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Last Saturday was a lovely day for our first wedding of 2012, we couldn’t have asked for better. The sun shone through threats of snow showers which didn’t happen. It was pleasantly warm for Ying and Ollie’s Wedding. We had a very early start at the Cavendish Hotel in Baslow. The frost still lay on the ground but soon disappeared with the rising of the sun. Cavendish Hotel lies in the heart of the Derbyshire landscape with magnificent views to die for. A fantastic backdrop for photographing a wedding. Ying was up early getting her make up and hair done so that we could spend some time taking beautiful portraits of her. The wedding ceremony took place at the George Hotel in Hathersage and then we were back at the Cavendish for the wedding reception. Ying’s family came all the way from China to celebrate with her. It was their first time to England. Before the wedding breakfast there was a Chinese tea ceremony which symbolises the acceptance of the bride and groom into their respective families. For this Ying changed into a stunning red dress as the colour is considered as good luck. Ollie went with the flow and even made a fantastic attempt in translating some of his speech into Mandarin for Ying’s parents. Not an easy task but it was appreciated. After the meal Ying got back into her wedding dress for further photographs in and around the hotel. To say that she had organised everything in just two months is incredible. Here are a few photographs that I have put together to give you a flavour of Ying and Ollie’s day.