I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful August wedding at Stretton Manor Barn, nestled in the picturesque Derbyshire Countryside. This was an absolute stunner of a wedding for me as a Derbyshire wedding photographer, complete with the couple’s adorable dog in attendance.
My photography style embraces a documentary approach, capturing moments as they naturally unfold. I aim to create fine art images that are not only visually stunning but also timeless in their appeal; scroll on to see what I’m talking about!
The bride Chloe looked radiant in her stunning Sophia Tolli embroidered gown, with a beautiful dried flower crown by Luna and Wild. A perfect blend of bohemian summer and timeless elegance. Plus Chloe has one of the biggest, brightest smiles!! I loved the sage green infinity bridesmaid dresses too, meaning each person got to wear it their way. The groom Jono looked mega sharp in his tuxedo as did his groomsmen. The couple’s style perfectly complemented the rustic charm of the barn and the countryside setting.
Throughout the day, I made sure to capture candid shots of the couple and their loved ones, capturing genuine emotions and the joyous atmosphere. From the nervous excitement of getting ready to the heartfelt vows exchanged during the ceremony under a blazing sun, every moment was infused with love and happiness. I was super happy to see Helen and Tom again too, whose wedding I photographed the year before.
The couple’s dog made a memorable appearance during the wedding, dutifully watching on during the vows. I’m a huge doggo fan, so it was heartwarming to see their furry companion (a proper old boy, he did so well) sharing in the celebrations. I took special care to capture the fun and playful moments, highlighting the strong bond between the couple and their four-legged friend.
Working in natural light, I captured the essence of the venue and its surroundings from the sunny outdoor ceremony to the low light barn vibes. The idyllic countryside scenery provided the perfect backdrop for stunning portraits of the couple, both individually and together. As a Stretton Manor Barn Derbyshire Wedding Photographer I LOVE working at a venue like this!
The Dance Floor
As the evening progressed, the barn transformed into a lively dance floor, filled with laughter and high spirits. Everyone was super excited to experience ‘The Piano Animal’; Michael hands out post-it notes for guests to hand in their song requests and he plays nearly all of them on his keyboard. We went from Avril Lavigne to Neil Diamond. Serious nostalgia.
Stretton Manor Barn Derbyshire Wedding Photographer
Overall, this Stretton Manor Barn wedding was an incredible experience for me as a photographer. The combination of natural, documentary photography with fine art touches allowed me to preserve the genuine emotions and unforgettable memories. It was a joy to capture such a fun and timeless celebration of love in the Derbyshire Countryside.
The Venue Stretton Manor Barn
Stretton Manor Barn, located at Straw Ln, Chesterfield DE55 6EX, is an exceptional venue that can accommodate up to 160 guests for an evening reception. With its contemporary design and open plan spaces, it is truly a one-of-a-kind wedding barn. If you are planning an event at this magnificent venue, I would highly recommend taking advantage of their locally sourced and freshly prepared food. The wedding banquets served directly to the centre of each table provide a unique and interactive experience for up to 140 guests. This not only adds to the overall enjoyment but enhances the connection between guests. Furthermore, the emphasis on using local ingredients ensures a high-quality culinary experience that food lovers will appreciate. Stretton Manor Barn offers the perfect setting for unforgettable celebrations, and these recommendations will undoubtedly elevate your event to the next level.
Photographer: Charlotte Jopling Photography
Dress Designer: https://www.sophiatolli.com/
Dress Shop: https://labellebridalboutique.co.uk/
Make Up: Suanne Ryan