Peak District Wedding Photographer
On the blog today, some Peak District Wedding Photographer action! Ben & Kirsten’s wedding took place last week at Eyam Hall. This former National Trust wedding venue in Derbyshire provided the perfect setting for this couple’s summer wedding. Their big day was colourful and relaxed and also mixed up conventional wedding traditions, whilst incorporating Kirsten’s Scottish roots. It was a gorgeous sunny day for their wedding. What could be better for an outdoor ceremony and tipi reception in the Peaks on a day like this?
Kirsten & Ben’s ceremony took place in the garden at Eyam Hall. The piper started up as Kirsten’s bridesmaids walked in, all in different colour block dresses. Kirsten walked down the aisle with her mum and she gave Ben the biggest smile as she met him at the pagoda. Ben’s brother played guitar for a singalong of The Wild Mountain Thyme. It was both lighthearted and emotional, with a fair few tears from the guests (and me and Imogen!) Whilst Kirsten & Ben signed the register, some of their friends performed Caravan of Love with many of the guests standing up to join in! I think singing together in a ceremony is so lovely and really brings guests together.
Tipi Wedding Photography Peak District
After the ceremony, Ben & Kirsten’s guests mingled in the gorgeous gardens of Eyam Hall to play games and have a drink. My second shooter Imogen got some fabulous shots of the games (including our Ben’s Best Person getting hit by a beanbag, oops!) We then headed into the tipi wedding reception in the field behind Eyam Hall. Ben & Kirsten were introduced into the tipi by the piper and then Kirsten’s cousin led a traditional Scottish Quaich ceremony. Ben & Kirsten’s families were first to drink whiskey from the two-handled cup, before Ben & Kirsten drank at the same time.
In the evening, Ben surprised Kirsten by changing into a kilt! As sunset fell, the Ceilidh band started up and took to the floor for a big Scottish knees up. There was some very enthusiastic dancing from the guests, making taking the pictures a bit of a dangerous place to be! The Ceilidh finished with a huge version of Strip the Willow in which almost every guest took part!
Congratulations to Kirsten & Ben and thank you for having us along!
Eyam Hall Wedding Photographs
I have photographed weddings at Eyam Hall twice now and I think this Peak District wedding venue is awesome! Located in Derbyshire in the heart of the Peaks, this former National Trust property is now back in the ownership of the family. Eyam Hall has the perfect mix of stately home history and lots of outdoor space to do your big day your way. The space for an outdoor wedding ceremony is beautiful and so are the lovely gardens. They have also recently added a bar to the cottage in the gardens, so you can chill before your wedding with your friends. If you’re planning a tipi wedding or a marquee wedding, the outdoor space works so well and you can choose all your own suppliers. What’s more, you can get ready in style and comfort in the gorgeous room at Eyam Hall.
If you would like to see more Eyam Hall wedding photographs please visit my blog of Katie & Paul’s wedding at Eyam. You can also find many more colourful wedding photography examples and tipi weddings inspiration by taking a look around my website. To enquire about your wedding and see if I have your date available, please get in touch with me via my contact form. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Second photographer: Imogen Wastell / Venue: Eyam Hall, Peak District / Hair & Make-up: Angie Warburton / Kirsten’s two-piece: Valerie Moon / Flowers: Tamaryn Treasures / Catering: Jo’s Pantry / Ceilidh band: Triple Scotch