Kate and Darren | Willington Hall | Cheshire

The first wedding of the season held in full summer sunshine was that of Kate and Darren back in May this year. ┬áThe service was held at the picturesque St Oswald’s Church in the village of Backford, outside Chester. The 14th Century, grade II listed church was a joy to shoot in and we got some fantastic pictures of the wedding party both inside and outside before the happy couple jumped into their Rolls Royce, set to whisk them away to their reception.

The reception was held at the Victorian hotel, Willington Hall near Tarporley. The beaming sunshine transformed this grand building and seventeen acre gardens into a resplendent backdrop for Kate and Darrens’s big day.

After a wonderfully relaxing and slow paced afternoon in the sunshine, the wedding party retired to the splendidly white reception room for some barn storming speeches, and an excellent roast poussin (one of the perks of the job). The younger members amongst Kate and Darren’s guests led the raucous dancing before the newly weds hit the dance floor for their first slow dance together as man and wife.