Peover Wedding Photography
A sunny May morning saw me heading just around the corner from my house to document Liz preparing for her wedding to Andy. It was great to be working with the talented Clare Arden again, who was busy perfecting the girls hair and makeup for the days celebrations. Liz was obviously excited (and a little nervous) as the ceremony approached, and was busy helping her two children Archie and Millie with their finishing touches before heading to Peover golf Club in Cheshire.
Upon arriving at Peover, I took the opportunity to introduce myself to the vicar. Looking at me sternly he said “no photographs!” Due to bad experience’s with other photographers, some vicars can have rules for the ceremony, so disappointed, I agreed to abide to any of his rules. However the vicar quickly broke into a smile and told me he was joking, and I could document the whole ceremony! A wonderful relaxed service followed, he had all the guest laughing and enjoying the occasion – I quietly captured in my usual way, ensuring I did not draw any attention away from the ceremony itself.
Peover golf club is a wonderful Cheshire wedding venue that I have had the pleasure of photographing on several occasions. As usual, Alan and the rest of the team were fantastic, and ensured the day ran smoothly 🙂 The sun was shining on this lovely May afternoon, and the guests enjoyed drinks and canapés before the wedding breakfast and some great speeches!
A night partying completed a fantastic day. Liz and Andy honeymooned on the west coast of USA, first stopping off in Vegas with the legal wedding ceremony being conducted by the King himself!
Some of my favourite storytelling shots from the day below, please feel free to leave a comment. Finally a few kind words I received from Liz and Andy after delivering their photos…
“Adam!! They are fantastic, we’re so pleased with them. You did exactly what we wanted, captured the people and the day as it happened. We couldn’t be happier.”
In the evening, the fabulous wedding band, The Dead Beats got ready for their set. With a bit of time to kill before they were due to start, they devised a game of “run and jump into the back of the van”. I can’t say I’ve ever seen such a game – but many guests (including the vicar!) enjoyed having a go!