Wedding Photographer: Soulton Hall, Wem, Shrewsbury: Glyn & Ally

Amy was the wedding photographer at Soulton Hall, Wem, Shrewsbury, UK for Glyn & Ally’s wedding.

Last October I photographed the wedding of Dave & Jo in central Siena. A year on and it was the turn of Jo’s sister Ally who married Glyn at the Church of St. Luke in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire on a beautiful October day. It was absolutely brilliant to catch up with Jo & Ally’s family and friends and to get to know Glyn better too.

The weather really was unbelievable for mid-October and guests made the most of it, drinking their mulled wine on the lawn during the reception. Soulton Hall, just a 5 minute drive from the church, is a beautiful Elizabethan manor house set on a gorgeous country estate in rural Shropshire. I really loved it, in fact, I didn’t want to leave! Take a look:

Beautiful Soulton Hall, Shropshire.

Soulton Hall

Master of the house.

Groom

The bridesmaids didn’t stop laughing all day!

Bridesmaids

Gorgeous Ally.

Bride

The choir in church ensured that the roof was well and truly raised!

Choir

Here goes!

Bride & Groom during ceremony

I love this one.

Guests during ceremony

Perfect nails!

Ceremony Detail

Signed and sealed.

Signing during ceremony

Lucky Ally!

Chimney-sweep kisses Bride

Beautiful.

Bride & Groom

Wonderful autumnal light.

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Very Important Doggie!

Very Important Dog!

I loved the table plan.

Table Plan

Too cute!

Guest Detail

Uncontrollable laughter during the speeches.

Guests during reception

I love this wide shot taken during the Best Man’s speech.

Speeches

Dave & Jo, Frank & Angela – wonderful to see you all again and thanks for the help with the missing keys! Glyn & Ally – you were fab, so easy to photograph and great fun. Hope you had a wonderful time in Sicily! -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Shropshire – Shrewsbury, Meole Brace: Will & Louise

Amy & Andy were the wedding photographers at Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire for Will & Louise’s wedding.

It was great to return to the UK for the wedding of Will & Louise and to catch up with their friends Mark & Vicki, whose wedding we photographed back in July 2007. Will & Louise have been together for 11 years and have 3 gorgeous boys, Charlie, George & Henry. Holy Trinity Church is in Meole Village which is in the older part of Meole Brace – a pretty suburb of Shrewsbury. The church has recently been extended and a Village Hall has been built which is actually attached to the church via a lovely little courtyard; it has been beautifully finished with a barn-like interior that cleverly brings together the ‘old’ of the church with the ‘new’ of a brand-new building.

On with the images:

A real party atmosphere at Mum & Dad’s house as the girls do hair and make-up.

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

George, Will & Louise’s second son, all ready to carry out his page-boy role.

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

Louise is Super-Mum! This was taken half an hour before she left the house!

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

Camera-shy Will ;-)

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

A lovely moment; as Louise signs the register, Will and his Mum hug in the background.

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

I’m forever blowing bubbles …

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

The beautiful Holy Trinity Village Hall in Meole Village.

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

Louise keeps control of the kids!

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

Lovely.

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

Lots of laughs during the speeches.

Wedding Photographer UK - Bride & Bridesmaids - Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, UK

Hope you had a great time in Dubai folks – the first holiday EVER without the kids! Did Henry cry for you for 4 days?! You won’t have to wait long to see the rest of your photographs. I’ll be in touch very soon!

Wedding photographer: Rowton Castle, Shropshire, UK: Chris & Louise

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at Rowton Castle, Shropshire, UK for the wedding of Chris & Louise.

Louise, it’s your turn! Rowton Castle here we come! Finally, after the years of being our best blog stalker, you’re on!

I first met Louise and her Mum in January 2007. That month Louise and Chris booked us for their September 2009 wedding at the stunning Rowton Castle near to Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Even we couldn’t believe that the day had finally come around!

Louise looked absolutely stunning in a fabulous Hollywood Dreams dress. She had put an enormous amount of thought and effort into every detail of the wedding and to her (and her Mum’s) credit, the day went by without a hitch. Even the weather behaved!

We love Rowton Castle! We have photographed a handful of weddings there before but not for a little while so it was great to go back.

Wedding photographers UK - Rowton Castle

Bouquet.

Wedding photographers UK - Bouquet

LOVE this image. Doesn’t the dress look stunning?

Wedding photographers UK - Bride

Chris was as cool as a cucumber all day.

Wedding photographers UK - Groom

The guys always need a hand with buttonholes :)

Wedding photographers UK - Guests

The ceremony took place St George’s Church in the nearby village of Pontesbury. Far too often we’re asked not to photograph the ‘actual’ signing of the register for fear that the Bride and Groom might be distracted. Mmmmm. Afterwards the priest/registrar will ‘set up’ the shot for me, complete with flower arrangement, in the dark. It was great to be left to our own devices on this day!

Wedding photographers UK - Ceremony

Bubbles instead of confetti.

Wedding photographers UK - Bride & Groom

On the lawn around the back at Rowton Castle.

Wedding photographers UK - Bride & Groom

Louise envisaged the reception room to look exactly like this many years ago.

Wedding photographers UK - Reception Room

The first dance was quite a surprise. You had to be there though to understand :)

Wedding photographers UK - First Dance

Thanks for a great days folks and for looking after us. The complete set of images isn’t too far behind. As for he bLOG, Paul & Carly’s images will be up soon. -Amy.

Wedding photographer: The Chapel, Oswestry School & Sweeney Hall, Shropshire, UK: James & Jo

Andy & Amy were the wedding photographers at The Chapel, Oswestry School & Sweeney Hall, Shropshire, UK for the wedding of James & Jo.

It was a pleasure to spend a day as photographers with James & Jo last Friday, as they celebrated their wedding. As the title says, they were married at The Chapel, Oswestry School, which is a beautiful, intimate venue for a wedding. The guests sit sideways which allows everyone a good view of the wedding as you’ll see in some of the images below. Afterwards they were driven to Sweeney Hall Country House Hotel for their reception.

OK, here are some of their highlights:

A beautiful image of Jo having her makeup finished.

James with his proud Mum.

An idea of the chosen colour-scheme.

Mid-ceremony and a great view of the inside of the chapel.

Yup, the ring fits!

Even the babies were singing!

Outside the chapel afterwards. I don’t know if this is singing or something else entirely.

Love this – a great reaction to a funny moment.

James & Jo did an amazing first dance as you can see from the reactions of the guests in the background.

Finally, since they had a live band for their evening party, I’ve included a photograph of one of the musicians since we rarely feature them on the blog.

Thanks folks for a really great day – we loved it! Sorry it’s taken a few days to get something on the blog for you – hope the honeymoon is going great. – Andy