“Seeing our photos brought tears to our eyes… They’re amazing, thank you. They simply couldn’t have been any more perfect.”
Hannah and Peter’s wedding at Breadsall Priory was certainly one to remember. Having met at a party and fallen in love, Peter proposed to Hannah and they then spent two years planning their special day. It was a celebration of everything they loved (including each other, obviously); a wedding that was a true reflection of them and their lives. Each little detail was chosen because it would have a meaning to them when they saw it, and in turn they would be reminded of their wedding day whenever they saw one of those things back in the real world. Don’t worry, you’ll understand what I mean when I explain the connections below.
I arrived at Hannah and Peter’s house early in the morning to capture the bridal preparations. Everyone was in a good mood; the excitement and anticipation was building! Hannah had chosen Amanda from Face 2 Face to style her hair and make-up, and I’m sure you’ll agree that Hannah looked absolutely stunning.
Meanwhile Mel joined Peter at his parents’ house and found him watching Soap Box Derby on Dave! Pretty soon though he was busy getting himself and the car ready for their big day.
The bouquets and other flowers were crafted brilliantly by Louise at The Greenery in Duffield.
“Seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony was one of the most special moments of our day!” After the beautiful ceremony had concluded we stepped outside for drinks, canapés, confetti and photographs. The weather was just perfect, and the light was just about right for some portraits in the shade of some trees. We whisked the new Mr and Mrs Burford away for a few photographs in the grounds of Breadsall Priory.We made sure that they were back with their guests in plenty of time for the wedding breakfast! The room looked beautiful, and it was great to see all the little details that Hannah and Peter had planned finally come together.
The beautiful cake was arranged in traditional tiers, but had been created by Jo at Cakey Wakey without icing because Hannah doesn’t like it. The three layers were made up of a jam sponge, a lemon sponge and a carrot cake! I think it looks delicious, don’t you?
Cakey Wakey and The Greenery also dressed the venue and provided the car, and did a superb job all round!
The table names were cities that Hannah and Peter would visit on their honeymoon, with Monte Carlo reserved for the top table due to Peter’s love of F1 racing! After the speeches James, who was looking after us on the day, offered to take us on a little ride on a golf buggy up onto the course to a spot where we could see the house in the background. The buggy was brilliant fun, and the spot that he took us to was quiet and beautiful. The sun was just beginning to dip towards the horizon and we took some of my favourite shots of the day. Back with their guests Hannah and Peter just had time to officially open the candy cart (supplied by Candylicious) before their first dance, performed to Jason Mraz’ “I Won’t Give Up”. Finally, we took the opportunity on such a lovely evening to head back outside for a final photograph of the day, and another of my favourites.One final piece of advice from Hannah and Peter:
“Breath and enjoy every minute, the day goes so fast!”
It was an absolute pleasure to have been a part of Hannah and Peter’s day, and to present their album to them recently too.
If you’re getting married at Breadsall Priory, or anywhere else for that matter, please do get in touch.