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Alpaca Park Farm wedding

A look at Billie and Adam’s fabulous, unique Alpaca Park Farm wedding in Snarestone

Billie and Adam had originally planned for their wedding to take place back in April 2020. Then the world was plunged into chaos when COVID 19 struck. Weddings were delayed, cancelled and dreams were put on hold. However, this wonderful couple finally managed to get to enjoy their perfect day a year on. This took place at the idylic Alpaca Park Farm wedding venue in Leicestershire.

We could not have wished for a better day, with the glorious sunshine beating down. The chilled, relaxed bridal preparation took place at Billie & Adam’s home near Derby. A short drive took us to the beautiful St. Edmund’s church in Allestree. There we had a lovely service despite reduced numbers, also taking part in one of the last ever register-signings!

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Afterwards, we headed off an the half hour drive to the Alpaca Park Farm in Snarestone, Leicestershire. Here we were greeted by the wonderful staff there and shown to the field out back, where SamiTipi had set up their giant hat tipi.

So on to the reception, we had all the usual trimmings with fantastic canapes thrown in for good measure! Lots of fun and entertainment with the garden games, also supplied by SamiTipi After dinner, we took a stroll through to meet the alpacas and other four-legged residents. The donkeys certainly took a shine to Billie’s dress and flowers!

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A truly fantastic day for everyone, despite restricted numbers. Billie & Adam had precious time with their nearest and dearest…and of course, I got to photograph it! So here is a selection of my favourites…

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This is just one of the many wonderful weddings that I have been honoured to be a part of over the last ten years. If you would like to see more of what I do, please check out my wedding collection. Why not get in touch and see what I can offer for your big day?

Special thanks to all the wonderful suppliers who helped make the day a sucess:

The Wedding Boutique at Ilkeston

Passion Flowers of Derby

Amazing Grace Hair & Make-up

The Old Manor House Bakery

Tipi by Sami Tipi

Alpaca Park Farm, Snarestone

Kelham Hall Wedding

A closer look at Sam & Josh’s fabulous Kelham Hall wedding…

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Back in December 2019, I had the pleasure of shooting Sam & Josh’s elegant wedding at the delightful Kelham Hall near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

As Kelham Hall was a first for me, I took the opportunity to visit the venue with Sam & Josh in autumn. We had a good hour looking around the venue, checking out the best photo spots. It also gave us chance to go over final details, so we all knew how the day would hopefully pan out.

When we arrived on the day, we were greeted with glorious sunshine so everyone was upbeat! I really enjoyed the bridal prep, in a large room with high ceilings and lots of sunlight. The ceremony room gave us lots of opportunity for various angles, even from above. So after the group photos, we managed to head off into the grounds for some creative shots. With assistance from my second shooter, we made the most of it with some creative lighting. The speeches were really heart-felt, therefore providing us with those natural emotions that we crave. More emotion during the first dance and great to see everyone up on the dancefloor!

From start to finish, their day ran really smoothly and everyone had amazing day. So let me share with you the story of their day in a slideshow…

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Finally, huge thanks to my fabulous couple and all those who made their wedding day a one to remember!

Please feel free to check out my website to find out more about me and my photography packages. If you are looking to book your wedding photographer soon and would like more information about packages, please get in touch via my contact page. I’d love to meet with you for a coffee (or a pint) and chat about your plans!

Your Nottingham Wedding Photographer’s moments of 2019

2019 was yet another interesting and varied year for your Nottingham wedding photographer, Paul Eyre Images. Begining with Shani & Joe’s awesome Rock & Roll wedding back in March, then off to Hertfordshire for Nealesh & Reshma’s Hindu wedding in April and Michelle & Leigh’s Viking-themed wedding at the family farm.

There has been blistering sunshine, torrential rain, hail, fog, gailforce winds, you name it…but we survived and made memories from it!

It has been a pleasure to visit new venues, such as Hogarth’s Hotel, Solihull, The Walled Garden at Beeston, Haarlem Mill in Derbyshire and Kelham Hall at Newark. Re-visiting regular venues such as Priesthouse by the River , Horsley Lodge and Donington Park Farmhouse.

In November, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had been nominated for The English Wedding Awards ‘Wedding Photographer Of The Year’. Imagine my delight at winning the East Midlands category, with some very formidable competiton. Therefore I would like to thank all the awesome suppliers and clients who voted for me and made this happen.

From the thousands of images captured last year, here are few that really captured the essence of an awesome wedding! Click on the image below and enjoy 2019 from behind the lens…

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It has been great to meet many more talented suppliers, all with the common goal of giving our couples the very best. Finally, thanks to my fantastic second shooters for 2019…Christian, Ian and Ania – you guys rocked!

If you would like Paul Eyre images to be YOUR Nottingham wedding photographer, please get in touch! Of course, I don’t only cover Nottingham, but the whole of the East Midlands and beyond. I am more than happy to travel to your neck of the woods and enjoy new venues across the UK. As bookings are now being taken for 2021, act fast to avoid dissapointment!

Looking forward to a fabulous 2020!

Long Eaton wedding photographer Paul Eyre’s 2018

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Long Eaton wedding photographer Paul Eyre takes a look back over some awesome 2018 weddings in the East Midlands

Here we are at the begining of what promises to be a fantastic year of wedding photography for Long Eaton wedding photographer, Paul Eyre Images. As always, it has been a long, almost painful process of trying to compress the experience of 2018 into a relatively tiny space but here goes!

2018 was another exciting year for me and not only with weddings. With home improvements and the completion of my little camper van project, life has certainly kept me on my toes! Many of the weddings have been ‘new to me’ venues. Venues such as Staunton Harold Hall, Brooksby Hall and Prestwold Hall. It is always a great experience to work at a new venue. It really challenges my creativity which in turn opens up new ideas and concepts. The couples that I have worked with certainly have been amazing and as passionate about their wedding photography as I am. It is always a pleasure and an honour to share a wedding day with such fantastic people.


Just a few wonderful words that make it all worth while!


‘On our first meeting with Paul he was polite in welcoming us into his home to show his amazing portfolio of work. It didn’t take us long to decide that Paul was the photographer for us!’

‘Not being the most photogenic of people we chose to have the pre-wedding shoot so we could be more at ease on the big day. With Paul this is not a problem as straight away he makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera…’

‘Paul is a genius at getting every emotional aspect from your wedding on camera. Emotional speech reactions, laughter and sentimental family moments. Paul and his team really do go above and beyond to get the perfect photograph. We cannot speak of him highly enough’

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Enjoy the small selection of photos and if you love what you see, then please get in touch! I am now taking bookings for 2020/21.

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Finally, a huge THANK YOU! to all the wonderful couples who made 2018 what it was!

Prestwold Hall Wedding venue | Leicestershire

A super-elegant, Anglo-Italian wedding at the magnificent Prestwold Hall wedding venue by Paul Eyre Images

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Here we are at the start of an exciting 2019, yet only now have I had chance to look back and take stock of the previous season. Twenty-eighteen was a wonderful year for being a Nottingham wedding photographer and this was one of the many awesome weddings I had the pleasure of photographing. Enjoy a Prestwold Hall wedding through my eyes!

Sam & Joe’s fairytale wedding day began at the rather impressive Cathedral of St. Barnabas in Nottingham on a wet Saturday in early april. Arriving in style, Sam was full of laughter right from the off and not letting the conditions dampen her spirits. Following a beautiful ceremony, we headed off on a 30 minute drive into the Leicestershire contryside and to the stunning Prestwold Hall wedding venue. With it’s distinct Italian design work inside, this made a very fitting venue for these guys and their guests. The day ran faultlessly, thanks to the attentive nature of the Prestwold Hall wedding venue’s staff. I absolutely loved the traditional ‘tarantella’ dance at the end of the evening!

Anyhow, enough from me, so I’ll let the pictures tell you the story!

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Thanks for taking time to check out my blog! If you are planning your big day at Prestwold Hall wedding venue, then get in touch…I would simply love to share your big day with you!

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Irnham Hall Wedding venue | Lincolnshire

Let me tell you a little bit about Tom & Helen’s fabulous Irnham Hall wedding!

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The sleepy village of Irnham is nestled deep in a picturesque corner of rural Lincolnshire.  It’s focal point is the stunning Irnham Hall wedding venue, which is home to the Benton-Jones family and host to my wonderful couple’s big day.

The sense of excitement and anticipation was immediately evident as I arrived at the bridal preparation cottages, situated just a short walk from the majestic St. Andrew’s church, where Tom & Helen would exchange their vows.

After the ceremony, a short stroll through the grounds led us to Irnham Hall itself.  We were greeted by a huge sense of open space, which suits my style of photography perfectly!  The vast grounds made for some fantastic group photos in the walled garden.  Also we managed to steal away from the crowd in order to create some epic images in idylic settings.  The wedding breakfast was served in the orangery, where the natural light poured in from all angles and as a result made for simply the best reception shots!

Jamie and his team really could not do enough to make both guests and suppliers welcome, therefore enabling us to work as a team to provide this wonderful couple with their truly perfect Irnham Hall wedding!

Enjoy just a few of the fantastic images captured by Paul Eyre Images that day…

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Hair by L.H. Professional Hair

Flowers by Zinc Floral Design

Dress by Beautiful Brides Nottingham

Donington Hall wedding venue

Situated in 26 acres of beautiful, scenic grounds is the stunning new Donington Hall wedding venue

In October 2016, I had the privilege of photographing one of the first weddings to take place at the stunning new Donington Hall wedding venue.  The day began at the Priest House, which is Donington Hall’s sister venue.  With it’s beautiful river side location, the Priest House is the perfect place for couples to enjoy a relaxing stay before and after the wedding.  It was also an ideal location for my wonderful couple to start their day!  With just a very short drive along the tree-lined lane in this quiet corner of Leicestershire, we arrived at the stunning 18th century Hall.  As I entered through the grand doorway, I paused to read the historic scriptures above, which detail the history of this grand building.  The calm ambiance inside resonated throughout the grand rooms, with high ceilings and many original features.

Our bride made her arrival and was able to make her way to the chapel along the south-facing frontage of the house, giving me some epic shots! Inside the chapel, the sun was streaming in through the colourful stained-glass windows.  The guests took their seats as the groom waited patiently (nervously!) for his beautiful bride’s grand entrance.  The light streaming into the stunning chapel made for superb photographs and also gave the civil ceremony a church-like feel.

Following the ceremony, our happy couple exited the chapel into the glorious sunshine that bathed the front of the house.  Whilst guests mingled in the bar area, we made use of the stunning scenery as a backdrop for family photos.  We also made good use of the time before food was served to create many dramatic, epic shots and fully utilised the fabulous surroundings!

Enjoy this wonderful collection of real wedding images from the stunning Donington Hall wedding venue!

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Venue decor by Dyl&Co

Flowers by Broomfield College

Photography by Paul Eyre Images

Derby Wedding Suppliers

Ever wondered what Derby wedding suppliers get up to in the winter?

 The winter months tend to be fairly quiet for us Derby wedding suppliers, but a perfect time to work on our skills ready for the coming season.  Early in March, I teamed up with the wonderful Sarah from SJG Professional Make-up artistry, who I have worked with on numerous occasions and who’s wedding I had the pleasure of covering last season.  We found ourselves a couple of willing models and armed with make-up and cameras, headed off to the stunning Elvaston Castle for a cold and windy shoot in their fabulous grounds.  Despite the chill in the air it was a great opportunity for Sarah to test out the latest looks, and for me to trial some new lighting gear in a fun and relaxed environment…

 

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A massive thanks to our models Faye & Andre, my assistant Max who made the journey down from Rotherham…and of course to Sarah, who’s organisational skills made it all possible!

Best Wedding Photography 2015

What is your best wedding photography from 2015?

Ask me this question and I completely clam up.  Possibly the most difficult question for me to answer.  I simply do not know.  I don’t have a favourite!  What I will say is that 2015 was definitely  one to remember!  Packed with so much emotion, fun and laughter.  Thanks to all the wonderful people I had the pleasure of working with!  There are many reasons for choosing each of the images below to showcase my season.  My reason for choosing some may be obvious, and some maybe not so.  Ask me to do the same tomorrow, and I would probably choose a completely different set but please enjoy what is, for now – my best wedding photography 2015.

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