Carden Park is an extensive residence based in Cheshire. There’s so much to do at this venue. Guests can relax in the spa, play a round of golf, or even sip on sparkling wine from the parks very own vineyard. Along with an array of activities, Carden Park also holds stunning countryside weddings. The venue boasts 1000 acres of countryside and there are so many locations for wedding photography.
Carden Park Summer Wedding
Hitesha and Jinesh’s summer wedding at Carden Park was spectacular. They had a jam-packed day from an early morning Hindu ceremony to a fun-filled party. An expert team of suppliers worked on making this wedding one to remember. Award winning wedding planner Charlotte Elise expertly planned every single detail. Gorgeous weather and an expanse of blue sky made for excellent pictures. The outdoor ceremony set up was truly stunning!
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Traditional Hindu Ceremony
First on the agenda for the day was a traditional Hindu ceremony. There are so many beautiful symbolic processes that take place during this. Hindu ceremonies are always a joy to capture. Hitesha and Jinesh were all smiles from start to finish! Carden Park is a fantastic venue for Asian weddings as they are so accommodating. During the ceremony, a small fire is created as part of proceedings which makes for a great photo. However our favourite images from the ceremony are of natural moments between family members. Pictures like this are the ones which couples will treasure the most.
Wedding Photography At The Park
As much as we love natural wedding photography we also know that couples portraits are just as important. In the summer Carden Park has lots of beautiful locations for wedding photographers to use. A short walk around the park covers most of these. With perfect weather, getting stunning portraits was a breeze. We loved the colourful traditional outfits – they looked amazing in their photos! View our portfolio for lots of bright, natural and contemporary images.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony
A change of outfit later and the couple were ready for their second ceremony of the day. Carden Park allows outdoor wedding ceremonies depending on the weather. Luckily it was the most beautiful day – perfect for a wedding outdoors. Even in fantastic weather conditions, it’s important to book a professional photographer with lots of experience. Harsh sunlight can be very difficult to work with. Photographers with less experience could struggle with the brightness and strong shadows. The ceremony was held under the pavilion at Carden Park. A gorgeous pink blossom archway was the perfect decoration.
Capturing Smiles And Laughter
Part of the wedding that we always look forward to is the speeches. So many moments are there to be captured. Everything from laughter and smiles to the occasional tear! These images always look fantastic in our couples wedding albums as they really help to tell the story of the day. Carden Park’s reception room is fantastic for photography with colourful uplighting. Stunning floral centrepieces were eye catching and made for visually interesting compositions. Various photo effects can be created using the flowers and candles – such as shooting through the glass or finding interesting reflections. Unique effects like this make wedding pictures really stand out.
Photos In The Grounds At Carden
Next was the evening reception – and time for another change of dress from the bride! This was outfit number three of the day. You only get married once so multiple outfits really make the most of your wedding photographs. Each outfit was beautifully intricate in design. It was great to take the couple into the grounds of Carden Park for photos as the sun was starting to set. Golden light is so flattering. Beautiful lighting is always key to getting great images.
First Dance With Confetti
A wedding wouldn’t be complete without a party! Confetti canons set things off with a bang during their first dance. Photographing this was so much fun. There was lots of dancing – including people on shoulders! All of our wedding packages include full day coverage to ensure the best memories. Everything from bridal preparation until the evening party is captured. Extended midnight coverage was provided at this wedding to give the newlyweds even more pictures. Using flash really made the colours pop on the dance floor. Shane used a 24mm wide angle lens for the party photos. Getting close with your camera is essential as space is limited during the dancing.
Photographing this wedding at Carden Park was an absolute pleasure. We can’t wait to be back again soon. Recently engaged couples can read lots of wedding inspiration on our blog. Thanks to all the suppliers who put their time and effort into making the wedding so amazing!
Wedding Planner: Charlotte Elise
Venue Dressing / Floral Design: 1SW
Cake: Little English Bakery
DJ: Divine Musiq