Charlie and Glen's Wedding at Styal Lodge
I was so excited about photographing Charlie and Glen's wedding at Styal Lodge in June 2016, when they first contacted me about their Styal Lodge wedding I knew that it was going to be a fun and relaxed wedding day, filled with exquisite and beautiful details.
Like most of my couples, Glen and Charlie met with me for a pre wedding shoot at Styal Lodge, which gave us plenty of time to get to know each other and have a good laugh and a chat about their wedding photography. It allowed me to put them at ease and they had a little taster of how I like to work.
I don't believe in giving my couples loads of instructions on how to pose, because I feel that if I get over involved in 'put your arm here, look this way, turn your body that way' etc etc, then it can cause people to look awkward and feel uncomfortable.
The pre wedding shoot process may take 10-15 minutes of feeling a little bit awkward to feeling fine in front of my camera and fine with me, but it is well worth doing in advance of the wedding day, Charlie and Glen did take the opportunity to find their comfort zone and when I arrived on the wedding day I felt like I was being welcomed into a group of friends. I am lucky with my clients that they make me feel so welcome and part of their wedding day.
Bridal preparation began in the morning at Charlie's parents house, I love the morning hustle and bustle whilst the bride and her bridesmaids are getting ready, again I feel this is a great chance for everyone to get used to me being there and allows me to capture natural moments as they happen with very little direction or interaction. I knew that there would be a good drive from the house to Styal Lodge, so we allowed for this and Charlie promptly got into her dress so that I could capture this before leaving for the wedding venue.
Rustic & Cosy Cheshire Wedding Venue - Styal Lodge Photographer
I always ask my couples what makes them fall in love with and choose their wedding venue and Charlie told me " We loved the rustic and cosy feel to to Styal Lodge, as it fit in perfectly with our vintage theme. It had a great mixture of indoor and outdoor space for our guests. It is also had great contacts for catering and venue dressing. The team were so friendly and made everything so easy for us. Glen also loved the fact it was steps away from a golf course!"
The weather on the day could not have been more perfect, it was a beautiful summer's day, English summertime at it's very best and Styal Lodge was the perfect setting. I have credited all the suppliers that helped to make this wedding day flow so perfectly in the footer of this post.
I literally did not stop smiling after such a wonderful day and myself and the videographers were treated to the most delicious meal EVER which is always a lovely bonus! Thank you www.pinkpeppercatering.co.uk
Thank you to Charlie and Glen for choosing me to capture their wedding day, I cannot reiterate enough how much this beautiful job means to me and the wonderful people that I get to meet along the way. You are all quite literally so wonderful to work with! Enough of my rambling, here is my first wedding as a Styal Lodge Photographer, I hope to be there again soon!
Photography by Helen Howard
Cake & Catering www.pinkpeppercatering.co.uk
Bridal Hairdresser - Mandy Williams (Bridesmaid)
Grooms Suit/ Groomsmens Suits www.groomhire.co.uk
Blossom Trees at Top of the Aisle http://brideslittlehelper.co.uk
Suppliers, if you would like to use any of these images please just let me know, I am happy to share images with other wedding industry professionals who have helped put together my clients special day, I am looking forward to connecting with you on Instagram /Facebook and future weddings!