real wedding –  Beautiful, intimate elopement in the Peak District

24 June 2021

It’s not all that often that the Peak District could be confused for the Grand Canyon, but in the case of Frina and Nat’s beautiful, intimate elopement – we can see how you might think one was the other.

Having already planned for – and postponed – 3 wedding dates before thanks to the pandemic, their intimate elopement couldn’t have been any more different to their original wedding plans: originally, they’d planned for 100+ people at a beautiful venue in Dorset. Instead, their ceremony, held outside and led by Nat’s dad, a pastor, was with just their nearest and dearest.

David James, who made their beautiful film that you can see above, says his favourite thing was how personal this allowed it to be. “I really liked how personal it was – you can see how much it meant to the couple and his father that he was able to do this for his son. Emotions spilt over from everyone and I honestly think it was one of his proudest moments! I also think it shows how a small intimate wedding can really be just as good if not better than a big one; I absolutely loved learning about the two of them and they are both now close friends!”

Alongside it being a perfect masterclass in the personal, Frina and Nat’s intimate elopement is also the ultimate elopement inspiration, showing just how to elope in a modern, style-led way. We love the shots of the newlyweds pouring champagne into disposable glasses to share with their loved ones, and adore how Frina accessorised her romantic wedding dress with utilitarian walking boots, a chic beige cardigan and a hat adorned with dried flowers.

But most of all, maybe, we adore the alternative they had to a bouquet – a leather backpack filled with dried flowers, which they hauled up with them as they climbed up the rockface.

Make sure to settle down for five minutes to watch the beautiful film by David James above, and then check out the beautiful images by Laura Dean below too!