A Wedding at the Upper House Hayfield | Phoebe & James

Phoebe & James got in touch last August to look for a photographer for their Peak District wedding at the Upper House Hayfield. After 8 months of travelling the world together it was time to start planning the beginning of their next chapter. I was lucky enough to be asked to come along for the ride.

Nestled next to the mighty Kinder Scout mountain and reservoir in the Peak District,  Upper House Hayfield is a 14th century shooting lodge and now exclusive wedding venue. Being amongst such grandiose surroundings I was definitely not short of inspiration. The venue is a luxuriously refurbished home with it’s own wedding day rooms attached. It’s the closest to feeling at home on your wedding day when you’re not actually at home.

Since last August when Phoebe first got in touch it’s been a rollercoaster of getting to know such a fun and lovely couple. We’d often catch up to check in and chat about life which made us all both more comfortable on the day.

A strong highlight of the day for me was the service and more importantly the personal vows they delivered to each other in the Upper House Hayfield’s Medieval Great Hall. Although James needed assistance with his tie in the morning he had no problem delivering an absolutely out of this world vow to Phoebe. The three best men definitely shed a tear and I wasn’t far off.

Although I’m never concerned about rain on a wedding day I was really hopeful of a partially dry day. I wanted to take full advantage of the outdoors. It was only 5 minutes into the sheep field where I slipped into sheep deposits. Luckily it was only a minor injury and we marched on to capture some incredible photographs at the top of the world.

Having your wedding at the Upper House Hayfield? 

I’m a relaxed and informal Stoke-on-Trent wedding photographer who often ventures further afield including Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and the rest of the UK. I don’t charge for my travel or accommodation as I love the look of different landscapes in my photographs. If you are interested in having me photograph your wedding whether it’s at the Upper House Hayfield or elsewhere then CLICK HERE to drop me an email about your day.

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