LAURA & JON – PECKFORTON CASTLE, CHESHIRE
Laura and Jon were Queens and Kings for the day during their royal wedding at the dramatic, Peckforton Castle in Cheshire. These guys didn’t do things in half measures! The venue was decorated from head to toe in white floral displays. A perfect contrast to the dark mahogany and stone interior offered by the castle. The knights and armory added atmosphere and a real medieval feel.
Much like in the fairytales, Laura prepared herself in one of the building’s tower rooms, up in the sky and well away from any onlooking guests. The enormity of the venue and occasion provided some additional pre-wedding nerves. Nothing a few glasses of champagne couldn’t control though! Jon waited in the Great Hall amongst plumes of floral artistry and numerous anticipating guests. A civil ceremony completed the formalities, but the couple chose a religious blessing to follow in the on site ancient chapel. Photographs followed in and around the castle grounds. The old sandstone walls offered a perfect backdrop for some impressive, creative photography and video.
Speeches and a grand banquet concluded the day time events, again, in the Great Hall, lit with hundreds of candles to follow through the authentic theme. Again, a perfect setting for some great shots and a different dimension to anything we had ever filmed or photographed before.
By night, the sophisticated wedding was transformed into a raving nightclub. Colored lighting illuminated the huge rooms and a Ministry of Sound DJ and saxophonist provided the evening sound. The dance floor was rocking, and the bizarre yet awesome inclusion of indoor sparklers again helped to enhance the visual appeal of their wedding day. A brilliant occasion, enjoyed by everybody!
It was a pleasure to photograph and film Laura and Jon’s special day. Please see some of our favorite shots and a highlight movie of the day below. If you would like to enquire about our wedding services, we would love to hear from you. Contact us today for more information!