The Walled Gardens

Wedding Story

I've had the pleasure of capturing several weddings at The Walled gardens in Beeston over the last few years, Helen & Daren's was that little bit more special as I have known Helen for quite a few years when we first met at a photoshoot.

Helen & Daren chose a good weather day to get married in early June, The ceremony took place in the gardens outside, perfect setting. The perfect weather presented me with plenty of opportunity to capture some beautiful pictures in around the grounds and gardens.

Helen & her girls spent the morning at The Walled garden house getting pampered

Clare was really friendly and helpful.

She captured precious moments of our special day, from us getting ready, through the entire day to the evening.

She knows the importance of positioning and surroundings due to her photographic professionalism and artistic eye.

Through this she was able to suggest poses for amazing photo's.

With her skills she is able to see a natural scene and capture it wonderfully.”


Straight after the ceremony, their guests showered Helen & Darren in confetti and I took them both for a little stroll around the gardens. This is always my favourite part of any wedding day as it gives the couple some proper time with each other as it's easy to be caught up talking to all of their guests without seeing each other for long periods of time.

The lawn games was a great idea to have at the wedding and kept the guest entertained while photos was being taken

The celebrations continued long into the night starting off with their cake cut and onto first dance.

The Finer Details

Venue: Florist: Dress:

The Walled Gardens

Helen did her own flowers

B&S Bridal Outlet

Hair Stylist: Make Up:

Sarah of Ilkeston

Helen did her own make up

Entertainment: Cake: Catering:

Mark John Weddings

Helen decorated her own cake

The Walled Garden

Helen & Darren's Top Tips

1. If your doing a DIY wedding, ensure you give yourself plenty of time.

2. Keep things simple and don't get stressed out

3. Don't give yourself to much to do and your wedding day

4. Its true what they say! the day goes so fast so don't spend half of it stressing or rushing,

5. Most of all, Relax!, have fun and enjoy your special day.

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