Thornbridge Hall wedding photography, Sarah and Julian.
There is a real autumn feel the weather now along with dark nights. I love this time of the year for wedding photography, weddings move indoors and the darker conditions really lend themselves to some beautiful photography. Sarah and Julian’s wedding was at Thornbridge Hall in Derbyshire, a private stately home set in 100 acres of parkland at the heart of the Peak District National Park. Thornbridge Hall is a mix of old combined with contemporary modern. This is a really stunning venue in a beautiful part of the country.
I arrived at Thornbridge Hall to find Julian playing Pool in the bar before I headed up to capture a few photographs of Sarah’s final preparations. Sarah got ready in a stunning room which really leant itself to photography. Julian’s family had travelled from France for the wedding.
The wedding ceremony took place in the Great Hall which has a Minstral Gallery landing and is beautifully decorated. Sarah and Julian had a surprise for their guests with a couple of songs included in the ceremony for everyone to sing. This raised a lot of smiles. After the ceremony I found Sarah and Julian taking a few minutes together away from the guests, which made for a fantastic photograph. Champagne flowed and everyone enjoyed the beautiful rooms before heading across to the Carriage House.
The wedding breakfast and evening dancing was in the Carriage House which was beautifully decorated with books for the table names and a typewriter for guests messages. By this time it was rather wet outside but this leant itself to great photographs with umbrellas as guests made the short walk from the main house.
The weather was wet all day which limited using the beautiful gardens, but Thornbridge Hall is one of those venues that works no matter what the weather is doing. I’d certainly like to come back here for a summer wedding.