Debbie and Scott were to marry at Langley Priory, Diseworth, Derbyshire. Langley Priory is a charming location for wedding celebrations. The privately owned, grade II listed country house is a true hidden gem of a venue, located in a secluded hollow, away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. This Derbyshire wedding venue is a hidden secret, private and delightful. A great location for an intimate wedding. A perfect setting for Vintage wedding photography. And incredibly difficult to find! I spent over an hour the first time I visited trying to locate the entrance.
Debbie wanted stylish photos, non-posed and purely creative documentary photography. She had been collecting vintage china and planned to hold an intimate Englishy country home wedding for a handful of special guests and close family members.
We met with Teri Lee, who owns and lives at Langley. She is so warm and it seems incredible that Debbie will be married in her home, this wonderful historic setting. We feel quite humble and it appears unreal that she is sitting drinking tea with us and yet her family portraits are hanging on all the walls behind us. It also seems incredible that the priory was once a former Benedictine convent and I wonder if there are any ghosts still hanging around.
Vintage wedding photography
The bride was there to meet and greet in a vintage polka dot 50’s style dress. Afternoon tea would be served on the terraces, using the lovely China Debbie had carefully collected. Then the bride would dress for her wedding ceremony. A vintage gown and pillbox veiled hat with Hollywood red lipstick.
The light was just perfect from the grade 11 listed and leaded windows and so we were able to achieve some fantastic and natural beauty shots pre-ceremony of Debbie in her Polka dot dress and then into her vintage wedding gown. Two dresses within a few hours.
The ceremony was held in the White room and then onto the lawns for drinks and sandwiches and chance to wander through beautiful gardens and rooms steeped with history.