One Wedding Two Weekends – Tina And Matt

Gretna Green Wedding Photography With Tina & Matt

a romantic moment in black and white
bride and groom stood at the altar as hysband and wife
two wedding rings hanging on a branch with green leaves and red berries

Gretna Green Wedding Photography At Anvil Hall & Gretna Chase Hotel

Tina & Matt's winter wedding was a little different, they spread their celebrations over two weekends. The ceremony took place in Gretna Green, Scotland with a second reception a week later in Frodsham & Forest Hills Hotel.

Weekend Number One - Gretna Green

So, I set off from Runcorn on Friday afternoon ready for the big day on Saturday, and what a day it was. The weather was pretty much against us, well it was December, but that did not dampen the mood of the day one little bit. Both bride & groom pulled out all the stops and looked amazing for their special day. Tina going for a beautiful, traditional wedding style & Matt getting really into the swing of things with full Scottish dress complete with kilt.

Let's Get Ready

The wedding day photography started on the Saturday morning at the stunning Gretna Chase Hotel with bridal & groom prep shots. The hotel rooms were just perfect from a photographer's point of view.

The Ceremony - Anvil Hall

Following the prep & a few detail shots we then took a short drive to Anvil Hall for the ceremony itself. What a stunning venue for a wedding & this one was made even more special with a falcon flying through the hall carrying the wedding rings, just amazing! Post ceremony shots were taken inside the hall & then outside, by this time the light was really against us but we managed to pull off some lovely shots, the night was drawing in quickly and this added to the whole atmosphere & feel of the images.

Back To Gretna Chase Hotel

Following the beautiful wedding ceremony it was all back to the Gretna Chase Hotel for drinks, a bit of chill time, a few photos of the happy couple & the wedding breakfast. The guests were enjoying the day & so were the new Mr & Mrs Emery. I was lucky enough to be given a gorgeous meal a drinks, courtesy of the happy couple, this was very much appreciated. A couple of emotional speeches followed by a night of dancing as everyone celebrated the happy couple's big day. I stayed until after the 1st dance, capturing everyone having a great time on the dance floor, finishing off what had been an incredible day for me.


Weekend Number 2 - Forest Hills Hotel

What can I say? Tina & Matt know how to celebrate a wedding! A second reception at Forest Hills Hotel for those friends and family members that couldn't make the wedding day in Gretna, these guys know how to party! Again, it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this incredible evening, my last gig of 2019 & what a way to end the year, just brilliant! Top food, top company, top venue, what else can I say? Lots of photographs taken of very happy people, all celebrating Tina & Matt's wedding & love for each other. I like to say that I capture the true emotions and real events at weddings, this was pretty easy to do at this particular wedding. The whole world could see how much Tina & Matt meant to each other, there was a lot of love in the air on that evening.

That was me done, 2019 done & dusted, another wedding completed & my first wedding that had been spread over 2 weekends. It was a real privilege to be a part of both days, a wedding I will never forget.

Tina & Matt's Wedding Photography Package

Tina & Matt chose my full day wedding photography package plus a premium quality photo book. Their chosen package also had a pre wedding photo shoot included at no extra cost. The second booking for Forest Hills was an added extra & I classed that booking as Event Photography.


two hands on a car bonnet
hairdresser styling hair for a bridesmaid
michael pardoe, cheshire wedding photographer

Bridal Prep - Gretna Chase Hotel

bridal team in a hotel room
bride in wedding dress walking down stairs
chief bridesmaid with mother of the bride in gretna green
hairdresser stylying a bridesmaid's hair in gretna green
a bride having her tiara fitted on her wedding day
a bride having her veil and wedding dress finished on her wedding day in gretna green

Groom Prep - Gretna Chase Hotel

groom looking at himself in a mirror
Groom and best man getting ready at Gretna Chase Hotel
two men wearing kilts in gretna green
bridegroom getting dressed and ready for his wedding day in gretna green
pocket watch with groom engraved

The Wedding Ceremony - Anvil Hall

five people at the altar at a wedding in scotland
bride and groom stood at the altar
bridegroom and a falcon flying at anvil hall, gretna green
bride and groom and paige boy at the altar
three people standing at the altar holding hands
bride, groom and mother of the bride having fun

Gretna Chase Hotel & Forest Hills Hotel

people sat a table drinking and eating
four men wearing kilts at a wedding in gretna green
a bridegroom about to kiss his bride
husband and wife holding each other during their first dance at a wedding in gretna green
bride and father of the bride dancing at forest hills hotel
four people dancing at a wedding reception at forest hills hotel


Gretna Chase Hotel -

Tel. 01461 337517


Anvil Hall Wedding Venue -

Tel. 01461 337071


Frodsham Forest Hills Hotel -

Tel. 01928 735255

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