I was lucky enough to be chosen by Jill and Malcolm to be the photographer for their Statham Lodge Wedding, which took place on the 10th June 2017. Set in the beautiful town of Lymm in Cheshire, Statham Lodge provides the perfect setting for your fairy tale wedding. It's beautiful landscaped gardens provide the perfect setting for your guests to relax and enjoy themselves and provides lots of amazing photo opportunities. This was my first time at Statham Lodge, so I arrived early in the morning to give me lots of time to walk around the venue and find some nice locations for the group and formal portraits later in the day. It also gave me a chance to have a look around the ceremony and reception rooms and have a chat with the staff. Jill chose not to have the usual bridal prep photography with a room full of makeup artists and hairdressers, instead opting for a low key low stress prep. I met with Malcolm in the reception of Statham Lodge Hotel and captured photos of the guests arriving for the day. After that I headed into the bar area to capture some candid natural photos of people as they chatted about Jill and Malcolms special wedding day. This is my favourite kind of photography and probably about 90% of the photographs I deliver from weddings are beautiful natural candid shots of guests and couples laughing and crying throughout the wedding day. My next job was to head into the ceremony room and have a chat with the registrar, this is always something I like to do as some registrars are very particular on where they want the photographer to stand. Luckily for me most registrars are pretty laid back and usually let me get on and photograph the wedding the way I want to and this time was no exception. As you can see from the pictures below the ceremony was full of laughs, some tears and lots of emotion. This was clearly a very special time for the couple and I always feel honoured to be invited along to such a special day. Once the wedding ceremony was over we headed outside for the formal group shots. We chose to do the group photos at the front of Statham Lodge as it is such a beautiful venue and I think makes a really nice backdrop for the wedding photographs. The rest of the day passed really quickly and it wasn't long before the evening guests arrived and the wedding party was in full swing. Statham Lodge has a very large reception room and Jill and Malcolm hired one of the most amazing bands to keep their guests entertained.
Please feel free to look through the wedding, If you are planning a Statham Lodge Wedding, please feel free to get in touch with me as it is a very local venue to me and one I would love to work at again.
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A gloomy start to the day at Statham Lodge hotel...
The ceremony room all set up for Jill and Malcolms Wedding
A few candid guest photos in the bar area of Statham Lodge hotel before heading into the ceremony room
The groom looks on as his bride starts the long walk down the aisle
One last look before Jill and Malcolms wedding ceremony begins
A tearful Jill as the happy couple become husband and wife. This is one of my favourite photos from their Statham Lodge wedding as it really captures the emotion of the day
The beautiful interior all set up for Jill and Malcolms wedding reception
One of the most amazing cakes I have photographed, captured with beautiful natural light