August 30, 2017 / STORIES OF "I DO"
Lizzie & Dave - Derbyshire Wedding Photographer
Derbyshire Wedding Photographer
Lizzie and Dave exchanged vows in a fabulous and intimate ceremony. The blessed union took place at the St. Peter’s Church in Belper, Derbyshire in the UK. The couple’s wedding celebrations continued at the Strutt’s Center in Belper. Stories of I Do Leeds Wedding Photography was there to capture the memories from the wedding.
It was sunny and warm as Lizzie began her big day preparations at her home. Her soon to be husband, Dave was busy getting ready to at Airbnb Cottage about a mile away. Dave had chosen his brother Andy to be his best man while a few of Lizzie’s closest friends were the bridesmaids.
Belper Wedding at St. Peters
The service soon began at the beautiful Waterloo church. The groom was first one to show up, arriving in a classy silver Maserati Coupe while the bride arrived in a black Bentley Continental. The couple had gone with a homemade theme that gave the entire wedding a personal and intimate touch. It was an edgy and hip, industrial grunge and rustic kind of theme.
Lizzie’s godmother who is a vicar and also a close friend of the family led the ceremony. Stories of I Do Leeds Wedding Photography captured beautiful shots from the balcony. Lizzie was also treated to a special song from her mother and brother. The joy of the many guests present was obvious in the way they showered the newlyweds in petal confetti.
Wedding Reception at Strutt Centre
After the service, they proceeded to the Strutt’s Centre Belper to celebrate their union. The centre is an old school that the community has taken over and kept running as a community project. Dave and Lizzie had decorated the entire place with a rustic theme. Draped overhead vines covered with painstaking hand sewed leaves transformed the venue. The guests were also treated to refreshments because stands included homemade punch, sweets and even ice-cream.
The couple’s brothers were in an upbeat mode as they played ‘higher or lower’ with guests while they queued for food, a massive barbeque.
Documentary Wedding Photography
As usual, the cake cutting ceremony was well awaited due to the cake being a rustic three tiered creation. Covered in flowers and leaves with little figures climbing on top of them. An exceptional work of art from Lizzie’s cousin. After cutting the cake, Lizzie’s brothers surprised her with a wedding present. It was a minion bride piñata for her and her husband to beat together to get the sweets inside.
When it came to the time for speeches, the bride’s father made everyone laugh and cry. His speech was a heartfelt and funny message to the couple. The best man Andy also spoke about friendship and the couple. Finally, Dave and Lizzie thanked everyone who had made their special day so memorable. The pair, also in the sharing spirit, offered homemade fudge as a special thank you.
The First Dance
Lizzie and Dave had their first dance as a couple to the sounds of Home by Edward Sharp and The Magnetic Zeros. Entertainment on the floor was by a live band called Ska Wars. A bouncy castle was present for the guests’ enjoyment outside.
All in all, it was a day filled with fun, love and laughter. Made special by the presence of plenty family members and handmade touches.
One of the best pictures of the day was a shot of the bride and groom kissing after destroying a minion shaped Piñata.
You might like to check out the engagement shoot with did with Lizzie and Dave at Bolton Abbey – Click Here
– Jon & Mary Fee – Stories Of I Do Leeds Wedding Photographers