• Chris

Rick and Karen's Wedding in Romiley

Updated: Feb 22

It's early in the morning of Friday the 9th of August 2019 and the sun is already burning through the sky and temperature rising... it's looking like the perfect day for a wedding.

In truth I'm a little bit nervous at this point because even though Rick and Karen are close friends this is my first ever gig as a wedding photographer. I'm putting the pressure on to make sure I capture all of the important moments of the day including the group photos and portraits... you only get one chance!

It's approaching noon and all of the guests are arriving at Chadkirk Chapel in Romiley ahead of the ceremony around 1pm. The weather is still holding up his end of the bargain and all the guests are in great spirits.

Group photo of bride, groom and family together in sunshine

The bride and groom's beloved golden retriever Mylo had to have an important role at the Chapel ceremony so he was designated as the ring barer. He enjoyed his moment of fame running down the isle with the rings strapped to his collar. Setting off at a sprint he was a tricky moving target to photograph!

Bride and groom walk through confetti shower

For the wedding breakfast and party everyone relocated to Romiley cricket club as the venue for the rest of the day. The bride, groom, and many of their family and friends already have a strong social scene down at Romiley cricket club so it was a comfortable choice of venue. It's an affordable venue to hire so worth a look up online if you're looking for a reception location near you.

Bride and groom signing register in chapel

With the sun still shining the guests stayed outside, hanging out on the grass enjoying a few drinks at the club to the sound of a brass band performing on the terrace. A spot of cricket was even played... with the bride having a go too making for some fun photos.

Group playing cricket dressed in wedding suits

Eventually some very intense thunderstorms broke out of nowhere late in the afternoon. Escaping the rain the party moved hurriedly inside the venue for the wedding breakfast and speeches. No amount of rain or lightning couldn't dampen spirits thanks to further indoor entertainment from an acoustic duo and top DJ.

Guests dancing and laughing on the dance floor

It really was a fantastic day full of high spirits, great speeches and lots of laughter and a pleasure to be a part of such special friends' wedding.

Kid on man's shoulders dancing at party

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Here's some more photos from the wedding below.

Bride hugs guest outside chapel

Best man stands in old church doorway smiling

Kid with confetti cone grinning to camera

Guitarist singing and performing at wedding reception

Wedding guests couple pose to camera holding flowers

Kids on dance floor watch guitarist and singer

Friends laughing and drinking beer

Kid playing blow-up guitar at wedding party

Bride shows of wedding ring to group

Guests group toasting drinks across round table

Guests laughing and pointing on the dance floor

Bride and groom holding hands during first dance

Wedding table dressed for breakfast dinner

Guest points to camera at wedding wearing cowboy hat

Brass band plays on terrace with conductor

Groom with mother outside on lawn

Bride and groom embrace during first dance

Couple leave the chapel just married

Kid dancing to acoustic band

Thanks for reading and I'll see you again at the next one :)

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