“Personally we couldn’t have been any happier with how you handled our day. We wanted a discreet, and relaxed approach to our photos which would tell the story of our day through the photos – something we thought you nailed!!” – Dale and Charlotte
THE HAPPY COUPLE
It all started with a shot when Dale and Charlotte met in a tequila bar in Liverpool as university students. Not long into their first conversation, they realised they had the same date of birth…and the rest as they say is history! The lively environment of the tequila bar where they first met was probably not dissimilar to the relaxed party vibe they had for their wedding day. The photos show just how vibrant not only the Bride and Groom’s personalities shone on the day, but all of the wedding guests as well. It was such a joy for me to capture the fun-filled atmosphere they had collectively created on their big day and I’m thrilled to be able to share just some of the truly candid moments I managed to snap that day. If people weren’t laughing, they were crying with joy!
A RICH HISTORICAL VENUE
And, if that wasn’t enough to make this the perfect wedding day, the wedding venue (DoubleTree Hilton Chester) is steeped in rich history including an 18th Century Manor House called Hoole Hall, a 19th century grade II listed cast iron conservatory and a beautifully restored barn house with the original beams still intact. The picturesque setting is a photographer’s dream so I was very impressed with the venue with it being my first time shooting a wedding here. The venue boasts an impressive 12 acres of landscape grounds allowing me to capture of variety of shots, from sweeping wide landscapes to more intimate emotional close-ups.
THE BIG DAY
The bridal party were in high spirits in the morning having splashed out on lottery tickets. They didn’t win (much to one bridesmaid’s dismay in particular), but lady luck was certainly shining down on this wedding with beautiful sunny weather. The happy couple certainly shared a sense of humour, and I was particularly amused by their specially made packets of Haver’s (Quavers) crisps. What a clever use of their surname! This sense of humour was clearly a family/friend trait of all wedding guests as the speeches contained some of the funniest stories I’ve heard told at a wedding as a photographer. When it came time to tie the knot, there wasn’t a dry eye in the (barn) house and Charlotte was a stunning bride in a wedding dress designed by Martina Liana. The groom probably shed enough tears for everyone in the room which was the clearest sign of how great Dale and Charlotte’s love for each other is. Twisted Tubes, a fantastic lively five piece band, started the Reception drinks off on the right note helping to carry the party feel through into the dinner and evening celebrations. The fun carried on into the night and I left with some cracking shots and big smile on my face. You could definitely feel the love in the room.
If you need a photographer for your wedding at DoubleTree Hilton Chester, drop me a line!