Ringwood Hall Wedding Photography
I first met Stephanie & Rocci back in 2012 when I shot Stephanie’s sister Maddie & Joe’s wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall. So 4 (wow 4!!) years later I was thrilled to join them, their family and friends for their day at Ringwood Hall in Chesterfield.
I first arrived with Stephanie who was getting ready in her suite surrounded by her bridesmaids and family. The atmosphere was calm but with a sense of surrealism that the day had arrived but didn’t feel real quite yet. Rocci soon arrived and I caught up with him in the gardens for some shots before he went to greet their guests.
Ringwood Suite Wedding Ceremony
The girls then began to get ready and Stephanie was expertly zipped into her gorgeous dress by her mum before we had time to pause for some portraits. Once everyone was ready, the wedding party made the short walk downstairs to the Ringwood Suite.
After the couple enjoyed their ceremony, they exited into the sunshine as husband and wife to be congratulated by their family and friends. During this time we paused for some family groups and then stole the couple away for a few portraits around this amazing location. Stephanie & Rocci then returned to the party just in time for their wedding breakfast in the main barn which was beautifully decorated by Strides Wedding Specialists.
Four Wedding Breakfast Speeches
Before the meal, the guests were treated to 4 very special but very different speeches. Stephanie’s dad began with tales of the couple through their years together. Rocci followed, giving thanks to family and friends before toasting his beautiful wife. The best man was next up and reminisced some stories about him and the groom growing up. Surprisingly, Stephanie herself concluded the day’s speeches, again giving thanks to those who helped make their day a success.
After dinner, the party retired to the lounge to chat and relax. Soon the evening was ready to begin and the couple cut their delicious cake surrounded by their friends before taking to the dance floor as husband and wife. I then stepped back and captured everyone having a great time, chatting, relaxing and dancing aplenty.
So what an excellent way to spend a Friday and huge congratulations to Stephanie & Rocci!! Thanks so much for having me as your photographer!