Wedding days tend to follow the vibe of the couple whose day it is. Make sense really as they’re the ones who’ve organised the day and brought their friends and family together. Some are chilled and relaxed affairs and others are high energy from start to finish. Sophie and Oliver's wedding day at Losehill House Hotel in the Peak District definitely falls into the latter category. 

To be honest, on Friday evening I wasn't 100% sure their day was going to happen as half of the Peak District and roads out of Sheffield were under water due to Storm Babet. But I set an early alarm, packed my snorkel in with the camera kit and crossed my fingers. However, there was the hint of sunshine sneaking through the grey skies. Despite a couple of diversions and one lake where the road should have been in Bamford, I arrived at Losehill House to find Sophie and her bride tribe in the middle of hair and makeup alongside a champagne breakfast. 

Over at his folks, the Groom and his Groomsmen were doing much the same, although I have it on good authority there was something stronger in the wedding hip flasks than champagne.

After a quick dance break the ladies were ready, and Sophie’s dress reveal got emotional responses first from Dad and then the bridesmaids

Vintage Volkswagens covered the drive to St John’s Ranmoor in Sheffield for the wedding ceremony itself. Thanks to the scale of the church, we got some stunning aisle shots, both of Sophie’s entrance, and the couple’s celebratory exit.

Epic confetti throwing shots preceded the guests’ departure for Losehill on the big red London Party bus, complete with it’s own party conductor Abi whilst the newlyweds jumped in the VW Beetle following me to Losehill via Mam Tor. (Big thanks to Vintage Volkswagens for not looking at me like I was too crazy when I suggested heading up to the top of the Peak District for some couple shots.) Sophie had asked for “epic” and with this iconic landmark so close to Losehill it would have been silly not to take advantage of the natural drama.

Back at Losehill House Hotel Sophie and Oliver made their entrance, arms aloft, and danced to “Country Roads” whilst guests cheered and waved their napkins. This was a sign of things to come. The speeches were dotted throughout the wedding breakfast, but soon The Leathernecks were set up for the evening's fun. Often wedding guests don't hit the dance floor until after the first dance, but not this one! No sooner had the band started sound checking than everyone was up and moving. Space was made for the Bride and Groom to have their official first dance and Sophie and her Dad to have a Father and Daughter dance. Then following a secret signal Sophie and her Bridesmaids broke out a surprise dance routine to truly get the evening started. 

An absolute blast to capture form start to finish.

Supplier shout outs:

Makeup - Jessica Ley and Holly Merrington (insta - jessicaleymakeup & bridalmakeupbyholly)

Hair - Olivia James (insta - hairbyoliviajames) and Samantha Ashley (insta - hairbysamanthaashley)

Videographer - Dan Williams (

Band - The Leathernecks (

Flowers for the church - Jane at the Greenhouse (Crookes)

Invitations/wedding stationery - Luke Horton Art (

Rings - Tiago (please take a picture of these) (

Bus - Vintage Vehicle Hire (

VW Camper Van - (

VW Beetle - (

Cake - Alex Winslow (insta - _alexwinslow)

Dress - Ava Rose Hamilton (

Nails - SIS Beauty (insta - sisbeauty2.4)

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