John & Iain

The Maynard at Grindleford

John & Iain got married at the Maynard in the little village of Grindleford, It's situated deep in the Peak District and just down the road from Padley Gorge.

It was a beautiful wedding, completely relaxed and full of love and laughter. Little details like John & Iain's matching suits were especially relevant and really help to make a wedding. They also made their own wedding rings which really is something that set the day apart. Iain told me that, engraved on the inside of his wedding ring, was the time and date of the wedding ceremony in binary! An ode to his computer science background. I love little touches like that.

The Maynard is a beautiful boutique hotel & restaurant, combining modern interiors with 19th-century features. Not only are the gardens incredible, it is also surrounded by stunning views of the peaks. All this make it a brilliant wedding location.

The wedding was relaxed through-out, this was helped because the whole wedding was at the Maynard. First of all, John & Iain got ready together. Apart from this being the first break from tradition, it was especially noteworthy because they are such a laugh together. This just added to the calm atmosphere of the day.

A welcome break from tradition

The beautiful ceremony started with another little break a little from tradition; John walked up the aisle with his Mother who gave him away. Fantastic! The ceremony was loving, beautiful and funny. Not a wedding I'll ever forget!

John & Iain and their guests braved the cold for photographs outside in the stunning gardens too. I can't thank them enough for that. Though it was too cold and icy to venture down to Padley Gorge, we also managed to get a few shots at the top, as the light faded, the scenery was so pretty with the snow from the previous day.

Back in the warmth, there was a lovely receiving line before the guests got to sit down. Almost all of the guests that we spoke to after the wedding breakfast, commented on how great the food was. This probably helped the speeches which didn't disappoint; Heartfelt, funny and just lovely.

Finally, we had the cutting of the cake and it was great to see them both so happy after their perfect day.

Thank you so so much guys! x