Pryors Hayes Summer Wedding // Kia and Charlotte

by | Jun 19, 2019 | Photography | 0 comments

Pryors Hayes wedding Photography

This wedding was a first for me, I’ve never shot a wedding before where the whole day was a bit of a surprise for the bride and groom! Charlotte and Kia knew when they were getting married, they knew where they were getting married but other than that nearly everything else was a surprise! Charlotte’s Mum had stepped into help the couple out with planning and they’d given her free reign along with her taking it upon herself to book a few surprises. From singing waiters to magicians and confetti canons on the dancefloor the day was exactly how Charlotte and Kia had imagined it.

Mercure Hotel Chester, bridal prep

I joined the girls at the lovely Mercure Hotel just outside Chester. Charlotte’s eight bridesmaids had made her a brilliant scrap book of all their adventures and hen do. There was a lot of giggles as they looked through it and reminisced together.

As the girls were drinking fizz and chatting about days gone by the boys arrived at Pryors Hayes to put some finishing touches to the decorations. Kia had been given a list and he dutifully worked his way through it! I’m a big fan of the ‘love story’ timeline he had put together using loads of photos from when they met at uni right up to their wedding day.

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Bridal make up
Bridesmaids wait while bride has make up applied
Bridal make up inspiration
Bridal preparations for Pryors Hayes wedding
bridesmaids during the morning prep
busy bridal prep mornings
bridesmaids pour champagne during bridal prep
bridal bouquet inspiration
Groom preparations at Pryors Hayes
Groom and Groomsmen get ready at pryors hayes
Groom and groomsmen in changing rooms at pryors hayes
Groom puts on braces for pryors hayes wedding
Groom puts on tie ahead of wedding
Groom and groomsmen fix their ties before wedding ceremony
First look for father of the bride
Bridal reveal to brides maids


Beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony

One of my favourite things about Pryors Hayes are the beautiful grounds and Kia and Charlotte were able to make the most of them with their outdoor ceremony. It was such a great atmosphere, the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the string quartet sounded amazing. The guests were loving the weather and chatted away as everyone gathered on the lawn to greet the newly weds and shower them in (a lot!) of confetti!

As everyone enjoyed their canapes and drinks I took Charlotte and Kia away for a bit of a breather, and some portraits. These two are utterly gorgeous and so relaxed with each other, they hardly needed any direction from me! I just stood them in the good light and let them do their thing!

groom greats guests at pryors hayes
Groom awaits his bride for outdoor ceremony at Pryors Hayes
Groomsmen wait the ceremony at pryors hayes
Bride is escorted by dad for outdoor summer ceremony
Outdoor wedding ceremony at pryors hayes
Exchange of rings at outdoor summer ceremony
Bride and groom exchange rings during outdoor summer ceremony
first kiss as husband and wife at outdoor ceremony
Children playing at outdoor wedding
wedding guests at outdoor wedding ceremony
bride and groom exit outdoor wedding ceremony
Bride reflected in guests sun glasses
Epic confetti shot at pryors hayes
Couples portraits at Pryors hayes Weddings and Events
Couples portraits at pryors hayes
Pryors Hayes venue dressing inspiration
Father of the brides speech
Bride looks on as her dad gives a speech
Father of the bride speech at pryors hayes
Bride laughs at fathers speech at pryors hayes wedding venue
grooms speech at pryors hayes
Best man addresses guests during wedding breakfast
bride and groom react to best mans speech

Fun wedding party!

These guys know how to throw a party! They kicked off the shenanigans during the speeches when the singing waiters got everyone up dancing and singing and from there the party didn’t stop! Charlotte was determined to dance the night away so she’d chosen a second wedding dress to change into – one that made dancing a lot easier! Whilst she was getting changed the guests were entertained by a fantastic close up magician before everyone hit the dancefloor and the fab The Chosen Few kept everyone dancing.

Singing waiters surprise wedding guests at pryors hayes
Singing waiters entertain wedding guests
wedding magician entertaining wedding guests
Wedding sunsets at Pryors Hayes
stunning first dance inspiration
First dance confetti canons
guests start the wedding party
Wedding dance floor filled by amazing wedding band
Wedding band The Chosen Few start the party
Ending the wedding celebrations with fireworks

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