This image was taken some time ago now at the Peak Edge Hotel in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. This wedding took place on a very chilly Saint Valentines day when we had been greeted by a thick blanket of fog. The week before when we had visited the venue it was even worse with everything being covered in snow and ice so fog was less severe but not to clever for wedding photography outdoors! Fortunately, as the day progressed, the fog lifted along with the temperature and we had a fantastic time taking some pictures for our couple in the grounds around the Peak Edge Hotel which features this lovely bridge over the lake.
I like to call this image "Boo!". I was taking a series of images of the bride as she was making last minute preparation in the bridal suite before going down for her wedding when her bridesmaid decided to have some fun and gave me one of my all time favourite images! It is one of the sort of images I wish I could capture on every wedding day but sometimes it is just the luck of the draw. I just consider myself extremely fortunate to have been there and pressed the shutter at exactly the right time, and to have a brides maid who was prepared to have a little fun! This picture makes me smile every time I look at it! As one of my photography heroes Cliff Mautner often says "We are only as good as our clients", on this occasion we not only had fantastic clients in the form of Heather and Brett but a fantastic supporting cast of bridesmaids, groomsmen and family and friends.
We must have impressed this Bridesmaid and her husband to be as they booked us at this Wedding having seen nothing more of our work than the odd sneak-peek at the rear LCD on the camera back between shots. We really loved photographing this Wedding, there was a real feeling of comradely between the Groom and his best men (all rugby players) and a special kind of friendship between the Bride and her Bridesmaids, a superb Wedding, thank you Heather and Brett!
The Peak Edge Hotel can be found on Darley Road, Chesterfield S45 0LW and their website is at http://www.peakedgehotel.co.uk/weddingsKeywords: Bride (41), bridesmaids (18), Derbyshire (77), getting ready (52), Peak Edge Hotel (19), veil (4).