This is a rare treat, and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you. There aren’t many weddings held at Chesterfield’s famous Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints – only three a year, so Natalie and Richard were really lucky to have this beautiful English landmark as their wedding venue. The crooked spire is known for miles around, and a cherished Derbyshire attraction. Inside the church is just as beautiful.
Natalie is a natural beauty, and this picture shows off her flawless skin and delicate features. The lighting is just right, the focus on her eyes as she concentrates on the tortuous procedure of eyelash curling! Simon Revill, the photographer for Natalie’s wedding, combines reportage images like this one with more formal shots, telling the story of your day in pictures and getting the classical images your Nan wants to see in the album as well!
Natalie and her dad arrive at the church, following in the footsteps of the Reverend Canon Michael Knight (I can’t resist: what a great name!) Natalie’s dress is lovely, a gently cascading style in pale ivory with a sweetheart neckline and long train. She carries a simple, classic bridal bouquet. I love the matching expressions on Natalie’s face and her dad’s!
The wedding ceremony with views of the church’s lovely interior. The high altar in gold leaf at the back of the church is a favourite feature, making a perfect backdrop for the wedding photographs.
Natalie wears lovely natural bridal make up and her hair is in a classic ‘up do’. Her soft pearl illusion necklace and matching earrings are exquisite. The soft shine of the pearls looks great with the subtle sparkle of the Christmas tree in the background of this photograph.
Groom Richard wears a classic pin stripe suit, white shirt and a statement tie in striking black and white stripes! It suits him down to the ground and is full of personality.
Husband and wife Richard and Natalie after the wedding ceremony. How lucky to have a bit of sunshine on your wedding day in December! Here the soft sunlight adds a warm glow to the photo – on what must have been a cold day!
Making the most of a glorious sunset, the last photos of the bride and groom in the Derbyshire countryside are lovely. I don’t know which I like best, the classic black and white with the wonderful shape of Natalie’s dress, or the magical sunset and frosty ground. They’re both great pictures.
Black and white pictures of the bride and groom. These are classic wedding portrait pictures with a bit of a twist. The view from above in the first shot makes it really special, with the empty church pews behind. And the second is fantastic – in my mind it’s the Narnia picture – with the frosty ground, soft glow of the light and lovely old trees in the background.
This is the famous “Church of the Crooked Spire”, lit up in the evening – a gorgeous and very exclusive wedding venue! I like the dramatic evening photo of the venue, it’s different and works so well.
Thanks to Simon Revill for submitting this wedding for us. Simon covers weddings in Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derbyshire, and you can find more details of his wedding photography services here, as well as on his wedding photography blog.