Hannah & Leon – A wonderful wildflower wedding
‘Our favourite parts of the day were all the moments in which we were whisked away to have photos taken. It was a chance to just be us and have a chat and a laugh along the way. We could enjoy spending time with one another and it’s wonderful that these are also the majority of the moments that were photographed.’
I was so excited to photograph Hannah and Leon’s wedding from the moment I heard about it….a blessing in a field of wildflowers …. a picnic for the wedding breakfast….. it sounded like it was going to be such a beautiful, quirky and relaxed day! And add to the mix the CUTEST couple ever and I knew it was going to be a wedding I would just love photographing.
Preparations began at Hannah’s parents house, where Hannah was getting ready with her Mum and two bridesmaids, with Dad waiting nervously downstairs! It was a chilled out, relaxed morning with lots of giggles and an air of excitement. Then it was on to the ceremony which took place at the stunning building of Runcorn town hall. It was a lovely, simple ceremony full of emotion (and lots of tears from Hannah’s Mum!)
After the ceremony we grabbed a few shots inside the Town Hall with its beautiful artwork and architecture, then we headed for the National Wildflower centre where the rest of the celebrations were taking place. My first thoughts on arrival were just wow, what an amazing venue for a wedding!
I left Hannah and Leon to spend some time chatting and mingling with their guests whilst I snapped some candid shots, before taking them out for a wander around the grounds to get some lovely natural portraits. I was really in my element taking beautiful photographs in fields of wildflowers, and Hannah and Leon were such naturals in front of the camera. Luckily the sun also came out to play so I was able to make use of my prism, which when held in front of the lens in sunlight produces lovely vintage rainbow effects.
The guests settled into their afternoon picnic, with lots of tea, cakes, wine and laughter (my idea of a good picnic!), before heading outside for the early evening blessing, which took place in a pretty field of wildflowers. Then it was back inside for the partying and dancing to begin!
I loved the way Hannah and Leon’s wedding was so chilled out and relaxed, with no tight timings, schedules or formalities…. just two young people in love, getting married and partying with their friends and family. Just a perfect wedding day. ♥
If you are getting married and looking for an artistic/documentary style wedding photographer please get in touch, I’d love to hear all about your plans! I cover Cheshire, Liverpool and all areas of the Northwest.