I had been wanting to shoot a wedding at Peckforton Castle for ages! When Lesley and Chris booked me to shoot their Peckforton Castle Fairytale Summer Wedding, I was really excited about the opportunity to work there! There are so many amazing features in the castle. One of my favourite locations for portraits inside the castle is the bay window in the ceremony room. Lesley and Chris loved it too, so we used this as a portrait location at dusk.
Peckforton Castle is quite a drive from my studio in Manchester city centre. I arrived early to find the ceremony room getting the finishing touches added. The room was adorned with ivory and pink flowers, fairy lights and pillar candles. Perfect for a fairytale castle wedding!
Wedding Ceremony in the The Great Hall
Below: The string quartet prepare in the great hall at Peckforon Castle before the wedding ceremony.
Lesley spent the morning at the castle getting hair & make-up done, whilst watching guests arriving below. Here she makes an entrance in her stunning dress.
I love capturing natural, unposed moments like this. The photos tell more of a story of what happened, giving genuine moments to look back on.
Wedding Ceremony in the Great Hall
Chris waits for his bride as the bridesmaids and flower girls walk down the aisle. The bridesmaids wear gorgeous silver dresses, whilst the flower girl wears a blush pink dress that matches the ivory and pink flowers perfectly.
Bride Lesley walks down the aisle with her Dad in the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle.
How many flowers and candles can you fit on the register signing table? Lots! Bride and groom pose for a quick photo after signing the marriage register.
Peckforton Castle Bride & Groom Portraits
Wedding Breakfast in the Hexagonal Room
Lesley and Chris were to enjoy the wedding breakfast in the Hexagonal room at Peckforton Castle. A unique room with beautiful red sandstone walls and ceiling, it sits up to 100 guests.
Evening Reception in the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle