I had a lot of fun working for Nick from Crystal Logic Photography (www.crystallogicphotography.com) and with Amy from ALT videography (www.altvideography.co.uk) to document Ben and Louise’s wedding day at the ABode Hotel in Chester (www.abodechester.co.uk) at the end of April.
When I arrived at the hotel, the guys were getting ready in one of the rooms so I got some shots of them together looking a little nervous but enjoying each other’s company all the same. Ben was so sweet in how excited he was to see Louise. Nick and Amy had gone to the bride’s house to get pictures of Louise getting ready before coming to meet me at the hotel. I was getting some shots of the venue details and the guests arriving when they landed.
Louise arrived shortly after they did looking very lovely indeed. And then there was that look on Ben’s face when he saw Louise walking down the aisle towards him. Pass the tissues please!
This wedding also takes the crown as the wedding I’ve photographed with the best table centrepieces at the wedding breakfast. They were themed on movies and Ben and Louise had spent hours trawling car boot sales trying to find the perfect accessories to develop some amazing creations. My favourite was Alice and Wonderland but Snow White and Beauty and the Beast were pretty cool too. Toy Story, Up and the Little Mermaid also featured.
One of the neat things about the hotel was that the wedding party had the 5th floor all to themselves. There was a bar, the wedding breakfast room and a dance floor in a self-contained space so the guests could really enjoy each others company. The staff were super friendly and helpful and the views of Chester Race Course were great too.
Here are some of my favourite pictures from the day. I hope they give you a sense of the attention to detail that went into the planning as well as the warmth and happiness I experienced being part of the day.