I was lucky enough to be involved in a rustic wedding photography at Thornsett Fields Farm so-called “styling day” in Derbyshire’s beautiful High Peak (where I also happen to live, so that’s nice). For those of you who haven’t come across one of these before, it’s where a number of different suppliers involved in making weddings happen get together for a photo shoot to show off their wares. Of course, as the photographer, this is particularly nice for me as I get a beautiful shoot set up in a lovely location.

Rustic Wedding Photography at Thornsett Fields Farm, Derbyshire

The day began, as does a real wedding, with the bridal models being prepared. Bridal hair specialist Beau Hairand hair and beauty artist Saskiadid an outstanding job.

The model brides getting ready for the wedding photography shoot

Bridal preparation photos in Derbyshire, at Thornsett Fields Farm.

Some of the wedding dresses the models had to choose from, provided by Jennifer from Preloved Wedding Dresses Ltd.

Wedding dresses waiting to be worn in the photo shoot at Thornsett Fields Farm

Details and accessories, kindly provided byLove 2 Sparkle.

Flowers and details for the wedding photography shoot in Derbyshire

Some of the rustic wedding photography details available at Thornsett Fields Farm wedding venue in Derbyshire.

Cake, signs and other rustic details at Thornsett Fields Farm

The beautiful cake made by Sue at For Goodness Cake fitted in perfectly with the rustic theme.

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Rick and Julia during the wedding breakfast. Note the rustic wedding details such as china cups, hay bales and handmade wooden coasters.

One of our couples relax during their wedding in the barn at Thornsett Fields Farm

Details and place settings for rustic wedding photography in Derbyshire

Rustic wedding photography in Derbyshire

I love these shots of Jemima and Andy posing on the haybales with the giant love letters. Although of course the shots were set up, I still took my trademark relaxed approach to this in an effort to make the photos as natural as possible.

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Dove release provided by Cherished Memories Dove Release– a lovely way to make your wedding unique, and makes for some really nice spontaneous rustic wedding photography.

Dove release wedding photographs in the field at Thornsett Fields Farm

A camper van adds a further vintage wedding feel to these dove release shots – this beautiful example was provided by Blue Pumpkin.

A couple release doves during their wedding celebration in Derbyshire

Rustic Barn Wedding Photography

Julia and Jemima with bubbles from Ian, aka the Big Bubble Man.

I love these photos, not just for the bubbles, but because two brides are better than one! If you’d like to talk to me about photographing a civil partnership (two grooms equally welcome of course!) please get in touch.

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Rustic civil partnership photography in Derbyshire

Even bigger bubbles here for Julia. These look amazing.

Our Bride with some big bubbles during her wedding photography in Derbyshire

The Big Bubble Man’s patented Bubble Mill – these can be set up and automatically provide a stream of bubbles at your wedding, in line with prevailing winds.

Big Bubbleman's patented bubble mill / bubble machine

One of the lovely things about a rustic themed wedding is how it can be incorporated into the details of the day. The piece of corrugated iron as a notice board is particularly effective.

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Getting married on a farm? A shot with a digger is certainly something different from the norm, I think it’s very effective!

A bride and a digger relaxed for rustic farm wedding photography in Derbyshire

The final shot of the day, and one of my favourites. The sun finally showed its face, which combined with the moody sky and the amazing setting at Thornsett Fields Farm, provided this photo.

Rustic wedding photography in Derbyshire


Thanks for looking! I hope you’ve enjoyed my photographs, and the work put in by all the lovely suppliers involved. Particular mention goes to Sarah from Sprinkle of Magic Wedding Planners – you can’t see her in the photos, but she organised the entire day and did a stellar job of it.

Getting married at Thornsett Fields Farm, or at another barn wedding venue? Thinking about a rustic theme for your wedding? I’d love to chat to you about your wedding photography, so please get in touch.

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Take care





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