Quirky Oddfellows Chester Wedding Photography

Micro Wedding Oddfellows Chester Wedding

secret garden Chester wedding oddfellows

Mel and David’s quirky Oddfellows wedding went through many modifications during this crazy year.
Originally a May wedding they pushed back to September 28th.  Until the last few they thought they could have 30 guests
but new rules …yes starting from their new wedding date. ………meant just 15 guests…and stress!

It was touch and go with confusion re suppliers being included or not whether we could photograph this wedding.
Thankfully cleared just in time – we checked with the venue and they were fully up to speed that suppliers did not count in the 15.
So happy Mel and David went ahead with their day.  It was a relaxed afternoon, a beautiful ceremony at Oddfellows Chester.

Oddfellows is a boutique hotel in the city centre of Chester.  It has really quirky decor and a cute secret garden area and terrace upstairs.
so many areas for alternative images. Go check it out with an afternoon tea here, you won’t be disappointed.

Melanie arrived in an absolutely gorgeous cream lace bodice dress with a flowing pink mid-calf skirt.
The outfit was exquisitely teamed with a birdcage fascinator and turquoise and pink irregular choice shoes – quirky shoes for a quirky venue!
Mel you looked absolutely stunning …and you surprised us how quick you could walk in your heels!

The  ceremony was followed by congratulations, some quick portraits  in the secret garden  and then it was a stroll down to the river
A 30-minute boat cruise the Dee on the Chester Boat Mark Twain made for an alternative post-ceremony activity.

The prosecco was flowing and informal groups taken during the cruise.  So much fun.
Back to Oddfellows for a small reception and cake.  The cake was of course topped with Mel and Dave minions – very fitting and cute.

groom waiting Oddfellows Chester wedding

wedding Oddfellows Chester - bride entrance

covid oddfellows chester wedding ceremony, bride entrance

 

secret garden Oddfellows Chester weddign photography

River Dee Chester scene

chester weddign river Dee boat cruise

Mark Twainr crusie boat River Dee

masked bride and groom outside Oddfellows Chester

Oddfellows Chester wedding reception, cake cut

Thank you Mel and David for preserving with your day, we loved seeing and capturing the joy and giggles from the day.
Nothing was going to stand in your way and stop you from marrying and it was obvious your guests had a great time with you.
It was a privilege to capture the fun and we wish you much continued happiness xx

To anyone considering a micro wedding – don’t think of it as restricted but a time when you can really engage with those nearest and dearest with you.
More purpose and meaningful  – think outside the box and make it work for your day.