Intimate Chester micro-wedding during covid restrictions

When it comes to beautiful cities in England, Chester is certainly up there! As I drove into the city to shoot my first Cheshire region wedding, I was awestruck by all of the gorgeous architecture; old black and white Tudor buildings litter Chester. It has some pretty impressive Roman walls that run along the side of the River Dee. The place seriously feels straight out of a storybook, and the little suburb of Handbridge where Hannah and Ben were just as picturesque, it's covered in old cottages and more of its signature black and white Tudor homes. The autumnal October colors were beautiful, and the church they chose to hold their ceremony St Mary's Without-the-walls truly emphasized the tiny number of 15 that were allowed to attend.

Covid didn't stop people from finding a way to celebrate the wedding day in Chester

Hannah and ben had plenty of little ways to enjoy their covid wedding. They created fantastic gift hampers for friends and family and streamed the service via zoom so that their nearest and dearest that couldn't come would be able to feel involved while tucking into their gift! Hannah's grandma made custom face masks that the guests wore in the church and a few playful photos after the ceremony. Her friends that couldn't make it but lived close enough waited outside the church with their bottles of wine (my kind of girls) waiting to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds. After the short service, the couple went to her parent's house to enjoy a homemade dinner. I may have only been there for 2 hours, but it was short, sweet, and perfect! 

Autumn Leaves on ground
Cat in wedding bow tie
cocktail glasses
Bride Coming down the stairs in blue wedding  shoes
Bride's father seeing her for the first time
Brides mum seeing her in wedding dress
Mother of the bride getting ready
Father of the bride pouring drinks
Bohemian blond wavy wedding hair with hairpeice
Wedding earrings boho bride
father of bride and bride waiting at the door
St Mary's Without-the-Walls in Handbridge church wedding
St Mary's without the Walls handbridge wedding
Groom waiting outside the church in Chester
Wedding guests
Covid Restricted wedding guests waiting outside church
Wedding photos
Wedding Guests outside church in Chester
Wedding Guest smiling and fixing suit
Mother and father of groom
Wedding flowers being put on guest
Groom getting ready to go inside church
Grandma being lead to seat at a church wedding in Chester
Grandma in covid mask during wedding in chester
Guests in covid restricted wedding in Chester
mother of the groom in wedding mask during covid
bride and groom being spoken to by vicar in PPE during covid
inside St Mary's Without the Walls in Chester
Groom waiting inside chruch for bride in Chester
Groom about to see bride walking up the isle
Bride walking up the isle in Church
Bride meeting groom at top of church isle
parents of the groom in wedding masks during covid
Order of service thanking guests of making the effort during covid
Reflection shot of bride and groom inside st mary's without the walls in handbridge
Bride and groom during wedding service
Bride and groom sat down during wedding ceremony at front of church
parents of the bride with covid masks on during pandemic
bride and groom holding hands at the front of church with vicar in PPE
Bride and groom sharing first kiss in Chester Church
Signing the registrar in church
Bride and groom exiting church together
Confetti pile
Bride and groom exiting church into and confetti run
Bride and groom happy and smiling together at end of confetti run
Bus driver and guests looking at bride and groom outside of church wedding in Chester
Confetti on the floor by guests feet in Chester
Bride showing off her wedding ring
Social distancing at wedding outside of church
Guests applying wedding masks for covid outside of church
Vintage velvet wedding coat
Pregnant bride