Modern Elegance (with some Jimmy Choos!) at Styal Lodge – Charlotte & James

19 Aug

 Back in June I featured Luisa & Chris‘ beautifully English affair by the fabulous McAvoy Photography. Today it’s a pleasure to share with you Charlotte & James’ hot pink and purple contemporary wedding which took place on 18th June at Styal Lodge, a unique Cheshire venue built exclusively for gorgeous weddings like Charlotte & James’. Bursting with modern elegance, enjoy!

 We first met Charlotte and James at the National Wedding Show at the NEC in March 2010. They took advantage of our free engagement shoot offer and we met them in Worsley for an evening shoot along the Bridgewater Canal in March 2010. We then went for a drink and a chat and looked through albums in more detail. After viewing their engagement photos Charlotte and James booked us to photograph their fabulous wedding. We kept in touch regularly, meeting up for a pint to go through wedding logistics and plans and seeing how we could help their day run smoothly.

Charlotte was getting ready at Styal Lodge so I met her there to cover her bridal prep with her four gorgeous bridesmaids and mum. Keith headed off to the Hilton at Manchester Airport where James and his groomsmen were getting ready.

 Charlotte looked amazing in her dress and the bridesmaids looked fabulous in short purple dresses and sparkly shoes.

 Charlotte was very emotional and fought back tears for a lot fo the day. Styal Lodge looked gorgeous and the ceremony was lovely. The weather was decidely changeable so some of the group shots were taken indoors before the sun finally came out and we took Charlotte & james away on a golf cart for 10 minutes for some gorgeous shots of just the two of them by Styal Lodge’s lake. We spend a lot of time planning where shots will be taken and how so that we could grab Charlotte & James for the shots for a small amount of time rather than for hours-then back to their guests while we set up another shot for later in the day-this way we can tell a story of the day and you can visibly see it unfold and at the same time your guests get to see you!

 Later on whilst taking photos of Charlotte and James with their friends, there was an appearance by an unexpected guest -a spider dropped onto Charlotte’s dress-can you guess when the spider appeared from the photos?

 We stayed for some great party shots as everyone let their hair down. Charlotte & James had booked a fabulous singer before the DJ took over.


There is just pure sweetness and love captured within this wedding photography. Sending my congratulations and well wishes to Charlotte & James. All the best for an amazing future together!

Laura x



3 Responses to “Modern Elegance (with some Jimmy Choos!) at Styal Lodge – Charlotte & James”

  1. Emad August 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    Excellent photos !

  2. Charlotte August 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Thankyou Laura, I just love every single one of these pictures, Jenny an Keith are excellent photographers an can’t thank them enough we have just received our amazing album which we LOVE too 🙂 xx

    • BonfireNightBride August 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

      It was an honour to feature your wedding Charlotte 🙂 You were a beautiful bride! x

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