Peak Edge Hotel Wedding Photography – Rach & Thomas

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Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel Wedding - bride and groom first dance during wedding at the peak edge hotel

The Peak Edge Hotel Wedding Photography


It was March 2018 when the email landed from Thomas asking me about my availability for his and Rach’s wedding at the Peak Edge Hotel; a full 18 months before the big day – love it when people are that organised!

A week or so after the email we all got together for a chat about all things wedding’s, from how the wedding day goes, their plans for the day and finally how I work on a wedding day.

Roll forward 18 months and its time for the big day!

With the ceremony time set for 12 pm and with the girls getting ready from 8 am, it was an early start for me, but I much prefer an early start, I don’t like to wait to get to a wedding; I like to get up, get ready and then head off!

When I got to the Peak Edge Hotel Wedding Venue, the morning prep was already in full swing, with Rach and her Bridesmaids either having their hair done, their make-up done or sat enjoying the air con, it was going to be another warm day!

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and bridesmaids getting ready on the morning of a wedding

Thomas rocked up with his best man around an hour before the ceremony, and as the girls were still in full hair and make-up mode, I headed off to catch him before he disappeared into the bar.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Wedding photography at the Peak Edge Hotel - Groom and best man arrive for the wedding at peak edge hotel

By the time I got back to the girls, they were starting to get into their dresses, at this point I hid outside with Rach’s Dad, until we were given the all-clear that they were all ‘decent’.

Once back in the Heath Suite and with the girls doing the final dress checks, it was time for Rach to get her wedding shoes on. This is always a fun moment as it typically falls to one of the Bridesmaids to get on their hands and knees, get under the bottom of the dress and get the Bride into her shoes – I love these pictures as some Bridesmaids completely disappear under a big wedding dress!

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride puts on her wedding dress with help from her mother and bridesmaids

The wedding ceremony at the Peak Edge Hotel was in the lovely Orangery, a great room with plenty of natural light – perfect for any wedding ceremony.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - groom welcomes guests to wedding at the peak edge hotel

Once Thomas had greeted everyone, and the best man had helped people to find their seats, it was time for Bridesmaids to make their way down. Then it was the turn of Rach and her Dad to do the Walk down the aisle – always a special moment.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and her father walking down the aisle at her wedding at the peak edge hotel

The ceremony was a quick one – just how the guys had planned it, with no readings – just the vows and the “I do’s” and it wasn’t long before the ceremony was done, the legal paperwork all signed and they were walking back down the aisle as Husband and Wife.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom hug and hold hands during wedding at the peak edge hotel

The afternoon was spent for the most part on the terrace next to the Orangery with people vying for shade under the big umbrellas, drinking, chatting and enjoying the late August weather.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom celebrate with guests during wedding at the peak edge hotel

By mid-afternoon the Orangery had been turned from a wedding ceremony room into a wedding breakfast room and with the air-con turned up to the max it was a relief to get inside and cool down from the August heat…

First up was the wedding breakfast and then the speeches.

Rach’s Dad had everyone in stitches with his speech, using different props and poking fun at the new Mr and Mrs. Next up was the Best Man who kept his speech short and sweet, kept the stories nice and clean – which was a relief to both Thomas and the parents of the young kids!

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy the wedding speeches during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Then came Thomas speech, a quick thank you to everyone who was there and then a heartfelt thank you to everyone who couldn’t make it but who would be looking down and watching the day from above.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - emotional groom speech during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

The early evening kicked off with some casino games, with everyone getting some free money (not real, unfortunately) to play on the various games, everyone was up at some stage trying their hand at blackjack or poker – but remember the house always wins!

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy playing card and casino games during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

The first dance and disco were held in the Ashover suite another stunning room with high ceilings and big chandeliers.

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel Wedding Photographer - bride and groom first dance during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Once the cake had been cut and the first dance (or first shuffle as I call it) was done – the late evening kicked off with some questionable dancing from Thomas and his mates recreating the dance moves from the Inbetweeners film…

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoying the disco during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

I really enjoyed the Peak Edge Wedding of Rach and Thomas, a lovely couple, great family and friends who all made the day special. Everyone left me to get on and to do my thing – let me capture some great images that Rach and Thomas will cherish for their lifetime together.

Andy x

 


How about some images from this Peak Edge Hotel wedding?

 

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and bridesmaids getting ready

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and bridesmaids getting ready with family members

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and bridesmaids getting ready with family members

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride puts on her wedding dress with help from her mother and bridesmaids

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride puts on her wedding dress with help from her mother

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - groom welcomes guests to wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and her father walking down the aisle at her wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom hug and hold hands during wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom first kiss during wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom celebrate with guests during wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom celebrate with guests during wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom get covered in confetti during wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy the food during the wedding breakfast at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy the food during the wedding breakfast at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy the wedding speeches during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy the wedding speeches during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy the wedding speeches during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy the sunshine during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoy playing card and casino games during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - bride and groom first dance during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

Derby Wedding Photographer - Peak Edge Hotel - guests enjoying the disco during the wedding at the peak edge hotel

 


I HOPE YOU LIKED THESE WEDDING PHOTOS FROM THIS PEAK EDGE HOTEL WEDDING?

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Destination: Peak District Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: Peak Edge Hotel in Chesterfield  | Wedding Setting: Civil Hotel Wedding


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