Debbie & Paul's Autumn Wedding At Crabwall Manor
Let's Get Ready!
First job of the day at this stunning venue in Cheshire was to photograph the bridal team preparing for the big day. The theme of the day was very much a traditional one with the bride wearing a stunning, traditional style wedding dress. It was lovely to be able to photograph Debbie before she left her room, in her wedding dress, she looked radiant & was obviously more than ready to go and get married! After spending time with the bridal team I made my way downstairs to the ceremony room to photograph the groom & best man as they prepared for the ceremony. They were dressed to kill, very sharp. The mood was good & there were a few nerves on show too, all to be expected on such a massive day. The guests started to arrive & you could feel the nerves disappear as Paul knew he was just moments away from marrying his sweetheart.
Lots of smiles everywhere as the bride made her way to the front of the room, arm in arm with her son. A few moments of laughter & lots more smiles during the ceremony. The room was decorated beautifully and the natural light that poured in through the large windows made it even more of a pleasure to work. Natural, relaxed & timeless, that's how I would describe the images captured during the ceremony with a heavy traditional feel to them.
Post Ceremony Photographs
We managed to get some outdoor photographs despite the rain soaked grass. Indoor photographs of everyone who attended the ceremony, including some more formal photographs of the happy couple & close family & friends. The venue, Crabwall Manor, was just amazing, the ambient light & the traditional look of the place helped to create some beautiful images.
Speeches & The Reception
What a way to end the day, the speeches were emotional at times but beautifully delivered from the heart, as they should be & the following evening party topped off what had been an amazing day for all involved, including myself.
There was an added bonus when I met the band in the bar, it was a band I have seen & photographed a few times previous to Debbie & Paul's wedding day, they were the incredible Manytones, these guys knew how to get people up on the dance floor & how to get the party started! The cake cutting & First dance covered, it was time for me to leave.
It was a real privilege & a pleasure to be a part of such a lovely day with amazing people.