Alderley Edge Hotel
Getting Ready in Sale, Cheshire
A lovely day to have a reception at Alderley Edge Hotel. The day started at Liz’s parents home where the morning preparation was underway with the make up artist busy at work. As well as this, everybody was buzzing around, opening bottles of bubbly and having a wonderful time. Despite it being Liz’s big day, she appeared very relaxed. Her dress was laid out in another room looking absolutely gorgeous. Moreover, this part of the day makes a great beginning to the story of their wedding day.
St. John’s Church, Prestbury
Shortly before Liz had a dress on, I dashed off to the church in Prestbury village, Cheshire to meet Demetri together with his bestwoman and usher. Demetri looked particularly dapper in his kilt, as did the usher Joe in his Royal Navy uniform together with Emma in her dress. Fortunately, I had a good ten minutes taking their pictures before the guests started arriving. Soon after, my camera pointed towards the path to capture the guests. Only minutes later, the car arrived with Liz. and her bridesmaid Vicky who both looked amazing. Liz not surprisingly looked a little nervous but nevertheless had a lovely smile.
As was the custom, the vicar walked with them towards the church where they then checked themselves before entering the church. Demetri was looking attentively towards her. It is a beautiful, old church full of charachter which added to the ambiance and mood of the service. Communion was given during the ceremony together with some moving hymns sang by the choir. One, ‘Make me a Channel of your Peace’ always seems to bring a tear to my eyes and hopefully to some of the congregation too!
Following on from the service and the signing of the registry, Liz and Demetri walked back down the aisle full of smiles. After a short while mingling with guests Liz and Demetri had some group photographs. Shortly after this, we made our way to Alderley Edge Hotel for the wedding breakfast.
Alderley Edge Hotel
Notably, on arriving at the Hotel, the sun came out so everyone could have their drinks reception outside in the gardens. During this time, I organised a group shot from the third floor of the hotel. Soon after this, guests were called in for the wedding breakfast. After the speeches, the guests divided off in to different areas of the hotel, so I made the most of this opportunity for portraits of Liz and Demitri. From here on, I concentrated on more artistic photos of the two of them together with their bridal party. Here are a few of their photos from their magical day.
Congratulations Liz and Demetri, you were both lovely to work with and it was a fantastic wedding to photograph !