I like Cheshire weddings (who doesn’t?) so it worked out nicely for me to be back there only a couple of weeks after my last visit to Peover (for Kate and Roger’s Colshaw Hall Wedding) as Lucie and Chris had booked me to be their Bells of Peover wedding photographer. The day started at Lucie’s dad’s house in Stockport with a warm welcome and a brew (always a winner) and as a bonus, there was gorgeous summer sun too. It was only a short walk (or drive if you’re lazy like me) to Our Lady and St.Christophers Church for the wedding service where I met up with Chris, who was looking ever so slightly nervous at the top of the aisle. Lucie was bang on time and Chris soon got to see Lucie as she was led up the aisle by her very proud dad. After an emotional service there were plenty of smiles (and waves) as Lucie and Chris wallked through the confetti as they left church.
After the wedding Lucie was taken to The Bells of Peover in Chris’ other love, his blue Suburu Impreza. It’s safe to say Lucie is not sad to have seen the back of the car (Chris has sold it on to a friend now) but it made a re-appearance for the wedding with Chris gleefully behind the wheel. I arrived just before Lucie and Chris at The Bells of Peover (yep, I beat his Suburu in my family estate car) and as the guests arrived we made the most of the time and grabbed the couple photos. As soon as we had done 20 minutes almost all the guests had arrived and the reception kicked off in the gardens of The Bells of Peover in front of the tipi where the rest of the reception would be held.
Despite the attention of one or two summer wasps, the guests had a fantastic time on a warm summers afternoon before heading into the tipi for the brilliant speeches and meal. With a night of live funk and soul music courtesy of Natural Soul, the party kicked off in the tipi with some of my favourite first dance shots of this year.
So here’s what I got up to as Lucie and Chris’ Bells of Peover wedding photographer. Music by Alex Winston, photos by me…
Venue: The Bells of Peover
Dress Shop: The White Closet, Didsbury
Dress: Jesus Piero
Suits: Moss Bros
Flowers: Tallulah Blooms, Romiley
Wedding Car – Chris’ old Suburu
Cake: Bride & Groom
Band – Natural Soul
The Bells of Peover, The Cobbles, Near Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 9PZ. 01565 722269
© 2015 Manchester wedding photographer James Tracey