As silly as this sounds, I’ve always wandered by the Chester Grosvenor and wanted to take a look inside but felt it looked far too posh for me to strut in with my Levi’s and sweatshirt!
It’s such a beautiful building and iconic building in the centre of Chester and looks so luxurious as you get a glimpse through the door.
My dream finally came true after Charlotte spotted me in Bride magazine and came to meet me to discuss her wedding plans and find out if I was the wedding videographer for her!
I have been excited about this elegant wedding since that first meeting but tried to play it cool! Amir had given Charlotte 3 months to plan this wedding. I can’t believe she pulled off something so beautiful in just 3 months, every little detail was planned to perfection and just looked beautiful when all pulled together.
Charlotte and Amir’s Chester Wedding Highlights Video
As always, the morning at the Groom’s house turned out to a complete contrast to the morning I spent with the Bride…
Charlotte took my breath away when she stepped in to her stunningly simple Stuart Parvin bridal gown. She just seemed to float all the way through the Chester Grosvenor as she made her way to her awaiting Groom. The ceremony room looked incredibly romantic with the cream carpeted aisle lined with small potted trees and flickering church candles, all perfected by Helen at Wild Floral Design in Chester. As Charlotte made her way down the aisle even I had to take a moment to take everything in as it was all just so perfect.
After the ceremony guests made their way outside, briefly pausing for a huge group shot under the ornate chandelier on the grand staircase at The Grosvenor.
The wedding guests lined themselves up outside ready to shower the the new Mr and Mrs Farboud with confetti while passers by tried to catch a glimpse of the Bride and Groom from the street and along the historic Chester Roman walls. It definitely made for some exciting footage for their wedding video!
Myself and the wedding photographer then snuck off the capture some wonderful shots at Grosvenor Park in Chester. Ioan at Celynnen Photography did a great job of keeping them laughing while getting some stunning shots.
As a wedding videographer after relaxed and natural moments I always love filming this bit as the Bride and Groom are a lot more relaxed and I go all gooey inside seeing them look lovingly in to each others eyes!
Guests were then treated to a 5 star wedding breakfast from the Chester Grosvenor chefs before being entertained by some great speeches that were both humorous and heart-warming.
Charlotte and Amir had the band, Hotfoot Trio, play their first dance song before their guests joined them on the dancefloor to show off some of their best moves-a reason why we stay just that little bit longer so we can capture that on film! It’s always the perfect way to end a wedding highlights video!
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Wedding photographer – Celynnen Photography, Wrexham, North Wales.
Wedding Venue – Chester Grosvenor Hotel and Spa, Chester
Wedding Co-ordinater – Craig McIntosh and Joanna Schrenk at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel and Spa
Wedding Dress by Stuart Parvin at Aphrodite, Knutsford
Bridal Shoes – Freya Rose
Hair piece – Jenny Packham
Wedding Rings – David Joffe, London
Hair – Mikki Kelsall (Boa Hairdressing), Knutsford, Manchester
Make-up and Bridal Hair – Carol Morley (One Makeup), Soho, London
Wedding Flowers – Helen at Wild, Chester
Wedding Cars – John Knowles at Chester Wedding Cars, Chester
Wedding Cake – Marise Kaye at Bloomsbury Wedding Cakes, Knutsford, Cheshire
Wedding Band – Hotfoot Trio (c/o Paul Bridson Productions)
Finding the right wedding videographer for you can be hard as there are so many of us out there. If you enjoyed reading Charlotte and Amir’s wedding blog and watching their Highlights video you’re welcome to email me and ask to see their longer film too.
Or maybe you want to have a look around first? I’d highly recommend the Portfolio page to see more beautiful and fun wedding videos but also the rest of the wedding blog is worth a look around too for more wedding inspiration!