Posted In: Wedding Photography
Posted By: Andrew Baines
Posted On: 18 Jun 2015
Bride & Groom holding Owl in front of pond at Ness Botanic Gardens

Neston Wedding Photography – Ness Gardens

At the pre-wedding meeting I got to have a walk around Ness Gardens with Linda and it is a beautiful place. Linda was set on having the ceremony outside under the pagoda, but it all depended on what the weather was like on the day of the wedding.

I got up early and made my way to the Craxton Wood Hotel where Linda was getting ready and the sun was out already. When I arrived at the hotel I was sent straight up to the room and started to take the bridal prep photographs along with photographs of the flowers and shoes etc.

After the bridal prep I headed straight to Ness Gardens to set up for Linda’s arrival. Eddie was understandably a bit nervous and did not want any photographs with his best man before Linda’s arrival, so instead I went and set up in the car park to photograph the bridal car arriving. After I had taken a few shots of the bridal party next to the car I headed back to the pagoda to photograph the bride and bridal party walking over the bridge.

It was a lovely ceremony and the rings were delivered by an Owl! I managed to capture some magical shots of the owl in flight and after the ceremony I took Linda and Eddie off to have some photographs with the Owl in front of one of the beautiful ponds at Ness Gardens. After this Linda and Eddie went off for a bit to converse with their guests, so I tried to keep out of the way, whilst taking some candid shots of everyone. Later on I gathered everyone together for a big group shot and then Linda and Eddie went off for a drive in the wedding car for half an hour. When Linda and Eddie returned I took them around the gardens and managed to capture some truly unique wedding portraits, including one of my all time favourites, with the bride and groom at the top of the waterfall.

Everyone headed in to the main building at this point for the wedding breakfast and Linda and Eddie kindly asked me to join them for the meal. Afterwards I photographed the speeches and then we went outside again and done a few group shots with family and friends, then the evening guests started to arrive. Unknown to the guests, Linda and Eddie had been having professional dance lessons and everyone was really impressed by there first dance after they cut their cake.

Linda and Eddie were a really fun couple and I immensely enjoyed working with them.

Here are some photographs from Linda and Eddie’s day: