A Sunny Spring Wedding at The Alderley Edge Hotel
Photographing Cheshire weddings is the best job in the world especially when we get to meet up with people we have worked with before. We first met Lauren and Chris when we photographed Amy (maid of honour) and Paul’s (best man) wedding last summer. As soon as Chris and Lauren saw their friend’s wedding photographs they booked us. We get a lot of bookings this way.
Chris and Lauren’s chose the stunning Alderley Edge Hotel in Cheshire for their sunny Spring wedding. Alderley Edge is one of the most picturesque villages in Cheshire. This boutique hotel is an elegant wedding venue offering exclusive use so Chris and Lauren’s wedding guests could really relax and enjoy themselves.
Bride + Groom Preparations
On the day we arrived early to catch up with Lauren who was getting ready in one of Alderley Edge’s beautiful suites. She was in good spirits and safe hands with her mum Rayna, Chris’s mum Sue, maid of honour Amy and bridesmaid/sister Ashlea there to help her with any last minute preparations.
I then shot down to the bar to catch up with Chris and the boys. Chris had a large grooms’ party that consisted of best man Paul, groomsmen Luke, Stu, John and Rob, Lauren’s dad Ste, Chris’s dad Chris (senior) and very smart page boy Daniel. Everybody was in high spirits welcoming guests as they arrived.
The Wedding Ceremony at The Alderley Edge Hotel
Lauren looked absolutely stunning in her bodice fit lace detailed Kenneth Winston dress, with the most fantastic train that gave Lauren a perfect silhouette in all of our images of her. With hair by Danielle James and Makeup by Phoebe Rose Lauren looked so beautiful. Her cascading curled hair and stunning dress gave her a gorgeous look of old fashioned glamour. There was just time for a little medicinal champagne before the girls headed downstairs.
Meanwhile everybody was getting seated in one of Alderley Edge Hotel’s beautiful function rooms for the ceremony. Now I must say something about the flowers on the day. They looked amazing and were the clever creation of local florist Nicola Harg who along with the venue dresser Woodyatt Warner made the function rooms stunning.
The Greenwoods EST 18.04.19
After a beautiful ceremony Lauren, Chris and their guests enjoyed a canapes and drinks reception in Alderley Edge Hotel’s beautiful gardens and I got a chance to take some great images of them all enjoying the sunshine and some fantastic confetti shots that were amongst my favourites of the day. Take a look!
Whilst guests mingled I took the chance to get some great group and portrait shots of the wedding party.
The wedding breakfast started with guests being seated first so that they could give Lauren and Chris a hearty welcome. There followed a delicious wedding breakfast prepared by Alderley Edge Hotel’s in-house chef and some very well received speeches delivered by Chris, Lauren’s brother Connor and best man Paul. The highlight of the speeches being Paul dropping his trousers to reveal a tattoo on his thigh saying ‘The Greenwood est 18.4.19’ as a tribute to the day!
A Fun-Filled Family Wedding at The Stylish Alderley Edge Hotel
As guests relaxed, chatted and mingled I whisked Lauren and Connor outside to take some romantic sunset portrait images of the two of them set against ‘The Edge’ which is a dramatic sandstone ridge with incredible views over the Cheshire plain and the Peak District. I was really pleased with the images. Take a look!
Evening celebrations started with the cutting of a beautiful wedding cake made by Cheshire Cakes before Lauren and Chris took the dancefloor for their first dance to the Luther Vandross classic ‘Never too much’.
It wasn’t long before they were joined on the dancefloor by their loved ones. This lot were definitely up for a party and DJ Jeff Dallas saw to it that they got one!
A fun-filled family wedding at a stylish venue. Congratulations to Lauren and Chris for getting married and thank you for allowing me to tell the story of your day. Cheshire weddings really are the best!
Makeup Artist: Phoebe Rose MUA
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Hair Stylist: Danielle James
Cake: Cheshire Cakes (Jocelyn)
Venue Dresser: Woodyatt Warner (Barry)
LED Lights by Big WOW Events (Ray & Tiff)
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Wedding Dress Supplier: Kenneth Winston
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