Wedding photos at Crewe Hall in Cheshire
We first met Sarah and Pete at her sister Aimee’s wedding a couple of years ago, so it was lovey to be asked back to photograph this wedding as we knew all the family would be lovey to work with again!
Such a beautiful venue too – Crewe Hall is full of character – a 400 year old Jacobean mansion set in the heart of beautiful Cheshire with so many little places we could have used for photos. We met Sarah upstairs getting ready in the bridal suite with a big four poster bed and separate living room with lots of space and light for the hair and makeup ladies to work their magic.
Pete got ready, at the other end of the hotel and my assistant, Alex, followed him around for a while before heading upstairs for the ceremony. This is where things got interesting – Sarah had booked a surprise for her mum and dad that literally know one but us knew about, so we had to keep our big gobs shut all morning about it and not let the surprise out of the bag! She’d arranged to go for a ride in “The Italian Job’s” mini’s as a bit of fun to start the day off before the ceremony so it was great to see the smiles as three awesome red, white & blue Minis rocked up.
After the ceremony Pete and the bridesmaids and groomsmen got his chance for a ride out in them too, as well as a well meaning hotel guest kindly offering his Rolls Royce that just happened to be there while the wedding was going on! So, after a super quick photo session, it was time for some food and speeches. We could see the light was fading fast we took the opportunity to do a couple of quick photos just before speeches and let Sarah and Pete have a bit of fresh air before the onslaught of not one, but 2 best men speeches!
So dinner done, speeches done, it was time to for everyone to relax, have a drink and wait for the first dance, with a couple of addition evening photos thrown in too 🙂
We had such a great day and it was lovely to see lots of the friends and family again!
Here’s a few of our favourites from the day…
Photography – HBA Photography
Videographer – Our Wedding Videographers
Venue – Crewe Hall
Dress – www.thewhiteroomsouthwell.co.uk www.sophiatolli.co.uk called Zia
Shoes – www.rainbowclub.co.uk
Hair – www.karishairdressing.co.uk
Make up. Bronze and Beautyful on Facebook and Twitter
Suits – www.slaters.co.uk
Cake – Made by bride’s friend Julie Kysh
Minis – www.italianjobminihire.co.uk
Flowers – www.etsy.com
Band – www.alivenetwork.com Band were called Audio Wave
Stationary all done by bride’s parents
Favours were cadburys chocolate and fortune cookies!
Decor was done by myself
Cupcakes – Cupcake creations by Amy on Facebook
Post box – www.cakey-wakes.com
Rings – www.neweysjewellers.co.uk
Nails – www.nichehairandbeauty.co.uk