Wedding Photography at The Hidden Hive

The Hidden Hive

The Hidden Hive tipi wedding venue can be found in the middle of the Derbyshire National Forest. Complete with Meadow, woodland and a lake plus the three giant tipis and a covered rustic ceremony area. It’s perfect for an outdoorsy festival vibe.

I’ve been lucky enough to shoot two weddings at The Hidden Hive so far. The first was with the ceremony in the meadow which was beautiful but my gosh it was a hot day. The couple had hand made most of their decorations including pyrographed wooden signs, hand died and sewn bunting and a pretty sturdy wedding arch. Definitely the highest standard of DIY wedding I’d ever seen.

The scorching hot day did reward us in the evening with a beautiful sunset where we got some lovely portraits and some silly candids involving space hoppers.

The second wedding involded a church ceremony first then onto the Hidden Hive for their reception. These guys were loads of fun, we did human pyramids, throwing the bride in the air, shots off the bar, all sorts.

These two weddings have definitely left me with the impression that The Hidden Hive is a great party space, perfect for people who don’t want things to be too formal and who love the outdoors and a good knees up.

You can find out more about The Hidden Hive by visiting their website here.

If you’re considering this venue for your wedding, why not drop me a line and I can give you the low-down and hopefully convince you to book me to photograph it!

Wedding photographer Emma Duder sits on the steps near the cathedral in her home town of Derby holding her camera


Emma Duder

Emma Duder has been photographing weddings in the Derbyshire, Peak District and wider Midlands area since 2016. She lives in Derby with her tolerant husband, wilful daughter and senile cat. In addition to photographing weddings and families, she also gets a kick out of photographing local theatre and is a photography instructor with Derby Photography Group.