It could not have been a more beautiful spring day for a wedding when we met Dave & Jo in Curbar for their big day! We were very excited to see that Dave had turned up to the church in the couple’s beloved campervan; Bertha! A family heirloom which really set the mood for what was to be one of our most memorable and fun weddings we have photographed.
It was clear just how much effort both families had put into making their wedding day really personal. Curbar church was decorated with spring blooms and hidden hens and chickens – a reminder of just some of the couple’s pets!
Jo and her bridesmaids were waiting just a minute’s walk from the church. Jo looked amazing with her sparkly gown, cathedral length veil and her purple shoes! Her tulip bouquet was set off with thistles, we were joined by a friendly neighbourhood cat in the garden before the whole bridal party walked up the road to the church. Jo’s brother proudly walked her up the aisle to meet Dave. The ceremony was lovely with personal readings and even someone playing the trumpet! When the couple knelt down for the blessing we saw Dave’s shoes had “help me” written on the soles! While the couple signed the register the guests were treated to an intro’s round quiz to keep them occupied – a fantastic idea!
The sun was shining bright when the newly married couple exited the church, we just had time for a few family photos before we headed off to Calver village hall which was decorated with the most amazing details. Strings of homemade bunting adorned the hall and tables were set out with vintage crockery, cake stands full of homemade cakes and even homemade jam! Guests feasted on high tea before the speeches. The speeches were a great mix of emotion and humour with the best man detailing just how the two teachers had met – apparently school trips in fields are the start of true love!
The cake was gorgeous – a replica of Bertha the van with mini versions of Jo and Dave, underneath were homemade cakes with tiny chicks on them. We whisked Jo and Dave back up to Curbar Edge (where we did their engagement shoot) for some stunning photos on the rugged landscape. Jo braved it out wearing some wellies! The happy couple drew some admiring glances from one incredulous little boy.
Back at the village hall the ceilidh band were setting up, another brilliant idea – get the guests dancing all night! We left everyone with their flat shoes on learning the dances and clapping in time to the music.
Such a fantastic wedding day, filled with personality and love. Jo and Dave – you officially ROCK!
Huge congratulations from the both of us and the best of luck with your new life and the baby bean!