Northop Hall Country House Wedding

Northop Hall Country House Wedding

Kate and Adam got married!

I am lucky enough to know Adam and Kate personally. Since Adam and Kate booked me a few years ago, we kept in touch ever since and I was also asked to photograph Kate, Adam and Olivia’s family portraits to hang in their living room.

Now, I am a man who shows very little emotion when it comes to weddings, but there was a special moment during Kate and Adams wedding at Northop Hall which brought the entire room to tears. Even I had to turn away when Olivia was reading a speech.

I arrived at Northop Hall Country House Hotel for Kate’s bridal prep in the morning. The weather was absolutely glorious over North Wales. Kate and her daughter Olivia looked stunning in their dresses. The lads looked pretty sharp too!

As Kate walked down the aisle with her Dad, a seemingly composed Adam soon melted. The ceremony was full of laughter and tears as their nearest and dearest watched the happy couple tie the knot.

We flew through the family photos. Mainly because it was so hot over Northop Hall and we didn’t want to keep people out for too long….oh or away from the bar!

Speeches…Well I’ve already briefly mentioned these. Olivia stole the show! Once everyone had recomposed themselves and the speeches were over, the temperature had cooled a little and Kate and Adam came outside for some more relaxed photographs.

Here are a few of my favourite from Kate and Adams special day at Northop Hall Country House Hotel.

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Chateau Rhianfa Wedding Photography – Pete and Jen

Chateau Rhianfa Wedding Photography – Pete and Jen

This was my first visit to Chateau Rhianfa on the stunning North Wales island of Anglesey. Pete and Jen had chosen their dream venue and it was only a few moments away from their new home.

Chateau Rhianfa provides an absolutely stunning backdrop for wedding photographs. Situated on the Menai Straits, it is a joy to photograph the stunning building and scenery.

As is usually the case in North Wales, the day started off with rain. I arrived at Jens house on Anglesey for Bridal Prep in the morning where the family, and bridesmaids made me feel so welcome.

Pete and Jen were married on Jen’s Nana and Grandads wedding anniversary and Jen’s Nan was also a bridesmaid, and Pete’s Dad was his best man on the day. Jen and all her bridesmaids looked amazing with smiles beaming ear to ear.

I arrived at the venue ahead of the bride to find guests enjoying themselves and a slightly nervous looking Pete. Just as Jen was walking down the aisle, Pete did shed a couple of tears as he watched his bride.
Once Pete and Jen had said the I do’s we quickly ran out for a confetti photograph….and ran straight back inside! Typical Welsh weather eh.

Family wedding photographs were all completed in the dry and warmth inside Chateau Rhianfa as well as some Bride and Groom portraits and candids.
The wedding breakfast room looked amazing…especially the wedding cake which featured a cake topper with Pete and Jen’s treasured dogs, Fred and Dozer.

Once the speeches were done, and everyone was fed and watered we had glorious sunshine outside! Quickly we ushered everyone out for a group photo and some couples portraits using the stunning grounds and backdrop of Chateau Rhianfa.

Thank you so much again Pete and Jen for asking me to be part of your special day.

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Tyn Dwr Hall Wedding Photography – Sion & Lauren

Tyn Dwr Hall Wedding Photography – Sion & Lauren

An amazing day spent with amazing company for Sion and Lauren’s wedding day at Tyn Dwr Hall in Llangollen. Despite the grey skies that hung over Llangollen, smiles were broad and spirits were high as I arrived for bridal prep. Lauren’s flawless makeup was done by Lizzie Griffiths http://www.lizziegriffiths.co.uk/

Lauren looked stunning in her wedding dress, huge veil and Manolo Blahnik shoes and their daughter was such a cute flower girl.

During the ceremony, Sion couldn’t hold is emotions. There may have been a tear or 2 as he watched his beautiful bride walk down the aisle. I was keeping an eye on the weather outside and the rain had stopped, grey skies had started to lift so we made our way outside after the ceremony for the must have confetti photo and group photo before the rain came back in. Typical North Wales weather, the rain stopped again later on and we were able to get Sion and Lauren outside for some beautiful photos.

Thanks you so much Sion and Lauren for having me a long and thank you again Tyn Dwr Hall for all your help.

Here are a few of my favourites from Sion and Lauren’s big day at Tyn Dwr Hall.

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Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photographer – Craig & Sharnah

Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photographer – Craig & Sharnah

Well seeing as Craig and Sharnah have just celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary, I guessed it was time I wrote a blog about their amazing wedding at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel in Chester.

Apart from the lack of leaves on the trees, you wouldn’t believe it was January. We had great daylight and lovely sunshine throughout most the day and I had the pleasure of being assisted by Neal from Neal McVeigh Photography.

I arrived for bridal prep like always and knew it was going to be a good day even before I entered the room. You could hear Sharnah and her 2 bridesmaids Amber and Sarah laughing from down the hallway as the prosecco corks popped.

The ceremony was held inside the Grosvenor Suite at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel which made a beautiful setting for Craig and Sharnah to say their “I do’s”.

As for the photo’s….we smashed through them! We even managed to find some time for some smoke grenades and creative flash work indoors and out. We did spend a lot of time in the Japanese gardens at the Grosvenor Pulford with its stunning ponds and waterfall which make the wedding photography opportunities idyllic.

Anyway….. Scroll down to see some of my favourite images from what was an epic day in Chester!

Venue: – Grosvenor Pulford Hotel 

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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 🙁 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 Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography Soughton Hall Wedding Photography
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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