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A Wedding at Yeldersley Hall | Amy & Gordon
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Amy & Gordon got in touch last year to find a photographer for their Yeldersley Hall wedding. Amy had previously booked a photographer many moons ago but things didn’t seem quite right for her and she was originally just chatting back and forth with myself before she signed up for her wedding with me. The decision was completely Amy & Gordon’s and I was happy for them to go with either of us. Immediately we saw eye to eye and it was clear I would be the person to capture their special day at Yeldersley Hall.
In November 2019 I spoke with Amy about doing an engagement shoot for her and Gordon’s anniversary in December. What was a secret at one point was then a funny occurrence as they’d both had the same idea to book me for an engagement shoot. Torrential weather and the winter months put us off until we got together in March at Ilam Park for their engagement shoot.
I joined Amy along with her bride tribe, her parents and Tom the videographer at the family home on the morning of the wedding. A blistering day meant we had all the patio doors open for bridal prep creating a boundless area for taking photographs. I loved photographing in their home as there were so many personal family touches everywhere. Amy’s parents wedding photographs appeared frequently from room to room and they were a lovely note of times gone by. Amy had her David’s Bridal dress customised to have sleeves which I absolutely adored.
As I left the bride I headed for All Saints Church in Brailsford for the service. I couldn’t quite believe my eyes as I drove the wedding path up to the church only to be surprised by 360 degree views of golden yellow rapeseed fields as far as the eye could see. This really is a church nestled in the middle of no where. I took my non usual place at the back of the church where I relished the opportunity to bring something new to my work. After the service was all done and dusted before we headed for Yeldersley Hall I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to jump straight into those rapeseed fields and nor could Amy & Gordon.
After the service we headed on to the reception. There’s just something incredibly easy about being a Yeldersley Hall wedding photographer
I don’t often cry at weddings but this one just grabbed me a little stronger. Amy & Gordon have been on some journey together so this was a very defining positive line in the sand for their future memories. Emotions were rife and the 3 incredible speeches just put me well and truly over the edge.
Towards the end of the night we took about 15 minutes outside and setup some fun creative shots of the two of them spraying champagne everywhere then the two of them engulfed with sparkler love. A really incredible day at a really incredible Yeldersley Hall.
An Ashbourne Wedding Your Way
A Yeldersley Hall wedding is not really like many other weddings. It’s a 1800s country manor house nestled in the Derbyshire Dales with a marquee attached for extra room but this isn’t what makes it individual. It’s one of the few venues in the area where you can hire just the building and run your wedding day DIY. This means no one Yeldersley Hall wedding is like another and Amy & Gordon’s certainly was a unique day.
4 self catering apartments are available on site at Yeldersley to accommodate your immediate wedding party. More hotels are situated just a small taxi drive away for all your friends and family.
With an abundance of outside space to explore you can never quite see everything to which Yeldersley Hall has to offer. Boasting walled gardens, secret gardens, the main courtyard, small live stock barns, a clock tower, the front lawns, formal gardens and many more even including tennis courts.
Last but by many means not least. Your dog can come to your Yeldersley Hall wedding!
Yeldersley Hall Wedding Photography
I absolutely love being a Yeldersley Hall wedding photographer at this quaint but grand hall. The main hall offers great natural light from the main garden and the marquee. Meaning the use for artificial light is minimal. The large marquee attached to the main hall sat around 90 guests comfortably and then the dance floor in the main hall provided a great not too big not too small space in the evening.
With several nooks around the grounds you can always find guests tucked away outside under the moonlight or one of Yeldersley Halls nooks in the barns or outside canopy spaces.
When it comes to couples portraits you’ll be spoiled for choice with this great space. The sun tends to set early over the back of the formal walled garden but this gives you a great chance to catch intimate portraits in the spots of light created through the high tree-line on the perimeter.
Finally the owners here are really relaxed and trust you’ll respect their incredible hall. So when it came to spraying champagne around the courtyard and lighting almost 100 sparklers there were no issues.
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