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 Wedding photography in Cheshire at the Queen Hotel Chester

The Queen Hotel is on City Road, Chester in  Cheshire, just a short drive from Manchester. With my camera bag of prime Canon lenses and plenty of memory cards, to store all the fantastic images I knew this wedding would bring, I set off with my fellow wedding  photographer David Stubbs. We were to meet the bride, Rachel in her suite in The Queen Hotel, which was overlooking the courtyard and the awe-inspiring Baltic Exchange Gardens. A great location for some outdoor unobtrusive wedding photography later in the day.


Wedding photography at Queen Hotel Cheshire does not get better than this!

The blushing bride was with her bridesmaids in her suite on the second floor. On our way to meet her, we ascended The Queen Hotel’s magnificent photogenic staircase. It was a stunning location, with timeless ambiance, to capture Rachel a short time later, descend to the wedding ceremony. A beautiful bride in elegant white lace wedding gown, bathed in the natural light from the roof light combined with the incandescent light from the chandelier.

It was bright and sunny day, no need for high ISO camera settings. Plenty of natural light streaming through the windows to give images life and depth. As the bridesmaids & Maid of Honour assisted Rachel with the bridal preparations for the big day, I photographed in my unobtrusive style without need for posing or to set up shots, just observing not interfering in any way… just natural images. Timeless, and full of emotion for the couple to remember for many years to come. One such image, captured when I spotted the brides elegant wedding gown hang up on named ‘bride’ clothes hanger, nearby a huge ornate mirror.


The Marriage Ceremony and legal formalities outside in the sunshine at Queen Hotel

After the Bride had tied the knot to Ben, her new husband and partner for their life journey together, the wedding champagne began to flow. Along with canape’s from the Queen Hotels kitchen, the guests relaxed outside in the courtyard of The Baltic Exchange Garden. The wedding singer; a solo artist, commenced the wedding entertainment, and the sun shone allowing plenty of  interesting natural light to take frame after frame of unobtrusive wedding photography.

Time to change memory cards and batteries for the evening, in preparation for the wedding speeches, toasts and cutting of the wedding cake. Then, onto the wedding party dancing and celebrating the night away! Often, by now, the guests have forgotten I’m there as as a wedding photographer, they have got used to me being around, and this presents fun, spontaneous opportunities take images amongst the wedding guests, letting their hair down, celebrating the couples special day! At Rachel and Ben’s wedding celebrations, I captured one such fun and spontaneous moment, a favourite image of mine! Please see if you can spot which one it might be, from the gallery of images from this fantastic wedding.in Rachels Bridal suite, Make up artist applying her make up in the Queen hotel Chester  Our Bride Rachel's wedding gown hanging up looking elegant Unposed documentary wedding photograph of the bridesmaid helping the bride and sipping ChampagneMother of the BrideChief Bridesmaid looking out at the baltic exchange garden at the Queen hotel Chester Her best friend reading a wedding card to the bride "success in marriage is not finding the right person, but being the right person"A Young bridesmaid and Flower girl in the bridal suite getting a gift from the bride and Groom Rachel & Ben in the Queen hotel Chester 35 mm lens shot at f2.8 to let the light in of the bridemaid getting ready in the bridal suite in bridal preperations Handsome groom putting his wedding shoes on in Groom preparations with his Best Man The Groom tieing his cravat looking very dapperstunning image of the husband to be taken unposed in the Queen Hotel ChesterThe Vows Practice !.Do you take this man to be your lawfull wedded husband, to have and to hold, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death us do part. "i Do"Emotional laughter as the father of the groom and his son are together in the groom preparations black and white natural image of the groom having his botton hole fitted  The Flower girl having her nails painted ready for the ceremony hair and makeup finished in bridal preparations looking a beautiful bride, sunlight coming throw the window from the Baltic exchange garden Queen hotel Chester sipping the best wedding champagne in the bridal suite Queen HotelOutside the Queen hotel reflected in the window as Rachel the bride gets ready for her big day.the beginning of forever for the couple about to take the plunge into wedlock.The makeup artist starting to fit the Brides tiaras Beautiful wedding gown with train hanging up in the sunlight, the flower girl holding the bridal bouquet i the foreground we may not have it all together, but together we have it all lines in card given to the happy couples wedding day gifts The bride shareing the wedding day perfume just before she leaves for the ceremonya celebration of love and friendship shown here in the imagePreparing to declare my love for you amongst family and friends The bride practicing her vows as the chief brides maid lace's up the brides dress The blushing bride having her dress fitted by the Maid of Honour View in the mirror of the bride wearing her white lace dress for the first time in the queen hotel.Jimmy Choo wedding shoes being fittedBack of a laced up stunning bridal gownfitting the vail in the bridal suite in the Queen hotel ChesterBeing wished love, luck, and happiness as the bride checks her bouquetThe first reveal of her dress to her proud fathera Image of the whole bridal party before the walk down the staircase in the queen hotel for the wedding ceremony. Mother of the bride looking on. Brides maids laughing and giggling as they make there way down the huge stairway in the Queen Hotela walk to change you life as they make there way outside to the Baltic exchange garden the venue of the wedding service "Here comes the Bride"about to be showerd with love by her life love Ben as he waits for his Bride.saying the vows "I do" in the ceremony at the Queen HotelThe gathererd guest watch the wedding ceremony as witness's A special wish for a sweet couple from all the familey and friends  looking up the aisle as Rachel & Ben sign the register. and leave with the marridge certificateAerial view of the service in the Queen hotels outside court yardmarried certificate in hand they leave on life journey together wishing you luck love and happyness in your new life together as the guest greet the newlyweds and sip champagne and eat canapas, out side at the Queen Hotelyum delicious camape's from the Queen hotels kitchen My love for you will never grow old a moment caught naturaly & unposed outside the Queen hotel Wedding drinks and canapés being given to the young bridesmaid and Flower girl.A romantic walk of the newly weds,. hand in handHand in hand to the land of matrimony Ben & Rachel enjoy a short romantic walk Eat, drink, and be married the wedding party at the queen hotel in full swing. Danceing flower girl in the imageWedding singer entertains the outside party in full summer sun in the courtyard of the Queen hotelTrain of the wedding dress with elegant bridal slipper by Jimmy Choo left behindThe Happy couple hand in hand in the Baltic Exchange garden Queen Hotel ChesterA stunning image without the need for flash to enhance it a perfect exposure of the Bride and Groom Rachel and BenBlack and white image of the speech of the Groom Ben A toast to your love as the Best man responds to the Grooms speech, the mother of the bride laughting her sides off A photograph is moment in time frozen forever taken in the wedding breakfast room at the Queen Hotel ChesterDanceing the night away with the Brides father at the Queen Hotel.Fun couple danceing to the live band in the Queen hotelA high iso image with a hint of flash to give it zest, taken at evening reception wedding party of Rachel and Bens wedding a Image taken with flash and mixed with disco lights at the evening celebrations of Rachel and Bends weddin at the Queen hotel Chester The guests letting there hair down danceing with drinks on the dance floor.Cheers to the lovely couple a black and white unposed image at the Queen Hotel

 

 

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  • Sarah Fahy

    Wow these photos look fantastic!! Just what we’re looking for for our wedding! So glad we’ve booked Simon for our big day! 

  • Simon Croot

    Thankyou for your kind words

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