They say you can’t please everyone all of the time. But Carmen and Rob did seem to succeed on their wedding day. They wanted to incorporate several things to make the day perfect. And it really did have something for everyone. As always I was really excited to be able to capture some traditional wedding traditions from across the globe.
Civil Wedding Ceremony at Capesthorne Hall
I started their coverage at Carmen and Rob’s Home then travelled to Capesthorne Hall ahead of the civil ceremony. After service which was backed by live music from friends and family there was some time for a quick drink and a few photos in the grounds before heading off.
The second part of the wedding day was at the Glamorous Chinese Restaurant in Manchester. For this part of the day Carmen changed into traditional red Chinese wedding attire. This section of the wedding incorporated some Chinese traditions including fire crackers (to fend off evil spirits) and a tea ceremony, which symbolises the formal meeting of the two families. There were 14 courses if I remember correctly, followed by toasts with each table and a few speeches. After speeches it was back into the white wedding dress for Carmen and off to the Place Hotel in Manchester for some live music and dancing.
What the Bride and Groom Said about their Wedding
What they said about me…
Steven, your photos are stunning and we could not have imagined our wedding being captured in such a creative way. We have been blown away by the beauty of some of the photos and the way you have captured the emotion of the day is incredible. It was an absolute pleasure to have you during our wedding and you were friendly, professional and accommodating during our busy wedding day. Thank you for the beautiful photos and keeping up with us throughout the day!