Allerton castle wedding photographer | Wedding photography Allerton Castle
So, two years after booking me as their Allerton Castle wedding photographer, Julie and Shaun’s big day finally arrived. I met up with the groom and the ushers around midday for the shoot in the grounds of this imposing wedding venue, but the outdoors shoot was cut short by the arrival of the bride. We dashed indoors to the billiards room where we completed the men’s shoot and left Shaun and the gang having a beer while we headed off to meet Julie. There wasn’t a great deal of time to do bridal prep shots but everything went to schedule until we hit a snag tying the bow at the back of the dress. I mean, how hard is it to tie a bow? Joking: It had to be perfect, not just any old blokey bow that I would have tied :¬) We soon got that fixed and moved onto the bridal shots and then off to the ceremony itself. The sunshine gave way to black storm clouds and heavy rain just as Julie made her entrance and the great hall at Allerton, went as black as night – very romantic but a headache to shoot in!
Following the register signing, we had just set up some lights to shoot indoors when the clouds parted and the sun reappeared allowing us to quickly muster everyone outside for some group shots but all the while, the sky got darker and darker. However, it’s hard to beat a thunder sky and sunshine for wedding photos! It was a race against the weather though, and as we walked around the castle grounds, the raindrops began falling. We managed to get to the shelter of the main archway for a few shots before heading inside for the line-up and the wedding breakfast. Allerton Castle weddings are run by Dine and I have to say Lindsey was very helpful to us, the food was superb and of course the venue is outstanding!
Just after the first dance the evening sky cleared and the setting sun produced some magic light so we managed to grab Shaun and Julie and headed out into the grounds for some late evening shots. Awesome!