Melanie and Mark got in touch with me when they were looking for an Osmaston Park wedding photographer, as they’d seen the photos I took for Melanie’s cousin’s wedding and loved them (Jenny & Colin’s winter wedding at Morley Hayes). Recommendations are always nice for everyone involved!
It was a beautifully warm summer’s day (remember those?) when I travelled over to Mel’s parents’ house for the bridal prep. My second photographer on the day, Alex,  met up with the boys before we all converged on Mackworth village church – an idyllic countryside location, especially on such a lovely day.

After the ceremony the new Mr and Mrs Palmer posed for a few photographs outside of the church, and were liberally doused with confetti before moving on to their reception venue at Osmaston Park. One of the things that I really love about wedding photography at Osmaston Park is that although you are only a ten minute drive from Derby city centre, you could be in the middle of the Scottish glens, or the Lake District, or (perhaps more appropriately) high in the Peak District. It really leaves the impression of being in a remote, beautiful wilderness with its lake and pine forests.

The reception was wonderful, especially the video slideshows prepared as part of Mel’s father’s speech, (which included an early father and daughter dance!), and the singing waiters were a huge hit as well! They had everyone up and dancing before the evening entertainment had even begun. The marquee at Osmaston Park really is a fantastic venue for a summer wedding.

Later in the day Alex and I whisked Melanie and Mark away for twenty minutes so that we could take some portraits in the early evening sun, before we headed back inside for the cutting of the cake and the all important first dance. Dancing seemed to be a theme for the day really!

Congratulations again to Melanie and Mark – the new Mr and Mrs Palmer!

 

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