The fabulous Chester Cathedral wedding of Sian and Patrick. Devine architecture of the Cathedral married so well with an easy-going nature of the bride and groom. They were a delight to photograph.
Chester Cathedral and Cathedral Gardens
Chester Cathedral is a place of worship as well as a very popular tourist attractions. So there are always lots of people around. Despite tourists browsing the cathedral, Sian and Patrick had a very private ceremony at the High Alter. Protected from the crowds by the magnificent choir and The Rood Screen, the ceremony felt majestic yet intimate.
We were lucky to have Cloister Garth to ourselves for some wedding portraits. Surrounded by flowering magnolias, a famous sculpture ‘The Water of Life’ by Stephen Broadbentis taking a centre stage there. I particularly love the images of the bridesmaids. Twirling in their yellow dresses – they looked like spring yellow daffodils. The wind had too much fun playing with Sian’s long cathedral veil and it created lots of funny rather than elegant photographs!
City centre weddings
Good transport links and wide choice of places to stay for wedding guests are the top reasons for a city wedding. Admittedly, good transport links wasn’t the reason for our bride and groom to choose Chester city centre for their wedding. The possibility of getting married in the most magnificent building in the county was difficult to pass. Only a few couples each year are granted the right to have a Chester Cathedral wedding.
With a wedding ceremony in the city centre you get a chance to experience the “royal wedding” treatment. The attention of passers by, all with phones and good wishes at the ready is both flattering and overwhelming. This is as close as anyone can get to feeling like a Princess bride.
Chester Town Hall wedding reception
After the wedding ceremony and the drinks reception at the Chester Cathedral’s Chapter House the wedding party went across the square to the Town Hall. Chester Town Hall holds a wedding ceremony licence of it’s own. Ceremonies can be performed in the magnificent Council Chamber where richly carved wood panelling and tall windows create a beautiful atmosphere.
However, Chester Town Hall is particularly great choice when you have a couple of hundred guests to entertain. The Assembly Room looked great set up for the wedding breakfast and later for the party and all the dancing. It’s large and impressive space, which allows for natural documentary photography.
Gypsies of Bohemia and Duncan Disorderly
Definitely one of the best evening wedding band I came across!
Sian and Patrick’s band were absolutely natural at getting the whole wedding crowd dancing. The dance floor was not just 5mx5m space which you often get in many wedding venues. The whole of the Town Hall Assembly room was filled with ravers. With the musicians on the high stage, it felt more like a festival gig! It was spectacular. Have a look for yourself.
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