Laura and Ed got married at Crewe Hall. It was epic!
Photographing weddings at Crewe Hall
It was an absolute pleasure to be back at one of my all time favourite wedding venues – Crewe Hall in Cheshire for Laura and Ed’s stunning wedding day. Crewe Hall is a perfect venue for your wedding day – steeped in history and grade I listed you will no doubt feel like an absolute princess on your wedding day. From the beautiful tree-lined drive, grand gated entrance and well kept gardens the outdoor wedding photo opportunities are just as good as the indoors. Stepping through the doors is like stepping back in time with the breathtaking hall of pillars a central feature of the building and the perfect location for your drinks reception. The many ceremony spaces within the venue are equally as breath taking with many huge stone fireplaces, intricate ceilings (i’m talking the creme de la creme of ceilings!) and huge windows bathing you in natural light and providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony.
One of the many moments on a wedding day where someone says to me ‘you’re not going to photograph this are you?!’ Errrrrr – yeah! Whether you’re a bridesmaid in your PJs or a groom in his pants, if you’ve made the mistake of not ironing your things before I arrive, i’m taking the photo! Another fave of mine is when the bride needs extra deodorant after putting on her dress (happens all the time) and the classic bridesmaid hoiking up the brides boobs into her dress. Classic moments that could so easily be forgotten without me. A moment of WTF is this photographer doing followed by a lifetime of laughter!
With 117 bedroooms and numerous suites there is plenty of rooms for your guests to stay and enjoy the celebrations. There is also lots of room for both of you to get ready on your wedding morning! After all, why should only one of you get the luxury of waking up at your venue on your wedding morning? Both Ed and Laura stayed the night before along with lots of their family and friends. This gave me and my second photographer plenty of time to document their preparations on the wedding morning and a stress free experience for us all 🙂
Oh, what a beautiful wedding ceremony!
How dapper did Ed look in his bow tie?! Those final seconds before the music begins and the girls make their entrance is always one of my favourite moments of the day. Will the groom cry? Will he laugh with nerves? Will he dare to sneak a peek of her walking down the aisle or wait until the last moment to greet his bride?
Look at that ceiling! I told you they were amazing! We don’t do ceilings like that anymore! If you get to visit Crewe Hall – be sure to look up 🙂
The back terrace at facade of Crewe Hall is equally as stunning as the front. The large circular stone steps is the perfect space to squeeze together your family and friends for a whole group photo and of course get covered in confetti. They’re also a great spot for smaller group photos and portraits.
Casual strolls along the lawn are perfect for some relaxed and natural photos of you both. At the same time though, just check out the building from afar. Heading down to the bottom of the lawn provides you the most incredible view of the hall, it’s amazing tower (which you can actually stay in – the views from the top are pretty incredible!) I don’t think there are many other wedding venues in the North West of England with such a wealth of history and grandeur.
Just have to do a shout to the cake! It was absolutely stunning! The dark navy finish was so striking and daring from the traditional white cakes we see most days.
I absolutely adore shooting weddings at Crewe Hall. It is a huge privilege to be a recommended supplier at the venue. If you or someone you know is looking for a wedding photographer at Crewe Hall you can see more of my work at the venue by clicking here.