Peckforton Castle Wedding Photography

Donna & Leigh’s winter wedding photos from Peckforton Castle

Donna & Leigh were married in the New Year at Peckforton Castle – ironically my last wedding of 2015 was also at this brilliant Cheshire wedding venue! Being January, the weather was as to be expected; glorious….until the afternoon. Luckily we were ‘under one roof’ for this wedding, so getting outside wasn’t actually high on Donna & Leigh’s list of priorities. Their brief to me was to capture the day, and just ‘do my thing’…ok then! Here’s a few photos from my latest Peckforton Castle Wedding Photography.

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I arrived at Peckforton to clearing blue skies and promise of fine weather. Fingers crossed. The ground was very wet from a lot of recent rainfall, so even at this early hour, the exterior bride and groom portraits booked in for the afternoon may be compromised slightly. Hmmm…

I caught up with Donna and her two best friends, and bridesmaids all giggly and excited. In a side room, Donna’s mum was quietly making the bouquets and buttonholes (she’s a florist), so I said hello and got to work photographing Donna’s dress and accessories…plus a few secret shots of mum and baby son Solly…

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I caught up with Leigh and the groomsmen in the bar. They seemed a lively bunch, though Leigh was quietly taking it all in. Slightly nervous, as can be expected, Leigh was mostly concerned about his speech being ‘just right’, so after a while disappeared to practice a couple of run-throughs…

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As the guests were arriving, and the registrars’ interviews finished with, it was almost time. Donna and her dad waited quietly to be called through, giving me a couple of minutes for some live portraits (with no direction) before scooting back into the Great Hall for the ceremony…

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Little Solly decided just after the exchanging of rings he’d had enough. Grandad couldn’t make him smile, so was handed over to mum and dad…and to get a better view of the proceedings…

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I took a couple of the groomsmen with me for the bride and groom portraits, to deliberately put the couple off and heckle the session as much as possible whilst I quietly photographed them. Ten minutes later we were done…and the couple never really noticed… 🙂 Thanks lads…

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With the portraits finished, and around an hour to mingle with guests, we went in for the wedding breakfast and speeches…

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As night fell, we were into the cutting of the cake and first dance – a brilliantly choreographed routine. As the guests joined in, I was swamped on the dancefloor, papped by a female guest with her new camera, and almost bowled over by a lady who slipped in her high heels….all stande=ard stuff for a wedding photographer then…

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Congratulations to Donna and Leigh, and thank you for having me on board. It was a wonderful winter wedding this one!

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