A few words spring to mind when thinking back to Chloe & Stu’s Knutsford wedding last year; brilliant, fabulous, chaotic, joyous, crazy, cool, glamourous, merry, riotous, uninhibited, muddy and completely amazing. I’ve left this Knutsford wedding in the blogging pile far longer than I should have so I’m thrilled to finally now share it. What a ride!
Chloe was a simply fabulous Cheshire bride; how could she not be, she rocked not one but TWO wedding dresses on her big day (one for the ceremony, and one for the party!). Unfortunately, and I’m sure to the great dismay of the female guests, our groom Stu kept his formal suit firmly on for the rest of the wedding 😉
Our bride prepared for her wedding day at the Mere Hotel in Knutsford with her bridesmaids & flowergirls. Stu was also at the hotel but safely ensconced far away from the bridal preparations. I had a great morning with the bride & her girls, the makeup & hair team did a great job and to say that everyone was getting excited is a slight understatement.
Chloe & Stu were married at a wonderful old church, St Oswald’s in Knutsford. A really beautiful building but incredibly dark inside; I’m glad I had my trusty Nikon full-frame camera to follow the action. The ability of these cameras to focus even in what feels like complete darkness is incredible, and I was able to creep around the church capturing the wedding ceremony without resorting to flash. I try to be as discreet as possible for this part of the nuptials, no need to annoy the vicar or the guests!
Following the vows and after a traditional confetti exit, our Bride & Groom hopped in a classic Citroen (keeping with the theme of the wedding, more on that later) and made their way deeper into Knutsford to begin the proper celebrations! The wedding party followed behind on a bus- no need for designated drivers, what a great idea.
In a complete break from tradition, Chloe stopped the car just before arriving at the wedding reception; time to change wedding dresses!
The theme of the day was chic Parisian garden party; think accordion players & champagne, a huge marquee, a real artist (all the way from America, Ben from Wed on Canvas) on hand to paint a stunning portrait of the bride & groom, gorgeous evening sunlight and as many fancy cocktails as anyone could wish for!
The singing waiters were a fantastic touch and I can honestly say I’ve never seen so many guests dancing on tables, singing their hearts out and generally going completely bonkers with excitement. Great scenes and simply brilliant to photograph.
I’ll leave it there for now and let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
I was assisted on the day by Matt Warrington Photography, a top guy & a great photographer. I usually work alone so it made a nice change to have another pair of hands helping on the day, especially with such a large and merry crowd! I hope you enjoy this little snapshot of Chloe & Stu’s Knutsford wedding. Please get in touch if you are looking for your own Knutsford or Cheshire wedding photographer. Cheers!
Knutsford Wedding Photography in Cheshire by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher