I’m lucky enough to travel all over to shoot weddings but sometimes it’s nice to stay local. That was the case this spring when I shot some Crewe wedding photography for Emma and Dan. These two are the sweetest best friends and it was such a pleasure to see them finally wed after a year’s delay due to Covid. They had a traditional church service and then a simple reception party at the local cricket club.
St. Barnabas Church
I met up with Dan while he awaited Emma’s arrival at the church. Dan’s fond of his shooting and Ruby Doodles florist had done an amazing job of incorporating shotgun shells and a picture of his Grandad into his buttonhole. I also loved the bridesmaid’s hoops.
Emma and Dan wanted to get married at their family church where Emma’s parents and grandparents were all married. I love that family connection. I also have to say that the vicar was the most lovely man. He encouraged us to take all the family photos in the vicarage garden next door where he was particularly proud of his hydrangeas 🙂 He even let us walk out back through the vicarage as it was quicker to get to the car.
Queen’s Park is a big open park in Crewe just around the corner from St. Barnabas church. It doesn’t tend to get that busy and so was perfect for a few quiet moments and some portraits of the couple. We were able to have a short walk and take some photos at the bandstand. I’ve looked into the history of Queen’s Park and it was first dedicated in 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. It was gifted to the town of Crewe by the London and Northwest Railway Company. The bandstand was opened on the 12th of June 1977 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II after the original pavilion burned down a few years prior. I find all that history fascinating and I love that we were able to incorporate those historical spots into this traditional wedding.
Crewe Vagrants Sports Club
Emma and Dan chose a simple reception party at the local sports club. I love the design of this cake with one side decorated with delicate flowers and the other depicting shooting and fishing scenes. One side each to honour the bride and groom. Emma and her Mum changed into comfortable slippers and danced the night away with their family. It was a great pleasure to photograph this lovely little wedding and I wish Emma and Dan all the best for the future.