In part two of Adam and Angela’s Chester wedding blog we meet the carnival crowds — and stars of the day! — as our brave bride and groom traverse the ancient city streets in their horse-drawn carriage.
Enjoy the rest of Angela’s wedding report along with images by Cheshire’s CG Weddings!
Chester carnival wedding day
“Our wedding, unusually, had the added complication of a horse drawn carriage and heritage tour bus needing to traverse Chester city centre when most of the roads that day had been closed for the ‘Chestival’ parades.
After a magical ceremony in St John’s church we had the added bonus of being returned to the Chester Grosvenor in our horse drawn carriage with literally thousands of people thronging the streets in anticipation of the parades, who were also wishing us well.
As our experience quite dramatically shows, don’t overlook city centre locations as a wedding venue in favour of the more traditional country house settings. The atmosphere we had on our wedding day owing to the parade is something a more isolated countryside venue would never have been able to replicate. Also, as long as you’ve booked a quality wedding photographer who knows how to be creative and manipulate light and colour, there is no reason why your photographs shouldn’t be equally as dramatic as those taken in a more rural backdrop.
The wedding breakfast in the Chester Grosvenor later that day was complemented by some really great food and even better speeches! It is now five months on from the big day and I still can’t help feeling overwhelmed about how it massively exceeded our expectations.
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The Chester Grosvenor was completely faultless in managing our big day from working tirelessly to ensuring our carriage and tour bus could access the closed roads, to serving us exquisite food for the wedding breakfast.
We of course can’t recommend Liam Crawley — CG Weddings — enough as a photographer. As mentioned his manipulation of light and colour during the day produced some shots as beautiful and dramatic as any of those feasible in a country house type setting. CG Weddings blog is at http://cgweddings.co.uk/blog
Victoria, our florist from Lily Rose events based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. The apricot and ivory centre piece arrangements for the wedding breakfast were stunning.
Gabrielle Fisher from Kingfisher Cakes in Bromborough supplied us with a spectacular and very individual ‘Top Table’ style cake which proved one of the major talking points of the whole day!