Chester Zoo Wedding Photography: Jenna and Jonny

Chester Zoo Wedding Photography: Jenna and Jonny

Chester Zoo Wedding Photography

Wonderful Afternoon tea and Safari Tour at the zoo

A Chester Zoo wedding is a different day to a traditional wedding day, relaxed with plenty of time for guests to explore part of the zoo before an afternoon tea.
Later a Safari tour and then back for a BBQ before the evening fun starts.

This was just the type of day Jenna and Jonny wished for themselves and their guests at their Chester Zoo wedding at Oakfield House.
The day was all on one site for us as Jenna and her bridesmaids even got ready in an upstairs room in Oakfield House.
It was great to be able to capture all the preparations and details whilst Dave could nip out and capture the groom shots.

Dad was overcome when he saw his daughter all dressed, just love capturing those shots when we can.
Dad proudly walked his daughter down the short aisle in the ceremony room to the waiting Jonny.
The room was cosy and decorated with bunting hand made crocheted by a relative

After the ceremony guests enjoyed tasty canapes of mini fish and chips and cottage pie ..they looked so delicious!
They went down a  treat as it would be a while before the afternoon breakfast which would be served in the same room as the ceremony.
A few formal groups and then guests enjoyed strolling around the zoo – ready entertainment on hand!

The room looked amazing which their blue colour scheme and little animal place-cards all hand-painted by our couple and with homemade chocolate animals
When the Zoo closed its doors the wedding party was split into two groups for a safari tour with the Zookeepers.
it was dark when they arrived back so perfect time for a BBQ and then evening party with live music from the Trunk Monkeys – how apt for the Zoo!
The dance floor was packed and rocking to their music!
Thank you, Jenna and Jonny, that we could share and capture your amazing day, much love xx

Oakfield Manor Chester Zoo wedding venue

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Bride reveal chester zoo weddign photogrpahy

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happy exit after Chester zoo wedding ceremony

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Chester Zoo wedding, confetti time!

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TIP! So sensible thing to do before a walking tour for your Chester Zoo wedding photography is to leave the heels behind and change into flat shoes!

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Chester Zoo wedding bride and groom portrait

Chester Zoo wedding photography. bride and Groom portrait

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Chester zoo weddign photography, bridal portrait in sunken garden

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Jenna loves Giraffes so its no surprise her wedding cake had them featured – very elegant zoo-themed cake, very fitting for the day
..and how cute is that cake topper!

Chester Zoo wedding cake with cute cake topper

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Chester zoo weddign photogrpraphy, guest on Safari tour

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Safari wedding tour Chester Zoo

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Engagement Shoot Chester Zoo

Engagement Shoot Chester Zoo

Engagement Shoot Chester Zoo: Jenna and Johnny

A Sunday afternoon a month or so before their Chester Zoo wedding was a perfect time to catch up with Jenna and Johnny and do their engagement shoot.
Not many know that the Zoo can acomodate weddings – ceremonies and receptions.
One of the lovely things about Chester Zoo weddings is that the Zoo allow the couple to bring their photographers in to locate and discuss where they would like their shots taken.
Chester Zoo is so sprawled out now that it needs proper planning to prepare for the day”s events.

so that is just what we did we walked arounfd with Jenna and Johnny to scout out where they wanted their images after their ceremony at Oakfield Manor.
Then we made the most of the afternoon and spent some time have a drink, checking time schedules and going over to the new Island section -really loved it there so colourful and vibrant.
Taking engagement pictures at the Islands will provide a contrast to their wedding day images, as its unlikely we will get this far on the wedding day.
We were delighted to see so many animals out that were normally hiding or sleeping too and look forward to seeing more next month at their weddding and safari tour of Chester Zoo.
Quite appropriate to grab a shot, saying your Island Epedition is over ..but your journety continues!  Well for Jenna and Johnny the journey continues next month!

Below just a few of the images that will be delivered with the wedding images. Hope you enjoy and check back for more next month!

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Enagagement shoot Chester Zoo

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