I met Carla and Kenny for a pre wedding shoot at the Doubletree by Hilton in Chester on a beautifully sunny Sunday in May. Obviously it had rained pretty much non stop since the heat wave at the end of March but we were pretty hopeful that things had changed… Certainly we had a lovely day for our pre wedding photo shoot (which I offer as a freebie for all weddings) and as we walked around the hotel grounds in between me taking photographs Carla & Kenny told me of their plans to have the ceremony outside, and maybe a bbq in the evening. It sounded great, and I was excited as I haven’t ever shot an outdoor wedding ceremony.
Fast foward a couple of weeks and the forecast for the big day wasn’t good. I was hopeful we’d get some dry spells at least but unfortunately the rain gods had thrown their toys miles out of the pram and it torrented down all day without any let up at all. Man plans and fate laughs, right? It certainly seemed that way! I guess we all had to improvise a little as this wasn’t in the script we’d gone through, but luckily, despite being forced to stay indoors, I think we managed to get some great photos and Carla and Kenny had an amazing day.
The bride, of course, looked beautiful and wore a stunning dress from Aristocrats of Chester Ltd and Kenny, in a suit by Greenwoods, on cue, got a bit emotional as she walked down the aisle. Inevitably they both relaxed after the ceremony I was able to get some stunning shots of them both.
Cake – by Cake, Chester
Flowers – by Jasmine Designer Florist
The wedding gallery has already been online for some time, so if you haven’t already been given access by the bride or groom, please just ask them!
Guests and friends – please do feel free to leave comments below so the bride and groom can see what you think about their fab day.
As per usual my selection of photos from the day follows…