The Hidden Hive / Melody’s Dress: Elizabeth Ayers Bridal / Steve’s Suit: Edit Suits Co. / Hair: Untangled By Charlotte / Flowers: A Bunch of Blooms / Transport: Pearl Heritage / Ceremony Singer: Rob Wedding Singer / Decor: Sage & Belle, Amber & Bohéme, The Tinker’s Bells / Stationery: Thorn Stationery, Vintage Prints and Confettisweethearts / Food: Black Peppermint Food Company / Cake: The Pink Cake Box / Cocktails: The Twisted Mojito / Band: The Northern Quarter