Images were captured by James Andrew Photography.
From a young age James always had a camera at his side, taking pictures of everything.
Over the years he used it to tell stories, capturing and recording the most precious moments in his life.
Creating visual stories filled with faces and places that he loved became his passion and lead him to wedding photography.
He is based in Leek, Staffordshire and travels throughout the UK capturing couples celebrations.
James tells us about the couple and their Big Day…
“Lauren and Tom flew all the way from their home in the USA to get married in front of their friends and family here in the UK.”
“A chic winter wedding in the grand setting of Rookery Hall, a festive feast!”
“Lauren got ready at home with her bridesmaids and rocked a pair of amazing sparkly shoes she brought from America.”
“Meanwhile Tom was chauffeured to the venue in a classic mark 2 Jaguar, proper James Bond stuff!”
“Their intimate ceremony took place in the cozy lounge in front of a Christmas tree.”
“Emotional readings from grandparents had me welling up behind the camera and the rest of the room in tears!”
“Everyone sat down to a festive banquet and enjoyed speeches from the usual suspects and an impromptu poem from Lauren’s younger sister.”
“After dinner we took some awesome portraits on the Georgian staircase, and even pulled off a night time shot in front of the grand hall!”
“It was lovely.”
I hand over to beautiful Bride Lauren…
How did you meet?
“We met at our local pub.”
“After both living in many places we met just 150 yards from my home…”
Tell us about the Engagement?
“We had a private engagement at home with pretty candles, petals and an amazing steak dinner…”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“The biggest factor to our day was to have our family and friends that mattered there as we live so far away.”
“We chose a navy, blush and burgundy palette to exude an air of traditional elegance.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“I think the best memory was having all our close friends and family all together to celebrate with us.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Remember the day is yours, take your time to soak in the people and the day.”
“Have a really great photographer to document your memories and the rest is not important.”
Thank you so much to James for sharing this pretty winter wedding in Cheshire.
I love all the lush florals in deep vibrant hues and jewel tone details that flow through the styling.
A gorgeous wintertime celebration without the festive twee.
Ceremony and Reception Venue – Rookery Hall – Nantwich
Photographer – James Andrew
Dress – BHLDN – Chicago
Bridesmaid Gowns – Next
Suit – Next
Cake Maker – Family Friend
Florist – Flower Emporium – Northwich
Rings – Abracadabra – Ann Arbor – Michigan – USA
Stationery – Minted
Make up/Hair stylist – Bride did all hair and make up for bridal party
To Contact James Andrew Photography
Phone: 07825 956 900