Cranage Hall Wedding Photographer
Cranage Hall Wedding Photographer: Stephen & Roisin’s Amazing Day
Cranage Hall is one of those hidden gems of a venue, we can’t even begin to tell you how friendly the staff were and from day one Roisin & Stephen spoke very highly of this venue so we were super excited.
The day started with bridal preparations at the hotel where the girls had fun and giggles getting ready in one of the conference rooms at Cranage Hall, it was then off to the ceremony at St Winifred’s Church in Northwich.
A useful Tip for Church Weddings: A good tip for a church wedding is to make sure that you’ve had a discussion with celebrant/vicar/rev etc and make sure you know the rules, churches don’t allow photographers in sometimes never mind at the front taking photos of the ceremony so make sure your prepared and pass this information onto your photographers beforehand, it prevents surprises on the day. At St Winifred’s we were allowed at the side & back however it can be difficult to get the right angle of the exchanging of rings so we were limited to shots from the back only.
The ceremony was lovely and the singing that came from the congregation definitely put smiles on the couple’s faces during the service, well done to whoever it was singing at the top of their voice…. amazing 🙂
After a few quick group photos in the gardens, we headed off to Cranage Hall where the couple were greeted with a glass of cold champers and the red carpet treatment from the staff. The day carried on being a warm, fun and relaxed day just as the couple wanted, although we did have to wait for a small age for a few guests during photo hour…. it’s always the way.
Top Tip during Photo Hour: Don’t have too many! it’s time taken away from your guests and the vibe of the wedding can become very regimented if all the time is taken up having group photos, we suggest approx 8 groups being the maximum which usually takes around 40mins.
The night before the wedding Roisin noticed that a male choir were practising at the hotel, she mentioned it to Stephen how amazing they sounded. So as a wonderful surprise for his new wife to be, he asked them if they wouldn’t mind singing a little song for her, needless to say, she was blown away, and the look on her face as she walked out and noticed the choir was priceless.
The whole day was perfect and it ended with the wonderful sounds of the Swing Band that the couple had booked, this type of thing is right up our street, as musicians ourselves we love live music and when couples invest in their evening with so much passion it just tops off the day.
We wish you both a long and happy marriage, lots of love Jo & Jon x