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Earlier this month we featured gorgeous couple Laura & Chris’s wedding from Shottle Hall, in Derbyshire. I fell in love with the wedding breakfast rooms and the grounds of the place as soon as I saw their images – and it’s taken me a few weeks to find out more to tell you about one of Derbyshire’s premier wedding venues. Images are all by lovely Jon Cripwell Photography.

A virtual tour of Shottle Hall with images by Derbyshire wedding photographer Jon Cripwell (2)

Shottle Hall is a stately home near Belper, set in its own enchanting gardens and is available as an exclusive use wedding venue. It’s licensed for ceremonies so you can wake up, get married, celebrate and sleep all under one fabulous roof. What I love most about this place is it’s flexible: Laura told me Shottle Hall didn’t impose restrictions on catering, for example, so they served mini cupcakes instead of canapés before the wedding breakfast – which is awesome.

A virtual tour of Shottle Hall with images by Derbyshire wedding photographer Jon Cripwell (4)
A virtual tour of Shottle Hall with images by Derbyshire wedding photographer Jon Cripwell (5)

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Today’s fabulously beautiful wedding is going to be a favourite for 2016 – I can see it now. The handcrafted touches are wonderful, and I am SO impressed with gorgeous bride Laura’s lettering and wedding signs! (I’m teaching a calligraphy workshop today and seeing people learn to write like this is one of my favourite things!)

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Chris and Laura planned their wedding over 2 years: “Having such a long time to plan the wedding had its pros and cons. We had time to source amazing suppliers and spend hours swooning over gorgeous weddings. However, I did get slightly overwhelmed with the sheer volume of wonderful ideas out there.”

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The flowers are another huge highlight of the day:I spent a long time searching the internet for a local florist that created wedding flowers that had a bohemian, unstructured feel to them. Helen from The Flower Mill completely saw my vision for the flowers. They just pulled everything together and were definitely the focal point we were looking for!”

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I’ve always been an advocate of finding wedding suppliers you ‘click’ with. Choose a photographer who understands you both; find a venue you’re comfortable in, and hire a stationer bursting with enthusiasm for your wedding style and theme. Now, wedding suppliers come in all shapes and sizes, and today I’ve found you one with wheels and wipers. She’s adorable – full of character and class, a lifetime of adventures behind her, and if you meet her I have a feeling you’ll fall head over heels in love with her! Say hello to Dolly the vintage wedding campervan!

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Dolly is the star of today’s bohemian wedding photoshoot, based around a vintage picnic with gorgeous images to inspire your big day. On a bright and sunny September morning, a team of suppliers packed their bags ready for a photoshoot with Darby & Joan.

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Morning lovelies! Happy Thursday 🙂 Or as we call it at English Wedding Blog HQ, Happy Friday-eve. There… that’s better already isn’t it! Time for a real wedding and today we’re off to Shottle Hall in the sunshine for a beautiful Derbyshire wedding.

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Amy and Adrian were married in May and chose dusky pinks and baby’s breath to theme their beautiful vintage-inspired wedding day. The couple look amazing and their wedding is quintessentially English in style. Shottle Hall is a fabulous venue – do check it out (www.shottlehall.co.uk) and also take time to admire the stunning wedding cake by Yummy Little Cakes: it’s even got little lacy bits on… beautiful! Thank you Natalie for submitting the wedding as well!

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All of the beautiful images are by Cheshire wedding photographer Lucy G Photography www.lucygphotography.co.uk

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For more Derbyshire weddings use the menu at the top of the English Wedding Blog to find real weddings by region – or if you’re elsewhere and looking for more vintage weddings the Real Weddings by Style & Season tab is for you!
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