Louise, her mother and her bridesmaids had spent the evening prior to the wedding day in the Grade 2 Listed, Whitworth Lodge, and it was in these surroundings that Clare and Bev from Enhance
helped with the bridal party's preperations.
Louise had opted for beautiful and striking red theme; red embroidered flowed details on her dress, with complimentary glittering ruby heels (and red sequinned pre-wedding slippers). Her bridesmaids wore flowing floor length red gowns, quirkily paired with hand customised (by Louise herself!) Converse All Star Low Tops. Just check out those laces!
The couple, and their guests, had essentially booked out the newly opened Matlock Premiere Inn, which was conveniently just up the road. This was where Richard was getting ready with his Best Man, and the couple's young son, Charlie. Due to later check ins for some family members, there was something of an open door policy, we presume that the Marx Brothers' classic 'A Night at the Opera' must be one of his favourite films.
The ceremony took place in the Whitworth Centre's
beautifully light and atmospheric Brunel Room with Louise being sung down the aisle by duo Bird and the Badman
Formal and informal photos were taken in the stunning Whitworth Park grounds before the couple and guests were whisked upstairs to the grand ballroom for the wedding breakfast. Favours included custom decorated M&Ms. The numerous children were thoroughly entertained with activity packs and large arrangements of helium balloons, all proving that when it comes to keeping kids entertained at weddings it’s the simple ideas that work the best!
As Louise and Richard's wedding took place on a crisp January day, the sun had set long before we could steal the couple away for some portraits. But we were blessed with an awesome afterglow in the Derbyshire sky, providing a lovely backdrop. This couple were full of fun, and we had a great time capturing their vibrant personalities with a little help from some creative lighting.
Musical duo, Bird and the Badman, returned to set the guests dancing for the evening reception and transformed the grand ballroom into a blur of singing, dancing and rogue balloons!