Stancliffe Hall Wedding Photography – Serena and Mark
Returning to shoot a Stancliffe Hall wedding is always fun especially as on this occasion it was to shoot the wedding of Serena and Mark. We met Serena & Mark for a romantic engagement shoot in Rome, It’s awesome when couples ask us to travel for their engagement, we had the day walking the beautiful street of Rome taking all the sights, coffee and the odd glass of fizz!
Primarily we are London based wedding photographer and cinematographer but it’s always nice to shoot weddings outside of the city and Stancliffe Hall in the beautiful Peak District is certainly the jewel in the Derbyshire wedding photography crown. Because the ceremony and reception were next door to one another and as Stancliffe Hall give exclusive use to their couples it made the day flow very naturally which is something I know was important to Serena and Mark.
The ceremony was held in the 16th-century former school chapel otherwise known as the 1816 room. Serena looked amazing in her Morilee dress that had a sequinned back and a gorgeous jewel encrusted belt that she wore with a veil that had additional beading and gems to compliment her dress. Mark, who is of Scottish descent, looked resplendent in a kilt. The theme for guests was black tie / rustic glam and it was clear that all of Mark and Serena’s family and friends had jumped at the chance to get dressed up – It really gave the wedding a stylish feel. Deventio string quartet sounded amazing as they played during the ceremony and then again during the drinks reception.
The wedding reception was held in Stancliffe’s impressive hall. Catering was provided by Coghlans who are Michelin star caterers who worked on-site at the venue. The room was dressed beautifully and I liked the favours that were boxes filled with Lindor chocolates that also served as nameplates. Everybody enjoyed some very well received speeches.
After the reception, I took the chance to whisk Serena and Mark outside to take some romantic portrait shots of them around the grounds. My favourite image of them was taken set against the late afternoon sunshine. Take a look! It’s such a beautiful and timeless image.
It’s the thoughtful gestures I love at weddings and at Serena and Mark’s I loved the frame that Serena’s dad created where guests could add photos of family members who were no longer with them. It was touching and seemed very fitting at such a happy family occasion.
After the cutting of a fantastic four-tiered cake made by Sarah Ball from Sugared Rose, there was a romantic first dance. Evening entertainment was in the form of a disco provided by GC Events who quickly got everybody onto the dancefloor.
A gorgeous summer wedding at a spectacular venue. Congratulations to Serena and Mark for getting married and allowing us to tell the story of your day. We hope our images and video will allow you to relive it again and again for many years to come.