Peak District Wedding: A barn wedding in the Derbyshire countryside
Anna and Martyn’s wedding was always destined to be in the heart of the countryside. Sure, most of us love the countryside, and with good reason too, it’s beautiful. But Anna and Martyn take it a step further than most and do 45 mile runs around the steep hills of the Peak District. That wasn’t a typing mistake, 45 miles. Living in Sheffield, they are on the edge of the Peak and spend a lot of their time there.
The day began with the ceremony at their local church in Sheffield, and then it was off to the Peaks for the reception. On route to the reception we stopped for a few couples photographs at Surprise View, where Anna couldn’t resist her natural instincts to climb up onto the rocks – it was obvious that this was the environment that they felt most at home.
Townfield Barn Wedding
The venue they chose was Townfield Barn at Shatton Hall, a secluded barn beautifully set among the rolling hills of the Hope Valley. Driving up a tiny farm lane, with the hedges at the sides of the roads closing in, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you had taken a wrong turn at some point along the route. That is, until on the left appears the barn with a views over the surrounding Derbyshire countryside. The early summer sun occasionally showed, but it was warm even when it was cloudy.
The whole day had a relaxed countryside feel. The speeches were sweet and funny, with a cameo dance move from Martyn during his Best Man’s speech, much to the guests approval. Into the evening, a Céilidh band had everyone up and dancing, swinging each other around and generally having a great time. It was the perfect end to the day.
For me, the best thing about Anna and Martyn’s wedding was that it felt like it was 100% them. Them, their friends and their family enjoying a beautiful day in the Peak District.
Hope you enjoy the photographs.