Matlock is a pretty town in the Peak District with stone buildings and winding streets curving up steep hills. Its Town Hall faces onto the road so you’d never guess the scale of the building beyond, and one of its ornate wooden panelled rooms played host to Georgina and Chris’s wedding ceremony. Our day started with a hubbub of animated guests in the micropub Stanley’s, before the vintage bus arrived with the bridal squad. It was raining heavily as they departed from the bus, lifting the grey day dressed in bright colours with even brighter spirits, singing the chorus to Frankie Valli’s ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ at the top of their voices as we took some photographs in the Town Hall doorway!
After Georgina and Chris exchanged vows and said “I do”, we captured a few more photos in the gardens behind the Town Hall then departed on the bus for nearby Tansley Village Hall. Built in 1843 as a school house, it has been sensitively maintained by the villagers, providing a light and lovely blank canvas for Georgina to work her creative magic! They chose a subtly retro ‘Kate Spade’ inspired theme, with black and white polka dots and lots of pink, masses of hanging lanterns across the ceiling and miniature cyclamen on the tables.
We left the party as guests were tucking into their buffet. Here are some highlights from their happy day.