Enthusiasm is a wonderful thing and Kerry and Mark had it in bucket loads for their wonderful wedding at Christ Church Willaston with a beautiful reception at the Best Western Queen Hotel in Chester.
I’d never been to Christ Church in Willaston and must say it was a delightful Church in a beautiful wirral village. After the wonderful service we stopped at Grosvenor Park for a few Photos before heading back to the brilliant Queen Hotel right in the middle of Chester. It really is a grand venue with gold and guit everywhere and a courtyard garden. The Queen Hotel is a lovely venue for a wedding.
Kerry arriving at the lovely Christ Church in Willaston, the black and white finish of this image I think really compliments. Sometimes black and white just portrays something a bit different.
I was relegated to the back of Willaston Church for the photos, I often find this a shame but can understand that some photographers have maybe been a pain in places the sun never shines during the service.
How cute is this doorway? A lovely spot to stop and take in the beautiful wedding service before going out into the world as one.
The was no lack of enthusiasm with the guests and confetti either, It makes my job so much easier when lots of people have confetti. I really should start selling it out the back of my car!
I somehow think Kerry and Mark will be picking confetti out of there clothes for a while!
After the beautiful service we headed back to Chester Grosvenor Park to take some photos with the entourage. It is very unusual to get the opportunity to take photos in Chester and a great treat. Kerry and Mark look amazing.
This is the full entourage looking brilliant and relaxed in the Chester sun, we haven’t had too much this year so it was nice to get out and play in it! This lovely wedding image is finished in colour sepia which I really like with the old materials.
This was quite a complex wedding photograph to light shooting straight into the sun and trying to produce a bit but not too much flare. The sun makes for some wonderful photographs but needs to be treated with a lot of respect. I love this shot of Kerry, a stunning bride.
This is taken in Grosvenor Park in the centre of Chester, the bare trees are a sign of the still early season and cold weather we have had. Kerry and Mark were married in April. The blue sky is a lovely azure backdrop.
Kerry had a magnificent dress with really fine amazing detail, she looks every bit the princess on her big day.
Back to shooting into the sun, tricky conditions but well worth the effort to get an image like this.
Grosvenor Park is a brilliant backdrop for photos and on a Friday afternoon not too busy! Kerry and Mark walking hand in hand across the park.
And a sneaky wedding day kiss. Grosvenor Park provides the background Kerry and Mark the romance.
I think this is one of my favourite wedding images from Kerry and Marks Wedding, they look wonderful and the two ruined arches make a beautiful frame for the photo.
An iconic Chester site – the Queen Bridge at the Groves. It is a wonderful bridge and a great viewpoint along the River Dee. Mark and Kerry add a bit of wedding day glitz and glamour.
The speeches! Two Best-men and better than one!! The interior of the Queen Hotel is very grand indeed and a lovely backdrop to the speeches.
The Roman theme continues in the Queen Hotel’s Garden with some night photography.
The gardens are geat at night and give an extra dimension to the wedding photography. I always like adding a few evening shots for variety but it makes it a long day and you hope on the couple enthusiasm for photographs in the evening.
This is the second garden at the Queen Hotel, the Kings! Kerry and Mark look the model couple.
More Roman themes at the Queen!
I don’t often see a bride throw a bouquet of wonderful flowers and it great to get the opportunity of getting a photograph of it. I love this shot it just makes me smile.
The first dance. A beautiful study of a couple in love. Kerry’s dress is amazing,she had two to choose from on the day!!
Back in April on a lovely sunny Cheshire day I had the pleasure and privilege to photograph the wedding of Sheri and Rob at one of Cheshire’s top venues and my favourite the glorious Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa.
The men in the morning on a lovely sunny day in Cheshire. The young page boy it the Bride and Groom’s son and was wonderful all day long. Not easy when you are young!
A proud father taking his daughter to the service. Sheri is such a beautiful person it was a real honour to cover her big day.
Sometimes a photo says so much and this one tells many a story. Each person seems to be looking a different direction and in their own thoughts except Sheri and Rob who only have eyes for each other. What a smile!!
I think Dad is rather relieved that bit went smoothly. Now he can relax and enjoy the day, well apart from the speeches….
I don’t think Sheri stopped smiling all day, or for that matter whenever I’ve met her. The exchange of the wedding rings such a traditional and beautiful part of the wedding service.
After the service we we spent some time taking photos in the original gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford. The trees were still in full winter attire however the gardens at the Grosvenor Pulford still look amazing.
Love this shot – it has so much fun going on.
After taking photographs in the old gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford hotel we moved to the new Oriental Gardens with the big sky. This garden is stunning for photography.
The entourage looking wonderful in the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa Oriental Garden. The bridesmaids dresses really do stand out wonderfully in the winter sun.
I really like this wedding photograph with the blue skies in the background and the wonderful couple in the foreground.
Another lovely photograph in the gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford. The sky is amazing backdrop to the wedding images.
Beautiful portrait of Sheri and Rob.
The Grosvenor Pulford mirror is a must do photograph and a brilliant place to show off the wedding dress of Sheri. She looks amazing.
A lovely Black and White photograph of Sheri.
I really love this angle, and the fact Sheri can see the front and back of her wedding dress in one photograph. I have finished it in colour sepia which I thing goes really well with the gold and the guild of the Grosvenor Pulford mirror.
Sheri and Rob looking really amazing in front of the grand mirror at the Grosvenor Pulford.
Let hear it for the girls. Sheri and her bridesmaids, the ladies in red!
A joint speech, not many brides get up to talk but nothing was going to keep Sheri in her seat. I was only employed for day cover so unfortunately that was it for me.
It was a real pleasure to photograph the wedding of Sheri and Rob and as always a real pleasure working at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa.
I had the pleasure of photographing Laura and Paul’s wonderful Welsh wedding at St Giles Church Wrexham on Saturday and thought I’d share just one image from it as it will be a few weeks until I have caught up with the blog backlog.
THe stunning interior of St Giles Church in Wrexham
I love this shot of the happy couple walking down the magnificens aisle of St Giles Church in Wrexham, North Wales. The Church is really massive and has been a place of worship for centuries and the tower is considered one of the 7 wonders of Wales. It is amazing the history and stories a magnificent church like this holds.
Paul and Laura were a brilliant couple and coped with all the Welsh spring could put thier way or their big day.
It was a wonderful wedding to be part of and I look forward to sharing a few more of the wonderful wedding photos from the day with you.
Back in early April I had the pleasure of photographing the stunning Cheshire wedding of Carl and Gemma at Cheshire’s finest venue the stunning Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa just on the North Wales border.
Gemma and Carl were a perfect couple for the day and so amazing to work with on their wedding day and on top of that the evening sky was magnificent for some outdoor wedding photography in the amazing Oriental Gardens.
The morning of the wedding is always a loely time to document the day, I try and stay in the background as it can be a very stressful time for the bride!
A wedding is made up of so many amazing details and the wedding photography is an amazing medium for bringing back these amazing memories.
A special perfume for Gemma’s special day. A wonderful wedding.
Gemma looking a little pensive in the service. A moment caught in time.
I love the young bridesmaid watching Gemma and Carl have a kiss whilst signing the register.
Gemma and Carl on the bridge in the main gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford. A must do location for wedding photography.
This is a wider shot of the wonderful bridge in the Grosvenor Pulford’s Garden. I really like the finish on this one.
What a beautiful day for a wedding and what a wonderful venue and a brilliant couple.
The Grosvenor Pulford has an amazing interior and the mirror is a brilliant spot for showing off the wedding dress, Gemma looks amazing.
Carl and Gemma by the big mirror, beautiful spot and a bit warmer than outside!!
Gemma was such a beautiful bride and a pleasure to work with on her big day.
The speeches, a highlight of the wedding day and also often dreaded by the participants!
Gemma looking a million dollars in the stunning Oriental Gardens at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and spa. I love the reflection in the water.
I love this wedding photograph, a stunning sunset over the Welsh Hills and a glorious reflection in a Cheshire lake.
I love this sky, big beautiful and with loads of colours. Gemma and Carl could do a lot worse than have this one big on the wall!
This is very similar to the above photo but has a colour sepia finish on the wedding photograph.
Gemma looking brilliant against the Cheshire Sky in the garden of the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel.
I really like this shot of Carl and Gemma in the gardens.
It so amazing when we get a sunset and time to capture it. I love this shot.
Gemma and Carl where so amazingly lucky to have such a beautiful evening and it not warm out there but not once has Gemma or Carl complained. I think their hard work has really helped in producing some artistic photography.
Gemma every inch the supermodel bride looking amazing against the waterfall in the Oriental Gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa.
Carl and Gemma in the Oriental Garden – it was really cold out there, April was not a warm month this year but I doubt they will remember the weather when they see the warmth in the photos.
I love this one – not a lot more to say!!
The sun has more or less set now and the temperature is dropping just time for one more wonderful photograph in the Gardens.
Gemma has a really stunning wedding dress and this shot captures it beautifully against a setting sun.
The first dance and last job for me. A perfect end to a wonderful day.
Gemma and Carl had a really amazing Cheshire Wedding at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa and it was a real pleasure to be part of it.
What a wonderful wedding I had yesterday with Sarah and Mark at the beautiful Christleton Church just around the corner from my house followed by a brilliant reception at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa a few miles away on the Cheshire/North Wales border.
I’ll blog the rest of the wedding in a few weeks but thought I’d share a couple of my favourites, it really hard choosing my favourites but if you want to see more I’ll add a selection to my facebook page at www.Facebook.com/joejordphotography or if you know Sarah and Alex the entire amazing day will be on my web site at www.JoeJord.co.uk under the proofs tab. Ask Sarah or Alex for the password.
A very informal formal wedding photo!!
I love the sky in this image, a beautiful shot from the Oriental Gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford.
I have chosen one really fun group shot as I normally blog the more dramatic and artistic images on my blog but I always have a lot of fun at a wedding it after all a brilliantly happy occasion. This is a lovely group of all the wedding entourage in the Oriental Gardens of the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa, I love the expressions on peoples faces but can’t really repeat what has been said!!
The second image, in my opinion at least has real wow factor and would be a beautiful fine art image to adorn the couples wall for years to come. We have been incredibly lucky with the sky but it must be pointed out how much work has gone into the image. Alex and Sarah altered the times of the first dance so we would have the opportunity to shoot around sunset and the entire wedding entourage left the bar (not easy after a long day!) so we could have some fun in the garden.
The photograph also isn’t straightforward at all, the is a lot of lighting wizardry going on to illuminate the wedding scene but I feel it was worth every minute to have the chance of recording an artistic wedding image like this.
Have a wonderful weekend and please feel free to add any comments.