Ellie and Mike’s wedding at Stapleford Park
Stapleford Park Wedding Photography
This was another long awaited wedding as Ellie and Mike booked us at a wedding show in Derby two years ago. Since then, we had met up with them for a photoshoot in our studio. Ellie is a very talented professional musician and Lois stumbled across her playing the piano at a wedding at Hassop Hall earlier in the year.
She was being assisted by Mike who was turning the pages of the music, and even before the wedding we felt we knew them quite well!
Ellie and Mike live in the village of Aston-on-Trent in Derbyshire. They met each other whilst posting letters at the village post box, and they chose red post boxes as a theme throughout the wedding.
After the ceremony at the church in Aston, we made a short detour to get a photography at the village postbox. It had to be done!
Next we drove to Stapleford park for the wedding reception. Stapleford Park is a grand hotel set in beautiful grounds over the border in Leicestershire, near Melton Mowbray. It is one of those venues where every way you point the camera there are lovely backgrounds, and there is just not enough time in a wedding day to do justice to all the fine locations around the gardens and inside the house.
Thanks to the help of their Toastmaster who assisted by calling out names for the group photos, we were able to quickly get the groups finished and take Ellie and Mike for a stroll around the grounds for some lovely bride and groom photographs. Then, a sudden shower sent everyone running indoors – just in time for dinner.
We did our best to make the most of Stapleford Park, wedding photography being a priority for Ellie and Mike. We even managed to get them out after dark to get a great shot with the illuminated house in the background.
This is a venue we could go back to again and again and still discover new locations for great wedding photography.
As a bonus, Ellie and Mike’s wedding has since been featured in the Times, along with one of Lois’s images!
All images by Dave and Lois.