Alex and Adam got married back in May, on the day of the big royal wedding – they’re never going to forget their wedding anniversary! They opted to have a super laid back, fun wedding at The Kedleston in Derby. It’s a venue I know well and I’m always really impressed with how people put their own stamp on it. Every wedding there is different, it’s great.
I knew these two were a lot of fun when we did their engagement shoot in the Peak District. Despite the fact we were all freezing our bits off and it was blowing a gale, they ran about, did star jumps, and generally didn’t stand still very long. They cheerfully informed me that they didn’t want anything to be too traditional, and much preferred being daft and not taking things too seriously.
A relaxed morning
Alex opted to get ready at her family home with mum, dad and her bridesmaids on hand. It was a gorgeous day, so there was champers in the garden and everyone was in good spirits. Adam also got ready at home, and the Royal wedding masks came out! I particularly enjoyed his mum being Camilla.
Once everyone was ready, it was off to the church for the ceremony. Adam and the guests managed to squeeze in a cheeky pint first at well situated the pub over the road – would have been a shame not to in that weather! The ceremony was lovely and before too long everyone was back out in the glorious sun, chucking confetti and sharing hugs and kisses. I always enjoy this bit of a wedding, it’s so nice to see everyone rushing to congratulate the couple and then a massive shower of colour from the confetti. I love that Alex and Adam cheered their way through the confetti tunnel and didn’t stop grinning from ear to ear.
A fun and relaxed party
There was such a nice atmosphere at the wedding reception at The Kedleston. Alex and Adam planned their timings so they could spend plenty of time with the guests, and everyone had a great time. I couldn’t believe how many people (including Adam) could play the piano – every time I looked over, someone different was tickling the ivories on the piano in the dining room. There were lego favours, bright flowers, Colin the caterpillar cakes, and of course more Royal wedding masks. Here are a few of my faves…
If you’re planning a fun wedding at the Kedleston yourself, or anywhere else for that matter, hit me up!
These lovely folks contributed to the day:
Venue: The Kedleston
Dress: Brides of Bakewell
Shoes: Charlotte Mills
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
Hair: Beau Hair
Make-up: Sarah Gray MUA
Flowers: Moss and Clover
Band: Up the Tempo