A Fantastic wedding day!
Alison and Simon’s wedding day started at the incredibly beautiful St Mary and All Saints Church of Budworth. We met with Simon and his best man before the ceremony and couldn’t resist getting a few photos of them both enjoying a drink together in The George & Dragon Hotel! The bar started to fill up with people quickly as all of the guests arrived, we got a few candid photos of all of the guests and went to speak to the Bell Captain who we had been told may allow one of us to shoot photos of the ceremony from the bell tower. We were told one of us could go up into the tower, which meant we had one photographer (Anders) at the back of the church and one (Me – Steve) at the front! The only difficulty was that the photographer in the bell tower would have to stay up there until the bell ringing had finished – a long time after the ceremony had finished! There was two of us, so we didn’t have to miss out on this amazing opportunity!
After the ceremony we traveled to the stunning Willington Hall Hotel in Tarporley. I arrived at Willington Hall before Alison and Simon arrived with plenty of time to plan group photos and shots of the couple together; we had visited Willington Hall earlier in the month, but the wind on the wedding day was really strong, so a bit more last minute thought was needed! The outside of the building is nice from all angles but we decided on the entrance for group pictures, as guests could duck-in-and-out between photos. We are really happy with the photos we took of Alison and Simon together outside in the gardens, we had studio flashes set up for the photos near the entrance and a studio softbox setup on the gardens to add a bit of drama to the images.
Below are a few photos from the day: