Peckforton Castle Cheshire Wedding Photography – Sophie and Alex

Winter Wedding Photography in Cheshire

We don’t actually get many weddings with snow. I don’t think it’s global warming, just that January and February tend to be the coldest months, and are also fairly quiet in terms of weddings. However, Peckforton Castle is on top of its own little hill, sticking out of the Cheshire plain, so there was still some of the slight sprinkling of snow left from December’s little flurry when we got there for Sophie & Alex’s wedding.

As this was a Fusion package, we produce a video on the day incorporating still images combined with film from the wedding ceremony. You can pick whatever music you like for the film, but I have re-edited this one with some copyright-free music to allow sharing online:

Drone wedding photography in Cheshire
Drone photograph of Peckforton castle with Beeston Castle in the beckground

Peckforton Castle wedding venue

Peckforton has some lovely rooms and it’s a great place for brides and bridesmaids to get ready. With the fusion package we cover the wedding as a team of 2 photographers, so Sarah was with the girls while Stuart took the drone shots, captured some of the scenery, and caught some shots of the guys as the guests began to arrive.

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready at Peckforton Castle
The girls getting ready – Peckforton castle has some gorgious rooms
Wedding dress hung from four poster bed
Sophie’s amazing wedding dress
Macro photography of wedding rings
Sophie and Alex’s wedding rings
Documentary wedding photography in Cheshire
I’m sure the dresses weren’t that heavy!
Wedding photography during bride prep
Sophie and the girls
Documentary wedding photography in Cheshire
Getting ready at Peckforton Castle
Wedding dress photo
Wedding dress details

Getting hitched in the Great Hall

The Great Hall at Peckforton Castle is a breathtaking location for a marriage ceremony. Stained-glass windows and the magnificent vaulted ceiling make this a dream setting. Sophie’s entrance through the original main door of the castle was unforgettable.

Bride walking down the aisle at Peckforton Castle
Sophie and her dad walking down the aisle
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Wedding ceremony in the Great Hall
Walking down the aisle.
Alex and Sophie walking down the aisle in Peckforton Castle, Great Hall
Guests at winter wedding in Cheshire
Wedding guests after the ceremony
Traditional wedding photography at Peckforton Castle
The timing was perfect with some lovely light as sunset approached

Wedding Photography at Peckforton Castle

Peckforton Castle is paradise for wedding photography. Inside there’s a huge selection of locations for group and portrait photographs. But if the weather’s ok, there’s even more options ouside. After some group photographs in the courtyard we took Sophie and Alex to the woods just oustde the castle gate. We had a gorgious winter sunset creating lovely warm lighting, as you can see. We try to keep our wedding photography as natural as possible. Posing is kept to a minimum, which many of our couples find a great relief!

Bride and groom looking at each other
Alex and Sophie in the woods by Peckforton Castle
Wedding photograph at winter sunset in Cheshire
Sunset through the trees
Bride and groom kissing near Peckforton Castle
Wedding photography in Cheshire
Bride and groom portrait image
Alex and Sophie in the orange sunset light
Bride and groom with Peckforton Castle in the background
Alex and Sophie with Peckforton Castle walls in the background
Wedding photography with bride and groom in front of castle in Cheshire
Romantic wedding photography in Cheshire
Cheshire wedding photograph in winter woodland
Alex and Sophie walking through the woods
Traditional wedding photograph at Peckforton Castle
Bride and groom with Peckforton Castle behind them
Documentary wedding photography
Chatting with wedding guests
Evening guests at Peckforton Castle
Wedding guests before the meal

Wedding Breakfast in the Drawing Room

Peckforton Castle has a selection of rooms of various sizes that can be used at different parts of the day. The Great Hall is typically used for the marriage ceremony and evening reception. There’s a separate bar area where people can mingle in-between the main events, and the Drawing Room is usually used for the wedding breakfast.

Wedding breakfast in the Drawing Room at Peckforton Castle
The top table setup in the Drawing Room at Peckforton Castle
Winter wedding table decorations
Christmas lights and holly
Bride and groom enter the Drawing Room at Peckforton Castle - Cheshire wedding photographers
Alex and Sophie make their grand entrance
Wedding guests during speeches
Wedding guests enjoying the speeches
Groom's speech at Cheshire wedding
Alex making his speech
Cutting the cake with a huge sword at Peckforton Castle
After some wonderful speeches, cutting the cake, and then onto the evening party
Evening wedding photography in Cheshire
Evening wedding photographs in front of Peckforton Castle
Peckforton Castle wedding photography in the evening
Bride and groom in front of Peckforton Castle at night
First dance at Cheshire wedding
The first dance
Bride and groom dancing in the Great Hall at Peckforton Castle
Sophie and Alex dancing in the Great Hall

 

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