Palace Hotel, Buxton Wedding Photography | Fae + Andy

The weather holds out in Derbyshire for Faye & Andy’s big day.

Youngsters leap for joy


Since the mid 19th century The Palace has been one of the most iconic buildings in the spa town of Buxton. Situated over 5 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the hotel is part of the Britannia group and right in the middle of the spectacular landscapes of the Peak District National Park. 

As well as being a large Victorian Building with lovely views over the town, it can also boast an indoor pool, bar, health and leisure club, conference rooms as well as the Dovedale restaurant. All these facilities alongside the spacious event areas ensure that it is a venue well-equipped for a large wedding party.

Groom adjusts best mans lapel
Dad adjust kids suit
Groom looking a little nervous
Bridesmaids and flower girls
Bride is all set
Groom awaits his bride
All smiles for the couple
Laughing at the altar
Bride wipes lipstick from Groom
Newlyweds sign the register


The North-West of England can be particularly unpredictable when it comes to the weather, especially during autumn, but Faye and Andy definitely fell lucky when it came to their wedding, with blue skies and a gentle breeze on my arrival.

The wedding party were busy adjusting outfits and greeting guests as I arrived. The numerous young guests made for a lively atmosphere, but the couple had planned down to the last detail, so the ceremony was ready to begin without a hitch.

The proceedings took place in grand room off the reception area, consisting of white Georgian panelling and plasterwork. Faye looked fantastic as she walked down the aisle to join a nervous Andy with the Registar.

After an emotional but also joyous ceremony, wedding guests made their way out to the grounds of the Palace to relax with drinks and lawn games. Children were entertained by large scale games of Jenga, Chess and Connect Four as the newlyweds made their way between guests, taking in the gorgeous light of a warm September afternoon overlooking Buxton.
After a few photos with the couple, guests posed for snaps in the early evening sun before it was time to head inside for the wedding breakfast.

Bride and groom confetti
Confetti kiss
Bride and groom all smiles
Bride with flower girls
Kids playing outdoor games
Guests expecting a new arrival
Bride and Groom on path to the hotel
Newlyweds outside the hotel
A youngster leaping around
Young girl on Dads shoulders


Following the wedding breakfast, speeches kicked off the evening proceedings in the grand ballroom.

There was a bouncy castle heading the entertainment for the children whilst the Adults were treated to a vocalist who serenaded guests as they relaxed following their meal.

It was then time for the singer to bring in some audience participation, not least involving the new Husband and Wife! The couple were the centre of attention as various, songs and party games ensured everyone was in a party mood. Just half an hour later, Andy was dressed in a huge fur coat and top-hat leading a conga around the gramd ballroom, making for some interesting wedding photographs!

Our singer provided yet more splendid ‘rat-pack’ style vocal performances, which had the whole wedding party on the dancefloor making for a fantastic wedding evening.

Father of the bride speech
Wedding guest fun
Audience involvement at the reception
First dance fun
First dance in grand ballroom
Balloon drop during the dance
Kiss during first dance
Entertainer leads audience involvement
Groom leads the celebrations
Bride leads the entertainment
Bride and Groom looking happy
Party conga
Groom leads the conga
Bouncy castle fun
The vocalist entertains
Newlyweds kiss


If you are looking for a Palace Hotel, Buxton wedding photographer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and ask for a copy of my wedding brochure. Photography for me is all about capturing those candid moments as they happen, with very little posing (if any) involved. To me, this is the way to capture the true essence of a wedding day. Please get in touch to see if I am free on your wedding date.

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