Just before New Year, I had the pleasure of photographing Lisa & Ben’s fantastic winter wedding at St Mary’s Church and The Crown Hotel in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Lisa & Ben’s wedding was just a few days days after Christmas so there was a double sense of excitement in the air!  I started the wedding day at Lisa & Ben’s house, where Lisa was getting ready along with her bridesmaids, before going to St Mary’s Church to take some photographs of Ben and his groomsmen (who, as you can see in the wedding photographs, were impressively calm at this point!).  I then headed back to Lisa’s house for a few final shots of Lisa just before she headed to the Church – as you will see, Lisa looked absolutely stunning in her beautiful wedding dress.

This was the first time I had covered a wedding at St Mary’s Church in Nantwich but it must be one of the most photographic churches I have been in. After the ceremony we all headed across the square to The Crown Hotel for the wedding reception.  Again, I hadn’t covered a wedding at the Crown Hotel in Nantwich before but it too was a fantastic wedding venue with lots of period features:-)

To Lisa & Ben – thank you very much again for asking me to photograph your wedding. It was a pleasure working with you both and I am very happy you are both so pleased with your wedding photographs. Thank you also to your families for making me feel so welcome on the day. I hope you both have a very long and happy marriage – which I know you will:-)

Here are a selection of my favourite photographs from your Cheshire wedding:


  • January 31, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    Liam Crawley - Great sequence of the bride and Father of the bride coming down the aisle – your positioning was spot on and you can really feel the anticipation. Should enter some of them into the awards coming up

  • January 31, 2011 - 5:15 pm

    Tom Harrington - These are stunning photographs Neil. You are so good at capturing the little ones expressions. Priceless! :-)

  • January 31, 2011 - 6:13 pm

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  • January 31, 2011 - 11:03 pm

    jo - Love them…. Amazing

  • February 1, 2011 - 4:53 pm

    Alison Edwards - These are gorgeous Neil. You have captured some brilliant expressions, too many to mention as they are all beautiful for different reasons.

  • February 6, 2011 - 1:49 am

    Adam - Amazing Neil, as usual. I love the photo of the groom’s expression as his bride is entering the church behind him. And the one of the lovely Christmas tree behind them as they’re waiting to walk up the aisle as man and wife. Superb. I love St Mary’s in Nantwich.

  • February 8, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Kris - Great set of images Neil, love them all.

In November last year I had the pleasure of cover the Gill and Paul’s beautiful Lancashire wedding at Mitton Hall:-)

I started the day at Gill’s parents house where Gill and her bridesmaids were getting ready. Gill looked absolutely stunning in her dress and Gill and Paul’s daughter, Emily, looked like a princess!

I then moved on to Mitton Hall for some photographs of Paul and his groomsmen. I have covered weddings at Mitton Hall before, but each time I go back I am more impressed with it as a wedding venue. It has the luxury of having a beautiful interior, as well as fantastic gardens, and the staff there are amongst the most friendly and helpful I have ever worked with – something which really can’t be underestimated on a wedding day.

The weather wasn’t always kind to us and we took most of the wedding photographs indoors, but Gill and Paul did brave the cold weather long enough for us to get some shots outside after the wedding ceremony, which I was especially pleased about as a couple of the shots we took at this point are amongst my favourites from 2010!

I would also like to give a mention to the fantastic Leos Quartet, who played beautifully throughout the day. I am friends with the quartet but they never fail to amaze me whenever I am lucky enough to cover a wedding at which they playing, they are extremely talented and I can’t recommend them highly enough:-)

To Gill & Paul – thank you very much again for asking me to photograph your wedding at Mitton Hall. It was a pleasure working with you and I am so pleased that you had such a fantastic day. I wish you both (and Emily) all the very best for your future:-)

Here are a selection of my favourite wedding photographs from your day:


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