A classy lush wedding in the spectacular Peckforton Castle. A masterclass in how to enjoy your wedding day and everything that the venue has to offer…despite a bit of a drizzle.
Peckforton Castle wedding
Jo and Matt’s Peckforton Castle wedding couldn’t be filled with any more happiness and laughter. The day started with a giggle when meeting Jo’s very elegant mum and her beautiful sister over croissants. Rather conveniently, Jo’s super organisational skills meant that everything was in place and beautifully arranged. I must admit though, it was a delight to find out that Jo was equally happy to tread through the forest as well as glide along the polished floors of the castle! The super tall and super helpful toastmaster Stefan kept us all in order and almost dry. Yes, it was raining! But despite the underwhelming weather the wedding celebrations exceeded all expectations!
Choosing images for a wedding album
I often hear from my couples that they struggle to choose their favourite images. And I completely understand it. You want to include every little bit of the day in what will be your beautiful memory box. How and why would you exclude anything at all?
at the same time, I am the first person to recognise that the photographic flow of your wedding needs to be punctuated. These standalone statement images can be a fleeting documentary capture or a beautiful wedding portrait. In other words, your album have to allows some space for large photographs.
Over the years I found that that my couples are really happy to choose their 10 favourite images. And that’s when I take over from them. I design the whole album around their favourite 10 photographs. I make sure that the design reflects all the things which the bride and groom felt were important on the day. And then I present the couple with their first draft of the album. You can’t imagine how seeing the album design for the first time suddenly makes sense of all the hundreds of pictures taken on they! The rest of the swapping, amending and proofing process is really a doddle.
Each wedding album will hold anything between 70 and 120 photographs. When you think that 300-400 images are going to be left out of the album, you might think it’s an impossible task to make an album selection. but if you follow my advice and my tested process, it really is easy!
Below are some 100 images from Jo and Matt’s wedding. These are some of my personal favourites and if I’d be making an album, this would be my selection.