Modern Hotel Van Dyk Wedding Day Photography
We were very much looking forward to the wedding of Matthew and Nicola. It was the first wedding that we had captured since January and we knew that we were in for a fun filled day.
The fabulous wedding venue of Hotel Van Dyk in Clowne, Derbyshire was the location for the ceremony and celebrations. Nicola has stayed the night before and was already well into her morning preparations when we arrived. Several miles away Matthew and his groom’s party, including the couple’s children Finley and Cooper were taking a more relaxed approach to their morning.
The colour theme for the day was a beautiful shade of vibrant purple, making a real statement and translating beautifully into the bridesmaid’s dresses, men’s cravats and the exquisite bouquet, featuring roses and tulips. We also have to mention the most stunning, hand beaded shoes that had been custom made to Nicola’s own specifications. We love shoes!
The groom arrived in plenty of time to greet his guests, allowing us to get some shots outside the hotel. Meanwhile upstairs, Nicola and the bridesmaids were putting the final touches to their preparations.
As Nicola walked down the isle she paused to greet a very special lady in her life, her Nan Lolly. After a very emotional ceremony guests then moved outside to watch the new Mr & Mrs Metcalfe release two white doves. It was then onto the group and couple shots and also some impromptu fun photos with the bridesmaids.
After the fabulous wedding breakfast the speeches were a mixture of emotions, tears and laughter . There was even a surprise slideshow, planned by the bride for her Nan Lolly and showcasing some fabulous photo memories. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
As the evening progressed, the cake was cut and then it was onto the dance floor. On this occasion, the DJ had planned to have dry ice for the couple and as they danced together it looked as though they were floating on a cloud, simply stunning and not something we have photographed before.
We were able to sneak off into the hotel for some fabulous night shots which was a great opportunity for the happy couple to share a quiet moment together, before it was back to the disco to join their guests on the dance floor to celebrate what was an amazing wedding day.
Congratulations to Matt and Nic, it was an absolute pleasure capturing your wedding day. From Karl, Marie and the team at Photography For Life.