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Village fete style wedding, Gladstone’s Library, North Wales – Lucy & Phil sneak previews

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness -  William Ewart Gladstone

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It’s hard to really put into words how incredible Saturday was… I have probably never laughed or cried so much.  The ceremony was lead by Lucy’s Godmother (and quite possibly the first female Bishop to perform a marriage ceremony in Great Britain) and that fact, along with the hauntingly beautiful choir from Lucy’s school made it incredibly moving.  Both me and my second shooter, none other than the fabulous Andrea Ellison, were a bit of a mess by the end, along with most of the guests.

Then there was the location of the village fete style wedding reception – Gladstone’s Library.  Somewhere less than a few miles from where I grew up and yet had never been, until Saturday.  And somewhere that Lucy was lucky enough to grow up and call home (well, the house in the grounds).

There were so many wonderful details… the bright coloured hand-cut confetti made by the beautiful bridesmaids, the little bags of bread given out to everyone so they could feed the ducks at the pond just round the corner from the church, the black cabs as wedding cars (best ever in my book), all the village fete style games (hook a duck, splat the rat, tin can alley, lucky dip, skittles, hula hoops), the handmade origami cranes, pom-poms, pies, a cake of cheese and a bouncy castle… I could go on.   OH… and an awesome flash-mob first dance to Farrell’s ‘Happy’.

And finally, the people.  Every last one.  I bumped into Judith, a dear friend to my Mum before she passed away, and someone I’ve not seen in over 20 years.  Also Carol the lovely Cheshire registrar was there on a rare Saturday off – and I once again told her that she married me & Mr P.  Apologies Carol!  : )   And of course the rest of the friends and family – all totally brilliant.  I would in fact like to steal all of Lucy & Phil’s friends but in particular the bridesmaids who just made me smile all day long.  Oh and for Helen (Lucy’s Mum) to please adopt me.

Which just leaves Lucy & Phil… two of the most chilled out, warm, lovely and fun people you could ever wish to meet.  This was without doubt one of my favourite weddings because of… well… everything.  So, THANK YOU both for choosing me to be your photographer.   I hope you have a wonderful honeymoon, enjoy these previews and we’ll catch up soon.  Lots of love guys.  xxxx

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Andrea EllisonSeptember 1, 2014 - 2:25 pm

just gorgeous ……..what a day !!!!

Kay CrayfordSeptember 1, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Amazing pics …
Christleton my favourite place in the world were I grew up … The church is soo cute …

Mandy BeckSeptember 2, 2014 - 9:27 am

Love it!

The Great Hall at Mains wedding, Poulton-le-Fylde – Rebecca & Gary previews

Sunday was beautiful… everything about it.  The venue, the bride, the Stuart Parvin gown, the shoes, the church, the guests, even the weather… you get the idea. :)  It was also FUN.  Fish & chips, Jenga, Cole Page doing his thing during the meal.  Non stop!    The star of the show for me though was Grandad Bob – every time he spoke (or sang – ‘My Girl’… gulp) the room would be in tears.  Such a lovely man – seeing his proud face walking his granddaughter Rebecca down the aisle was wonderful.

Rebecca & Gary – congratulations!  I hope San Francisco is sunny and wonderful and that the rest of your trip is too.  Thank you for a fabulous day, I hope you love these previews!  xxxx

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Andrea EllisonAugust 27, 2014 - 8:49 am

just gorgeous …as flipping always :) you are a star woman xxxx

Kelly ClappertonAugust 27, 2014 - 8:54 am

Claire these are amazing!

Beverley GoodfieldAugust 27, 2014 - 9:18 am

Absolutely lovely x

Heather ThorntonAugust 27, 2014 - 9:37 am

Wow, stunning x

Samantha BellisAugust 27, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Just gorgeous! What a beautiful bride too xxx

Mandy BeckAugust 27, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Love it! x

Coworth Park wedding, Ascot – Sally & Scot sneak previews

An intimate ceremony in a meadow and 5 course lunch with just their nearest and dearest and then late afternoon drinks and food with more friends and family and a party until the wee small hours.  It was a beautiful day and Coworth Park was the perfect setting.   After lunch Scot surprised Sally with a (frankly EPIC) video he’d made, telling her where they were going on their honeymoon – too many places to list!  It was emotional.  For both of them and for me!

Team S&S – thank you for choosing me to capture your special day… I loved being a part of it and your friends and family are all bloody lovely!  You were both so relaxed and fun and I was a bit sad to leave on Sunday truth be told!   Have an amazing honeymoon (Sally you definitely need at least 3 or 4 new dresses!) and we’ll catch up when you return from your adventure. Hope you like these previews. xxx

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Irene Ann MilesAugust 20, 2014 - 7:01 am

it was a perfect day congratulations

Mandy BeckAugust 27, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Beautiful, love the flower meadow x

Pembroke Lodge wedding, Richmond, London – Helen & Simon sneak previews

Friday’s wedding was beautiful – I adore Pembroke Lodge (and have to give a shout out to David and the team who were amazing) and cannot wait to go back.  Set in Richmond Park with incredible views you would never think you were so close to London.  Then there was Helen’s stunning Jenny Packham wedding dress, her shoes, the car, THAT staircase covered entirely in flowers (yes, all real), the sunset, the cakes (flour AND flower varieties!) and the talented family members – Helen’s sister sang Ellie Goulding’s ‘How long will I love you’ during the ceremony and Simon’s daughter sang ‘The Power of Love’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood as the first dance and it was just beautiful – I love that song.

It was a truly wonderful day and this pair probably have aching faces as I don’t think I’ve ever seen two people smile SO much.  Helen & Simon it was an absolute pleasure to photograph your wedding and I’m honoured you chose me Helen, given that you have worked with so many photographers over the years.  Thank you.  I hope you enjoy these previews whilst on honeymoon! xxxx

Finally thanks to Ami Robertson for coming along and being a quite brilliant second shooter (and future CPP bride!)  xxx

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Delyth Haf ParryAugust 20, 2014 - 10:06 am

What a beautiful wedding, perfectly captured!

Joanne GreensladeAugust 20, 2014 - 11:35 am

I have never seen such beautiful wedding photography before. Magical and such a lovely couple.

Wedding at Manchester Town Hall and Room Restaurant, Manchester – Lindsey & Chris sneak previews

My third and final wedding of the weekend was this beauty in Manchester and despite the rain it has to be one of my favourites.  The people, the venues, the atmosphere, the music and of course, the couple.  It was just such a brilliant day.

Lindsey & Chris – I’m gutted it’s over!  Keep in touch and have the most incredible time in New York…. I’m so envious of you seeing it for the first time.  It’s my favourite city on earth and I know you’ll love it.

My NYC tips would be – Top of the Rock; Battery Park & Staten Island Ferry; Grand Central Station & Pershing Square Cafe (right outside); Bryant Park chilling/people watching; Hill Country BBQ on West 26th Street (if you like meat and plenty of it); espresso martinis or any other cocktail at ‘Upstairs’ (roof terrace bar at The Kimberley Hotel); Serendipity 3 on East 60th Street (as camp as Christmas but the food is yummy and it’s a bit magical… the frozen hot chocolate was worth the visit alone).  I would also say hot dogs & Wonder Wheel at Coney Island but it’s a bit of a way out for your first trip – best save that til next time!

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Mandy BeckAugust 13, 2014 - 10:51 am

L.O.V.E. x

Danielle SilvestroAugust 13, 2014 - 10:54 am

Ahhh so beautiful Claire!! xxx

Tux & Tales PhotographyAugust 16, 2014 - 10:09 am

Awesome! x

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