Cherry Orchard Lake Wedding Photographer
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.
Grosvenor Pulford Wedding Photographer
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! 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.
Queen Hotel Chester Wedding Photographer
I had been to this venue loads of times for events and parties, but never actually had the pleasure of photographing a wedding here. Needless to say I was delighted when Craig and Susanne asked me to photograph their big day at the Queen Hotel, Chester. As soon as you are greeted at the door by the friendly staff and one of the best staircases I have ever seen, you know its going to be a good day!
Craig and Susanne were married in January so opted for an indoor ceremony, but the Queen Hotel can also accommodate for outdoor ceremonies. Indoors or outdoors, you will have a beautiful ceremony whichever you choose.
I started the day capturing some of Susanne’s hair and makeup photographs at the venue and finished just after first dance… Be warned before you scroll down to the pictures.. There was some serious commitment and dance moves on display by Craig and Susanne’s guests. The day was full of emotion and tears from start to end (mainly from the bridesmaids!), and so many happy smiles throughout from everyone.
During the evening, I was able to take Craig and Susanne around the hotel for some evening portraits. The huge light fixture in reception was perfect for these..oh and also those amazing stairs that I mentioned! Craig and his groomsmen weren’t quite finished with their photos yet though.. As is tradition with most weddings now, the groom must have a celebratory cigar on his wedding day so we popped outside for a cool looking cigar photo.
Here are a few of my favourites from Craig and Susanne’s wedding at the Queen Hotel Chester.
Venue – Queen Hotel Chester
Abbeywood Estate Wedding Photography
This was my first time photographing at Abbeywood Estate in Delamere, and what an amazing place it is! Located just outside Chester City Centre, Abbeywood’s vast immaculate gardens, stunning views over Cheshire, amazing staff and HUGE orangery where your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception are held, are just a few reasons why Abbeywood Estate is the perfect wedding venue. When I photographed David and Laura’s big day, it was a little overcast for parts, but during the evening we had the most beautiful sunset in Cheshire, for some romantic bride and groom pictures.
I started my day at Laura’s parents house for bridal prep images. Everyone was on hand to make sure the day went super smoothly including Laura’s beautiful bridesmaids. Laura was calm right throughout bridal prep…Perhaps a little too calm as we did arrive 20 minutes late for the ceremony. When I arrived at Abbeywood to tell David we were slightly behind, he didn’t seem so surprised as Laura was previously given the nickname by her nieces and nephews “Aunty Late Laura”.
After the emotional ceremony in the orangery, it was straight onto the photographs, starting with a group photo and confetti shot! Wow what a lot of confetti!! Look out for the picture. Whilst I was photographing family formal shots in Abbeywood’s stunning gardens, guests were keeping themselves entertained by pimping their Prosecco, bouncing on space-hoppers, playing cricket, oh and giving Ringo (Laura and David’s gorgeous pooch) lots of fusses! Ringo also made his way into the photographs too 🙂
Here are a selection of some of my favourite photos from Laura and David’s wedding day at Abbeywood Estate, Delamere.