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Cheshire seems to be home to some of the fanciest wedding venues in the North West.

We were spoilt for the wedding of Hannah and Alex as we got to head back to the stunning St Werburgh’s Church in Chester City Centre, before heading out in to the countryside for their reception at Pryors Hayes Golf Club.

This wedding is all about fun, friendships and filming in one of the hotest days of year…that was fun in itself!

Pryors Hayes Wedding Video

Sunshine On Your Wedding Day…

Everyone wishes for sunshine on their wedding day. It seems the Catholic symbol they all joked about in the morning really did bring the weather. Or maybe it was just ‘the weather’, that was Alex’s theory.

Hannah and Alex picked epic venues to get ready at in the city of Chester. Buildings full of history but also that beautiful, natural light that all professional videographers (and photographers) love!

I arrived to lots of laughter and some happy tears when a surprise bouquet turned up. I even found myself helping clean a Bridesmaids glasses with my lens cleaner.

Painted by Leah was there making everyone’s make up ‘heat wave’ ready and Carol Ellis was perfecting their hair.

Getting Wedding Ready With Friends…

As relaxed and organised as the morning began, it was soon time to get everyone dressed.

The Bridesmaids looked stunning in their pale sage green, full length gowns. As did the Groomsmen in navy suits!

I loved watching Hannah’s Mum getting her ready. Being a Mum to a Daughter myself, I could really feel what she felt getting Hannah ready for her wedding day.

She got a little choked up and shared how proud she was before we headed downstairs for the big reveal for her Dad and Bridesmaids.

 

personalised embroidered wedding veil in beautiful sunlight
bride gets emotional and laughs opening gifts
bride wipes a tear away reading her husband to bes card
groom laughs whilst sat in Chester apartment
groom looks in the mirror to do his tie
groom fixes his shirt in the mirror
painted by Leah does a brides make up in chester
the brides sister helps fasten her dress buttons
bride reaches back to hold her emotional mums hand
father of the bride gets emotional seeing his daughter in her dress
an emotional reaction from the bridesmaids seeing the bride

Getting To St Werburgh’s Church On Time!

It’s always tricky to get to the church on time when you’re navigating busy Chester City streets.

But it is fun seeing the wedding car and vintage VW camper van bring lots of smiles and everyone having fun waving back!

St Werburgh’s Church Ceremony in Chester

The girls enjoyed a dance outside before getting ready to make the long walk down the aisle at St Werburgh’s Church in Chester.

The beautiful Grade II listed Catholic Church has the sunshine streaming through the windows as the couple finally got to say their vows.

A Traditional Catholic Ceremony

Guests were treated to a traditional Catholic service with a hint of bewildering humour from the priest.

Hannah’s Mum’s choir also sang a few beautiufl songs, as well as having a traditional String Quartet play.¬†

They exchanged their wedding rings and then it was time to dance back down the aisle as Husband and Wife!

the bride steps out of her Bespoked wedding car outside St Werburghs Chester
a flowergirl and pageboy wait to walk down the aisle in Chester
Mum and flower girl walk down the church aisle
bride gets ready to walk down the aisle with her Dad at St Werburgh's Church
bride and dad walk down the aisle at St Werburgh's Church chester
bride reaches out for a tissue during the wedding ceremony
dad hands over his daughter during wedding ceremony at St Werburgh's Church
rings exchanged during ceremony at St Werburgh's Church chester
rings exchanged during vows at Chester church wedding
couple dance down the aisle during St Werburgh's Church wedding

Filming The Fun Of The Confetti!

Having two of us filming your wedding is great for SO many reasons.

For me, it also means less stress when there’s not much time to breathe on a wedding day!

My camera assitant/second shooter kindly collects up all the camera kit whilst I follow the couple and ensure I capturing the fun of the confetti shot.

As well as fun moments with the guests as they grab handfuls of confetti to throw at the couple!

flower girl grabs a handful of confetti
guests throw handfuls of confetti outside St Werburgh's Church chester

Natural Wedding Videography At Pryors Hayes Golf Club

It was all about capturing Hannah and Alex’s wedding day in a relaxed way so they had those natural moments to watch back on their wedding video.

When we arrived at Pryors Hayes in the blistering summer sun, guests were welcomed in to the gardens ahead of the couple.

As well as the usual welcome drinks, they were treated to music by The Mac Bros and some fun garden games.

Sunshine, Smiles and Filming Candid Moments

As tricky as it can be to film in bright sunshine, it does seem to bring out all the smiles in the wedding guests.

As everyone mingled we got to capture some candid moments of people catching up, chatting and enjoying a beautiful wedding reception.

Their Brother had made a fantastic wooden limbo set and it was brilliant capturing everyone enjoying that too.

Their talented wedding photographer Andy Griffiths Photography then took over to capture the all important group shots before we snuck out for some couple time…

the Mac Bros perform outside Pryors Hayes Golf Club during wedding
Groom tries to limbo during wedding reception at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
mother of the bride tries t limbo with a big fascinator on
couple stand under trees at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
a bride and groom laugh during their Pryors Hayes Golf Club wedding
a couple walk down the path at Pryors Hayes Golf Club

Time For The Main Events. Speeches and Dancing!

I don’t know about you but I LOVE a good wedding speech.

Having filmed weddings since 2010, I’ve had the pleasure to hear many speeches and the personal ones are always the best.

The couples were welcomed in to Pryors Hayes oak beamed room to deafening applause before being seated for their meal and finally the speeches.

There were lots of jokes, personal stories and ‘how they met’. It had lots of people laughing AND crying along.

Hannah then took Alex outside to see the surprise of the evening, an amazing Sax player called Alistair Grant.

After a bit more fun in the sun at Pryors Hayes, it was time for DJ Karlton to get the party started!!

guests cheer as the couple enter the reception room at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
the bride cheers as she takes her seat
the bride looks offended by her Dads speech at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
a father of the bride speech at Pryors Hayes Golf Club Cheshire
the groom stands to make his speech at Pryors Hayes Golf Club Cheshire
the best man has everyone laughing during his speech
the bride kicks off her wedding shoes before filming
the couple stroll around the green at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
a videography still of a couple at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
the couple nearly knock the cake over during the cake cut
an emotional father daughter dance at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
guests look emotional watching the father daughter dance
a fun video still of a lively first dance at Pryors Hayes Golf Club
the groom dips the bride for a cheer during their first dance

What Did You Love About Hannah and Alex’s Wedding?

If you’re lucky enough to be related or friends with this awesome couple then let them know! I’m sure they’d love to know you’ve taken the time to read this blog and watch their video.

What did you think? Want to do it all over again? I do!

Your Pryors Hayes Wedding Videographer…?

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