Spring Wedding at Kedleston Hall

March 8, 2024

Spring Wedding at Kedleston Hall

March 8, 2024

A Dreamy Derbyshire Kedleston Country House Wedding

On March 4th, I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous spring wedding-styled shoot amongst a group of talented, local Derbyshire suppliers. Nestled in the countryside, this styled shoot took place at The Kedleston Country House. An exclusive Derbyshire wedding venue perfect for couples looking to elevate their all-inclusive wedding experience. Set on the edge of the Kedleston Estate, this intimate venue is ideal for couples looking to put their twist on tradition.

Getting Ready

A beautifully decorated bridal suite and one of five boutique bedrooms were featured within these photographs, all available to book in advance of your wedding at the country house. Each room spacious and uniquely lit from gorgeous natural lighting coming directly from the floor to ceiling sash windows.

Ceremony in the Orangery

Fitting with the theme of “spring wedding”, the orangery was decorated with individual flowers delicately suspended from the ceiling, creating a whimsical canopy that guides you down the isle. The sweet fragrance of fresh flowers, soft pink hues paired with the draping chair covers, created such a magical and relaxing ambience – giving a subtle nod to new beginnings and warmer days ahead. Breathtaking! I love the inclusion of lemons too – all tying in with the vibrancy of spring and creating an uplifting and hopeful atmosphere.

Couple Portraits

Finding the perfect lighting when photographing couple portraits is SO important, and Kedleston Country House did not disappoint in giving us a range of different locations to make these possible. One of my favourite spots was located at the bottom of their main staircase. Stunning floor to ceiling windows giving us soft light and creating a warm, orange-hue. The light worked so well and made for some gorgeous portrait shots.

Adding your Details

Coordinating your cake design, bouquet, table flowers and decorations help bring your overall theme together. During our styled shoot, we incorporated all of these details to give you a sense of what a spring wedding could look like. One key highlight was the cake – three tiered and included delicate edible sugar flowers (how amazing are these!)

Intimate Dining Experience

Alongside having a separate dining room for up to 50 guests, the country house also allows for up to 80 guests within its orangery (the same space used for the ceremony). We decided to showcase a smaller, cosier affair for guests looking at having an intimate dining experience. Very pink, classy and pinterest worthy vibes to get you excited to wine and dine! We’re giving tradition a new look, blue-is-the-new-pink or Pantone 2024 peach fuzz, if you will!

Final Thoughts

Kedleston Hall was a fantastic venue to host this spring styled shoot and would be a perfect place to have an intimate wedding. There is an abundance of opportunity with the space available to truly make it your own, and its perfect for couples looking to add their own twist on tradition. Truly, a worthwhile venue in Derbyshire worth considering when tying the knot. Although we didn’t manage to venture outside in the surrounding grounds and patio area, there are endless countryside views to enjoy whilst sitting out on the terrace and patio area too. Whilst walking back to the car, I even scouted a few locations that would be perfect for creating those breathtaking couple portraits!

Thank you to the team at Kedleston Country House for letting us use this space and special thanks to Helena (@prettyheartsuk) & Rosie (@rosievideographer) for letting me photograph at this styled shoot.

Suppliers that made this shoot happen…

Concept & Planning ~ @prettyheartsuk & @rosievideographer
Venue ~ @thekedleston @weddingsatthekedleston
Photography ~ Myself & @jessirwinphotography
Vidoegrapher ~ @rosievideographer
Stationery ~ @prettyheartsuk
Content Creators ~ @thesocialweddinguk & @thesocialhun_
Styling ~ @imagine_that_wedding_and_event
Florist ~ @melissakayfloraldesign
Suits ~ @jon_paul_menswear
Dresses ~ @noraevebridal
Makeup Artist ~ @lsmakeupartistry
Hair Stylist ~ @hairspecialistmeganlee
Cake ~ @peakpatisserie
Photo Booth & Audio Guest Book ~ @thephoto_shack
Models ~ @niamhstokes24 & @dec_stone
Jewellery ~ @coralie.jewellery
Confetti ~ @shropshirepetals

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Elee Smith

British adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer,  travelling to all corners of the globe to capture your unique love stories. Documenting the real, natural and genuine moments of your special day. 


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