Oddfellows Chester Wedding Photographer

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I was well pleased when Bella & Mark asked me to be their Oddfellows Chester Wedding photographer. I had never photographed at this top wedding venue before and had wanted to shoot there for a while! Oddfellows Chester is such a fun and quirky venue to get married and be wedding photographer!

PHOTOGRAPHING THE BRIDAL PREPARATIONS

Oddfellows is a gorgeous Georgian townhouse right in the middle of Chester and right by the river. A very quirky and unusual venue, it has bags of character with the upside-down table in the tea room and the giant boxing hares in the Grownup room. Lots of great features to make more interesting compositions in the photographs.

The bride was having her bridal preparations at the family home with her bridesmaids. Hair and makeup courtesy of the very talented Daisy the Mother of the bride, and tea provided by brother Mateus!! It wasn’t long before the bride put on her wedding dress and grabbed her flowers ready to be whisked to the wedding ceremony in her wedding car!

CHURCH WEDDING CEREMONY

The groom was having a right laugh greeting the guests at the church with the help of his ushers and best man. Our Lady and St John RC church is such a beautiful church. I love church ceremonies, I think they add loads more drama to the vows and the exchange of rings. After the newlyweds had tied the knot it was time to sign the register and walk back down the aisle to loads of cheers from the wedding guests!

There were loads of lovely hugs and kisses from friends and family for the happy couple and I love taking sneaky photographs of these emotional moments. A few solo confetti throws later and we shot some quick and fun family portraits before heading over to Oddfellows Chester.

RECEPTION PHOTOGRAPHS AT ODDFELLOWS CHESTER

Oddfellows Chester is such a cool wedding venue. The sun was belting down as we arrived to enjoy the drinks reception in in the private roof garden. I love the split mirrors in the main rooms at the front of the hotel, I got a cracking first dance shot using them. Massive cheers and bubbles from the kids greeted the newlyweds as they were announced into the wedding breakfast room. Top speeches all round from the groom, father of the bride and best man. We also got a surprise speech from the father of the groom too!! A perfect sunny day gave us the opportunity to enjoy the golden hour by the river to capture some ace relaxed couple portraits and it wasn’t long before it was time to cut the cake and the first dance! A great touch was banging into “house of fun” by Madness straight after the bride danced with her dad. The father of the groom was in the band too!!

A huge congratulations to an ace couple who never stopped smiling all day. I loved being Bella & marks Oddfellows Chester Wedding photographer. I just hope I’m back there soon to photograph more weddings at such an unusual and cool wedding venue. I even got a few Spotify playlists from the chef who had his brilliant tunes playing all day!

Below are my favourite photographs from Bella & Mark’s Oddfellows Chester wedding.

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mother of the bride applies her make up
Bridesmaid applies make up in mirror
Bride laughs as she has her hair done
Profile of the bride as she has her hair done
brother of the bride tells a joke
Bridesmaid hugs the bride
Groom waits at the alter for his bride
Bride arrives at the church in the wedding car
Bride gets shares a joke with her father
Bride waits with the bridal party at the entrance to the church
Bride smiles at the groom during the wedding vows
Bridesmaids smile during the ceremony
Prayer sheet
Wedding guest hugs her child
Bride and groom share a joke during communion
bride and groom smile at each other as they walk back down the aisle
Mother of the groom hugs the bride
Mother of the bride congratulates the bride
Wedding guest hugs mother of the bride
Guests enjoying drinks on the private roof terrace
Bride shares a joke with the groom
Table decorations in the wedding breakfast
Chandeliers in the hallway
Groom shares a joke with wedding guests
Bride smiling
I love Izzy artwork
Wedding guests sharing a joke
Bride laughs at a joke during father of the brides speech
Mother & father of the groom laugh at grooms speech
Groom gives his speech
little girl tries to catch bubbles with her hands
Groom smiles during speeches
Reflection of guest in bar mirror
Little girl and her father play together
Little girls running around in the grown up room
Bride and groom sitting on a chair in the sunlight
Silhouette of bride and groom in window
Close up silhouette of bride and groom in window
Bride and groom walk down to the river
Shadows of bride and groom on wall
Bride and groom walking in sunset
wedding Guests share a joke
Oddfellows Chester Wedding Photographer
Brides brother watches the happy couple's first dance
Bride and groom laugh during first dance
Multiple reflections of bride and groom during first dance
Bride smiles as she dances with her father
Mother of the groom and sister dancing together
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If you are looking for a Cheshire Wedding Photographer for your Oddfellows Chester wedding or any other venue, get in touch to see if I am free on your date!

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