A Wonderful Fairytale Wedding: Maria & Kevin

19 Jul

Maria and Kevin’s fairytale wedding took place at the enchanting Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, a venue that really does give Hogwarts a run for its money! Shot by Cheshire based wedding photographers, Vickerstaff Photography, were a beautiful bride and groom, stunning medieval surroundings and a falconry display.  What more could you wish for in a wedding?

We always love returning to the idyllic location of Peckforton Castlein the little village of Peckforton in the Cheshire countryside. Before we could take in Peckforton’s surroundings we met Maria, her bridesmaids and mum at the ‘Beautique’ and ‘Just Hair’ shops in Chester, both are great locations for hair and make up shots; especially Beautique with their huge window allowing lots and lots of light….lovely! The atmosphere was perfect for bridal prep shots; fun, laughter and after an unexpected Vimto some champagne! Maria and the gang took to having their photos taken in no time and soon forgot we were there.

After a brief visit to Maria’s house to photograph the flowers, dress and the all important fathers first viewing of his beautiful daughter in her wedding dress we had no time to rest; we were off to Peckforton to shoot Kevin and his best man (briefly before the registrars stole him from us!) and to await Maria’s arrival in a fabulous old fashioned Bentley, well you have to arrive in style to a castle don’t you think?!

We have shot a number of weddings at Peckforton and it is different every time: the ceremony, portraits shoots (there’s so many locations to choose) but also events through the day. Maria and Kevin chose to have the falconry whilst the guest shots were taken, then a one to one with a golden eagle; a hugely unique experience for the guests but more importantly for us, the photographers: the opportunity for some great shots of some beautiful birds of prey and guests enjoying the spectacle.

One of my favourite shots of the day wasn’t the falconry, it wasn’t the great locations for the portrait shots or the beautiful location shots, it was a simple shot capturing Maria’s obviously very proud father looking on as the happy couple exchanged rings. It’s those moments that we strive to capture.When you get to meet such lovely people and photograph in what is quite literally picture perfect locations this really is the best job in the world!! We cannot imagine doing anything else.

I’d like to thank Torie and Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography for submitting such a beautifully English wedding. A massive congratulations to Maria and Kevin too!

Laura x


2 Responses to “A Wonderful Fairytale Wedding: Maria & Kevin”

  1. Vickerstaff Photography July 19, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Fantastic post Laura, it looks great! we have really enjoyed sharing one of our highlights with you and your readers, hopefully it will become a regular occurrence! 😀 x

    • BonfireNightBride July 20, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      I’m so glad you like it 🙂 I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out on your site, would love to feature some of your weddings! x

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