The Belle Epoque is an idyllic venue for a romantic wedding. It boasts a plush Art Nouveau interior featuring ruby walls, bronze statues, Venetian glass mosaic floors and Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
I began with photographing the bride getting ready with bridesmaids in one of the hotels opulent rooms. Certainly everyone was relaxed and excited for the day ahead. Truly a lovely morning, full of smiles and laughter with a few bottles of bubbly being opened.
The service at the Belle Epoque, Knutsford
Shortly after I went to photograph the groomsmen of whom all looked very dapper. Although a little nervous, the groom soon relaxed as he had his photograph taken. A short while before the service I returned to the bridal suite to capture the brides father looking rather emotional as he sees his daughter all ready for her special day.
As he proudly walked his daughter down the aisle, all heads turned to see the beautiful bride. All nerves were replaced with large beaming smiles as the couple said their ‘I do’s’. The service was both intimate and emotional but not without lots of beaming smiles. Certainly the room was beautifully decorated with lots of natural light filtering through.
Once the marriage service was over the guests went out into the glorious summer sun to the stunning garden. With drinks flowing and delicious canapes being eaten, you could tell everyone was having an amazing time. Shortly after a few group photos were taken within the grounds of the castle. Finally I got some moments with the newly weds to create some lovely couple shots. Following on from this, the couple did the traditional jewish celebratory wedding dance. Called the horah, this involves dancing around in circles.
After that, guests were whisked inside for the reception meal.
Please take a peep at some of their photos…..