Andy and Charlene got married on the most beautiful late summers day at Beeston Manor in Lancashire.  Clear blue skies, a blazing sun and a host of fun people set on celebrating this fantastic couples special day.  The weather was quite similar to when we had our Pre-Wedding Shoot at Beacon Fell in Lancashire.

Couple in a forest Pre Wedding Photoshoot

The drive over to Beeston Manor took me just under an hour which gave me plenty of time to have a think of the shots that I had in my mind.  I knew that the sunset was going to be awesome later in the day and I had brought some extra equipment to tackle this.  Charlene had told me briefly about her wedding dress and I was determined that I could make use of the veil.  I also knew that the rooms at Beeston Manor were impressive in the sunlight so I had a few ideas about using shadows.

The long driveway down to Beeston Manor gives an impressive view on arrival. The huge gardens spread out before me with the occasional squirrel scurrying around and a few rabbits.

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - View in the garden

Charlene met me in reception and led me upstairs to meet her Bridal Party who were just beginning to get ready.

The dress was hanging in the changing room just next to the Bridal Suite.  What a dress, elegant and classy.  

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Wedding Dress
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Wedding Dress Detail

With the help of a Bridesmaid I placed the dress on the cast iron chandelier for a quick photo opportunity.

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer Hanging Wedding Dress
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer Hair and Makeup
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bridal Prep
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bridal Make Up
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Wedding Ring Setup
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Wedding Dress Final Touch
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bridal Portrait
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bride
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bridal Preperations
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Brides Drinks
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bridal Party Toast

Charlene’s Dad appeared to be suitably impressed with the dress, hair and makeup!

Alex Birtwell was playing from the front of the room, a seriously talented chap.

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Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Groom Waiting

Andy was waiting at the altar with his Best Man, and appeared quite relaxed with his friends and family, even taking the time to entertain everyone whilst waiting for Charlene.

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Wedding Party Laughing

Walked down the aisle by her Dad, Charlene let a couple of tears slip.

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bride Walking Down The Aisle
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Wedding Vows

Tears from many.

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Crying Father of the Bride
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Moments
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - First Kiss
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom walk down the aisle

After the service we all made our way outside into the gardens for the champagne reception.  Alex was all set up on the patio and kept everyone entertained.

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Outside Entertainer
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Black and White Bride and Groom
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Quiet Moment

With the sun dropping fast it was time for the wedding breakfast, speeches and a short appearance from a Super-Hero!

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Wedding Breakfast
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Top Table
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Father of the Bride Toast
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Grooms Speech
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Audience
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Speec Reaction

At last it was time for the evening portraits with our amazing sunset.  We made our way out of the bottom of the garden and onto the lower lawn.  With the sun setting and with the help of a willing volunteer we got this lovely shot of Charlene’s veil floating behind her.

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bride and Groom at Sunset

With the portraits done it was time for Charlene and Andy to get back into Beeston Manor for the cake cut, first dance and to let their hair down and party!  

Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Cake Cut
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bride Dancing
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Party
Beeston Manor Wedding Photographer - Bride on Dancefloor

An amazing day for Charlene and Andy, and one of my favourites of the year.  

Thank you both for trusting me to capture your wedding day.