The Ashes Wedding Photography

Helen & Mark’s beautiful autumnal wedding


I love to hear from couples who have been guests at previous weddings, so I was delighted when Helen and Mark asked me to cover their wedding – being good friends of Hana and Rob’s whose wedding I shot at Shottle Hall, Derbyshire.

The wedding was held on a crisp autumn day at the charming Ashes venue in the Staffordshire countryside. The barn setting made for a rustic yet modern feel, with great decor and coloured lighting to ensure that the day was a visual feast.

Helen, who was beaming throughout the day, wore an Ian Stuart dress and I’m sure you’ll agree looked stunning.

Mark – by his own admission – was not used to being the subject of the lens, but on the day he only had eyes for Helen so I was able to capture some really special moments between them.

There were a few notable surprises for everyone on the day: Mark arrived in a Ferrari (he works for Rolls-Royce); male members of the wedding party wore vivid stripy socks in Mark’s honour (he is a big fan); and the bride and bridesmaids showed off their fantastic bridal wellies (they had very sensibly come prepared for all eventualities).

Other highlights of the day included the ceilidh which really got the party started; the Soul Boys band and the friendliness of all on the day – including Maria the wedding planner.

One of my favourite moments captured has to be the guest trying to stop her young son grabbing her glass of wine. I am pleased to report she didn’t spill a drop!



The Ashes Exclusive Country House Barn Wedding Venue Staffordshire The Ashes
Pendrell Hall Exclusive Country House Wedding Venue with accommodation Staffordshire (sister venue to The Ashes) Pendrell Hall



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