Susan and Richard’s magical wedding at St Werburg’s Chester and the Grosvenor Pulford


Back in March I had the pleasure of photographing a rather amazing wedding of two wonderful people. Susan and Richard tied the knot at the imposing St Roman Catholic Church right in the middle of the Roman town of Chester before a delightful walk through Grosvenor Park and then on to one of Cheshire’s finest venues the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa a few miles away from Chester itself on the Welsh border. I have also added Susan and Richards Graphi Wedding Album to a separate blog post.

Amazing Sky, Night, Dramatic, Grosvenor Pulford, Wedding, Photography

I will start this amazing day with one of the images from the end of the day. I love this photograph, all the elements are there and it also breaking some of the laws of photography which can’t be a bad thing! Placing the Susan and Richard in the middle of the frame on the lovely little bridge in the Oriental Garden of the Grosvenor Pulford surrounds them with the darkening garden and the setting sun between them while overhead the sky is just amazing. The half hour before or after sunset is truly a Golden Hour for photography.

Dad, Newspaper, Wedding, Black & White

Dad relaxing in the morning of his daughters wedding. I love this, how relaxed is Dad, escaping all the rush of getting ready. Black and White also gives it a very nice ‘feel’.

Bride, First Peek,

A first glimpse of Susan as she glides down the stairs. Every face tells a little story, the girls the parents all saying something else.

Black and White, Beautiful, Bride, Car, Wedding

Susan awaits in the car to make her walk down the aisle. Irish eyes are smiling, well at least Irish Heritage! Susan looks amazing and her eyes shows the excitement of the day. How beautiful does she look? How radiant?

B&W, Bride, Waiting, Aisle, Church, Chester

Black and white for the short wait before walking down the aisle. A very different expression than in the car just moments earlier. You can feel the nerves, this is it!

Veil, Bride, St Werburgs

I love this, just one moment in time but it says so much about the day. I wasn’t sure if this looked better in colour or black and white. I went for colour. It is taken just as Susan starts her walk up the aisle of St Werburg’s in Chester.

Interior, St Werburgs, Chester

An amazing interior. St Werburgs is a stunning Church and a very imposing amphitheatre.

B&W, Signing, Register, St Werburgs, Chester

Signing of the register, this is actually a very rare photograph in the UK. Most Churches and Registrars will not allow the actual signing to be photographed but the seems no problem at St Wurburg’s in Chester. And for me it has a lot more atmosphere than the normal posed image of the couple.

Alter, St Werburgs, Chester

At the alter candles burning.

Alter, St Werburgs, Chester

A couple in love, and a first kiss as a married couple.

Interior, Church, St Werburgs,

A beautiful interior for a beautiful couple. We actually went back into the Church after the guests had left to take a few more photographs hence why the Church is empty. Black and white for this one.

Kissing, Couple, St Werburgs

Beautiful Light on the steps of the Church with all the guests milling about a stolen kiss is captured. The sun flare is a nice testament to the beautiful March day.

Church, St Werburg's, Chester

A very imposing Church. St Werburg’s in Chester is a massive landmark in the middle of the town just opposite Grosvenor Park.

Church, St Werburg's, Chester

All alone on the steps of St Werburg’s. A close up of the image above. Susan’s dress is perfect for her and she looks amazing.

Grosvenor Park, Chester, Wedding, Photography

In the Park! Grosvenor Park is just over the road from St Werburg’s and Susan and Richard decided to take a walk through the park and jump in the car down by the River. I think it was a good move as the park is amazing and adds a different dimension to the wedding album.

Grosvenor Park, Chester, Wedding, Photography

Grosvenor Park is a stunning spot for a walk on your wedding day!

Roman, Ruines, Wedding, Photography, Chester, Park

Roman Ruins in a Roman Town make a perfect frame for the photograph of Susan.

Roman, Ruines, Wedding, Photography, Chester, Park, Black and White

A most beautiful bride.

Roman, Ruines, Wedding, Photography, Chester, Park

Grosvenor Park is a lovely spot.

Queens Bridge, Chester, Wedding, Photography, Chester

The Queens Park Bridge, a landmark for anyone who lives in Chester as it makes a walkway over the River Dee below.

Wedding Photograph, Groves, Chester. Black and White.

The Groves, people milling about and a bride and groom walking back to the car.

Big Sky, Amazing Sky, Reflection, Gardens, Grosvenor Pulford, Sunset,

A Magical Bride in a magical garden. Even the amazing goldfish are wanting to be part of the wedding. The Grosvenor Pulford certainly has a few aces when it comes to places for photographs.

Big Sky, Amazing Sky, Reflection, Gardens, Grosvenor Pulford, Sunset,

And a Magical Sky envelops Susan and Richard in the Garden’s of the Grosvenor Pulford. A wonderful place for a wedding.

Sunset, Wedding, Photography, Grosvenor Pulford, Chester,

What a sunset. Amazing. Golden lights flows over Susan and Richard,

Sunset, Grosvenor, Pulford, Garden, Wedding

We had a wonderful day weather wise and a brilliant sunset.

Sunset, Grosvenor, Pulford, Garden, Wedding, Waterfall

I love the waterfall as it leads the eye to a beautiful couple and a stunning sunset. March, not a bad choice for a sunny day in the UK!

Entourage, Garden Grosvenor Pulford.

The Gang!

Sepia, Amazing Sky, Grosvenor Pulford.

Stunning. This one is is colour sepia, I think it gives a certain drama to a Wagner like Sky. How elegant does Susan look. A model bride.

Sepia, Amazing Sky, Grosvenor Pulford.

This one is very similar to the one above but shows the beauty and detail of Susan’s dress.

Sunset, Wedding, Photography, Chester, Grosvenor Pulford

We had better let Richard jump on a few wedding photographs. With weddings it is always the bride who is the star, the groom is always the support act!!

Black and White, Amazing Sky, Sunset,

The colourful sky looks pretty good in Black and White? It amazing how different the sky looks in Black and White.

Bride, Amazing, Elegant, sky, sunset, Grosvenor Pulford, Wedding, Photography

A beautiful Bride. She could be a model. And look at the colour in the sky.

Mirror, Grosvenor Pulford, Wedding,

Indoors. The mirror at the Grosvenor Pulford, it a bit warmer than outside. I love this spot for wedding photographs.

Mirror, Grosvenor Pulford, Wedding, Black and White

A perfect couple and a joy to work with.

Mirror, Grosvenor Pulford

Carrying Bride, Black and White, Mirror, Grosvenor Pulford, Chester, Wedding

Last one! At the mirror in Black and White.

 

I really had a ball photographing Susan and Richard, it was a magical day. The service was also at one of my favourite Churches and the reception at one of the finest venues in Cheshire. And on top of that a couple who couldn’t of been more fun to work with. Wedding Photography doesn’t get much better than this đŸ™‚

If you like the images and you are looking for a wedding photographer please do not hesitate to contact me. Next year is looking rather busy already!

See you all soon and thank you for reading my ramblings.

 

Joe

 

 

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