Oddfellows Chester wedding photography today on the blog! A very cool wedding at a very, very cool venue. This wedding was such a pleasure to be part of; Sam & Rhiannon were right on my photography wavelength. When couples book me it’s not because they want a boring, static record of who attended; I’m there to capture the essence of the day- I want my bride, groom and family to look back at these photos and remember the way they felt at the time, “being there” all over again. I was having a conversation with another photographer (based in America, as it happens) and he mentioned he’ll often spend more than an HOUR on line-up after line-up of various combinations of guests. For me, while a few ‘formal’ family pictures are a good thing (especially to keep parents happy!), it’s far more important to use the time available to capture the natural moments that are happening all the time when two families come together on such a day. I’d much rather be photographing those secret glances, the touch of a hand or a heartfelt hug. At least, that’s the way I look at it, and that’s how Sam & Rhiannon felt too.
Sam & Rhiannon were married at Chester Town Hall before celebrating their marriage at Oddfellows Chester, a quirky & contemporary venue in the heart of the city. Think Alice in Wonderland meets trendy cocktail bar & you’ll get an idea of what this unique wedding venue is all about. Rhiannon prepared for the day in the gorgeous & very swanky Grosvenor hotel before hopping a lift just the short distance to Chester Town Hall to meet her (rather emotional) groom. Bless him!
Chester Town Hall is an absolutely magnificent building for a wedding ceremony with the perfect amount of gorgeous window light to showcase the rich, dark interior & the happy faces of the bride & groom as they exchange rings & vows. Everything went to plan and we were soon away on a vintage bus to the reception venue!
After a few cocktails and a delicious meal at Oddfellows, we headed down to the waterfront as Sam & Rhiannon had organised a cruise down the river Dee! It was definitely party time, and as the sun set over the historic city of Chester their first dance belted out on the inner deck of the boat. An epic finish to a fabulous day! I hope you like this small selection of Oddfellows Chester Wedding Photography. Don’t forget to get in touch to enquire about your own wedding. Thanks for looking!
Oddfellows Chester Wedding Photography in Cheshire by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher