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Mia and Richard's East Lodge Wedding | East Lodge Wedding Photography | East Lodge, Derbyshire

The Wedding Venue- East Lodge, Rowsley, Derbyshire 

"Our wedding venue was East Lodge hotel, from the beginning of our wedding search it was a venue that on paper that ticked all the boxes for us. It enabled us to get married outside, the grounds are stunning, you get exclusivity on the day and night, and it was just the right size for our wedding party.  I've always imagined getting married in a country house with amazing gardens and East Lodge definitely provided that. The staff were so friendly and we was able to create the wedding we wanted from the beginning."

The Dress and Shoes 

"My wedding dress was from Brides of Bakewell, they made me feel so comfortable and didn't rush me at all as I couldn't decide between two dresses. The dress (a lace dress with a open lace back) I picked they suggested a few alterations to make it exactly what I wanted and I loved it, it suited the wedding the venue and my figure. My shoes were Jimmy Choo as a lover of designer shoes they were a must, I went for a pale pink colour to complement the colour theme of pastel pink and purples."

The Make up, Hair and Flowers

"I picked Embellish for hair and makeup. I'd used them before for my makeup so knew they would be amazing for my wedding, the girls there are so friendly. Flowers were provided from JJs Flowers, her flower arrangements are amazing and her style suited the ideas I had. They were pale pinks and purple roses with foliage, gyp etc to provide a movement in the arrangements."

The Groomsmen Suits

"We got Marc Darcy suits from Grays menswear in Chesterfield. We went for Navy suits with a slightly bluer Navy for the Groom and Bestman so they look slightly different. They were quite lightweight material as we were getting married in summer, but with a slightly knitted look so not your classic wedding suit and suited the country house." 

The theme of the wedding

"The theme of pastel pinks and purples started with me loving a specific purple rose, and the two colours complimented each other so well. Outside we had quite a garden rustic theme which flowed in to the conservatory with pompoms, lanterns, buckets of gyp and wooden signs but in the main wedding breakfast room we went quite traditional with tall flower stands. It worked with the style of the hotel."

The entrance of the bride

Mia "I nervous walking down the aisle, I had to walk down some paved steps in front of everyone adamant I was going to trip. Once I got down them and looked up, I relaxed and felt excited.

Richard "I was surprised seeing Mia for the first time because her dress wasn't what I expected and happy I could relax now she was coming down the aisle."