Elopement in the Peak District

Ever wished you could just run away, just the two of you and get wed? You and your love in beautiful surroundings. Simplicity, no need to perform, space to just be you and focus on what really matters. Personally, I love spontaneity and adventure; there is something about being out in nature that makes me feel so calm and free. I just love heading out into the peak district with a pack up and a blanket to watch the sunset, and I am one of those gals who longs to live on a beach.

Well, here is Corrie and Joel at their intimate ceremony led by Helen Jubb.

Corrie and Joel met online and the rest is history. Off we headed on an adventure at a local secret beauty spot. These two love birds were treated to such a beautifully styled set up. The dining area was styled by Howards Events with beautiful stationary by Ivy Alice Stationery. Corrie wore a dress designed by Quinlan Coture Bridal and Joel wore a suit by Fallen Hero. Corrie’s hair was styled by Emma Blagden co-owner of Eva Jane Hair – founder of Eve Jane Bridal Wedding Hair, based in Epworth, North Lincolnshire, and Make up by Nicola Whitfield from Nik MUA, a cruelty free hair and make-up artist based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. In charge of all things flowers was Botanicals Floristry using ribbon also from Laik Style.

The Celebrant was the epic Helen Jubb of Helen Jubb Ceremonies. Helen Jubb is a Sheffield-based wedding celebrant writing and delivering humour-filled ceremonies for modern, fun couples. If you want to get married somewhere a little more untraditional it is worth considering a celebrant to perform your service. The wonderful thing about a celebrant ceremony is that you are not restricted to licenced areas, giving you so much freedom about where you say I do. Celebrant ceremonies can be held anywhere. Marriage laws are actually currently under review and if the recommendations are approved, it would mean that the individual performing the ceremony is licenced and not the location. If you want to support the current campaign, go check out The Couples Choice Movement Campaign over on Instagram.

The gorgeous rings were designed by Jessica Steele Jewellery. The eleopement ceremony was a hand fastening ceremony. Hand fastening is an ancient marriage ritual that is becoming increasingly popular with modern couples. The ceremony involves a couple’s hands being placed together and bound with ribbon or cord. This symbolises their joining through marriage. Hand fastening is so old that its origins can’t be certain. It’s been a tradition for many thousands of years and has been traced back to Celtic and Druid ceremonies. It may even be where the phrases ‘tying the knot’ and ‘bound for life’ originate. Hand fastening has become popular with couples looking for a more intimate and personalised celebration, and performing the ceremony out on the dock created such a beautiful backdrop for pictures.

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Photography by Myself here at Fly on the Wall Photography and the shoot was planned and also shot by fellow photographer Hannah Shearman, who did a wonderful job pulling the vision and all of the suppliers together.

Flowers by the wonderful Sarah Chester at Botanicals Floristry Botanicals is a South Yorkshire based wedding florist providing a bespoke floral design service. We thrive on delivering the most beautiful blooms for your special day from the smallest details in your buttonholes and hair flowers, through to large installations and statement pieces. The shoot florals were carefully selected to not only enhance the natural “look and feel” of the location, but to compliment the autumnal season. Colours were kept earthy and we used a mixture of both dried and fresh flowers to incorporate current trends.

Tammy Howards from Howards Events headed up the styling. Howards Events are a small family run business based in Rotherham. They offer all types of styling & prop hire. Tammy created a really relaxed vibe for the shoot. She wanted to create something that was all about just the couple, as if they’d had enough of waiting to be able to have their dream day with their family and friends so decided to just elope. She wanted to really make an area for them to relax after their vows to enjoy the sunset together as a newly married couple by using lots of soft blankets & cushions.

The dress was designed and made by Amber Quinlan from Quinlan Couture Bridal Quinlan Couture Bridal is an eco-consious bridal designer who creates bespoke dresses and jumpsuits for the fashion forward bride. Amber says, ‘I created the dress for this shoot using the draping method. There was no wastage fabric in this design, so nothing has gone to landfill. The dress is a modern design using a beautiful polka dot lace all made from mills and sourced straight from them too. To offset my carbon emissions a tree for every dress I make is planted with The National Trust’.

The suit was provided by Rebecca and Darren at Fallen Hero Fallen Hero has been trading for over 35 years and we are a family run business. They are based in North Lincolnshire just off the motorway in Scunthorpe. Rebecca and Darren are very passionate about ensuring your suit compliments your theme of your wedding and they always source out specific colours to match your bridesmaids and flowers. Fallen Hero supply modern and traditional suiting to suit everyone’s needs. They have a large selection of matching men’s and children suits so everyone can be included in your very special day. They also offer a bespoke tailoring service to ensure the suit fits perfectly for the groom, groomen’s and all the little people on your big day.

Jewellery was designed by Jessica Steele Jewellery Jessica Steele Jewellery is a design led studio based on the outskirts of Leeds city centre. They offer a fully bespoke jewellery making service for couples to be. Tailor making wedding rings with endless possibilities for personalisation & the ability to combine clients own inherited gold into their future rings! Jessica says, ‘The style of jewellery I chose for the shoot was elegant timeless pieces which are aimed to be worn not just on the wedding day but for years to come. Wedding jewellery tells a story & should ultimately become an heirloom for future generations to love & enjoy!’

Ribbons used on the bouquet were from Laik Style Laik means play in Cumbrian which is where Sarah, the owner is origionally from. Now based in Derbyshire, Laik creates naturally dyed, sustainable fabrics and ribbons. All the ribbons which Sarah used on her beautiful bouquet were dyed using leaves, twigs from her garden and the silk was organic and peace (cruelty free) silk made in the UK. Sarah offers a colour match and bespoke service for all aspects of the wedding industry.

All Stationary was designed by Ivy Alice Stationery, an Award Winning Yorkshire stationer offering cool and contemporary wedding stationery solutions. Ivy Alice Stationery offered bespoke, rustic themed wooden signage with Yorkshire dialect. The signage was handcrafted and stained to suit the theme of the shoot, matching the colour of the autumn tree bark and leaves. Calligraphy style font was chosen for the signage to stay on trend. It is also a great way to incorporate all stationery pieces together by having a font throughout. By opting for calligraphy font this can be used within a stationery suite, table decor and much more. Ivy Alice stationery also created his and her vow books with ribbon and deckled edges with custom vow wording.

Photos by Adele McCarthy-Watson at Fly on the Wall Photography. Shoot Concept and Planning by Hannah Sherman

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