The wedding of Jenna and Sonio at the magnificent Capesthorne Hall

A few weeks ago I photographed the wedding of Jenna and Sonio at Capesthorne Hall, near Congleton.  Capesthorne is a fabulous wedding venue with extensive gardens set around a picturesque lake. It is an ideal backdrop for a wedding, and offers plenty of opportunity for amazing wedding photography.

Before heading for Capesthorne, Jenna, her mum, and her bridesmaids shared some time together at Alderley Edge Hotel, which is where I first met up with them.

We then travelled over to Capethorne Hall for the final preps, shortly before the ceremony.

Jenna was walked to the ceremony by her brother, who then handed over to dad for the formal part of the day to begin.

Emotions were high to say the least, especially as Jenna walked in on her brother’s arms and was gently handed over to dad.

We spent a short while after the ceremony exploring the gardens together, and capturing some gorgeous photography, before returning to the main reception for the meal to begin.

Sonio’s football knowledge was put to the test during his best man’s speech, following which he ‘became’ Harry Redknapp (you had to be there)!

The evening’s disco followed a first dance to Prince’s 1999, and the dance floor was bouncing as I left.

All in all a fantastic day.  Here is a sneak preview of photos from the wedding, and more can be found on my Facebook page at this link

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Jenna getting ready with the girls at Alderley Edge Hotel

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Jenna’s shoes and veil

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Sonio with his groomsmen at Capesthorne Hall

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Jenna with her bridesmaids at Capesthorne Hall

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Sonio and his best man, as Jenna and her brother enter the ceremony room

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Everyone looks back as Jenna enters

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Emotions running high as Jenna takes dad’s arm

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In the gardens after the ceremony..

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Down by the lake….

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When Harry met Sonio….

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Busy dance floor at Capesthorne….

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Wedding photography at St Stephens Church and Aldwark Manor

Familiar faces and familiar places – Clare and Wayne were recently married at Aldwark Manor, Aldwark, just North of York.  We photographed Clare’s sister Maria’s wedding a few years ago, and it was lovely to see everyone again.

We know Aldwark Manor very well, and also St Stephens Church, although it’s a while since we have photographed a wedding there.  Things haven’t changed much, these are still both gorgeous settings for any bride to enjoy their wedding day.

For Clare and Wayne, the sun shone all day, not quite clear blue skies but not far off!  Wayne’s groomsmen were treated to a surprise helicopter flight grand entrance at Aldwark on the morning of the wedding – the first they knew of it was when their taxi seemed to be heading more for Leeds (airport) than for York.  The views over Yorkshire must have been fantastic for them.

Clare was driven to church from Aldwark Manor to church in a classic Beauford, and the bride and groom returned to Aldwark in the same after the wedding ceremony.  Clare’s dad read out a lovely poem outside church, before the couple released a pair of white doves.

Altogether a glorious day, and congratulations to the newliweds!

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Bridal preps in the Wensleydale Suite, Aldwark Manor

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The groom and groomsmen arrive at Aldwark Manor

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The gents arrive at Aldwark

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The lads arriving at Aldwark pre ceremony

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Wayne by the helicopter

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Wayne with his family by the helicopter

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St Stephens Church, Aldwark

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Clare arriving at St Stephens prior to the ceremony

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Clare arriving at church

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Clare with her dad, walking to church

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Inside St Stephens Church

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Wayne and Clare release the doves

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Family group shot St Stephens

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Clare and Wayne head for their reception

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The bride and groom cutting their cake just before first dance

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Bride and groom’s first dance

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