Welcome to my latest blog......I had the pleasure of capturing Pete and Denise's special day in the Cheshire & Staffordshire countryside.
The day started at Denise & Pete’s home in Crewe where she was getting ready with her mum and bridesmaids. Make up was provided by Denise’s good friend of over 25 years Lydia Bedson professional make up artist, Hair design was provided by the fantastic Vicky of Vicky M hair. As the laughter, chat and crumpets flowed, so did the Prosecco from customised bottles, a gift from one of the bridesmaids. It was then off to the church for Denise and her girls in the timeless 1961 Jaguar Mk2 in white supplied by Classic Wedding Cars, Cheshire. Pete in contrast arrived in the imposing Bentley Bentayga SUV and the bridesmaids in the Bentley Flying Spur, as impressive as the Bentley's were Pete ensured his beloved Lotus Elise was the star of the show (from a vehicle point of view, obviously) Pete even allowed Denise to sit on the bonnet of the Lotus. The ceremony took place in the delightful St Oswald`s church in the quaint Cheshire village, Worleston which is located just 3 miles west of Crewe. The guests were charmed by the whimsical sounds of harpist Nerys Hewitt.
After a beautiful service the wedding party made its way across the border into Staffordshire to continue the celebrations at The Upper House Hotel in Barlaston. Upper house was built in 1845 is a 24-bedroom country house hotel with period features and chic bedrooms with picturesque woodland grounds. The venue had been beautiful dressed with flowers from The Enchanted Florist and many personal touches by Denise, the favours were from Haughton Honey their local honey farm, and I can confirm it is delicious. The cake also was also stunning with quirky cake toppers hand made by Denise.
Despite the threat of rain this did not dampen any spirits and I even managed to get a fun image of the bride and groom on space hoppers! The guests then enjoyed their wedding breakfast, followed by the speeches that were hilarious, featuring a guitar, a recorder and a projector. As the evening guests arrived the fun and frolics continued well into the night with live music from the fabulous Dexter. Here are a few of my favourite images from the day, enjoy!