Since I uploaded this blog one of the images was selected for a Photographers Keeping It Real award! Which put a rather big smile on my face. 

Groom Eric is in the garden at Riverside House Hotel when I arrive. Chatting with his sister and some of Bride Is’s family over a game of Boules. I’ll be honest this could be the most relaxed wedding morning I’ve ever captured, and it’s a theme that continues throughout the day.

As the ceremony time approaches, Bride Is makes her way down the stairs from Riverside’s Kingfisher suite to an overcome Father of the Bride. We all had to take a moment after that! 

After the ceremony I take a stroll with the bride and groom around Riverside’s grounds and then out into one of the Peak Districts most unspoilt villages and its bridge over the River Wye. I can confirm - Ashford-in-the-Water is a seriously idyllic spot to get married. 

It’s then well and truly on to the “Great food and great wine” portion of the day as guests sit down to the wedding breakfast in this three times AA rosetted venue. Before the speeches the Macaroon wedding cake isn’t so much cut, as handed out. The jury is still out on the Basil and Tomato one.

First, second and third dance then take us into the evening where the family/country lines are drawn as the microphones appear and French and Irish standards are sung in good voice and even greater humour. 

Quelle belle journée as they say in France or acén lá iontach as they say In Ireland.

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