Neil and Jane were married at the Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel in Chester. They have a gorgeous baby daughter and a wonderful group of family and friends. Their wedding was themed around the forces and a collection was made for Help for Heroes. Their day was super relaxed, full of laughter and homely and they made us feel very welcome.
Here are some of our favourite pictures from their day.
When we arrived the bride was having her make-up done and so I began with taking a few getting ready photographs and Jason took the dress, flowers and rings off to be photographed.
The Groom and Groomsmen wore the most fantastic tuxedos and seemed to have little trouble with mastering the fine art of the bow tie.
The brides dress was stunning and elegant, showing off her gorgeous figure and the bridesmaids looked fantastic too!
The hotel manager arrived at Jane’s hotel room door to collect her and we walked down to meet the registrar who managed to colour co-ordinate with the occasion by dressing in a purple outfit which matched the colours of the wedding perfectly! The ceremony was emotional and full of fun which just set the tone of the day beautifully.
The day itself was lovely for a February day. Rain was forecast but we did not see a drop. Although I do like my umbrella shots, on this day we settled for some welly shots!! Wellies are models own…. 🙂
After the ceremony the guests enjoyed drinks at the bar in the conservatory. We whisked Jane and Neil off to have a few more intimate shots together before bringing them back for some bridal party shots and group shots.
I love this shot of the bridal party.
Jane with her mum.
It wasn’t long before it was time for the wedding breakfast. Lucky for us, two guests had phoned in sick and so there were two table spaces going. Of course it would be terrible to waste good food, so Jane and Neil very kindly included us and we had bangers and mash and sticky toffee pudding and it was fabulous!!
Speeches were spread out between courses and everyone got a few good jokes in. Jane did a fantastic emotion filled speech which had the matron of honour in tears.
It was then off for tea and coffees while the room was transformed for the disco!
Those wellies make another appearance!
Jason stayed to do evening coverage and created these fabulous dance shots, which really capture the energy and fun of their reception.
So, a full day for our first wedding of 2011. It was fabulous fun as always, going to a new venue always gives your brain a fresh dose of creativity and this is one venue we’d love to go back to, so if you need a Craxton Wood Wedding Photographer, please get in touch as we’d love to speak to you about your big day.