“Oh WOW!! Hannah these are incredible! I cannot tell you how much we love them, I can’t decide on a favourite at all, you captured so many amazing little moments (I may or may not have got a little choked up looking at the ceremony ones!). You are amazing Hannah, thank you so, so much!”

I admit it, I got a little choked up reading this message from Laura and Chris after they’d received their photos. I also hold my hands up, I got really emotional during their wedding ceremony too (grab some tissues when you look through the photos because when Laura’s gran is doing her reading it just gets you right in the feels)!

These two are just lovely. We met for coffee before their day and I could’ve stayed and chatted all afternoon. Being at their wedding felt like I was surrounded by friends. The whole day was just full of love and their family and friends so clearly adore the pair of them. The feeling is totally mutual too.

Quarry Bank Mill wedding photography

Like most Northern children I visited Quarry Bank Mill on a primary school trip. It’s one of the best preserved textile mills don’t you know! However I never imagined that years later I’d be returning to photograph a wedding there. Chris and Laura’s wedding definitely wasn’t run of the mill (wahey)! They got ready together and joined their families for a few drinks to steady the nerves before making their way over to Styal for the ceremony.

Ahhhh, the ceremony. Honestly, just so emotional! I loved how their families all walked down the aisle before Laura and Chris walked down together. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when they said their personal vows to each other and as I’ve already mentioned Laura’s gran just finished us all off as she did her reading!

After the ceremony we had a few drinks in the Mill gardens before the three of us nipped off to Norcliffe Chapel. This is a beautiful, tiny little church tucked away down a cobbled lane. Chris’s parents had got married here and Laura and Chris wanted a few photos outside.

Photos done it was on to the reception. This was held in Chris’s parent’s garden. They’d created a quirky area in their garden especially for the reception. A pizza van provided the food and the evening was topped off with a ceilidh especially for Laura’s Irish family.