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Lady Chatterley, wood piles and a secret garden – The Marriage of Lee and Dave at Baslow Hall – Part 2


I admit it – I’ve really struggled to narrow down my choice of images to write about from this exquisite wedding. Lee and Dave created such a wonderful day it’s almost impossible not to want to show you it all.

The last blog post left our couple being scattered with confetti, amidst the giggles and laughter of their guests.

It was time for the wedding breakfast and the intimate room was all set for a country garden wedding celebration.







The speeches were touching and funny, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house from either crying or laughing.







While the guests enjoyed their wedding breakfast Gaz and I were busy. We don’t have time to stop. Besides I could not wait to pop into the study of this beautiful venue and take a few shots of the teapot wallpaper !




Isn’t  it just so sweet? I fell in love with this little room. It’s also where I showed Lee and Dave their engagement images all those months ago. It holds very lovely memories for us all.

So with dinner and speeches drawn to a close it was time for some more couple portraits. Fate was certainly on our side. The grey clouds had lifted and gorgeous warm sunlight was sprinkling its magic across the gardens.

As guests tumbled out onto the lawns to enjoy coffee we explored all Baslow Hall had to charm us.





And charm us it did.

In a quieter part of the gardens tucked away was a really sweet little wooden framed pergola. By now the sun was really hot and Dave decided to discard his jacket and roll his sleeves up. The next set of images we caught remind me of Lady Chatterley’s lover for some reason, although Dave says he probably needed wellies on for a realistic interpretation! But you get the idea, there was something a little smouldering, a little forbidden about this set.






I just love the dappled light, the textures and the way they look at each other. *sigh*

To the side of the main house is some accommodation and a little secret garden around it. There is also the prettiest wrought iron gate and it gave me an idea. I wanted something a little more contemplative and to create some images with the feel of watching from afar.





This feel of stepping back from the couple continued with some shots by the main doors. I asked them to step into the scene and without direction this is how they were. I love the natural feel of these shots, taken from a window in their ceremony room.



Oh I do LOVE those 2 images. They are intimate and yet distant. Intense and yet soft. And Lee gasped when she saw them. I think that probably sums up how they feel about them.

Baslow Hall prepares itself well for the Derbyshire winters and there were stock piles of wood around the grounds. The couple already knew I’d been excited to see the wood on our venue visit, and so they were not remotely surprised to be asked to hang out amongst the logs.

By now they were really enjoying their time alone and were so relaxed.








All that colour, the textures and the chemistry combined to make some really gorgeous shots.

Don’t they make the most gorgeous couple? We had such a lot of fun creating these images.

In the final part of this fabulous wedding, the first dance, glasshouses and a magical window…more soon.