I have known Rachel and her family for many years, she has been my sisters best friend forever! So you can imagine how happy and honoured I was to be asked to be her wedding photographer. I have also done a couple of shoots with Rachel and Chris’s beautiful daughter Mirabelle over the past few years.
I arrived at the beautiful Cressbrook Hall on Sunday 26th August, I was so excited to photograph here, the venue is surrounded by the most beautiful gardens and amazing views. When I arrived, the venue was busy with preparations so I made the most of capturing the beautiful details that had already been set up. Rachels mum Jo, was in charge of the preparations while the bride and bridesmaids had their hair and makeup done at home prior to arriving at the venue.
Rachel looked amazing, Her dress was so perfect for her. Their daughter Mirabelle wore the cutest flower girl dress and all the bridesmaids looked stunning in there cranberry coloured dresses.
Chris and his best man, Will, got ready in a different part of the venue both wearing matching suits which also tied in perfectly with the colour scheme.
After the ceremony me, Rachel and Chris went for there couple shots, due to the weather we were allowed access to some areas inside Cressbrook hall. We didn’t let the rain put a downer on the day, Rachel and Chris were troopers and let me make the most of the gorgeous outdoors of their venue.
After there wedding breakfast Rachel and Chris had a very exciting announcement to make once their evening guests had arrived, they are expecting their second child early next year and thought it would be nice to do a gender reveal to there guests. It was so exciting as Rachel and Chris didn’t know the gender yet either, it was such a special part of the day. It’s a BOY! CONGRATULATIONS!
It was a stunning wedding day & Rachel and Chris were the perfect couple.
I am so happy to share their day with you.
Congratulations Mr and Mrs Challis!