Lucy West Images
Cheshire based wedding, portrait and fashion photographer

Monday, 13 August 2012

Love Bridal Boutique's wedding dress shoot off!!

Recently I had the utter privilege of hanging out with a group of my photography friends, taking photos of beautiful wedding dresses and accessories, at the lovely North West wedding venue Styal Lodge for the grand opening of a gorgeous & very exclusive wedding boutique in Altrincham, Love Bridal Boutique. This wonderful boutique has been incredibly well put together by Jonny and Emma Draper who, between them have years of experience in the wedding industry so knew early on what they wanted to present to their brides.

 Love Bridal boutique now boasts wedding dresses, flowers and accessories from some of the best in the industry; Vivien Sheriff, Charlotte Balbier & Amanda Wyatt,  Terry Fox, Halo & Co, Intuzuri, Alan Hannah & Harriet Wilde. It was a great time to get together and produce some images that would soon appear on the pages of the wonderful wedding blog English Wedding Blog, dreamed up and hosted by the lovely Claire Gould. She was to blog and advertise the upcoming opening, and just happened to say some wonderful things about our gang...'the best in the North West' Thanks Claire!!

I hope you enjoy some of the images below I took on the day, these weren't professional models so it felt a little like how we would encourage our brides to pose on the day...they were lovely girls to hang out with!


Harriet Wilde shoes, with Flower Design bouquet.http://www.lovebridalboutique.co.uk/our-boutique.html

I think someone had had enough of being photographed!!!

I love these delicate shoes...they even have little diamonds at the back, I think they'd look great with a pair of jeans after the wedding too!

I couldn't choose between black & white and colour so I thought I'd let you and include all  my favourite images in both!

After going to the launch of Love Bridal Boutique in Altrincham, Cheshire, I fully believe Emma & Jonny know exactly what their brides need; from the first trying on of a stunning designer dress, being given the whole middle floor of their boutique to try it on, standing in front of huge, girlie, luxurious mirrors, to the chat about what they want their wedding day to be like, to the unveiling of a beautiful set of images taken by Jonny which captures your day perfectly...these two know how to give you the best you could ever wish for!

To be kept up to date with their lat­est news fol­low Love Bridal on face­book http://www.facebook.com/lovebridalUK or on twit­ter @love_bridal
I thoroughly recommend a visit if you are near...7 Oxford Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 2DY. Telephone: 0161 941 6446


Bridal design­ers involved in the Love Bridal shoot:

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Carl & Louise Combermere Abbey wedding

I recently posted some photos of Carl & Louise's pre-wedding shoot so I knew they took a great photo, I also knew from our past times together that the wedding would be hilarious, I was not disappointed! The whole day was full of laughter, so many good friends, so much colour and love..I loved every moment!! 

Some of these photos were taken by the wonderful Hannah Beatrice who helped me take photos from every angle..she was such a rock and brilliant fun when we had a little down time..thanks Hannah!

Carl & Louise got married at the beautiful Combermere Abbey, in Shropshire, I'd not photographed a wedding here before and was mesmorised by the gorgeous brick buildings and bright bright green foliage..this is a place that is very well taken care of! From the beginning of the day everyone was calm and laughing about the night before...and the boys were up for anything in their kilts (some images are not included to keep viewing clean heehee!!) I do hope you enjoy the images and if you were there, please enjoy reliving the day, it certainly was one full of created fun memories!

Louise's beautiful lace covered dress was from Gypsophila Bridalwear in Rawtenstall.
Her gorgeous shoes are from Roland Cartier.

Beautiful Mummy!

Some lovely images captured by Hannah while I was busy doing formal shots! I love having a second shooter with me to catch those moments I may never see :)

Another beautiful shot by Hannah.

The greenest trees I've seen for a long time!

We had such a wonderful day, and I'm looking forward to hanging out again with you soon! 

Lucy x

Bridesmaids dresses - Coast
Shoes - Roland Cartier
Make-up - Jenny @ Bobbi Brown
Hair - Barbara Chatterton (sister in law to be!)
Flowers - Lindsay Clamp - Living Flowers, Burton Road, Didsbury
Cake - cupcakes by friends Sarah & Rachel
Suits - Moss Bros.
Kilts - Keith Dundee or family's own
Entertainment - Triple Scotch, Ceilidh