When Sarah and Jon first told me about the plans for the wedding day at Hargate Hall, I knew straight away it was going to be loads of fun to shoot. Hiring Hargate for a long weekend meant that they got to decorate and style the venue as they wanted. However more importantly it provided plenty of time before and after the wedding for all the guests to get to know each other and celebrate.

Hargate Hall is made up of a number of individual apartments along with some great communal spaces so somewhere for everyone to hang out. There’s even a bar area, which meant they were able to put on a few great cask ales, (Siren Soundwave on cask is always a winner), as well as filling the fridges with more craft beer, wine and plenty of mixers. Dotted around the venue were some great little details, favourite beer bottles and cans made for flower pots and gold zoo animal sticks! There were plenty of pictures of Sarah and Jon’s time together, including a load from our East London portrait shoot. There was a number of great large format prints showing the map of the venue and timings for the day. All matching up to the invites as designed by one of the best men, Matt, featuring custom Sarah & Jon illustrations. The marquee, where the reception was held, was decorated beautifully with plenty of vintage bunting, some massive love balloons & hanging baskets along with gin bottle flower vases and other ace vintage details.

What can I say about the day? It was just as planned super chilled, everyone hung out and had plenty of fun, there were games out on the lawn And an ace fujifilm photo guest book. Whilst everyone was finding their seats we headed for some quick portraits that showcased the venue’s wonderful position near Buxton in the rolling hills and countryside. The speeches had everyone laughing and crying in equal measure, although the stand out moment was Jon’s book of style made by the Best Men featuring an ace selection of Jon’s most choice outfits from the years! The evening celebrations kicked off with Sarah and Jon having their first dance in the hall, the dance floor filling and plenty of party action, there was an interlude for cheese and meat. Featuring a tower cheese cake which had the best Studio Ghibli cake toppers.


outside of hargate hall wedding venue near buxton
custom wedding details hargate hall
craft beer bar setup at hargate hall, buxton
custom illustration wedding invites and ring shots
love balloon hanging in hargate hall tent
rustic wedding details and caje
alternative photographer morning bride and groom preparation
bride walking down the aisle at hargate hall buxton
natural moments during wedding ceremony buxton
bridesmaids in floral dresses in bakewell
black and white wedding ceremony at hargate hall
just married excitement and groomen snapping photos
hargate hall confetti photo with cool couple
wedding details floral hair crown, blue suit and button holes
stylish wedding couple blue suit and boho dress
wedding bouquet by green pavilion buxton
derbyshire countryside wedding portraits
fun and natural portraits in the derbyshire countryside
portrait of sarah in the derbyshire countryside
cool and alternative wedding portrait in the peak district
wedding cake with love ballon and fun lawn games
fun grooman speech hargate hall,
natural fun moments at a boho wedding
groom reading his speech with vintage styling
bride and groom natural moments
bestman reading speech together at hargate hall
the little alternative wedding details
creative best man speech photo
the grooms style guide wedding details
natural wedding moments buxton
guess the speech length winners and vintage cakes
fun and quirky bridesmaids group shot with love balloons
totoro cake toppers on a cheese platter
bride and groom having their first dance in hargate hallfirst dance at hargate hall buxton
lets get the party going at hargate hall
bride dancing at at her wedding bakewell
fun wedding party
fun and quirky dance floor moments

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December 1, 2017
Congratulations on the lovely shoot Mark
    December 6, 2017
    Thank you Paula.

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