I was delighted when Davina & Tim asked me to be their Macdonald Portal wedding photographer, this was my first visit to this gorgeous Cheshire venue. This was one heck of a day from start to finish, it had everything. Emotion, laughter, love, food, drink and the best people. I arrived in the morning at the stunning Macdonald Portal Hotel to be greeted by Tim in bar, where else? After a few shots of the boys and guests in that area, I then visited Davina and her bridesmaids in one of the suites at the hotel. It was all very calm there with the girls enjoying breakfast and the odd glass of bubbly. Davina was being given away by her mum and dad and I followed them on quite a long walk from their room to the ceremony. What a gorgeous ceremony it was too where straight after, the newlyweds and their guests made their way out on to the rooftop terrace for a few drinks and to soak up the sunshine.


The sun carried on shining so we took the opportunity to use the rolling Cheshire countryside for our backdrop. We were actually given a whirlwind lesson on how to drive a golf buggy and then we were off with instructions not to ride over the greens. There are lots of little locations around the golf course so I knew where we were heading. We took a few stop offs at various beauty spots and got some amazing photos of the new Mr and Mrs Arblaster. We then made our way back to the hotel, passengers and golf buggies still intact and still sporting their wedding ribbons.

The couple then made their way in to the wedding breakfast, with a huge round of applause. After the wedding breakfast, it was time for the speeches. Hilarious and emotional all at the same time. When the speeches were over everyone went back out onto the lawn (or the bar) to enjoy the evening sunshine and a drink or two. The night was rounded off with the first dance and party.

What a day, what a couple. To everyone there, thank you. It was a blast.

From Tim

““I’d like to say that you were one of the best things about our wedding, from the shots you took to your communication with our guests and even your involvement in getting the first dance organised was hugely appreciated and noticed both by us and everyone in attendance. You are a consummate professional and our wedding would not have been as happy without you”

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In this post you’ll find a range of photos photographed at the Macdonald Portal Hotel, it will give you an idea of  the style of photography I offer. My style is fun, modern and natural, yes of course I’ll do the group shots but rest of the day I’ll be photographing whatever happens as it happens, which means you can enjoy your Macdonald Portal wedding and just forget about the camera.


If you are looking for a Macdonald Portal Hotel wedding photographer, or for any other venue in Cheshire or any other part of the country, please get in touch.

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