Wedding Photography / Breadsall Priory, Derbyshire / Gemma and Karl
Wedding Photography at Breadsall Priory – Derbyshire Wedding
The beautiful wedding of Gemma and Karl at the stunning wedding venue Breadsall Priory in Derbyshire.
Wow – where do I start with Gemma and Karl?!
Gemma and Karl booked me I believe a little over a year before their wedding day for me to photograph their wedding. I was so overwhelmed that they chose me. As soon as I met Gemma & Karl for a consultation before they booked, we started chatting and hit it off straight the way. When they said they wanted to book, so I over the moon. A gorgeous couple, who are completely madly in love with each other and are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. As always I mention just how quick the year will go and their wedding day will soon be here. The first thing we did a few months later, we did the pre-wedding portrait session which you can preview here. After that, they viewed their images and brought some as Christmas presents. We all couldn’t wait for the wedding day to come around.
Roll forward to the wedding day, Gemma was getting ready at Breadsall priory with her bridesmaids and others. Many guests travelled from afar to celebrate the day so many were already at the hotel. Gemma and Karl had arranged a coach to take all guests from Breadsall Priory to Hugglescote Church where they were tying the knot. The morning was filled with so much laughter couldn’t see many nerves hanging around, however, I’m sure Gemma was hiding it well. As always the morning flies by and the time comes to be heading to Leicestershire to the church. I arrive at the church to get images of the groom and his groomsmen and woman – as he had a woman for his ”best man”. So she was his best woman for the day. Once I finished those images we headed inside for the arrival of … well, everyone because so far the coach hadn’t turned up. It was safe to say the vicar was even panicking at this stage. Another 10-15 minutes waiting and the guests arrived, shortly after the bridesmaids then the beautiful bride. After a gorgeous ceremony, we did a few group photos outside the church and then headed straight back over to Breadsall Priory for the remaining group photos and everything else such as; details, rooms, cake etc.
I have to say the meal at Breadsall Priory was amazing, I went into the bar across from the function room and ordered a pizza! It was huge but so nice. After three beautiful courses, it was time for the speeches – which even the bride got up and did one after the others were finished. Once speeches had finished I took the bride and groom out for their personal portraits, we got a golf buggy all the way down and round to the gardens. There was much more to the gardens than I thought, with a secret bridge and path between parts. We had a good 30-40 minutes doing couple’s portraits before heading back up to the guests. At this point evening, guests were starting to arrive which meant the first dance would be happening shortly. I photographed the first dance and shortly after Gemma had told me there was a surprise for her dad as it was going to be a special birthday for him in a few days. Gemma had a birthday cake made for him, a member of staff brought it out and everyone sang. His face went like a beetroot bless him, but I’m sure he loved every moment including when he blew out his candles. As it was May when Gemma and Karl got married the light lasts longer, I mentioned to Gemma in the morning about possibly getting a sunset shot if we had one. I’m so pleased that the sun was setting beautifully and we got some gorgeous images that they loved. After a long day full of emotion, love and happiness it was time for me to head home. I truly loved every moment of Gemma and Karl’s wedding day, photographing their wedding was a pleasure.
Venue: Breadsall Priory, Derbyshire.
Church: Hugglescote Church, Hugglescote, Coalville.
Camper Van: Cool Camper Weddings
Wedding Cake: Cakes By Emma
Dress and Tiara: Dresses 2 Impress U
Chair Covers: Bliss Chair Covers and Unique Wedding Decorations
Flowers: Becky Blooms Flowers
Make-Up: Beau Hair Bridal Hair
Hair: Amanda and Deanna.
Thanks for reading 🙂