THE WALLS OSWESTRY
Cheshire wedding photographer
This wedding was held at The Walls Oswestry. The Walls restaurant is a stunning venue . Before the building was converted into a restaurant it was a school, which was founded in 1841. When you enter the Walls restaurant you are immediatley stunned by the interior! The restaurant has the grandeur of a manor and the warmth of a country pub. The interior has high ceilings with large open rooms. There are fireplaces and chandeliers. The lounge has a grande piano and lots of other beautiful features. All of these features you could have as a backdrop for your wedding photographs. The building was converted into a restaurant in 1998, The resturant also caters for events and weddings.
The day starts with Bridal preparation at a local Oswestry beauty salon.
The Brides hair and make-up was stunning.
The bride and bridesmaids left the salon to go home to get dressed into their ceremony dresses.
A traditional Chinese wedding dress is call a Qi Pao and is usually red. Red symbolizes good luck. I photographed the Bride before the ceremony at her home in her wedding dress. The temperature was very cold, so we just took a few shots outside.
We left from the Brides house to go to the venue for the wedding ceremony.
The couple had a civil ceremony at The Walls restaurant in Oswestry. The ceremony room was located at the back of the restaurant. The groom waited nervously for the bride.
The Brides parents were not able to attend the ceremony. They were still able to watch the ceremony on Skype. This was set up on the stage to give a good view of everything that was going on. The brides parents could view the ceremony at home in China. The bride was given away by the grooms grandfather.
After the Civil Ceremony the couple proceeded into a Chinese Tea Ceremony.
The Chinese Tea ceremony is an equivalent of the exchanging of vows in a western ceremony. The couple kneel in front of parents and present tea. They also present tea to each other. This is show their parents that they respect them.
After the ceremony I started taking the photographs of the group shots.
As it was a cold day we took all the group shots inside the restaurant and then the Bride and Grooms photographs outside. Just opposite the Walls restaurant is a park with a bandstand we used this as a backdrop.
This was an autumn wedding so we had to get some photographs outside to capture the beautiful colours and the sun going down.
The Bride entertained her guests by playing her Guzheng. This was very impressive and something I have not heard before. You get to see everything from being a wedding photographer. Lucky me!