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marry me at Heathy Lea

Styled Shoot- Tipis and Swings at Heathy Lea.

A beautiful, quintessentially English, Derbyshire wedding venue. Throw in an amazing Tipi company and a swing and we have the most incredible setting for a wedding, at Heathy Lea.

Set in the breathtaking Derbyshire Peak District, on the Chatsworth Estate. Heathy Lea is known for being a luxury bed and breakfast, as well as offering gorgeous self-catering cottages. But that is not all, Heathy Lea is also a unique wedding venue. Offering couples exclusive weekend use for your special occasion.  

With the stunning Peak District quite literary on the doorstep, there is no limit to the beauty of this venue. The garden’s summerhouse is fully licensed for marriages, so you could say your I Dos outside looking at that amazing view. However, if you’d prefer a church service, there is St Peters in Edensor and St Anne’s Baslow. Heathy Lea can then be used to hold your wedding reception in either a marquee or Tipi.

I first met Chris Smith a few years ago when he photographed a wedding that I had created the Bridal dress for and thought his work was wonderful. I was so excited to be asked to work with him again, and he did not disappoint as I am sure you will agree.

We started this shoot at 7 pm in the evening so we could make the most of that beautiful evening light and it was simply stunning.

The fabulous frock we chose for this shoot was our Bronte design. A gorgeous, relaxed yet elegant dress, created from beautiful layers of silk chiffon, and french corded lace. Perfect for this tipi setting.

So grab a cuppa and relax, as your in for a treat!

Tipi Wedding and Heathy Lea

Location, Heathy Lea

Photographer Chris Smith

Dress Bronte

Tipi Prestige Events UK

Samantha and Alex

“Lizzie is quite simply amazing! She is friendly, patient and understanding as well as being incredibly talented! She worked too hard to make my vision come to life and designed me the most beautiful bespoke dress which was unlike anything I’d tried on. Lizzie cake to dress me on the morning of my wedding as well to make sure everything was perfect. Such an incredible service. The whole experience of seeing my ideas coming to life was really special.”

Images by Martin Urch

Hair by Harriet Harvey Hair Salon

Makeup by Josie Clarke

Venue and Flowers by Floral Media

Bluebell

An elegant and beautifully soft fishtail silhouette. This gown has one of the most stunning french laces, cleverly cut out so that the pattern flows beautifully up the dress. The beauty of this dress is in the details; the lace, a delicate and simple satin sash and the lovely little covered buttons.

Winning the National Highly Commended for Best Designer/Dressmaker

On the 16th of January 2019, Mr D and I packed ourselves off, down to the big smoke for an evening of glitz, glamour and anxious waiting!

It was the 2019 National Wedding Industry Awards finals and we, Elizabeth Malcolm Bridalwear, were up for the award of Best Designer after winning the regional event in November.

The Wedding Industry Awards are the biggest and most important event in the wedding industry calendar. Celebrating excellence thought the industry, and to have been a regional finalist 4 years in a row is an extremely huge honour. However, 2019 was our year to shine. This was the year that we got the regional title and to say that we were happy about this was a massive understatement.

How the Judging works

How the winners are decided upon is through a judging panel of specifically picked out industry professionals. They would use our customer’s votes and comments, images, website and our social media presence, to help them with there decisions.

After the Regional winners are announced, they all get put through to the finals where the best of the best compete for the top prize!

Winning the Award


We were absolutely astounded to have been awarded the National Highly commended. I could hardly believe it walking up onto the stage to get our little pink trophy! What an honour! What a Joy! What an unbelievable experience, one that I will never forget.

In an ever-changing industry, it is so rewarding to have achieved this accolade. It has always been a hard industry to work in as it is so competitive. With competition from the internet, big chain wedding dress shops and the deteriorating rate of the high street, it becomes even more important to stand out from the crowd and give the best you can give to your customers. By winning this award it is like a little stamp of approval from our past customers and peers!

One of the main reasons we also enter these awards is that we actually receive the comments and marks from our customers Which is just the icing on the cake!

Lovely Comments

Image by Ian Fry Photography

“Elizabeth went above and beyond to make my outfit special. As someone who doesn’t like dresses, Liz agreed to make me a bridal jumpsuit for the occasion. From start to finish she was caring, attentive and made sure to always ask that what she was doing was how I had envisioned the outfit at every stage of development. I couldn’t be happier with the finished product nor how the whole process happened.” Chloe

Lynne Kennedy

“Lizzie as an absolute joy to work with from the moment I stepped into her store. She is responsive, she cares, and she knows what looks good on you! Couldn’t have been happier with my dress, it’s stunning. ” Lila

Christopher Terry Photography

“Lizzie is just an absolute legend at what she does. I was incredibly anxious and undecided about my wedding dress but she has treated me with such understanding, care and friendliness the whole way through. I have been blown away by her attention to detail and her customer service. Not to mention the amazing value for money she provides. I’ve got an incredible dress and a ginger sister from another mister. Thanks so much! X ” Claire