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Wedding Photography at Peak Edge Hotel

Lainey and Chris

Peak Edge Hotel Wedding Photographer

The Wedding Venue- Peak Edge Hotel, Chesterfield 

"Peak Edge's rustic charm and open space!!!

We've always loved it at the Peak Edge and have shared some lovely memories with loved ones over the years, so naturally it seemed like the obvious choice.   

It fit in well with our rustic theme and we absolutely loved the outdoor space. A beautiful backdrop for our photo's.  

Of course, we also learned when making enquiries with them about our day that they had plans to extend the orangery and turn the space into more private space with weddings in mind - it was perfect for our small intimate wedding."

The theme of the wedding

"Our colour scheme was Blush Pink/blue & Sage Green. We didn't really set out with a theme but one of our reasons for choosing Peak Edge was because we loved the rustic fell of it so decided that rustic/vintage would be the way to go, it appealed to us both."

The Dress, Shoes and Flowers

"When I set out on my journey for my dress I had no idea of what silhouette I wanted, I just knew I wanted white lace with a fuller skirt.   

I visited 7 different shops in and around Chesterfield and Nottingham and couldn't seem to find the perfect one - I think I tried on 20+ dresses over a period of about 4 months and tried on every type of silhouette but none of them seemed to grab me quite in the way I wanted it to.  I finally found my perfect one at Nora Eve, it was an A-Line, Ivory Lace with a sweetheart neckline.  It was the very first dress I tried that when I left the shop, I couldn't stop thinking about it - that's how I knew it was the one. 

My flowers were from JJ's flowers on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield.  My bouquet was made up of Ivory and pale pink roses, gypsophila, a touch of blue through the bouquet and eucalyptus.  I chose gypsophila bouquets for my bridesmaids."

The Make up and Hair

"My hair stylist was Louise at Hair Fairy Bride Specialists, and my make-up was by Donna at DGMakeup.

I had seen Louise's work a couple of times previously, she had done my Sister-In-Law's hair a couple of times for her friends’ weddings (she was a bridesmaid at both) and obviously the rest of the bridal party. so, I already loved what I saw from their weddings.  My sister-In-Law had spoken very highly of her and said how comfortable Louise made her feel during the whole experience.  So, providing Louise was available my decision was already made and I'm so glad I stuck with it.  Louise treats you as an equal and doesn't try to push any opinions or experience on to you, she truly is there for you and to give you the best for your day - nothing is too much trouble.  I keep going on her Instagram page even now to look back at the photos she took of my hair on the day - I love it!! it's amazing!  

When it came to make-up, I wasn't entirely sure to start with, I hadn't any recommendations or had the experience of having a make-up artist make me over before, but when I went to see Louise at Hair Fairy Bridal Specialist, she advised that she'd just teamed up with a new lady that was available on my date and was experienced in bridal make-up. So, I went along for a trial with Donna, and I was not disappointed! Donna is just a beautiful individual inside and out, very professional at what she does but is just charming, she made me feel relaxed and we chatted like I had known her all my life.   I told her what I wanted, and she got it absolutely spot on the first time around - it was perfect, and I came out of there feeling so glam which is exactly what you want for your wedding day.

Both Louise and Donna work perfectly together as a Team, the two of them made my day extra special, bringing such joy laughter to the morning before the ceremony."

The Groomsmen Suits

"The groomsmen suites were hired from Strides in Chesterfield.  My husband had set out on his journey 100% certain he wanted a tweed/check of some description, in blue. Strides was there first appointment he and his 4 groomsmen went along together and found exactly what they wanted first time - I didn't see the suites until the wedding day and I couldn't have chosen better myself.  They made the perfect choice, they all looked so smart and handsome - great choice!!" 

How did you feel walking down the aisle?

"Nervous and excited all at the same time. I’d managed to keep it together all morning and didn’t feel the nerves at all until it came to me walking down the aisle.  I remember looking at one of my friends as I approached our guests and she was crying, that was it, I was trying hard to hold back the tears.  Then I saw Chris, and I was an emotional wreck..."