Just a few weeks ago I got to spend the day with Ian and Nicole on their most special day. This was my first time as a wedding photographer at Styal Lodge for four years, and little had changed. It is still an incredible wedding venue, like a large wooden cabin, set in the Cheshire countryside, the perfect backdrop and setting. Ian and Nicole’s wedding was a little different to weddings I usually photograph as the day had many Chinese traditions built into the day. Tea ceremonies, three dresses and lot of crazy dancing at the end of the night.
Suits, Style and Confetti
I started the day with Ian and the boys, before then heading over to Styal Lodge to be with Nicole and the girls. Usually I mention the brides dress and the designer but today I must mention Ian’s suit. A bespoke suit by Richard Smith Bespoke – a thing of beauty! Nicole wore three dresses in all – I’ll come to that. The first ceremony of the day was the Chinese Tea ceremony. The bridesmaids finally let Ian into the room, then the tea ceremony could take place. Nicole wore a red Chinese wedding dress that was highly detailed. With an hour to spare before the English civil ceremony took place, we headed into the gardens for some relaxed photos. As a Styal Lodge wedding photographer you are spoilt for choice. Not only are the gardens incredible to photograph, but after a short golf buggy trip there is a tranquil lake and jetty. Not long after they were married, it was time to shoot the confetti. The flower girls handed it out and it was thrown completely covering the newly wed couple. The bridesmaids and guests all helped remove it from Nicole’s hair.
Unposed, relaxed photography
Ian and Nicole hired wedding entertainer and legend Paul Guard to lead the evening events. I have never seen wedding guests, at Styal Lodge or otherwise, have so much fun. What an incredible day, a joy to have a camera in my hand! It was great being back as a wedding photographer at Styal Lodge and looking forward to returning soon. Here are just a few photos from their day, what a top day to be a photographer. If you are getting married at Styal Lodge, or anywhere else, and looking forward to natural and unposed wedding photography, then please get in touch for more details.
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