Chesterfield crooked spire wedding

bride and groom in church

Natalie and Richard made the most of the opportunity to have some lovely photos taken in the Chesterfield parish church

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.

bride getting ready

Natalie is gorgeous even before she's done her wedding make up!

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!

bride, dad and reverend

Natalie and her dad follow the Reverend down the aisle for the wedding

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!

wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony, up close and from the balcony

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.

christmas bride

Natalie looks amazing with natural make up and an illusion necklace

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.

Richard is smart in his dark suit, and I love the tie.

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.

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Richard and Natalie in the winter sunlight

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!

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Two posed portrait shots of the bride and groom: both photos are stunning!

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.

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Two timeless images of the bride and groom

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.

Chesterfield crooked spire

The famous Chesterfield church and crooked spire

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.



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  • Simon

    Thanks Claire – great writeup – I think you should be writing my blog posts :)

  • Claire

    Ha I’m glad you like it Simon. I really enjoyed blogging this wedding, they’re a lovely couple, great photos and – well the Narnia lamppost just can’t be beaten. 😀
    Feel free to show potential customers this blog post, the more the merrier!
    Claire x

  • Kate Aspen

    Lovely photos and write up! Followed you over here from Twitter and we’re glad we did! Good job! Kate

  • Caroline Alexander

    Great work, thanks for sharing this one. I love that lampost one as well!

  • Phill

    That spire is utterly … fantastic! I’ve never seen anything of the sort. Simon’s photography really is the business too! Truly enjoyed this post :~)

  • shane cox

    stunning images!