Everyone should have a wedding owl.
Yes. Owls at weddings. Everyone should have owls at weddings. Perhaps in the spirit of my wedding priority list published a few days ago I could say they were ‘optional extras’ or ‘luxury items’, even ‘fanciful’… but after seeing this, I’d invite an owl before my uncle Barry.*
This gorgeous wedding blog feature has two purposes:
1. To show off more out of this world wedding photography by the rather masterful Chris Hanley Photography and make my blog look amazing!
2. To let us all bask in pure luxury, enjoy and admire images of a wedding that is stunningly beautiful, and to share in that lifestyle for a moment or two.
With no further ado…
Wedding bears! These are so cute, I love how they're looking at each other!
A scribbled note is a precious little memory to keep!
Wedding rings reflecting on a sea of green
Daniel looks fantastic - Portrait of a groom-to-be
Daniel's suit is really lovely - and nice to see a photo of the groom's attire too
The age old setting of Peckforton Castle makes a rich background for displays like this
Chris Hanley likes to run off with the wedding shoes, but it's worth it!
Wedding roses in white against the sandstone of Peckforton Castle
A beautiful photograph - the long, narrow window casts a striking light
Kelly's wedding dress is simply stunning with a layered skirt
Wedding candles with flowers creating warmth on the historic stone of the castle
Daniel looks suitably proud and takes a photo as he waits for his bride
Kelly and her dad before the wedding - caught in a ray of sunshine
Inside the chapel at Peckforton, delighted smiles from the bride and groom
An owl flies in with the wedding rings! Not only memorable for your guests, but an amazing moment for the bride and groom
The wedding ceremony. Chris said, "Kelly has to be the smiliest bride I have photographed to date. She didn’t stop smiling all day."
Little cones of fish and chips - yummy!
A bird. (I should know... falcon? buzzard? I've thrown & caught these)
Kelly and her bridesmaids are fantastic: they really enjoyed having their photos taken, you can tell!
A romantic photo with the warm stone catching a spot of sunshine and Kelly and Daniel looking gorgeous
Kelly's dress is gorgeous, and shown to its absolute best in this photograph - the antique furniture and sandstone walls of the castle add to the effect
Kelly and Daniel strike a pose!
My favourite portrait of Kelly, this is so romantic with all the little lanterns and that dreamy gaze... pure beauty.
I can't think of words to describe this one.
The wedding cake is covered in roses: pure luxury
Kelly rocks her wedding dress! Stunning!
Daniel and friends have some fun with shadow shapes under the tree!
Gorgeous colours - the sunlight and shadows in this picture are fantastic!
The wedding party do the can can! There should be a prize for the star of the show at the front there!
Any Peckforton bride should make the very most of the historic and atmospheric venue
The dramatic setting of Peckforton Castle
I love what I've come to think of as Chris's signature photos in these rich blue hues
To quote Chris Hanley: Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Bailey
Thank you to Chris Hanley Photography for sharing Kelly and Daniel’s wedding. If you didn’t already know, Chris is based in Cheshire and travels across the country to shoot some of the most amazing weddings in his signature fashion photography style.
Chris is the creator of the UK phenomenon ‘Cherish the Dress‘ and he’s a real romantic at heart.
When I asked what inspired him, he told me, ““Watching love and photographing it. Moments of tenderness between a bride and groom, a parent holding their child, the wicked laughter of children playing. Getting the very best out people in front of my lens.” Read Inside the Mind of a Wedding Photographer.
*that’s a made up name just in case any of my uncles read this. You never know.
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