Estelle & John's breathtaking military wedding at RAF Halton

February 27, 2017  •  1 Comment

With John and Estelle being based in London, my initial conversations were via email and telephone and, having booked Emotive, we finally managed to meet just after Christmas and it felt like we had known each other forever.  John and Estelle are an incredibly warm and easy-going couple and this also extends to their family and friends who made myself and Phil so very welcome and an integral part of their celebrations.

Although it was their initial intention to hold everything at RAF Halton (Aylesbury), plans changed shortly beforehand and last week they married in an intimate ceremony attended by family and close friends at the very picturesque Malvern Registry Office; with a few pictures in the Winter Gardens before having a spot of lunch.  

We had been researching RAF Halton in the run up to the Macleod wedding 'Part II' this weekend, but had decided to visit St. George's Church on the base and RAF Halton House (the location for the festivities afterwards) on Friday and am glad we did, otherwise I think we would have spent the wedding day with our jaws dragging along the floor!  To say the place is impressive is a gross understatement and, whilst the weather did a very good job of preventing us from using the expansive grounds, the inside of the house more than made up for it; this is a simply stunning venue.  

I had made the mistake of thinking that Estelle looked like a princess at their Malvern ceremony (for which she had to have a different wedding dress of course), but when she put on her wedding gown at Halton I quickly realised that the REAL princess had arrived and the simply stunning bride was ready to meet her dashing RAF officer for their wedding blessing and the ultimate PARTY!!!!   

Here are a few images from the Macleaod wedding part II.  Enjoy!

 


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1.Fran Victory(non-registered)
These photographs capture the occasion perfectly. You were everywhere with your cameras but remained as unobtrusive as possible and I was really impressed to see you come in, soaked to the skin, with your camera covered in polythene, after photographing the crazy sparkler rain dance. I am really looking forward to seeing the full set!
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Ardencote Manor

Athena Theatre Venue, Leicestershire

Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove

Birmingham Town Hall

Blakelands Country House Hotel, Halfpenny Green

Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Brockencote Hall, Chaddesly Corbett

Cadmore Lodge, Tenbury

Cameron House, Shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland

Cliveden Hall, Berkshire

Chester Zoo (Oakfield House), Chester

City Rooms, Leicester

Cookley Village Hall, nr. Kidderminster

Coombe Abbey, Coventry

Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

Copthorne, Merry Hill

Crown & Sandy's, Ombersley

CSN, Birmingham

Curradine Barnes, Shrawley

Delbury Hall, Shropshire

Dudley Register Office, Dudley

Dudley Arms Hotel, Himley

Dunsley Hall Hotel, Kinver

Event City, Manchester

Forest of Arden Golf Club, Solihull

Grafton Manor, Droitwich

Grand Station, Wolverhampton

Grimstock Country House Hotel, nr. Curdworth

Goodyears Pavillion, Wolverhampton

Hadley Park House Hotel, Telford

Hartlebury Castle

Hawkstone Park, Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire

Henley in Arden Golf Club, Warwickshire

Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Hilton Hotel, Berlin

Himley Golf Club, Swindon

Himley House Hotel, Himley

Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley

Holt Castle, Ombersley

Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

Kidderminster Registry Office, Kidderminster

Lee Brockhurst Village Hall, Nr. Wem

Leigh Arms, Northwich

Madeley Court, Telford

Manor Hill House

Moxhull Hall

Netherstowe House Hotel, Lichfield

Northumberland, Trafalgar Square, London

Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas

Pantheon, Rome City

Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire

Priory Park, Dudley

Raddison Blu Hotel, Birmingham

Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Estoria, Rome City

Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury

Sherbourne Park, Sherbourne, Warwick

Stourport Manor

Somerford Hall, Wolverhampton

Spring Grove House, West Midlands Safari Park

Stone Manor, nr. Kidderminster

Stourport Manor

Stourton Rugby Club, nr. Stourbridge

The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford

The Belfry

The Dudley Arms, Himley

The Granary, Shenstone

The Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

The Kingfisher, Wall Heath

The Mere, Manchester

The Metropole, NEC Birmingham

The Mill, Alvely

The Moat House, Acton Trussell

The Mount, Tettenhall

The Old Rectory, Wem

The Old Vicarage, Worfield

The Oratory, Birmingham

The Pear Tree, Smyte

The Plough & Harrow, Edgbaston

The Quality Hotel, Dudley

The Village Hotel, Dudley

Wroxall Abbey

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