Peak District wedding: Over the moors to Hathersage //
Peak District wedding: Over the moors to Hathersage
Burbage Rocks and Higger Tor offer a stunning backdrop for Rebekah & David’s big day
Rebekah and David’s wedding offered a feast of contrasts. From the hustle and bustle of a well known street in Sheffield (St William’s Catholic Church, Ecclesall Road), to the popular Peak District town of Hathersage for the reception at The George Hotel, and the romantic and iconic landscape of Burbage Rocks.
A great day with plenty of fun despite some initial anxiety; the bridal veil arrived with minutes to spare (driven from halfway across the country) owing to an earlier mix up. The preparations were full of personal touches including tailor-made t-shirts; shoes; and a wedding garter created by Rebekah’s nearest and dearest.
The highlight for me was spending time with Rebekah and David on Burbage Rocks creating some stunning shots of the happy couple amidst this beautiful and timeless landscape. I try and avoid couple shoots which will involve taking the couple away from their guests for a long period of time (I appreciate that time is precious) and this was no exception. Knowing that Rebekah and David wanted some shots of the two of them in the Peak District, I had discussed with David on the phone one evening the route the Rolls Royce intended to take. I had then been out testing locations that were en route for both access and scenic suitabliity the week before the wedding. Upper Burbage was chosen as the ideal spot and although a few drops of rain fell on the day, they just held off enough to make this a really magical interlude.
There was much laughter and family jokes during the speeches. Rebekah’s father ceremonially handed David a painting of Rebekah’s from her school years that had previously been hanging on his wall. David, of course, was over the moon!