Wedding photographer: Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK: Matt & Charlie

Amy was the wedding photographer at Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK for the wedding of Matt & Charlie.

The setting; a beautiful medieval castle. The date; New Year’s Eve 2008. Could it get any more romantic?! I travelled to Cheshire for New Year for this fabulous occasion as a sole wedding photographer – a candle-lit castle, a foggy winter’s day and the groom is a photographer – no pressure then! However, the results are fabulous thanks to Matt & Charlie for giving me time, to Chris the usher for helping me with my video light and to Ray the toastmaster for getting all of the right people in the right places for the groups. We are at Peckforton Castle again later this year and are really looking forward to it. On with the images:

It really was a freezing cold day: my car read -4 degrees when I arrived and when I left and I don’t think it got any warmer all day!
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - winter

The boyz:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - Groom & Groomsmen

Meanwhile, Charlie was going from being gorgeous to even more gorgeous:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - Bride makeup

Beautiful detail in the dress:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - dress

Since I was on my own, I started off photographing the ceremony at the front near to the couple but half-way through slipped out and crept up to the balcony for a different angle:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - ceremony

The fog didn’t lift all day, which made for some wonderfully atmospheric shots:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - Bride & Groom

Despite not feeling too well, Charlie still managed to laugh all day:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - Bride & Groom

Love this! Off-camera flash is ace!
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - Bride & Groom

Without the flash the results are totally different which made for a great variety of shots:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - Bride & Groom

A lovely moment captured during the speeches:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - speeches

Thanks Chris – you held the video light in exactly the right place for this shot:
Wedding Photographer UK, Peckforton Castle - Bride

You’ve got your album to look forward to when you get back from your honeymoon folks – it’s looking amazing. Happy New Year again! -Amy

6 thoughts on “Wedding photographer: Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, UK: Matt & Charlie”

  1. Could you tell me where the bride got her shawl from? I’m getting married at Peckforton Castle this coming winter and would love it! Excellent photos.

  2. Hi, I bought it from a Bridal shop in Liverpool for £95, if you are interested I could sell it to you as I have no need for it now. It was lovely and warm!!

  3. Hi

    I was searching the net for ideas for my customers and came across your Blog.

    Fantastic photographs!

    Cathy

  4. Hiya

    I am hoping to get married at Peckforton in 2011, but heard so many bad reviewsa about the service etc, your pics look gorgoeus..is the venue recommended??

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