Cheshire wedding photography Smallwood Church

Mar 1, 2022

Cheshire wedding photography Smallwood Church

Penny & Lewis were one of my 2021 couples who were forced to make changes to their wedding due to Covid restrictions. They had originally planned to have a wedding at a West Midlands Barn wedding venue. The uncertainty on guest numbers left them wondering if they’d get the wedding they’d hoped for. Like a lot of my couples last year, they had to change their plans and their date. The wedding would now be in Cheshire, with the ceremony at Smallwood Church and a marquee reception, in a field owned by Penny’s parents. Their new wedding date fell the week after rule of only 30 guests was lifted. Roll on the big celebrations! I was so happy for them and couldn’t wait to be back shooting a full day of wedding photography. On the morning of the wedding I set off for the Cheshire countryside and Smallwood Church. Penny and the girls were getting ready at her parents gorgeous cottage. It was a lovely relaxing morning with lots of laughter and champagne.

.Bridesmaids in grey beaded dresses help dress the bride

Bride being helped into her wedding dress by bridesmaids

bridesmaids in beaded grey dress, helps bride wearing strappy Pronovias dress, put on shoes

I loved the flowers at this wedding! They were just so pretty and worked really well for the countryside setting. The florist was Delamere Flower Farm

Bride wearing fitted lace bodice with chiffon skirts Pronovias wedding dress, holds country flower bouquet

Wedding photos at Smallwood Church Cheshire

I headed literally down the lane to St John the Baptist Church, known locally as Smallwood Church. Shortly after Penny arrived in a horse drawn carriage and was met by her bridesmaids. The Bridesmaids wore gorgeous pale silver beaded dresses. Smallwood church in Cheshire, is quite small inside, but as my wedding photography is documentary style, I was able to stand tucked away slightly to the side at the front. By doing this I was still able to get some lovely shots of Penny walking down the aisle and Lewis seeing her for the first time.

Bridesmaids in silver beaded scrappy dresses outside Smallwood Church

Bride arriving in horse drawn carriage to her Smallwood church wedding

Bride arriving at Smallwood Church wedding with country flowers bouquet

Groom sees his Bride for the first time at the end of the aisle in Smallwood Church

Bride and Groom stand holding hands inside Smallwood Church

guests congratulating newlyweds outside Smallwood church

bride with bridesmaids raising bouquets in the air

Fun bridal party group photo on a tractor trailer

marquee wedding reception with wooden trestle tables and cane balloon back chairs

home made gin favours and wild flowers in bottles

wicker cane balloon back chairs at a boho wedding

rustic window pane table plan agains flower filled milk churn

Groom wearing blue tweed suit hugs his Bride in a field in Smallwood village

romantic photo of Bride and Groom kissing after their church wedding in Smallwood

 

Golden Hour Cheshire wedding photography

When I saw the long grass in the meadow, I knew it would be a great spot for some couple portraits at sunset. I just had to wait for that magical time called golden hour (well usually golden 15 minutes really) just before the sun sets and get Penny and Lewis to take a break from party. We were treated to the most gorgeous light and by taking just 10 minutes, created some beautiful evening portraits.

Groom wearing waistcoat kissing his Bride at sunset in a field in the village of Smallwood

Bride and Groom kiss in field of long grass at golden hour in Smallwood

Smallwood wedding photography; couple walking through fields, holding hands, at sunset

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer who will capture your day as it happens, along with some beautiful couple portraits then you can get in touch with me through my enquiry form here

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Jo Hastings is a Birmingham Wedding Photographer, offering creative, relaxed, natural wedding photography in the West Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cotswolds and throughout the UK. She is also sought after for her natural, colourful family photography.

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