Louisa & Tony chose Peckforton Castle, with it’s medieval 17th century gradeur, for their wedding day. Having photographed at Peckforton many times now, I was sure they’d have a fantastic time.
Ancient bricks everywhere!
As you’d expect from a Castle, there’s a lot of large bricks. I love the feel of the venue; it’s truly unique and couples travel for miles to be married here. Such was the case with Louisa & Tony. They began their preparations at the castle during the early afternoon and Louisa, her bridesmaids and family chatted and laughed to keep the nerves at bay.
I was pleased that Louisa agreed to have a photograph of her wedding dress hanging from the candelabra – it looks stunning placed there! The room is literally made for that one shot.
I chose to photograph the flowers and shoes on the old steps since they represented the castle so well. I switched into reportage photography and hung back to allow the day to progress.
Time to make it official
After the makeup was finished, the girls made their way downstairs to the waiting guests. Tony was in good spirits when he realised his bride was on her way and delighted when he joined him at the end of the aisle, having made a very grand entrance, following her bridesmaids and the flower petals.
Their ceremony was over in a matter of minutes and they were soon signing the register to make it official. They exited to a shower of confetti, which was beautiful in the castle surroundings. After celebratory hugs and catch ups, it was time for their blessing at the Church on the grounds of Peckforton. The vicar was incredible pleased to welcome everyone but soon we were back at the castle readying for the remainder of the afternoon.
Afternoon & evening celebrations
After some relaxed and natural couple photographs, the room was ready for the wedding breakfast and the couple entered to rapturous applause! They all settled down to eat and catch up with old friends while I photographed the amazing ice sculpture of New Yorks centrepiece, where they had become engaged!
Dinner was a fantastic treat for the guests, but they had more to go with a superb set of humorous speeches. As the evening wore on, they dispensed with the final official elements – cake cutting and first dance – before boogying for the rest of the evening … oh and drinking spirits through the Empire State building of course!
Congratulations guys – it was a truly superb day!
And now the rest…
If you’re planning a Peckforton Castle wedding, please get in touch to discuss your wedding photography. I hope you enjoy the rest of the photographs!