bride and groom portrait at their Peckforton Castle Fairytale Summer WeddingI 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 Hallthe wedding ceremony room at Peckforton Castle

Below: The string quartet prepare in the great hall at Peckforon Castle before the wedding ceremony.

string quartet prepare in the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle

Bridal Preparations

bridal preparations at Peckforton Castle

bride checks her make-up in the mirror at Peckforton Castle

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.

brides mum sees her daughter in her 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.

bride hugs mum after entrance in her wedding dress

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.

bridesmaids and flower girl walk down the aisle in the great hall

Bride Lesley walks down the aisle with her Dad in the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle.

bride walks down the aisle with her Dad in the Great Hall in Peckforton Castle

bride and groom exchange rings during wedding ceremony at Peckforton Castle

bride and groom exchange rings during Peckforton Castle wedding ceremony

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.

bride and groom pose for a photo in the great hall

bride and groom walk up aisle whilst guests throw confetti in Peckforton Castle

group photo outside Peckforton Castle

bride with bridesmaids outside Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle Bride & Groom Portraits

bride and groom portrait with Peckforton Castle in the background

bride and groom sitting chatting in Peckforton Castle

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.

wedding breakfast in the Hexagonal room at Peckforton Castle

groom makes his speech in the Hexagonal room at Peckforton Castle

groom makes speech to bride in the Hexagonal room in Peckforton Castle

best man makes speech in the Hexagonal room in Peckforton Castle

Evening Reception in the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle

bride and groom have their first dance in the great hall

bride and groom first dance in Peckforton Castle

bride dances with her dad in the great hall at Peckforton Castle

party in full swing on the dancefloor in Peckforton Castle

evening brie and groom portraits outside Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle Fairytale Summer Wedding: Slideshow Video

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