Gillian and Andrew’s Christmas Wedding at Hotel Van Dyk

‘Thank you for making our day so perfect!’

Gillian and Andrew, Hotel Van Dyk, December 2017

pc0316261.jpgI was delighted when Gillian and Andrew asked me to entertain everyone on their wedding day last December at the stunning Hotel Van Dyk near Chesterfield. It truly was a magical Christmas marriage, and the newlyweds’ nearest and dearest were a real pleasure to befriend. The warmth of Gillian, Andrew and their guests – coupled with the tremendous hospitality of this exceptional venue – ensured it was a perfect day.


The affable Matt Rogers (wedding photographer) was on hand throughout the day to capture the essence of the proceedings. They say a photograph speaks a thousand words – and they most certainly do in Matt’s very capable hands. Not only is Mr Rogers a magnificent master of his craft, but his wit, charm and friendly persona ensure that the guests are always very relaxed in his presence. Matt kindly permitted me to use some images on this blog post. Find out more at: Telephone number: 07943 669486. Or visit and ‘like’ Matt on Facebook at: Matt Rogers Photography.


Hotel Van Dyk is a splendid venue for close-up mix-and-mingle magic in the bar area, function suite, garden and patio. It was a real pleasure to mix closely with Gillian and Andrew’s guests after the wedding breakfast period prior to the first dance. It truly was a tremendous privilege to be part of such a special day, and I wish the newlywed couple all the very best for the future.


If you are planning a wedding or special event, visit Hotel Van Dyk’s website today at: Hotel Van Dyk. Or contact Michelle and the exceptional events team on: 01246 387386.

Find out more about David Fox and his magic at: or phone/text David: 07946 686 258.