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!