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I will never forget the first moment I met the groom, Simon. He was best man at his best friend’s wedding and he had made a big boo-boo. Many a bride would have sobbed her heart out, kicked him off of the bridal party and sent him into exile for his terrible best man faux-pax. He’d only gone and put his hand and arm in plaster just a couple of weeks before the big day! There was no way of hiding the collosal white cast in his suit and it was there for all to see. Thankfully for Simon my brides are awesome and he was allowed to continue his best man duties – he just took a right ribbing all day! After the ceremony was over and guests were able to mingle, I spotted our gorgeous Beth by his side and I thought to myself…’I need to shoot their wedding too!’ Luckily for me, they felt the same way! Fast forward 18 months and after many a ‘lets just lock Simon in the house or wrap him in bubble wrap’ comments from myself it was time for the gorgeous duo to say ‘I do.’ I thought i’d throw in at this point a pic of Beth and Simon from the aforementioned wedding of Steve and Tasha at Colshaw Hall. If you look at Beth’s waist you can see a slither of the cast. Simon was insistent he managed to hide it in all the photos. You failed Simon, you failed…

Colshaw Hall Wedding

A Beautiful Spring Wedding In Chester

After months of dark, cold days nothing brings me more joy and happiness than the arrival of spring. You can’t beat a good spring wedding! It was time to take off the winter layers, find your sunnies in the back of the kitchen drawer and expose your skin to some vitamin D. I’m pretty sure on this gorgeous day I even gained a few freckles on my face. Winner! I’m now wondering how I can link the last sentence to bridal preps but I can’t so here’s some pics!

Wedding dress, wedding shoes, bouquet and ring

Beth’s beautiful bouquet was filled with gorgeous pink, cream, lilac and purple blooms. A fab job by the very talented Wild Floral Design, Chester.

Willington Hall Wedding Bridal Preparations

It was fab to work with such a lovely glam squad on the morning of the wedding. The girl’s hair was curled and perfected by the very lovely Hair by Carol Ellis Thompson and make up expertly applied by Laura Kelsall.

Willington Hall Bride

Seriously, could Beth look any more beautiful? I think not!

Father of the bride first look

I have to give a special mention to the legend that is Andrew, Beth’s dad. He kept me topped up with tea all morning which is the best way for me to start a wedding day. He then went on to nail the speeches (evidence below) giving me some cracking charismatic shots. Cheers Andrew!

A wedding at St James’ Church, Christleton, Chester

Arriving at church, the sun was beating down, my cardie came off and everyone wondered where on earth this weather had come from. My sun dance earlier on in the week had clearly worked a treat! I must say that Simon and his groomsmen were incredible relaxed. I have to give another special mention here to Usher, Tom who was one of the most organised I have ever met. Seriously Tom, I think there could be a promising future in professional Ushering in the pipeline. If anyone reading this blog is thinking that their Ushers are likely to just be useless humans stood in suits who plan to get drunk and not actually do any Ushering of any kind, get in touch and I will pass your details to Tom. He looks pretty good in a suit too! I now know that best man Steve is likely to be tutting at his lack of special mention. Don’t panic Steve – yours is on it’s way…

St James' Church, Christleton

Christleton Church, Chester

St James' Church Christleton Chester

Christleton Church Wedding

I love a good confetti shot. I’m really mean like that. It’s pretty impossible to not pull ridiculous faces when your family and friends are intent on you inhaling the stuff. I think the newlywed Cushmans did a good job of not looking too ridiculous. Congrats guys!


Chester Church Wedding

St James' Church, Christleton, Chester Wedding Photography

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Simon and Beth arrived in absolute style at Willington Hall thanks to the fantastic Chester Wedding Cars. Their 1934 Rolls Royce looked sensational against the backdrop of the hall. Everyone really made the most of the stunning spring weather with games of cricket on the lawn.

Willington Hall Cheshire

Wedding Venue Cheshire

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One of my favourite things about Willington Hall is the far reaching views and beautiful sunset. You can’t beat the golden light and stunning colours for some bridal portraits. I was super lucky that Simon and Beth wanted to shoot at sunset so we did a runner outside just before the speeches to grab these portraits. It’s always lovely to have some quiet moments together throughout your big day. The whole day can go by so quickly and in a blur – making time for a hug is essential!

Willington Hall Sunset

STEVE! Here’s your moment so stop scrolling!

Steve, best man and previous groom. You, Simon and Andrew killed it! I loved in particular your use of slideshows to completely embarrass Simon, sharing some wonderful memories and his love for fancy dress. You didn’t hold back at all (probably because he can’t get you back now) and I seriously laughed until I cried! There’s always a fine line with how far you can take your ribbing of the groom and you got it just right. Despite all the crazy tales the one thing that came across is how much you bloody love him. I’m a bit puzzled as to how you two weren’t the ones getting married to be honest. Top job!

Speeches at Willington Hall Cheshire

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As per usual I wasn’t heading home until I got to play with some flash and create something unique at Willington Hall. Thanks so much guys for coming outside in the cold and delivering an epic ‘dip n kiss.’ Your years of gym and sports really paid off. You also get the coolest shoes of the year award for your matching converse – no better way to prepare for hardcore partying!

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