I really loved being the Cheshire Wedding photographer at Jess & Luke’s Crewe hall wedding. They are such a fun-loving and easy-going couple, it was such a fantastic day to spend with them! With family coming from halfway around the world it promised to be a super emotional day and it didn’t disappoint. The speeches really were a tear fest!!
HISTORIC CREWE HALL
Crewe Hall really is one of the grandest and most sought after wedding venues in the North West. The site dates back to 1170, it came into the Crewe family in 1608, and was rebuilt and extended in 1636. After a fire in 1866 the interior had a lot of mid-Victorian ornamentation including ornate plasterwork, wooden sculptures and stained glass windows and exquisite marble fireplaces. The architect was Edward Barry. The Queen has even visited it in 1955! The venue really is a wedding backdrop anybody would love.
I started to photograph the day in one of the beautiful bridal suites where the bride and her bridesmaids were having their bridal preparations. After the flowers arrived the bride put on her wedding dress helped by her bridesmaids. There was a lovely moment when the father of the bride saw his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
I like to experiment with my photos with different angles to capture that perfect moment. Using a camera in brilliant wedding venues like Crewe hall is a dream come true.
STUNNING WEDDING CEREMONY ROOM
Jess & Luke had the wedding ceremony at Crewe hall and it is held in the great library. Luke was waiting with his groomsmen for Jess to walk up the aisle with her father! The library is a fantastic backdrop for the ceremony photographs, as the light is fantastic. After a pretty emotional exchange of vows with lots of tears from the bridesmaids, it was time to sign the register and then it was back downstairs to the hall of pillars for some Champagne and canapés.
Because I shoot in a natural documentary style I can capture lots of natural moments. These will be images that will evoke real memories for years to come. I am glad I had my prime lenses because the light levels in autumn are quite low in this room. With prime lenses you can shoot in really low light.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE SPEECHES
After some family group shots and the couple portrait photographs, it was time for the speeches by the father of the bride, the groom and the best man. A great cake cutting and first dance ended a perfect wedding day at Crewe hall. I love photographing the guests having fun!
Here is a small gallery of wedding photos from Jess & Luke’s Crewe hall wedding. Hope you enjoy!
If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your Crewe hall wedding or for any other wedding venue please get in touch!