Once again I was back at one of my favourite wedding venues to be Ashlie & Gareth’s wedding photographer for their outdoor wedding at Pendrell Hall. The bandstand in the Hall’s Garden is a beautiful setting for a wedding ceremony & full marks must go to Francesca & all the staff at Pendrell Hall because the weather when I arrived was frankly horrible but the team bravely made the call at the last minute to set up outside & Ashlie & Gareth got the outdoor ceremony they had set their hearts on in beautiful autumn sunshine.
The ‘Love is Enough’ bridal suite was a hive of activity when I arrived & already the musical theatre theme of the day was showing its hand with regular impromptu dance routines & sing alongs taking place. Certainly not a dull prep 🙂
Soon enough though it was time to be a little more serious as ceremony time fast approached & we all headed into the gardens for a great ceremony enjoyed by all. The Staffordshire registrars really do know how to conduct ceremonies in a light hearted & entertaining way.
After the ceremony we all headed to the front of Pendrell Hall for confetti & group photos before heading into the grounds for Ashlie & Gareth’s portraits, the route of which brought us back nicely to rejoin the guests on the lawns to allow Ashlie & Gareth time for a drink & chat before heading into the beautiful ballroom for the wedding breakfast & speeches.
Speeches were, as expected, highly entertaining & the ‘Mr & Mrs’ quiz was a total success & really great fun 🙂
With evening fast approaching we grabbed a twilight shot in the grounds before returning to the Ballroom for Ashlie & Gareth’s first dance & the evening celebrations.