It was a lot of fun supporting Martin Cheung on this wedding in Derbyshire: first at the very lovely church in Stanton by Dale, and then on to Alfreton Hall, with all its majesty and charm.

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Whilst Martin covered the girls’ prep, I met up with the groom and his mates at the family home as they were wrestling with some lively youngsters, trying to get them into their suits for the big day.  Thank goodness for the maid of honour who was able to pop back from the bridal prep to help these poor suffering gents and their excitable charges.  Once everyone was ready, it was off to the lovely, quaint village of Stanton by Dale where the guests were already beginning to assemble at the gorgeous church.  I have to say, top marks to the vicar on this day as a more gracious, humble, funny and accommodating official you couldn’t hope to meet.  Once vows were exchanged and nerves settled, it was off to Alfreton Hall for a wonderful reception with friends and family.

Documentary wedding photographer

Apart from a couple of posed shots on this occasion, as requested by the couple, I spent the majority of my time enjoying the freedom to take a documentary approach to wedding photography.  I love trying to capture the story of day from an unexpected perspective.  Below are a handful of images that give a flavour of this happy day in the Derbushire sunshine.

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