Chancellors Hotel Wedding Photography - Manchester- Hannah & Mike

Chancellors hotel is a beautiful grade II listed Victorian mansion set in 5 acres of stunning landscape gardens dating back to 1850. I was delighted when Hannah and Mike asked me to capture their big day. I was super excited to capture some amazing pictures at one of Manchester's best kept secrets.

Bridal Preparation
I arrived bright and early ready to capture my favourite part of the day, bridal preparations. So many different emotions flying around you never know what you might capture. After mooching around the grounds, I located the bridal party tucking into a good old English fry up. I joined them for a brew and a chat as excitement and nerves filled the room.
It was a relaxed morning full of lots of laughter and of course the obligatory Prosecco. Hair and make-up was created by the lovely Amy Curran Hair & Make up and she did an amazing job. Hannah`s dress was purchased from David`s Bridal and I'm sure you'll agree what a stunning gown and suited her perfectly.

Relaxed Documentary Photography
The ceremony was held in the carriage restaurant which features very high ceilings and large glass doors which is flooded with natural light which created the most natural images. Following the emotional service guests made their way out into the garden terrace to soak up the atmosphere, sip champagne and nibble on some canapes. I then had the opportunity to get some alone time with my bride and groom. Capturing some relaxed photography as the new Mr & Mrs, before returning indoors to the flower suite where the room was decorated perfectly by Sweet 6 Creations. The guests tucked into a delicious wedding breakfast and I have to say the profiteroles with salted caramel were to die for.

The Speeches
What can I say, so much laughter especially when the best man brings out a life size cardboard cut-out of the groom, dress as Pocahontas.  It has to be one of my favourite best man speeches of all time, just for the surprise factor alone! The celebration continued in to the night with sounds from Alice band and fun on the Photo Booth went on into the night which was supplied by me. Guests were also treated to a delicious hog roast. All the staff at the Chancellors’ hotel did an amazing job and really made it a special day for everyone involved. Here are some of my favourite pictures of the day.


Platts Farm Wedding Photography - Helen & Paul

Welcome to my latest blog which features Helen and Paul who were married at St Marys and Christ Church in Llanfairfechan. This stunning church dates back to 1864 and is 7 miles west of the walled market town of Conwy in North Wales. The day began with meeting Paul and Helen at Platts Farm where they untraditionally spent the night together before glamping on site in a luxury bell tent. The champagne flowed whilst Helen and her girls prepared for the day,  it was then off to the church to say I do. The Celebrations then followed at the beautiful and exclusive Platts Farm which hosts just four weddings each year. The farm was just a hop and a skip over the road from the church. Although the forecast looked decidedly unsettled the sun shone through with just some light rain showers early morning, but this didn't dampen any spirits. I originally met Helen whilst shooting the wedding of her cousin Janice.  I was delighted when she asked me to capture her and Pauls special day. So much planning, crafting and help from friends and family went into this wedding and it really does show through their personalities and represents Helen and Paul as couple. It was such a fun day with non stop laughter. The guests tucked into afternoon tea and free flowing alcohol followed by a hog roast supplied by the lovely Oink Haus in the evening, which I confirm was delicious. The bridal party headed to the breath taking  Llanfarirfechan beach for some atmospheric photo's and fun. Still being May the wind was against us and it nearly knocked us off our feet, only adding to the fun. I nearly pulled a Marilyn Monroe on a couple of occasions, thank god I had control of the camera! The fun continued through the night with music, fun, laughter, fires and of course the obligatory toasted marshmallows. I hope you enjoy a selection of some of my favourite photos from the day. Please get in touch if you would like me to capture your special day