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Mere Court Wedding Photography – Katie and Ste

Weddings | 12.05.2014

I LOVED this Mere Court wedding.  You know it’s going to be awesome when the bride sends you an email the week before that says:

“We’re really keen to get some amazing shots of the two of us & something different to the usual shots.  So we’re more than happy to do whatever you want us to do – however long it takes. We’ve given ourselves a couple of hours for drinks reception so we have plenty of room set aside to spend with you (at whatever point of the day!)”

Boom.  Time to get my thinking cap on…something ‘different’ you say….how about something like above then?!?!

Katie & Ste were awesome to work with, we shot some amazing stuff and I was so happy that they had asked me to look after their Mere Court Wedding Photography – it was a blast!  Here’s the story of their amazing day…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belle Epoque Wedding Photography – Sarah and Tom

Weddings | 29.12.2012

Well, it’s been an amazing Christmas, with some beautiful weddings and I wanted to squeeze one more in on the blog before New Year… :)

And it’s this very special wedding at one of my favourite places to photograph weddings – The Belle Epoque in Knutsford. A stunning venue, which suits winter weddings perfectly. Roaring log fire, intimate, atmospheric, what more could you need from a venue for a Christmas wedding?!!?

Sarah & Tom’s wedding started off with me meeting up with Sarah and the girls while they were getting ready…

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THE BEST cakey folks in the land had provided this amazing dessert table – And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon

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There was a VERY special guest a little bit later in the day…with real reindeer!!!

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TOP wedding band, The Coolers, provided the evening entertainment…

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What an awesome Christmas wedding!

Huge thanks to Collette, Richard and JP and their awesome team at The Belle Epoque for looking after me as always!

Congratulations again to Sarah & Tom!!!

x

The Belle Epoque Wedding Photographs – Rosie and Nick

Weddings | 17.12.2012

This is a special one – The first proper Christmassy wedding of 2012 with so many amazing parts, details, people and surprises – it was a true pleasure and an honour to be involved with Rosie & Nick’s big day :)

I LOVE photographing weddings at The Belle Epoque in Knutsford – it’s a venue packed with atmosphere, emotion and feels so intimate – and the staff are amazing too! (Big thanks to JP for looking after me!)

So, I started off meeting Nick and friends and family in the pub before I headed off to see Rosie and the girls…

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A slightly different view of The Belle Epoque…

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The Belle Epoque – what a venue!

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This was a very special moment – Rosie & Nick had booked Dee Sign Choir as a surprise straight after the ceremony – there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

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We sneaked the last bit of winter light out on King Street in Knutsford…

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And then back inside to warm up a bit!!!

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Rosie & Nick took advantage of The Belle Epoque’s gorgeous Christmas Tree and we took a photo for them to use for their Christmas ‘Thank you’ cards :)

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The speeches were awesome…

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Santa paid Rosie & Nick a special early visit as they’re actually honeymooning over Christmas…

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Rosie & Nick’s first dance – a Morris dancing troupe!  How much fun?!?!?!

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Congratulations again Rosie & Nick – it was the most amazing day, thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of it :)

Hope you’re having an amazing time on honeymoon?!?!?

xxx

Belle Epoque Wedding Photographs – Shahad and Simon

Weddings | 14.09.2012

Now this wedding has got a LOT going on! Shahad and Simon wanted to do things a little differently, so they went for an early ceremony so that they could spend all afternoon with their friends and families, they poured the toast drinks themselves so that they got to speak to every single person that was there (I loved that idea!) and they even provided their own entertainment (which could have used a little more cowbell…!!!) – all in all, an awesome day!!!  (We even sneaked off at sunset and nobody even noticed!)  So here’s some of my favourites from Shahad & Simon’s gorgeous Belle Epoque Wedding (I LOVE that venue!)

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When we got back, there was a little surprise set up in the form of a slideshow of pictures (mostly embarrassing of course!) from when Shahad & Simon were kids, through to meeting and falling in love…awwwww :)

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Shahad and Simon opened the evening’s entertainment themselves and then their very musical friends joined in – great fun!!!

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Congratulations Shahad & Simon!  I hope you’re enjoying your amazing honeymoon!!!

x

Belle Epoque Wedding Photographs – Caroline and Darren

Weddings | 04.05.2012

So you know when you keep looking at the weather all week to see what it’s going to do on a wedding day? And it seems to get worse the further into the week you get. Where it gets to the point where a tornado & flash floods are the best case scenario??? Well that’s what it was looking like for Caroline & Darren right up to the morning of their wedding – until the sun came out! Boom. Somebody special was smiling on us…

Caz and Darren are a gorgeous couple who I got on like a house on fire with from minute one. We first met at The West Didsbury Wedding Event in spring of 2011 (watch this space for details of the next one!) where they also met the amazingly talented Zoe Chiotis who played during their drinks reception and with her band at the evening reception. Awesome stuff.

I met up again with them again recently for their pre-wedding shoot at Quarry Bank Mill which was a lot of fun! We had a great catch up, shot some cracking images and worked out the plan for their big day at The Belle Epoque in Knutsford. Which started with me meeting Caz & the girls at home before church…

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On to the church to meet Darren…

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Love this!

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On to the amazing Belle Epoque in Knutsford…

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The details were stunning.  Caz had hand made so many things, sourced beautiful details – just perfect!

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Zoe Chiotis doing her thing…

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Just time for a beautiful, romantic photograph of Caroline & Darren before the wedding breakfast…

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The speeches were ace!

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The speeches were rounded off by Darren and his best man – brilliant!

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How ridiculously gorgeous are these two?!?!?

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First dance!

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Congratulations Caroline & Darren!  Have an amazing time in Italy!

x

Ruth and Paul’s Tatton Park Pre-Wedding shoot – Sneaky peek!

Pre-wedding | 20.03.2012

I spent a great afternoon wandering round Tatton Park with Ruth & Paul for their pre-wedding shoot. It was a beautiful spring afternoon and we rounded it off the way all pre-wedding shoots should be rounded off – with prosecco & beers! Marvellous!

I’d been looking forward to Ruth & Paul’s shoot for ages – I’ve known them (especially Ruth!) for quite a while now. I first met her the first time I met Alexis off of Alexis and Adam as Ruth was helping Alexis with wedding dress shopping and I happened to be at an open evening at Dreamcatcher Bridal in Kirkham – which is quite a while back now! Ruth and Paul were then at Ali & Adam’s wedding, so it was great to see them there as well as when I’d met them when they booked me to shoot their big day. I love it when you get to see brides and grooms a few times before their day!

So…onto the pre-wedding shoot – we had a lot of fun! We took advantage of some local street urchin’s mild vandalism ;) and we shot some gorgeous images along the way! I really can’t wait for Ruth and Paul’s big day in Manchester now – they get married at Manchester Town Hall and then are having an intimate reception at The Restaurant Bar and Grill before a MASSIVE evening bash at The Victoria and Albert Hotel – it’s going to be awesome!

Here’s a few of my faves from their Tatton Park pre-wedding shoot…

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Caroline and Darren’s Quarry Bank Mill Pre-Wedding Shoot!

Pre-wedding | 15.03.2012

I had a great morning with Caz & Darren last week, meandering our way around the grounds of Quarry Bank Mill and shooting some amazing stuff. They’re getting married at The Belle Epoque in Knutsford in a few weeks time and I know it’s going to be the most amazing day!

Here’s a little sneak preview at Caroline & Darren’s shoot….

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How cool are these two?!?!  They are going to look amazing on their big day – I seriously can’t wait for it now!

x

Belle Epoque Wedding Photography – Chrissie and Louis

Weddings | 10.02.2012

Another glorious winter wedding! OK, so it was a bit chilly, but the sun was out, the sky was blue – it was a stunning day! And talking of stunning – how depressingly gorgeous are Chrissie & Louis? And bloody lovely with it too! And two gorgeous daughters! And gorgeous families and friends – it was a beauty of a wedding!

I’d been looking forward to this wedding for a long time. I’m really lucky in that I get to work with clients who really value everything about their wedding day – their friends and family all being together in a great venue, great atmosphere, great entertainment, great photography. I got on with Chrissie & Louis from the first minute I met them and with some couples you really do get a sense of how much fun their big day is going to be straight away. I was also getting to work with some of my lovely wedding friends which is always a bonus too!

So…on with the preview – I met Chrissie in the morning at her house in West Didsbury just round the corner from ours – I could have walked it if I wasn’t so lazy ;)

Check out that gorgeous Jenny Packham gown from Aphrodite in Knutsford…

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A first for me!  Chrissie decided, as she was ready in plenty of time, that she would just finish the washing up…!!!

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Although Chrissie was ready in plenty of time, she still managed to be fashionably late to church…!!!

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Showtime…

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Plenty of room for a bride and groom in the back of a mini cooper…!!!

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Gorgeous venue for a gorgeous couple – The Belle Epoque in Knutsford…

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The gorgeous dining room at The Belle Epoque…

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My lovely friends from And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon in West Didsbury had looked after all things cakey…

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The Belle Epoque was jam packed – great atmosphere!

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The incredibly talented Jennie Sawdon, accompanied by another incredibly talented musician, John King added to the amazing atmosphere…

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Speech time!

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And then a pretty crazy first dance!

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The best wedding band out there!  My great mates The Coolers rocked the night do!

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Congratulations Chrissie & Louis!

x

Christina and Louis’s Tatton Park Pre-Wedding shoot – Sneak Preview!

Pre-wedding | 10.08.2011

Here’s another gorgeous pre-wedding shoot from yesterday – this time it was Chrissie & Louis’s turn at Tatton Park in Cheshire. Chrissie & Louis are getting married in January at The Belle Epoque in Knutsford and it’s going to be a seriously amazing day. My great friends and the hottest band out there, The Coolers, will be there so it’s guaranteed to be a properly awesome day! Can’t wait!

So, here’s a little sneak peek at what we shot yesterday…

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I love it when I jokingly say things like “Right Chrissie, me & Louis are going to lift you into that tree” and it then actually happens…

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Love this sequence!

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Anyone would think Louis had been in front of a camera before…

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Seriously though – how gorgeous are these two?!?!

Looking forward to your big day next year guys!

x

Belle Epoque Wedding Photography – Laura and James

Weddings | 12.03.2011

Here’s a little Saturday morning sneak preview just for the loveliest bride and groom in the whole world, Laura and James! They were married yesterday and had the most beautiful reception at The Belle Epoque in Knutsford. It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in their day, they have the loveliest families and friends you could ever meet and it was just the best atmosphere you could wish for at a wedding!

Great to work with my very good friend Tom Harrington from Silk Wedding Videos – a true pro as always. I even got a cheeky look at a couple of shots he got and they look stunning!

Lovely to see Michelle off of Timeless Bride as a guest! Not something that us wedding folk get to experience too often, so nice to see her relaxing and enjoying the day!

Also caught a fleeting glimpse of Laura from Green Earth Flowers as I was shooting the bride and groom leaving the church! We managed a wave at each other! The flowers looked amazing Laura!

So, here’s the sneaky peek, starting with Laura’s stunning dress from where else? Timeless Bride in Poynton of course!

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LOVE this!  The girls look awesome!

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How cool is this?  Just before Laura & James did the first dance we snuck outside to take advantage of the gorgeous exterior of the Belle Epoque, lit up at night…

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Congratulations Laura and James!  Have an amazing time on honeymoon and I can’t wait to catch up with you when you get back!

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