Beeston Walled Garden Wedding Photography

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Amy and James wedding reception at the Beeston Walled Garden. I started the day with Amy and the bridesmaids at Amy and Jame’s home for the bridal prep part of the day.

It was then on to St Mary’s Church in the centre of Derby for the ceremony. Some of the wedding guests ran a little bit late, but lucky the victor did not mind delaying the service slightly.

St Mary’s is a lovely church, with beautiful stain glass windows. After the ceremony, we quickly grabbed a few of the larger group photos outside the church before heading to the Walled Garden Beeston Fields.

I waited for Amy and James at the entrance to the reception and grabbed a few quick photographs of just them on the driveway, which made for some lovely romantic portraits.


The Walled Gardens is quite a unique wedding venue, offering a lot of scope for themed weddings. Surrounded by walls on all sides it offers a luxurious setting for a private wedding reception.

The Walled Garden itself is surrounded by the parklands golf course, with greens and sections of planted trees. The traditional 19th-century garden has everything you would look for in a wedding venue, with a modern marquee and a vendera. You can find out more about the wedding venue here.

Once we got to the Walled Garden, we did a few more group photographs and the confetti photo. After that is was time for the meal and speeches. Amy and James had their wedding breakfast in the marquee and the band was set up at the far end.

I would like to thank Amy and James for choosing me as their wedding photographer. If you are looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, why not arrange an informal chat to see if I am available for your day.

Weddings at Harlaxton Manor

Alexandra and the other bridesmaids were upstairs getting ready when I arrived. They were excitedly making their final preparations in the bridal suite before the ceremony, nervously awaiting Mark's arrival.

Alexandra had designed her own wedding dress from Kula Tsurdiu, it looked absolutely stunning!

Mark arrived in his vintage red sports car, to the delight of many of the guests. The wedding ceremony itself was held in the stateroom downstairs. After much emotion, joy was shared during the intimate ceremony the guests headed into one of the ballrooms to enjoy drinks and canapés.

Later in the drinks reception, everyone headed outside to enjoy the lovely gardens at Harlaxton Manor. This provided me with an excellent opportunity to grab a few group photos and a few shots of Alexandra and Mark in the grounds. 

After the drinks reception, all the guests headed into the long gallery to enjoy an exquisite wedding breakfast, followed by speeches and the cake cutting.

Later in the evening after the first dance the party got into full swing with the retrosettes sister band. 

Here's a short interview from the bride and groom themselves.

How did you meet?

Me and Mark originally met through a mutual friend at a birthday party.

When did you get engaged?

We got engaged on 21 December 2014.

Tell us a little bit about your wedding planning journey.

We did all the planning and organising ourselves. We got recommendations through friends or colleagues at work, but we did all the work ourselves from designing stationary all the decorations and even the wedding dress itself.

What was the best bit of the day you?
For me the best bit of the day was when we said yes during this wedding ceremony, but it was also the first moment we saw each other as we were walking down the aisle.

Do you have any advice for other couples getting married?
I would say do not let others influence what happens on your day, remember it's your day.

As ever I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoy making them, feel free to comment or share them on social media if you wish. 


East Bridgford Hill Wedding - John & Jodie

Check out this recent wedding with John and Jodie at East Bridgford Hill in Nottinghamshire. Below are a few of my favorite wedding photographs from the day. 

Suppliers for the day.

Hair: James White

Makeup: Makeup by Jenni

Wedding Venue: East Bridgford Hill

Swancar Farm Wedding Photography

Looking for examples of Swancar Farm wedding photography? I recently had the pleasure of photographing a wedding there for Joanna and Sean.

Both Joanna and Sean got ready at Swancar Farm, allowing me to grab a few quick prep photos of both of them before the wedding.

The wedding ceremony was held at Swancar Farm, drinks and confetti followed in the courtyard below. The drinks reception provided me with the idea opportunity to grab a few quick family photos as requested by the bride and groom.


I also took Joanna and Sean for a short walk down Swancar Farm’s stunning driveway to grab a few intimate portraits of both of them, later in the day when the light was a bit softer.

After the meal and speeches the party got into full swing, making for some lovely dancing photos with the band.

Check out the interview with the bride below for more information about their day.

Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club Wedding Photography

Looking for examples of Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club wedding photography? Gareth and Sam recently tied the knot at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club.

The day started early for me with the bridal prep. Sam and the bridesmaids got ready at the Park Plaza Hotel in Nottingham.


The wedding ceremony was held at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club. After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed their drinks and canopies around the front of the clubhouse. It was a beautiful summers day, so we got to do a few of the family photos outside, which is always nice.

The guests then headed inside to enjoy a hearty wedding breakfast followed by excellent speeches. The clubhouse has stunning panoramic views of the golf course, making it an ideal setting for a country wedding.

Later in the day we headed out on Golf buggies to grab a few sunset shots of the couple of the golf course.

If you are getting married at Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club and are looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, please get in touch to enquire about my packages. I would love to hear from you and have an informal chat about your day.