A Peak District Wedding with a Pronovias Gown and touches of natural wood, pink and white

Today I am delighted to share this gorgeous Peak District Wedding with a Pronovias Gown and touches of natural wood, pink and white.

The couple are Alice and Simon and their amazing day was at the Losehill House Hotel in the company of family and friends.

Images were captured by Gareth Newstead Photography.

Gareth is a Staffordshire based Wedding Photographer and creative, natural and unobtrusive photography is his speciality.

He loves his job and is passionate about capturing the real moments and creating wow photos.

Making your experience as relaxed and fun as possible is as important to him as giving you awesome images.


He says of the couple and their day…


“Alice & Simon’s whole wedding day was such a classy affair and so full of emotion.”

“They had clearly put a lot of thought and effort into the details and everything came together to be what I would describe as understated and elegant.”

“Alice’s dress was just stunning, with lace detailing all over and her veil, well, that wins the ‘Best Veil of the Year’ competition hands down!”


“During the morning of Alice & Simon’s wedding, they were both surrounded by family and friends.”

“I really enjoy being part of the morning preparations as it’s when you see the dynamics between the wedding party and lifelong jokes and stories are shared.”

“Champagne flowed and everything went by without a hitch. Alice travelled to the church in style, in her vintage wedding car, and it was at the end of this journey where Alice’s emotions really started to spill over.”

“I think this is quite often the case – brides hold it together brilliantly during the morning, focused on ticking off the things on the to-do lists, that have been made in the months of preparation, and then when they finally get time to sit down and reflect on what is about to happen it can get quite emotional and very real.”


“Alice & Simon became Mr & Mrs Offord at St Helen’s Church in Treeton, Rotherham.”

“A beautiful grade 1 listed building dating back to the 12th century, the church is a focal point of the village.”

“With Simon waiting with anticipation inside Alice made her entrance with her 3 bridesmaids, flower girl and page boy.”

“The service was beautiful, with the happy couple secretly smiling at each other throughout the whole thing – very cute!”

“With the weather holding at this point in the day, we were able to gather all the guests after the ceremony for a confetti tunnel – one of the most fun shots I get to do.”

“I can’t really decide which I love more- taking the photos during a confetti or looking closely at the photos afterwards, particularly at people’s faces – you are always guaranteed some awesome expressions.”

“With the formalities done it was time for Alice & Simon and their guests to head off to Losehill House Hotel for their wedding reception.”


“I can completely see why Alice & Simon picked Losehill to have their celebration there.”

“Nestled in the heart of the Peak District, it would be easy to miss this 4* boutique hotel & spa if you didn’t know it was there.”

“Travel along a quiet, leafy, country lane and all of a sudden it opens out to a beautiful white building with views that would be hard to be beaten!”

“Inside, Jules and the rest of the Losehill House Hotel wedding team had created Alice & Simon’s elegant theme absolutely brilliantly with spotless white linen and simple but effective flowers and place names.”

“The table names were stunning too, beautiful carvings from wood of important locations to the couples.”

“Unfortunately, as soon as we arrived the heavens opened.”

“Considering the amazing grounds and outdoor games that were ready to be set up I was a little disappointed in the great British weather but luckily we managed to get a 10-minute window to do some close family group shots outside.”

“It then started spitting again but luckily Alice and Simon, as well as their guests, were absolute troopers and we managed to get everyone outside for a large group shot.”

“The next time the weather eased again, just me and the newlyweds made a dash outside for some couple shots.”

“It lasted all of 5 mins before the heavens opened again but I still managed to get a couple of my favourite shots of the year of them having a laugh in the wet!”

“After this, we headed inside and the wet theme continued but this time it was from some super emotional speeches. Simon’s dad stood up and said a few words as well as giving out some flowers which had nearly everyone in tears including myself.”

“With Alice & Simon’s wedding being in August, I had high hopes to capture some amazing shots with the stunning scenery surrounding Losehill House Hotel during the evening.”

“The weather, however, had other ideas! It got dark early and rained pretty much non-stop when we got there, but that is never going to stop me from trying to get some awesome shots of the couple.”

“Armed with an umbrella and a flashlight, and, luckily, a willing couple, off we went for a portrait shoot. I know I’m a complete softy but not sure there are much more romantic shots than a new Mr & Mrs, snuggled under an umbrella in the rain!”

“Alice & Simon, their guests and the Losehill House Hotel wedding team sure knew how to create a good party atmosphere.”

“The couple cut their cake, which fit with their understated, elegant theme beautifully and then opened the dance floor with their first dance.”

“This signalled the start of the party – so much dancing, so many laughs, and even an indoor/outdoor game of quoits was had!”

“When I left Alice & Simon’s wedding their celebrations were still in full swing. Surrounded by friends and family, all there to celebrate their happy day with them.”


I ow hand over to the couple…


How did you meet?

“We met when we both were at university in Sheffield.”

Tell us about the engagement…

“Simon proposed on his birthday in 2014 whilst walking to a restaurant in Sheffield.”

“He got down on one knee on what he said was the oldest bridge in Sheffield in the pouring rain.”

“We probably should have known the rain would be a theme for our wedding day as well.”

“We decided on a three year engagement so we could buy our first home before the wedding day.”

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

“The first thing we organised were the reception and ceremony venues.”

“We viewed a number of reception venues together but as soon as we drove up the pathway to Losehill House Hotel and Spa we knew we had found the place for us.”

“Once deciding on a date with their amazing wedding planner, Jules, the focus turned to the ceremony. ”

“We decided on St. Helen’s Church, Catcliffe as it close to our house and we see it each time we take our pugs for a walk.”

” After the venues and date was sorted we hunted for the right photographer.”

“We knew this would be a tough job as Simon hates photographs!”

“We searched the internet and came across Gareth Newstead and we finally agreed that we liked his style of photography.”

“As soon as we had our Skype conversation with him, we knew we wanted him to capture our day.”

“The rest of the organisation ran smoothly. We decided on outfits (hats off to the bridesmaids and mother of the bride who entertained Alice trying on 53 dresses), decorations and flowers with little fuss.”

“Things then just slotted into place. We were lucky to have supportive family around us who helped Alice make the wedding stationery.”

Colour scheme/Wedding theme

“As Alice is a teacher, we knew we wanted a summer wedding so we would have enough time to honeymoon after.”

“We opted for a natural wood theme with blush pinks and whites to compliment it.”

What was the best bit of your day?

“Although it sounds so cliche there wasn’t one favourite bit of the day.”

“We both felt so happy from getting ready in the morning, seeing our friends and family, eating the delicious food, playing lawn games inside, dancing and just being made to feel so special by everyone we spoke to.”

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

“Be selfish in the most unselfish way possible.”

“Make sure that you take some time during the day together.”

“Don’t worry about the little things beforehand. Enjoy the build up, the day and the aftermath as no day will ever compare to it.”



Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Losehill House Hotel & Spa

Photography – Gareth Newstead Photography

Dress – Pronovias from Swarbricks Preston

Hair – Courtney Jay Hair salon

Make up – Ruby McCrudden

Suits – Debenhams

Shoes – Groom Aldo / Bride Jimmy Choo

Florist – Of the Wild

Cake – Angela from Snowdrop Cakery

Rings – Groom Tiago Jewellery / Bride Hatton Garden

Transport – Cupid Carriages


To Contact Gareth Newstead

Website – https://garethnewsteadphotography.com/

Email –  garethnewsteadphotography@hotmail.co.uk

Phone – 07815 700123

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