I've not shot at Craxton Wood
before, it's a gerogeous traditional country house and is set in acres of tranquil and beautiful woodland. This was only a short day for me for this wedding and it started with coverage of the wedding guests arriving, button holes being pinned to lapels, a few drinks and guests chatting while waiting for the Bride Helen's big arrival. As the guests were ushered into the magnificent Craxton Suite, with its' full length windows ensuring the room is covered in natural light and as well as being perfect for lighting the ceremony it also makes for some great photographs afterwards. Helen soon arrived in a fantastic old chauffeur driven Daimler Limousine from Chester Wedding Cars
along with her beautiful Bridesmaid daughter Jodie, 2 cute little flower girls and the rest of her wedding party. As she stepped out of the wedding car full of smiles I got the chance to see and photograph Helen in her gorgeous Stella York wedding dress for the first time, she looked stunning and was perfectly complimented by her beautifully simple, muted colours of Bridal bouquet by Jenny's Flowers.
Jodi, Helen's daughter wearing a lovely Bridesmaid dress from Monsoon and the little Flowergirls wearing dresses from Roco Clothing
completed the girls entourage. Nikki the stylist from Scott and Griffiths Hairdressing
in Chester was in charge of the girls hair and there's a special shoutout for talented Bridesmaid Jodi, who took care of the makeup! The Groom and his all party wearing suits from Groom
in Chester, David's speech was very funny, and as a tip for the future if you're in line to come up with a speech yourself, it's really nice to hear amusing stories rather than Googling funny wedding speeches and one-liners, it makes it much more personal and gives much more natural reactions to the speeches from the guests. Not to leave any suppliers out, Wirral Balloon Company
and Mel's Amazing Cakes
, well I'm sure you can guess from the names how they contributed to Helen and David's amazing day, a genuinely lovely couple and it's so obvious how much they genuinly both mean to each other, congratuations and best wishes for the future to you both, thank you for letting me be a part of your day.