I had the pleasure of photographing the wonderful North Wales Wedding of Glen and Lorraine at the stunning Soughton Hall Hotel in North Wales. Soughton Hall is a really stunning venue and a perfect setting for such a perfect day.
Glen and Lorraine were a wonderful couple to work with and we had a brilliant time taking the photographs on their big day.
Let hear it for the girls. This is a bit of fun for the girls before the serious fun of getting married!
Just one last touch up on the wedding makeup and all is good to go.
The lighting on this shot is so lovely as Lorraine walks into the stunning hall at Soughton Hall. Her father looks so prouds as he gazes at his daughter.
Wow what an amazing hall and what a wonderful placement of the couple on their big day. It is a great way for the maximum amount of guests to get a front row seat at the wedding.
I think the registrar is really enjoying her job! It a wonderful moment when the never ending band of love is exchanged.
The first kiss, a magical moment in any wedding and Glen and Lorraine are having a ball at Soughton Hall!!
It was a beautiful day outside and the happy couple have a quick kiss in the massive doorway of Soughton Hall before heading out into the North Wales sun.
How amazingingly grand is Soughton Hall as a backdrop and just look at the beautiful manicured gardens. This is a wonderful wedding venue.
A relaxed couple in a classic pose.
And to follow a contemporary group shot of the entourage on the fountain at Soughton Hall. And just look at the beautiful North Wales sky.
Soughton Hall dwarfs Glen and Lorraine as they stop for an intimate moment on their big day. This photograph is finished in a colour sepia which I think really looks dramatic.
Glen and Lorraine were a couple with a real sense of fun and what better way to show it off than a play on the swing. I don’t get many brides playing on a swing!!
Black and White photography really does add a bit of emotion to an image. Glen and Lorraine have a relax on the swing in the garden of Soughton Hall, North Wales.
These two really loved the camera! Kids add a lot of fun at a wedding.
Lorraine’s Dad does a brilliant speech and a warm up act for Glen and the Bestman. The black and white finish looks really dramatic. Again black and white adding emotion to a photograph.
After the speeches is a brilliant opportunity to take some additional photos of the couple in a very relaxed atmosphere. The old walls and stunning sun set add a warm feel to this photograph.
Black and White adds a lot of drama to this shot with the massive Soughton Hall towering over the Bride and Groom.
Soughton Hall proves a brilliant background as Glen and Lorraine have a Hollywood kiss.
Glen and Lorraine at the front of Soughton Hall, it is one of the finest venues in North Wales.
I love this image and I think it would look wonderful as a large canvass on the wall. The blue sky and setting sun is a lovely canvass.
Shooting into the sun can create some lovely dramatic images.
A cheeky kiss!
Glen is one proud man on his wedding day.
And Lorraine is a stunning bride. What a pleasure to be part of such an amazing wedding.
The evening at Soughton Hall is held in a marquee and is a brilliant room. I love the checkerboard of the dance floor.
Glen and Lorraine start their evening and mine is about to finish,. It has been such a pleasure working with them.
Thank you Glen and Lorraine for employing me to record your big day, it was a pleasure and a privilege to be part of it.
Soughton Hall is a stunning venue and if you want to know a bit more about the history I’ve lifted this from Soughton Hall’s own web site.
Built as a Bishop’s Palace in 1714, Soughton Hall has been the cherished home to a succession of heirs in the Wynne-Bankes family line.
Distinguished residents have included a Bishop, two knights, three High Sheriffs, a Chaplin to Queen Victoria, a Lord Chief Justice, a Lord Chancellor’s secretary and in William John Bankes, one of the greatest travellers and collectors of the early nineteenth century.
It was William John who was responsible for re-working Soughton Hall in the 1820s. Inspired by his adventures in the Middle East he added the mullioned windows, the first floor drawing room and dining room and the Islamic turrets upon the court walls. His plans were drawn by fellow traveller Charles Barry, later Sir Charles Barry, architect of the British Houses Of Parliament.
When it was purchased by the Rodenhurst family in 1987 the Hall required extensive refurbishment to return it to it’s former glory. John and Rosemary Rodenhurst managed much of the work personally as well as raising their family. Rosemary’s interior design expertise were put to the test again in early 2007 when all the public areas were restored with all decadence and splendour this historic building deserves.