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  • Popwork’s NEW Video Showreel

    Feb 1, 20 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Popwork’s NEW Video ShowreelRead More »
    Popwork’s NEW Video Showreel

    Wedding Entertainment – Popwork… The hardest working party band in the UK are at it again, with the release of their new promotional video ready for the 2020 season. With the help of fellow Peaks and Dales Weddings members, The Agnew Film Company, the band have collaborated with them producing wonderful results… Popwork are a fully professional party band based out of Buxton Derbyshire, and are the only band you’ll ever need for any wedding, party or event. For more information, or for any booking enquiries, please contact Dan on 07968 785246, or click here to view their profile information. Mobile: 07968

  • Gradbach Mill

    Jul 25, 17 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Gradbach MillRead More »
    Gradbach Mill

    Gradbach Mill… A blog post by our very own Lois Rowlands of Lois Photography. The Mill is a distinctive building sitting on the banks of River Dane.  Gradbach Mill is full of a rich history and heritage, there was a time when it served as a silk spinning mill. However, it has since been refurbished into a venue with accommodation.  On the 16-acre land surrounding it, you get access to the most beautiful scenery in the Peak District. Karen and James’ wedding was the first wedding photographed at this venue… EVER!  I was extremely excited they found me to photograph their big day of celebrations. <<<Virgin Atlantic meets British Airways!!>>> The wonderful wedding day wouldn’t have been possible if Karen and James had not met in Accra, Ghana. It was a chance meeting given the two worked for different airlines.  James is a pilot with the British Airways while Karen is an air hostess with Virgin Atlantic.  The two had flown on separate flights to the West African nation when a chance meeting happened in a random bar.  Of course, each had come here to while away time over a drink.  Hardly did they know that this would develop into a life together surrounded by sheep!!  The couple’s home is Foxbank Farm where they breed Castlemilk Moorit sheep.  Foxbank Farm is one of the last few places you will find

  • Traditionally Handmade Wedding Rings

    Jul 19, 17 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Traditionally Handmade Wedding RingsRead More »
    Traditionally Handmade Wedding Rings

    Why not have bespoke wedding & engagement rings, traditionally handmade in the beautiful Peak District? Many jewellers these days use Computer Aided Design, CAD, to produce their work. Although this is great for some things it takes the personal “just for you” feeling out of your special piece of jewellery and once designed on CAD the design can be re used again & again or even mass produced. Having rings handmade using traditional techniques means your ring is a true one off. Sentimental jewellery can also be re melted and the metal used in your ring as well as the stones, keeping those memories alive. Ian Mortimore trained & worked for many years in London’s Hatton Garden becoming a Freeman of the Goldsmiths Livery Company. During this time he was often making jewellery for prestigious companies such as Cartier, Asprey and Garrards, having to work to very high standards. By cutting out the shop & coming straight to a goldsmith will not only you save money but your wedding rings can be truly unique. For more information on what Ian Mortimore could do for your big day, please call him on 01629 636826, visit or find him on Facebook at IM Jewellery

  • Hand made wedding rings

    Sep 12, 16 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Hand made wedding ringsRead More »
    Hand made wedding rings

    Lots of brides find that when it comes to buying a wedding ring plain bands don’t sit very comfortably against their engagement ring. What are the options? Many shops will try to sell you something that almost fits or they will post your engagement ring to a faceless workshop miles away, meaning you are without it for weeks. This need not be the case. Ian Mortimore can hand make a fitted wedding ring specifically to fit your engagement ring making them a perfect set. And he may only need your engagement ring for as little as a few hours. For more information on how a bespoke, fitted wedding ring might work for you, or on re-melting your old sentimental gold into something special for your big day, please call Ian Mortimore on 01629 636826, visit or find him on Facebook at IM Jewellery

  • The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards

    Nov 6, 15 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on The 2016 Wedding Industry AwardsRead More »
    The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards

    Congratulations to all the Peaks & Dales Weddings suppliers that have been short-listed for their regions in The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards. EAST MIDLANDS Bridal Retailer – Gracie Bleu, Matlock & Gracie Bleu, Buxton. Town or City Venue – Old Hall Hotel, Buxton. NORTH WEST Accessory Designer – Glorious Tiaras Caterer (Independent) – Vanilla In All Seasons   The North West awards will be hosted by Peaks & Dales members Heaton House Farm whose Events Team have also been short-listed. Good luck to them all and we hope to see you all at the national awards event in January

  • Tying The Knot?

    Oct 7, 15 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Tying The Knot?Read More »
    Tying The Knot?

    With autumn setting in many brides are thinking about their wedding rings, why not have them locally handmade? Cutting out the shop and going straight to the goldsmith can keep costs down and has the advantage of having a wedding ring made to especially for you. Ian Mortimore is a Designer Goldsmith based a few miles outside Bakewell. Since finishing his apprenticeship in London’s Hatton Garden 25 years ago he has made wedding rings for many high end shops, Cartier and Asprey among them. He can also re melt sentimental or unused jewellery and incorporate it into your design. If needed, a fitted wedding ring can be handmade specifically to fit your engagement ring. For information on handmade, bespoke jewellery or re melting your old sentimental gold into something special for your big day visit him at Peaks And Dales Wedding Show at The Devonshire Dome in Buxton on the 11th October between 11 & 4pm or call Ian Mortimore on 01629 636826 or visit

  • Win a Wedding – Mr & Mrs…

    Jul 21, 15 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Win a Wedding – Mr & Mrs…Read More »
    Win a Wedding – Mr & Mrs…

    MR & MRS… “Our names came up in lights!” – Sarah & Kyle Gray Mr & Mrs was indeed what Peaks & Dales Weddings, a Derbyshire based group of independent wedding professionals offered & delivered to the lucky Mr & Mrs – Win a wedding winners, Sarah & Kyle Gray, of the beautiful spa town of Buxton, Derbyshire. The magical, beauty & the beast styled wedding was reported to be a whopping £14,000. The wedding exclusively took centre stage on 14th May 2015, at the sort after & picturesque venue of Heaton house farm, Cheshire. The delighted bride & groom have since been central to photo- shoots, radio interviews & on the arisen – glossy magazine’s & more. “Kyle and I have been together 7 years” Sarah explains. “The only reason we didn’t marry years ago is due to our financial situation. Money has always been very sparse, as we’ve run a household on two modest jobs. When we entered the win a wedding competition I knew deep down I shouldn’t pin all my hopes on the possibility of winning, & in turn being able to marry the love of my life.” It was upon arrival to The Peaks & Dales vibrant valentines/February 2015 wedding exhibition, located in the grand Devonshire Dome, where the excitable couple signed in. They were then invited to participate in an informal interview, with the

  • One Delicious Day

    Jun 15, 15 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on One Delicious DayRead More »
    One Delicious Day

    When Riviera Couture Cake Company’s work was selected via The Baking Industry Awards this June, I (little ‘newby’ me) was utterly elated! My work as a new comer & self taught cake artist/connoisseur started as a delicious passion just over 2 years ago, & has some how spiraled – Riviera are now amongst the final 8 contestants throughout the UK & Ireland, to potentially receive an award in London for 2015! A challenge/brief has now been set for all 8 finalist..Once the brief is complete, & a meeting & judging process has taken place – I shall hopefully have more scrumptious news for you all! To share this fizzzpoppppsnappp moment with you all in full, I of course feel the overwhelming  & giddy need to share, a little something more with you…….CAKE!! YES, cake….A cake that has not only helped Riviera couture reach out to others in many ways (within passion, taste & art), though a cake which has featured in many of The Peak District calendar’s of 2015 (still available to order via Riviera Couture) Allow me to introduce Ciello (Male snowy owl) – Ciello is a representation of heaven & his name is an Italian representation of this. He was sculpted out of Riviera’s luxury fruit cake (my secret sticky toffee fruit cake recipe). Ciello has over 100 individual hand crafted sugar feathers & is half the size

  • Two Become One Wedding Rings

    Jan 30, 15 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Two Become One Wedding RingsRead More »
    Two Become One Wedding Rings

    Lots of couples like to have matching wedding rings but this couple wanted to go one step further. On their own these wedding rings have an attractive design but together they take on a completely new meaning. This can also be achieved by re melting old gold to an add extra personal twist. Two wedding rings together make the perfect couple. For more information on handmade, bespoke jewellery or re melting your old sentimental gold into something special for your big day visit Ian Mortimore at The Buxton Dome Wedding Show on the 22nd February 2015 or call Ian on 01629 636826, visit or find him on Facebook at IM Jewellery

  • Express your Individuality with Laser Engraving

    Oct 8, 14 • Dan Moss • BlogComments Off on Express your Individuality with Laser EngravingRead More »
    Express your Individuality with Laser Engraving

    Most couples have a special piece of music that means something to them, many have it played for their first dance. This groom went one further and had it laser engraved around his wedding ring. Laser engraving offers an incredible degree of detail and flexibility and allows couples to express their individuality in ways which have only recently become possible. Free your imagination and have anything from fingerprints, poetry or artwork laser engraved onto or inside your wedding rings. For more pictures visit my Laser Engraving album on Facebook at IM Jewellery or for information on handmade, bespoke jewellery or re melting your old sentimental gold into something special for your big day please call Ian Mortimore on 01629 636826 or visit

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