Soughton Hall Wedding Photography – William & Kaitlin

Soughton Hall Wedding Photography – William & Kaitlin

Soughton Hall Wedding Photography

Everything about Will and Kait’s wedding at Soughton Hall oozed class, style and the overall wow factor! Pretty incredible when you consider Kaitlin was organising the wedding all the way from California whilst Will was serving the armed forces here in the UK.

I had managed to meet with Will and Kait on one occasion prior to the wedding and immediately knew it was going to be an epic wedding. Kaitlin had shown me some ideas which she loved and Will was had a lot of his friends from the forces who were going to be in attendance in full military dress including an abundance of swords! I did feel a little left out not having a sword šŸ™

I arrived at Soughton Hall in the morning for Kaitlin’s bridal prep images where I was greeted by both families, including those who made the trip over from California. Such a friendly bunch! The bride and her bridesmaids looked absolutely stunning and I have to say the groom and groomsmen also matched up in their uniforms. Will and Kait also exchanged notes on the morning of the wedding behind one of the oak doors at Soughton Hall. It was a military operation in itself making sure Will and Kait didn’t see each other before they said I do. The weather over Soughton Hall started off as any typical North Wales day…. Rain. It soon cleared though and we were able to enjoy the stunning gardens of Soughton Hall and create some gorgeous photos. We were even able to get back outside during the evening for some sparkler photographs. Always fun…and occasionally worrying for the guests who have been lacquered in hairspray!!

Here are a few of my favourites from William and Kaitlin’s amazing wedding at Soughton Hall.

Venue – Soughton Hall – www.soughtonhall.co.uk

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Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photographer – Mike and Adele

Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photographer – Mike and Adele

Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photographer

Candid, Converse, Sparklers, Smoke Grenades……I love a good wedding!!!

Its no surprise Mike and Adele had chosen the Grosvenor Pulford for their wedding reception. Its a beautiful venue and offers so many different photo opportunities. Not to mention the fact it was an absolute scorcher of a day so we spent a lot of time outdoors where guests could socialise and lap up the rays with a glass of Pimms! Ok it might not have been Pimms but you get the idea!

The ceremony was held at theĀ gorgeous St Lawrence church in Soak, just outside Ellesmere Port. The vicar is one of the friendliest modern vicars I have ever met. He was taking photos on his iPad and adding his own personal touches to make Mike and Adele’s wedding ceremony perfect.

After the ceremony, we stayed for a few photos with the bridal car at the church before heading over to the Grosvenor Pulford. We made the most of the gorgeous Chester weather and created some stunning images. We even had a little bit of fun later on with some sparklers which was a shot Adele really wanted.

Here are a few of my favourites from Mike and Adele’s wedding day at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel.

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Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photographer – Hannah and Callum

Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photographer – Hannah and Callum

Tower Hill Barns Wedding Photographer

This wasn’t my first visit to Tower Hill, nor the first time I had photographed Callum and Hannah. We actually spent an afternoon at Vale Crucis Abbey in Llangollen for a fun engagement shoot prior to the wedding.

Callum and Hannah thought they would be a little uneasy having their photographs taken, but on their engagement shoot and on the wedding day they absolutely smashed it! So… The big day itself…..

I have so much love for Tower Hill Barns! Llangollen is one of my favourite places in North Wales with its stunning scenery and friendly locals. The views and staff at Tower Hill Barns were as amazing as I knew they would be.

Hannah and her bridesmaids got ready in a gorgeous apartment in Llangollen whilst Callum and his Groomsmen started the morning with a round of golf in Buckley. As you’ll see from the photos, the weather was amazing and everyone looked perfect! Hannah’s dress was stunning and Callum scrubbed up alright too in his Army uniform!

The ceremony was conducted outside under the old bridge at Tower Hill Barns with the hills and farms of Llangollen surrounding us. Once Callum and Hannah had said “I do” it was straight into the family photographs. We waited until after the meal for the bride and groom images so everyone could cool down a little. It was a scorcher!!

Thank you Nadine from ELS Photography for second shooting with me on this awesome wedding!

Here is a small selection of photos from Callum and Hannah’s big day at Tower Hill Barns!

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Cherry Orchard Lake Wedding Photography – Sophie and Chris

Cherry Orchard Lake Wedding Photography – Sophie and Chris

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Where do I even begin with this blog? Everything about this wedding was amazing! We had the perfect weather, a stunning Cheshire countryside setting in Delamere, such a fun bridal party and an awesome bride and groom who let me have free rein on creativity!

Cherry Orchard Lake, run by Delamere events is tucked away in the Cheshire countryside and is the perfect wedding venue for anyone who is not wanting a formal hotel wedding. I mean literally….. its tipi’s in a huge field, next to a beautiful lake. You’ll see what I mean in the pictures!

So I arrived for bridal prep in the morning at Sophie’s parents house where Sophie and her bridesmaids were not showing any sign of nerves at all. 2 hours quickly flew by and it was time to see Chris and Sophie say I do at Christleton Church.

Nothing really out of the ordinary there… but as soon as we arrived at Cherry Orchard Lake, with the sun shining and the prosecco flowing, I couldn’t stop grinning with joy all day!

Working with Dan from Third Avenue Photography, we caught some amazing images with Dan’s drone, smoke grenades, a VW camper van and a beetle! Oh that was just the day time. Not to mention one of the best speeches I’ve heard from a best man (well best men in this case). … At your standard wedding, during the evening you might get a tasty buffet or a juicy hog roast. Nah that wasn’t going to happen at this wedding. A converted Mk1 landrover arrived to serve freshly made pizzas (when I say converted, i literally mean the back of it was converted into a pizza oven!) And Chris and Sophie had also arranged a van to serve tasty crepes all evening too! Maybe I did taste a few of these.. Obviously just to make sure they were ok for the bride and groom to eat!

As the evening went on, and the band played, the guests were having such an amazing time….. and it got a little bit better again when everyone was then invited outside for a fireworks display over Cherry Orchard Lake.

Anywhere, here are a selection of my favourites from Chris and Sophie’s epic wedding at Cherry Orchard Lake, run by Delamere Events.

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Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photography – Gemma and Adam

Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photography – Gemma and Adam

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Gemma & Adam, chose to have their wedding at the beautiful Grosvenor Pulford Hotel just outside Chester. It was a hot one!! Not just the wedding but I mean the weather was actually sweltering!

The wedding was one of my biggest weddings on 2017 with over 100 amazing guests making the trip to Chester to see Gemma & Adam tie the knot. I arrived in the morning at the Grosvenor Pulford for bridal prep images with Gemma and her bridesmaids who were nothing short of amazing all day!Ā  The ceremony itself…. Well Adam & Gemma’s gorgeous daughter, Amelia wanted centre stage and didn’t want to be anywhere other than with Gemma as the “I do’s” were said.

Because I had the luxury of a rare hot sunny day over Chester, we made the most of the entire day and spent a lot of chilled out time outside. After the ceremony, it was straight into the group photo, family photos and then time for Gemma and Adam to chill before the wedding breakfast. To be honest, by that point it was that hot that I think everyone needed to refuel and hydrate. The speeches…….Well Adam’s best men’s speech was described more as a performance rather than a speech. And it was!! Adam used to be in a boy band with his groomsmen and they made him get up and sing one of their old songs infront of all his family and friends! I would have been fuming but Adam took it all in his stride.

After the meal and a few glasses later, the weather had started to be a bit kinder and it was time for bride and groom photos around the stunning gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford.

Here are a few of my favourites from Adam & Gemma’s wedding day at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel.

 

 

Ruthin Vale Country Club Wedding Photography – Daniel and Lisa

Ruthin Vale Country Club Wedding Photography – Daniel and Lisa

Ruthin Vale Country Club Wedding Photographer

Often, I find I am photographing many venues for the first time. Not too many of them are on my doorstep though. I thought I had visited every wedding venue around North Wales and Chester… But hidden away in Ruthin, with a spectacular backdrop of the Clwydian Range is the Vale Country Club. This was the first wedding I photographed at this venue and I didn’t leave disappointed!

My day started at St Mary’s Church in Mold… where it sadly was raining. Daniel had already arrived by this point and parked his beloved Mini Cooper at the church. I awaited Lisa’s arrival expecting the usual white Bentley or Roll’s, but I was in for a surprise! Lisa pulled up in her Dad’s restored Robin Reliant. Thankfully by this point, the rain had stopped and Lisa’s dress could stay clean and dry for a little longer.

If you have never been to St Mary’s Church in Mold, go and check out the stained glass windows inside. They are huge!!! After the ceremony I brought Dan and Lisa back inside the church for a couple of photographs in front of the amazing windows.

Dan drove himself and his beautiful new bride to the Vale Country Club in Ruthin in his Mini, sadly battling the rain again. With the views over the venue, it would have been such a shame not to have these in Dan and Lisa’s wedding pictures… So we took our chances between rain showers to capture all the family shots and bride & groom photos. We were greeted by an amazing sound! No it wasn’t the sound of any more vintage cars, but it was the sound of a Welsh male voice choir. They were fantastic!!

Oh I should mention at this point… Lisa’s sister and bridesmaid has to be the most organised person I have ever met. Wherever and whenever I needed someone to be ready for photos, she was on it! That job offer still stands Laura if you’re reading this haha!

The evening reception… Well lets be honest.. Everyone had found the bar a long time ago and were all clearly enjoying themselves. Before first dance, I thought that we may try something a little different with Dan’s Mini for a photograph. Out came the flashes and smoke bomb, and boom! Scroll down for the result.

Here are a few of my favourites from Dan and Lisa’s special day.

VenueĀ http://valecountryclub.co.uk/

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