The second part of Claire and Atif’s wedding day. The fantastically opulent and historical Chatsworth House
Chatsworth and Great John Street are the fabulous venues for this intimate bespoke wedding of Atif and Claire. A day which started at the Casa hotel in Chesterfield. A cool hotel for the preparations of the two remarkably calm and laid bride and groom. The ceremony took place at All Saints church in the picturesque Derbyshire village of Youlgrave. The evening celebrations concluded with a fine dining experience at Manchester’s finest boutique hotel Great John Street. Contributing to the day our good friends Timeless Bride and Green Earth Flowers. Always rewarding working with great professionals. It was a pleasure to meet make up artist Claire Salter, Jennifer Stephens from Chatsworth and Franceso at GJS. Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Flo and Percy were there too. As usual I have selected a number of images for the blog post to give a flavour of the day. Of course you may visit the online gallery to see all of our Chatsworth and Great John Street pictures by clicking on the link at the end of the blog post.
Cool and relaxed groom portrait of Atif at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield
Claires Jimmy Choo clutch bag was the perfect accessory to go with the Jimmy Choo shoes!
Claire had beautiful artistic and intricate mehndi henna tattoo on her feet and hands
Claire looks gorgeous in her Timeless Bride wedding gown
Celtic people had a saying that heaven and earth are “only three feet apart’ – and that there are ‘thin places’ where that distance is even smaller”¦ For well over a thousand years, Youlgrave seems to have been just such a place.
A quiet moment of reflection for Atif in the beautiful and peaceful All Saints church Youlgrave
No photography during the ceremony said the vicar, you can see more no photography by visiting Claire and Atif’s online gallery at the bottom of this blog post.
Always gorgeous floristry from Green earth flowers in Poynton Cheshire. The second bouquet was left on Claire’s mothers grave in a private moment in the church grounds
Mehndi and champagne at Chatsworth
Birdcages and wedding roses from Green Earth Flowers
Chatsworth house rose gardens. We had exclusive access for photography 🙂
wedding rose bouquet in a rose garden on your wedding day. A Chris Hanley Photography signature image.
Usually when we take a group shot at weddings, I have to raise my voice a notch and Claire is doing a very good impression of a border collie rounding up sheep. This picture in the Chatsworth orangery took two minutes to arrange.
A romantic moment under the magnificent silver birch tree in the Chatsworth grounds.
The courtyard at Chatsworth and their funky purple plastic chairs. Couldn’t resist 🙂
People were so kind and considerate when we took some wedding pictures in the busier areas. It was the day before the annual country fair so was very busy. It was lovely for Claire and Atif to receive so may shouts of congratulations and rounds of applause.
One of Manchester’s finest hotels
A beautiful Timeless Bride in beautiful light in a beautiful hotel makes for beautiful wedding pictures.
Late afternoon sunshine on the roof terrace of Great John Street hotel is a great place to sip champagne in Manchester
Claire and Atif’s wedding was full of great bespoke touches. A cardoon in bloom in a teacup.
The wedding party enjoyed a fine dining experience
Great John Street is a fine boutique hotel and suits our signature lighting style when we shoot wedding portraits.
A tender moment in the hotel lift
A little film noir style to the after eight portraits
Great shot of the back of Claire’s Timeless Bride wedding gown
Classic film noir and a gone with the wind pose. Love it.
All the bedrooms at Great John Street are individual luxurious places. Claire looks fantastic in her wedding gown from Timeless Bride
Cards in bed
Final shot of the day, the manchester skyline looking east from the roof terrace.
From the cool Casa in Chesterfield, via picturesque Youlgrave and historical Chatsworth, to the eclectic Great John Street hotel in Manchester in a day. Feel free to leave a comment. To see all the wedding pictures of Mr & Mrs Shamas just click on the link below.
Chatsworth and Great John Street meet Claire & Atif