Summer is here! What a great time of year for a wedding when you’re guaranteed perfect weather and the likes of outdoor music & food! Here’s the highlights from Steve & Leanne’s Summer Wedding at The Carriage Hall, Plumbtree. It was quite difficult narrowing down some of my favourites photographs for this post as there were so many!

Their day was filled with love, laughter, emotion, family & friends, sunshine, live music, outdoor food and more. They even had their name in lights! (see dance floor shots) An overall fantastic wedding with an awesome couple!

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Derry. Here’s some of my favourites from the day and some info from the couple. There’s also some supplier information at the bottom which details all the people who collectively made their day so special!


How long have you been together/Any stories about how you met?

We’ve been together for 5 years. We met while both working at a lighting company. We worked together for a year and half before we became a couple. Steve was living in Milton Keynes at the time (although Leanne hadn’t actually considered this when she agreed to go out with him) but soon moved to Mansfield to be with Leanne.

Any stories or tales from the proposal?

Steve planned to propose in the gardens at Hardwick Hall. However, as they were about to go in, they were told it was £8 each to go in. At this point, Leanne tried to tell Steve that they wouldn’t bother as it was too expensive just to walk round some gardens… almost scuppered his plans. He had to insist that they went in without giving the game away!

Reasons for choosing your venue:

It was the first venue we looked at and we loved it straight away… we went to see a few more, but nothing came close. We wanted somewhere with a nice mix of traditional and modern and as it is an old building which has been refurbished, it was perfect. It was also very light and spacious as we saw many venues which seemed dark and dingy. We both knew we really wanted a Wedding at the Carriage Hall.

Colour scheme/theme/style:

It was very important for the colours to be light and bright but subtle rather than bold colours. There was no real reason for the colours we chose but decided to go with pastel blue and pastel yellow mixed with white.

Any special thoughts/memories from the day?

The whole day went perfectly. There really isn’t anything we’d change. Venue, food, weather, band. Everything was great.

Steve – The moment I saw Leanne walk into the room for the first time. I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so much in my life… hopefully you got it on camera (Yes, Christian captured it perfectly!)

Leanne – The first dance. It’s amazing to have everyone that you care about at your wedding but this was the first moment of the day where it felt like it was just us in the room.

Any advice for couples planning a wedding?

Once you find something you like, book it, and then stop looking… it’ll only make you question yourself. Take your original budget, then add 20%. I know it’s a cliché, but it goes so fast you wouldn’t believe. Make the most of every second.

Close up Bride Bridal preparations details Groom preparations Bridal preparations Summer Wedding at The Carriage Hall Groom preparations Bride arriving at The Carriage Hall Groom preparations Wedding ceremony Signing the register Details Bridesmaids The Carriage Hall wedding venue Emotional Speeches Speeches in black and white Cake cutting First dance in black and white The money band Evening entertainment 2 Evening entertainment Bride and groom portraits at The Carriage Hall Epic Carriage Hall wedding photograph Carriage Hall Silhouette

Supplier details

Venue: The Carriage Hall, Plumtree – http://www.thecarriagehall.co.uk/

Hair Stylist(s) Katie Attwood, Leicester – https://www.katieattwood.co.uk/

Make up artist(s) Kelly Sleaford – https://en-gb.facebook.com/kellysleafordmakeupartist/

Bride’s Dress: I Do Bridal, Mansfield – http://www.i-dobridal.co.uk/

Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Iconic Bride, Edwinstowe – https://www.iconicbride.co.uk/

Suits: French Connection Silver Slim Fit from Moss Bros Hire – https://www.mossbroshire.co.uk/occasion/wedding/french-connection-silver-lounge-jacket-3762

Cake: April Delights, Nottingham – http://www.april-delights.uk/

Flowers: Brambles, Mansfield – https://www.bramblesflowers.com/

Stationary/Styling: Princess Occasions, Melton Mowbray – http://www.princessoccasions.co.uk/

DJ/Band: The Money – http://www.showmethemoneymusic.com

Chair Hire? Robin Hood Hire – http://www.robinhoodhireltd.co.uk/

Light Up Letters: Jemstone Events, Kirkby In-Ashfield – https://jemstoneuk.co.uk/


Thanks for viewing the highlights from Steve & Leanne’s Summer Wedding at The Carriage Hall. Please do spread the love with a like/share/comment for the newly-weds. If you’re looking for a Nottingham Wedding Photographer drop me a line with your wedding date or arrange a time to pop into the studio for a chat!

If you would you like to see more from this lovely wedding venue, here’s another Wedding at The Carriage Hall post.

Finally, (you’ve got this far!) Please leave a short message below for Mr & Mrs Derry.

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