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Becky & Paul – this was a high class wedding! Gorgeous clothes, stunning location, classic car and a beautiful couple. It could be a bond film! Becky and Paul both work in film – Becky in costume design, and I think it really shows with the look she has put together. It is super classy – and as a result I think a lot of the Black and White photos really stand out for me.

Calke Abbey is a Grade I listed National Trust building near Ticknall and bordering Staunton Harold Reservoir in Derbyshire. It has stunning grounds (you could probably photograph 100 weddings there and come back with something different each time), a deer park, and the light in the Riding School is always so sweet and full of character. The whole event was styled and planned by the lovely ladies at Ivy House Weddings

The ceremony took place at St Helens’s Church in Etwall. I think it’s quite rare to find somewhere that allows a dog to take part – so props to the people at St Mary’s for letting it happen. Going back even further in time – Paul got ready at their house, whilst Becky got ready in the family home.

Whoosh forward in time and there was a night of dancing and partying (all will be covered)

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your Calke Abbey Wedding please drop me a line to check availabililty  

Riding School at Calke Abbey Bride and Groom Dance With Wedding Guests

Where to start? It’s in the centre of 600 acres of land. Including acres of gardens and . Couples have access to the Abbey itself, the stunning walled gardens and the conservatory at the Orangery for some beautiful couple photographs. In every direction you look there are photos to be made.

The Riding School at Calke Abbey can be used for ceremony and reception and it’s a wonderful rustic bare brick affair with high beams and plenty of space for guests and dancing.

Ivy House Weddings are the first point of contact for wedding enquiries, so I recommend visiting their website, where you’ll find more information about weddings at Calke Abbey Riding School. (Before coming back here to book a photographer, of course)

Groom getting readyExchanging of wedding ringsBride and groom end of the aisleBridesmaids getting prepared for Calke Abbey WeddingBride arriving at St Helen's Church EtwallBride arriving at St Helen's Church EtwallBride and groom getting married at St Helen's Church EtwallClassic Wedding Car driving around the grounds of Calke AbbeyBride and groom portrait in the grounds of Calke AbbeyBride and groom portrait in the Orangery at Calke AbbeyBride and groom portrait walking towards Calke AbbeyBride and groom enter Calke Abbey Riding SchoolDancing at Calke Abbey Riding SchoolBride and groom and wedding guests dance at Calke Abbey Documentary wedding photography by Simon DeweyBride and groom first dance at Calke Abbey Riding School