Shottle Hall weddings are a real pleasure for us, such a special wedding venue and the Shottle team are fabulous. It was the happy place for Tom & Nichole to marry at the start of September, with their ceremony in the Orangery and then over to the Coach House Marquee for dinner and the celebrations.
Their Derbyshire wedding adventure started with relaxed photographs over at Nichole’s dads house, with her two sisters. They returned from the hairdressers all excited and eager to get into dresses. I left shortly after the VW Beetle arrived as a surprise for Nichole to drive her and dad to Shottle Hall.
The wedding ceremony was captured in a documentary photography style and was held in the Orangery, with a very happy Tom, plus brother at the front! The journey down the aisle started with Nichole’s bubbly sisters, followed by an excited Nichole and dad, I loved seeing how Nichole took that walk in, looking and smiling at her guests, it was so evident that she was chuffed to bits that everyone she loved was with her, and of course Tom was there to meet her at the end!
It was a fun ceremony, with laughter, great music and readings. I’d not known Nichole and Tom long at all, but I had every sense of feeling that their personalities were echoed through the ceremony, it was ace!
Then so they could enjoy a drive in the car together, Nichole and Tom took a short drive around Derbyshire, whilst their guests spilled out to a little bit of sunshine on the drive. They were then welcomed back with great cheer and Nichole jumped behind the wheel for a quick test drive, avoiding the occasional elderly guest.
The atmospheric buzz of the day continued through to late afternoon, with some heart felt speeches, and laughs in there for good measure too. The evening then kicked off with live music and some great dancing!!
Big thanks to Sarah of Tillyboo, it was lovely working alongside you again.
Tom and Nichole, I’m so glad you found us in time for your wedding day, in the very short time I’ve got to know you I can see how wonderful you are together and make the perfect new Mr and Mrs Hughes. I will remember your wedding day for it’s laughter and love. Wishing you all the happiness together, Becky xx