Kate & Andy’s wedding a few weeks back was quite possibly one of my favourite weddings yet. It was held in the amazing Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, Britain’s only intact medieval castle.  Not only was the venue picturesque (including mincing peacocks), the weather glorious, and my photographic company sterling (Phil Barber came along for the ride); but Kate & Andy had tied in a Disney Theme, with fun details EVERYWHERE.  There were teddy’s hidden around the grounds, a madhatters afternoon teaparty, lawn games, a horse & carriage ride, a string quartet playing disney classics and more.  Have a look at these great details…

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We caught so much that it’s been a bit of a mission culling the stash to a bloggable level!   So here’s a flash gallery of my random top 40.  Watch out for the Jimmy Choo’s!  It seems if you’re anyone in the wedding photography industry, you’ve got to have a pair of Choo’s in’t portfolio…

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Ella, Cloe & Lucas appeared to have a great time, mainly playing chase the peacock.

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Check the Alice in Wonderland tea party flex!

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And finally – I love this cheeky reaction shot Snr Barber caught of little Lucas not entirely enjoying the tunes! You can’t please everyone – Jill Ryder, Yorkshire’s answer to Eva Cassidy, is simply amazing.

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I tell you what – this wedding was an example of how tradition doesn’t have to be followed.  Andy & Kate went for an early civil ceremony & blessing, and a long afternoon tea party, with an early evening canapes & drinks before an 8pm 7-course dinner, no dance and private cocktails in the castle wine cellar.  This made for a very relaxing, leisurely wedding day, with plenty of time to mingle with guests.  It made a refreshing change from the usual whirlwind ‘ceremony>drinks>lightning photo sesh>meal>speech>buffet>get wrecked’ theme.

If you’d like to see Phil’s faves, click here.

I hope Andy & Kate had a fab time on their Disney tour of the States and wish them a fantastic future together!

nb: Kate & Andy’s top 200 images + pre-wedding shots are up in a client gallery of www.barnabyaldrick.com. If you were at the wedding and would like to see their photos, drop them an email for the password or email me with their surnames and I’ll let you know know the login.

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