Hanna & Daniel Wedding Belle Epoque Knutsford

Hanna & Daniel Wedding Belle Epoque Knutsford

Family Wedding Belle Epoque

What a lovely relaxed family wedding Belle Epoque Knutsford this was!
Hanna and Daniel both have busy schedules and we hadn’t actually met before the wedding – quite unusual for us
However been lots of communication beforehand so when we arrived for bridal preps Hanna said hi, I feel like I know you already – which was really great.

Hanna was getting ready with her girls whilst Dan was getting ready with his young son – he looked one cool dude in his smart suit – check out the their names on the collar
Hanna’s Aunt owns a bridal boutique and came out of semi retirement to make all the bridesmaids dresses fro her.  How kind.
Hanna herself was rocking her Maggie Sottero beaded wedding gown. Absolutely stunning

Their dog Steve was an important guest at their wedding too, being escorted down the aisle and sitting good as gold during the ceremony.
The Belle Epoque is a quaint quirky boutique wedding venue in Knutsford.  We had previously been here for a winter workshop, especially as its a dark venue inside.

Lots of emotions ensued during the ceremony and speeches.  There was a definite motorbike connection this day. Tables were named after motorcyclists.
Plus a special motorbike was  also brought along for Hanna and Dan to have some pics with.

They didn’t want too many posed pics but we did get them to stop the traffic as they walked down the high street.
We grabbed a few shots just before the wedding breakfast too, and glad we did as just as we came indoors the rain came down.

Soon it was time to cut that oh so cute double camper van cake and carry on with the party!
Many congratulations on your wedding day Hanna and Dan and all your lovely family.
Glad you had a fantastic day and we wish you much  continued happiness. xx

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We love fun relaxed weddings where few posed shots are required.  So if this is your thing we’d love to hear from you about your plans for your relaxed wedding.

Winter Wedding Shoot: Belle Epoque

Winter Wedding Shoot: Belle Epoque

Winter Wedding at  Belle Epoque – Rocking the Rain 

Winter weddings and dark venues provide their own unique challenges and we wanted to expand our skills with new lighting techniques and chance to try new things out.
We like to constantly update our skill sets and portfolio without experimenting on an actual wedding so Jonny Draper’s trainging session “Are you afraid of the Dark” was an ideal opportunity.
So a drizzzly Novemebr evening we found ourselves at the Belle Epoque in Knutsford, renowned for being a difficult dark venue.
We were thrilled to discover that Sarah Sadler and her finance Rich would be modelling for us and generally being the loved up couple they are! Sarah herself is a fabulous photographer, she does such amazing, makeover, empowering Red Shoe Shoots – you really need to check out her site, read her about page and read real women’s stories…..so the shoe was on the other foot (pardon the pun!) and Sarah and Rich were in front of the camera, feeling a bit nervous and vulnerable…but everyone soon put them at ease.  They were great and with Jonny explaiining and showing his simple lighting set ups we got some great shots …we even rocked the rain!  Check out these shots!

Makeup by Make-up Artist Mandy Rigby
Photography training by Jonny Draper Photography Training
Dress from Love Bridal Boutique
Blooms from  The Flower Lounge

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So are you planning a winter wedding?  Check your photographer is fully equipped, with lightig set ups and fast prime lenses, and skills to be adept for teh challenges of dark venues like The Belle Epoque and dark light to enable getting memorable shots for you. Ask to see examples of winter weddidngs from their portfolio and galleries.