A beautiful summer wedding, covering Zoe & Craig’s big day.
It all starts at All Saints, Odd Rode
It would be fair to say Zoe and Craig left nothing to chance in organising their wedding day. Detailed timings were put in place over a month before the ceremony, which is always helpful for any wedding photographer. Wedding preparation was covered at the Bride’s home, before the short journey to the picture postcard church of All Saints at Odd Rode on the Cheshire / Staffordshire border.
The weather really couldn’t have been better for a wedding, a pleasant summers day with just a slight breeze, which made for some idyllic photographs around the beautiful church. Guests began to arrive and were greeted by the vicar, who was chatting with the slightly nervous groom. Ushers directed guests inside the church minutes before the bride and her entourage arrived.
The service ran smoothly and at the end of the ceremony, Zoe surprised Craig by having arranged the local scout group to form a guard of honour as they left the Church. Craig is an active member of the local group, and the surprise on his face made for some fine photographs! Group photographs were taken with relatives outside the church before a spectacular confetti moment as the couple left the grounds of the church, and then on to Wrenbury Hall for the reception. As a wedding photographer, a church like All Saints at Odd Rode is perfect to work at.
HISTORIC WRENBURY HALL
Located just outside the market town on Nantwich in south Cheshire, 400 year old Wrenbury Hall has a reputation amongst the wedding industry as one of the finest venues in the north-west. Initially a private home, the Hall began welcoming couples to celebrate their big day here in 1998. Starting off with small, quiet wedding services, they’ve grown to accommodate event the largest of wedding parties.
With it’s Orangery, secret passages and a champagne bar inside the historic sandstone exterior, the hall is seen as one of the most stylish settings for a wedding. The business has moved with clients needs and now offers a bridal salon as well as a Pagoda available for ceremonies. It’s always a pleasure to work at Wrenbury Hall, knowing the range of photographic opportunities on the site make it a real joy to work as wedding photographer at Wrenbury Hall.
A SULTRY SUMMER WEDDING
On arrival at the Hall, a Toastmaster was on hand to greet the couple with drinks before enjoying time with guests, who were invited to play games such as giant jenga, croquet and boules on the glorious lawn outside the magnificent facade of the hall. Children especially loved this touch and it was a real struggle to tear them away from the games for the evening’s arrangements!
The newlyweds took part in a receiving line with all their guests and then it was on to the serving of the wedding breakfast. The large dining area is spacious and airy and can seat even the largest of wedding parties, even with plenty of space for a dancefloor. Zoe and Craig were lucky enough to enjoy a spectacular sunset on their wedding day, so I made sure we spent ten minutes getting just a few frames on the lawn area ahead of the first dance.
The night really got in to gear following the cake cutting, with live bands, entertainers and a photo booth all in place. Complemented by a late buffet of Bacon and Sausage Barms, the guests could get on with seriously enjoying themselves!
By then it was time to pack the camera away though it was obvious the party would be lasting a lot longer, all wedding guests were in great form and the photographs captured some wonderful memories.
Wedding Photography – Get in touch
If you are looking for a Wrenbury Hall wedding photographer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and ask for a copy of my wedding brochure. Photography for me is all about capturing those candid moments as they happen, with very little posing (if any) involved. To me, this is the way to capture the true essence of a wedding day. Please contact me to see if I am free on your wedding date.