Becci & Dewi's Barn Wedding at Combe Manor

Becci and Dewi’s wedding at Combe Manor was a great wedding to finish our year on. Although we are looking forward to more Chester and Cheshire weddings in 2020 it was lovely to travel down to Berkshire to capture their very beautiful and stylish wedding day.

Becci and her bridesmaids prepared for the day in the manor house itself before taking a short walk down the driveway to a beautiful ceremony in the converted Barn. Although Dewi, his best men and ushers did not get to hang out in the manor house prior to the wedding Becci had a surprise waiting outside the hotel for her husband to be in the form of a chauffeur driven, bright red Ferrari.

The wedding stood out for many reasons but two of the highlights were the the very touching, very funny parody of Bohemian Rhapsody, specially composed and sung for Becci and Dewi by Dewi’s cousins and the singing waiters who had everybody rolling around crying with laughter.

As Chester and Cheshire wedding photographers we love to photograph weddings in Chester and the North West of England but when you have a wedding so special and so much fun its more than worth the journey to part be part of it.

Hannah & James's natural eco wedding at Mill Farm, Wiltshire

What a day, what a couple, and what a chilled wedding vibe Hannah and James created at the eco Mill Farm wedding venue. You don’t get much more natural and organic than this, and at Mill Farm natural, organic and enviromental practice is what they believe in. For us as photographers who love the outdoors, natural organic food and protecting our beautiful planet we loved everything about this venue, this couple and the wedding they wanted to create here.

Hannah 6 months pregnant rocked the stunning bride and mum to be look (see first image below) and proudly showed off her bump in a beautiful fitted wedding dress. Hannah, her mum and bridesmaids got ready in their very own tree house, before moving across in one of the farms 4x4 vehicles to the open air ceremony. Family and friends watching on from their hay bale seating as the couple gave their personalised vows to each other before they moved over to their Teepee Marque for a wedding meal and speeches.

As the day went on some chose to dance the night away, others played frisbee or football or just enjoyed chilling and chatting as the evening sun set over the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. So thank you Hannah, James and all their family and friends for letting us be part of your special day, and choosing us as your wedding photographers.

As Chester and Cheshire wedding photographers we love shooting weddings in the North West of England but when we get the chance to be part of a wedding like this, travelling is never going to be an issue. With weddings next year as far apart as the Lake District and the South of France, get in touch here and we will send you our online wedding brochure that will guide you through the booking process, all the way to your wedding day.

Wedding Photography Favourites 2017/18 - Becoming "Us"

Life is busy and we really need to blog more and to not have compiled a best of 2017 is something we should have done. Now however having spent 2017 -2018 in the beautiful South West in 2019 we have relocated to the just as beautiful (and just as wet!) North West. Trying to establish in a new market as Chester and Cheshire wedding photographers is not going to be easy with so many talented photographers up here but we are sure we will get there.

The last couples of years living in Devon has been an experience we will cherish forever and the weddings we have captured and the couples we have met have inspired us, made us laugh and smile, but more importantly reminded us continually that marriage is a big deal and promising to share everything and become “us” rather than me is one of life's great stepping stones.

“Us” means a package, it means friends talking about the both of you as one thing. It means best friends, total trust and exploring life together. Its the best thing we ever did and we know its the same for all the couples that we have had the pleasure to spend time with on their most important day in their new life as “us”

We have had every type of wedding from church weddings to a lighthouse! from Castles to Village halls, Rolls Royce to Camper vans, Stately homes to at village pubs, countryside to beachside, and vineyards to farm yards. What we also realise is that its not the money you spend or the location you chose or how you get to and from, nor is it being super cool and trendy or sticking with tradition that makes the day. It’s simply the love for each other and those around you that makes the day special and that is the simple truth.

For all those couples waiting to tie the knot we would say just do what feels right. Don’t spend more than you can afford, don’t try to impress or follow the latest trends from wedding magazines. If you think the expense of a country home or historic castle is something worth having then go for it but if what makes you happy is family and friends getting together at the local village hall then do that. Just smile, laugh, love and enjoy the very brief moment that is your wedding day.

Obviously not forgetting to book a friendly, relaxed and good-humoured wedding photographer/s to make the brief moment a lasting memory :-)

Thank you to everyone that invited us to capture their day and if you are a couple that would like some memories like the one’s below, then we look forward to meeting you. For anyone getting married in 2019-20 just click on the link to get in touch and we can take it from there. xx