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A 2021 Yellow Broom Wedding

Having postponed their wedding in 2020 Alex and Ian were determined to go ahead with their 2021 Yellow Broom wedding. With 30 guests allowed at this time, it was a wonderful family affair. The weather was glorious which really helped as everyone could be outside for most of the day. This gorgeous family made it official and it was my pleasure to be there.

bridal party at sunset

Alex and Ian have teenage daughters who made the most gorgeous bridesmaids. They seem like such good friends so I’m thrilled for them that they can now call each other sisters. Alex was understandably nervous about keeping her dress clean already having to have it cleaned once! She chose a blush dress by Rebecca Ingram that looked completely fabulous with her red hair.

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St. Luke’s Church in Holmes Chapel

The ceremony took place at St. Luke’s Church in Holmes Chapel. Although no singing was allowed they were able to include some music with a solo chorister and Benjamin Clarke the wedding pianist who played so beautifully throughout the day.  I love St. Luke’s because of the way the church is located it’s possible to shoot family formals on either side of the church depending on which has the nicer light. On this very bright day, we were able to go to the north side of the church and shoot in the open shade there.

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A 2021 Yellow Broom Wedding

The Yellow Broom at Twemlow Green is one of my favourite venues and really suits a small intimate wedding. The food is always fabulous and Nathalie and Russell always give a warm welcome. It’s a true Cheshire landmark with its wisteria-covered terrace and beautiful gardens.

Alex and Ian had to cancel their full band due to Covid regulations but Liam Paul stepped in to play his guitar and sing outside on the terrace. He was fabulous and even let Ian play his guitar for a minute, Ian was pretty good actually! Additionally, Mike, the caricaturist had everyone howling with laughter. It’s the first time I’ve seen a caricaturist at a wedding and it worked so well. I even got my portrait done too!

One of the things I love about wedding speeches is that I get to know a couple’s story. For instance, I didn’t know that Ian and Alex met through their parents who have been friends for years. No wonder everyone seemed to know each other so well!

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Photography at Twemlow Green

I love the way the sunsets across the road from the restaurant here. In the summer it’s idyllic with backlit grasses and sun filtering through the trees. The gardens are also superb and perfect for a variety of shots. I can even shoot the whole wedding party from the spiral staircase with a wide lens!

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This was my first wedding of 2021 due to all the Covid cancellations and it didn’t disappoint. It felt so good to be shooting again and I couldn’t be more thrilled for this lovely family.

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Yellow Broom Wedding Suppliers:

Hair: Kelly Mitchell @kellysophie_hair

Car: First Class Private Hire

Florist: Nova Christy Weddings

Piano: The Wedding Pianist

Singer/ Guitar: Liam Paul

Caricaturist: Mike

Dress: Rebecca Ingram

Bridesmaids: Maya Deluxe

You can see some other Yellow Broom weddings here.

 

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