Clare & Lee
Chester Town Hall Wedding // Cheshire Wedding Photographer
Chester Town Hall Wedding // Cheshire Wedding Photographer
Chester Town Hall Wedding // Chester Wedding Photographer
Kate & Tim's wedding had ALL my favourite things. A beautiful bride in a beautiful beaded boho frock, a 'help yourself scone station' which should be made compulsory at all weddings, an emotional father of the bride (sorry Fred!) & an outdoor ceremony with an abundance of happy tears & belly laughs.
& that's not even mentioning the Land Rover wedding car, boho tipi reception & abundance of confetti... I could go on (& on!)
Kate & Tim, thank-you so so much for asking me to be a part of your AMAZING day. You should be so proud of yourselves for planning such a bloody good shindig!
And a huuuuuge thank-you to my amazing 2nd shooter, Leah for all your help on the day <3
A lot of couples want their pre-wedding shoot to be during the summer months, which is understandable... but if you catch the right day in Autumn, just look what you can achieve!
Those colours and that light at 2pm on a fresh November's day... just perfect.
Joanne & Damien you were a delight to photograph and I literally cannot wait to see what you've been planning for May!
And last but not least, a big shout out to Frank, the Frenchie <3
I can't express how much fun Delia & Sean's big day was.
Firstly, a huge shout out to Delia, who climbed over a wooden fence in her dress & heels to get into the fields surrounding the hall for their photographs. Never an easy task but you did it in style & it was totally worth it!
Secondly, Delia & Sean had completely decked out the lawn with hoola hoops, space hoppers, limbo, hay bales & a seriously cool VW Camper photobooth! Oh and jester hats all round.. just because. And to top it all off, as everyone was having such a good time outside, Delia & Sean decided to do their first dance out there too, surrounded by their loved ones all singing along to Oasis, it was such a perfect moment.
I hope wedding number 2 is as perfect as this one, have an amazing time in Romania guys.. I can't wait to hear about it when you're back <3
Claire & Simon made it official at the quirky & fun Chester wedding venue, Oddfellows. They wanted to have a small intimate day where their nearest & dearest watched their legal ceremony before their huge wedding celebrations in France next year!
It was a beautiful day & Claire & Simon were so fun & full of life, it was an absolutely pleasure of a wedding to photograph!
I'd been dying to shoot a wedding at Nunsmere Hall in Cheshire and was over the moon when Nicola & Phil booked me for their day there!
We've had such a rainy few weeks and I had all my fingers crossed that the sun would make an appearance for Phil & Nic as they had their hearts set on an outdoor wedding ceremony. I turned up at Nunsmere nice and early to have a scout round for locations before I met Nicola and the bridesmaids getting ready, the sun was out and there were blue skies all round, an absolute miracle!
After Nicola was wedding-ready & in her dress, I headed outside to photograph the ceremony area before the guests were seated. Just as I got outside, a huge black cloud blew over and it started chucking it down! I quickly dumped my camera inside and ran out to help the staff gather up the chair covers & roll up the carpet so it didn't get ruined. As quickly as the rain started, it stopped & the sun & blue skies were back once again! We all stood there in disbelief not knowing whether to carry on moving everything inside or start putting it back out. The wedding co-ordinator called Nic and she bravely said they'd go ahead with the outdoor ceremony. With 5 minutes to go we all raced around setting up again and making it perfect for the Bride & Groom.
Nicola definitely made the right call. The sun carried on shining and there wasn't a drop of rain in sight!
Meg at Phil got married in the beautiful St Chad's Church in Farndon, just outside of Chester. St Chad's has got to be one of my favourite churches, it's got such a quaint, villagey charm to it, but admittedly, I am slightly biased as I grew up down the road...
We started off the morning at Meg's parents house, where we could look out the bedroom window and see the church in full view. It's definitely the shortest commute I've ever done to the church before! Meg arrived at the church in style, driven by her dad in an old english green kit car. After a careful manoeuvre out the car to avoid any oil stains on the dress, Meg headed down the little path and into the church to an eagerly awaiting Phil!
After the ceremony the newly wed's exited the church, showered in the most colourful confetti before jumping in the car and heading over to their reception at Harthill Weddings at The Success Factory. The lovely September sunshine came out just in time for canapés and drinks on the lawn, making sure the guests made the most of the gorgeous views of Cheshire. Whilst everyone was busy enjoying the sunshine, we headed across the fields to a beautiful little woodland area for some portraits in the forest, (my favourite of course!)
The rest of the day was so so relaxed, there was such a great atmosphere with everyone laughing and congratulating the pair all day. Meg & Phil were clearly in their elements, spending the day with a permanent grin across their faces!
I first met Amy & Gavin back in 2014 when Amy was bridesmaid for one of my lovely couples, Jess & Rob! It was great knowing I would see everyone again and when Amy & Gavin filled me in on all their plans, I couldn't wait to shoot their beautiful Ness Gardens wedding!
When the day came, the July rain held off and the sun made a rare appearance - just in time for the "I do's!" After not one, but two confetti throwings (why the hell not?!) Amy & Gavin were whisked away for a spin in their gorgeous little VW camper.
Ness Garden's is the type of place that whatever direction you're looking in, there's a picture perfect - bride & groom worthy - location! We really were spoilt for choice in this little oasis <3
Trafford Hall Wedding in Chester, Cheshire Wedding Photographer
Laura & her bridesmaids got ready at Mickle Trafford Manor, which is just down the road & very handy for their Trafford Hall Wedding! It's a gorgeous little hotel with beautifully quirky rooms and loads of space for wedding preparation antics.
It was a bit of a rainy start to the day & Laura was met with umbrellas waiting to escort her into the ceremony at St. Mary's Without the Walls in Handbridge, Chester. The church is absolutely beautiful, with such a long aisle it makes for the perfect grand entrance! After the ceremony Laura & Neil braved the rain for a confetti line as they exited the church to head over to Trafford Hall.
I first shot in Trafford Hall, Chester last May and fell in love with the place. Some venues just have a sort of charm about them and this is definitely one of those places. When Laura & Neil got in touch and told me their chosen venue, I could not wait to get back there again!
The driveway up to the Hall is lined from start to finish with tall tree's making it perfect to wander along for portraits! There's also some horses in the field next door which I managed to coax over to join in with some photographs! The marquee looked incredible, decked out in blue & yellow lanterns topped off with the happiest bunch of guests.
The sun finally came out after the speeches were finished and everyone made the most of the beautiful grounds. The back of the hall is the perfect sun trap lined with a string of lights giving it such a lovely atmosphere come dusk.
I also have to do a big shout out to the lovely Laura's amazing millinery skills too, she created her own veil as well as many of the guests hats and fascinators! Check her website by clicking here <3