A cosy Roebuck Inn wedding in Cheshire on the blog today! Back in December I photographed Sarah & Brian’s nuptials in the village of Mobberley, a quiet and rather lovely corner of Cheshire just outside of Knutsford. Think winding country lanes, proper old English pubs and more wattle & daub than you could shake a Morris dancing stick at. This is the Cheshire life!
The wedding was a small, intimate affair with Brian & Sarah’s closest friends & family in attendance. Our bride prepared for her big day with a full squad of bridesmaids at the Roebuck Inn Mobberley. Hair & makeup was by Rosie Palmer & Caroline Forrest.
The bride dazzled in a Maria Modes dress. The bridal suite was incredibly dark (but richly & uniquely appointed) and I love finding little pockets of light to accentuate the bridal preparations. I try to avoid flash at these times to be as unobtrusive as possible, but that can be hard- especially in December! This was the first real test of my Sony A9 since I’d moved from a very reliable set-up with the Nikon D750; happily, even shooting at ISO 10,000 for long sections of the morning I had no problems. I think the images speak for themselves; the Sony Alpha is a low-light monster.
The wedding ceremony took place at St Wilfrid’s Church in Mobberley, just a stroll up the road from the Roebuck Inn. A beautiful church from the Middle Ages featuring some extremely slippery gravestones (as anyone who follows my Facebook page will already know, this is where I fell over like a sack of potatoes. I saved the cameras though!).
It came as no surprise that shortly after the ceremony, it started to rain. The British winter is a harsh mistress but as the Sony A9 is enthusiastically rated as “slightly water proof”, I got stuck in.
Outside it may have been cold and wet but it made the cosy interior of the Roebuck Inn that much more welcoming. With the dribbly candles, antique woods and dangerously (for my big head) low ceilings, I could almost imagine Frodo & Samwise sitting in the corner with Merry & Pippin dancing on the tables!
As the twilight deepened, the Roebuck Inn came alive with the sounds of happy wedding guests mingling around the tables. Brian & Sarah had the gin flowing and everyone was in high spirits.
The speeches were thoroughly entertaining; I always enjoy the groom getting a good roasting from the best man, especially with he brought out a giant photo of Brian from a few years ago (you look fantastic now Brian, the hard work has paid off!). Savage 🙂
After the speeches, in the marquee outside the Inn, the band smashed out a fantastic set as our bride & groom nailed the first dance in front of cheering friends. What an amazing wedding day in Mobberley! I’m really happy with how these photographs turned out; winter weddings are incredibly difficult for quality light but I think these have a warmth and atmosphere all of their own.
Anyway, thank you for stopping by and I appreciate any comments you might have. If you’re planning your own Cheshire wedding, please get in touch!
And if you have a few minutes to spare, don’t forget to check out my best of 2017 wedding blog to see a collection of my favourite photos from a year of weddings.
Roebuck Inn Mobberley Wedding Photography in Cheshire by Wedding Photographer Andrew Keher.