Dionne & Tom // Trafford Hall, Chester Wedding Photographer

“The photos are amazing, we love everything about them and are so glad we chose you. We loved receiving our photos, we knew they were going to be amazing from everything we have seen you do previously.”

Dionne & Tom


We are a little obsessed with colour at About Today Photography, so autumn is one of our favourite times of the year. We love the rich colours as the leaves begin to turn, painting trees with bold reds, oranges and yellows, so Dionne & Tom’s wedding at Trafford Hall surrounded by beautiful woodland and gardens was a dream! The light in autumn can also be spectacular and Dionne and Tom were lucky enough to catch some beautiful warm golden light which enhanced the warm colours even more. We timed their second short couple shoot perfectly to catch a gorgeous sunset.

 “When looking for a photographer we went off the style of the photos and we loved the colour in yours. The light in the photos is amazing”

The perfect setting for an informal, relaxed wedding day.

Dionne and Tom chose the relaxed surroundings of Trafford hall as they wanted an informal, laid back day that was all about their friends and family. The weather was perfect which meant their ceremony could be held outside on the terrace, Dionne and Tom framed by the beautiful garden room doorway and surrounded by peaceful woodland.  

“My mum walked me down the aisle very fast from nerves so I would advise to take your time and take it all in, it’s the best bit when you see your partner on the other end, just enjoy it all, people say it goes so fast but it’s true!“

Pretty pastel colours and vintage wedding decorations.

We absolutely adored Dionne and Toms choice of decor which they did themselves. Their love of colour was reflected in the pretty, pastel tassel bunting they made which went perfectly with the charmingly coloured vintage glassware that they spent months collecting for the tables, and as soon as we saw them we had to make use of their awesome giant tassel balloons on their shoot! We love a couple who does things their own way and their wedding day is a genuine reflection of themselves. Dionne didn’t like the idea of a traditional wedding dress so she chose a gorgeous two piece in a vintage lace from Monsoon and paired it with comfortable flat shoes, perfect for dancing, in bright blue to add a pop of colour. Tom picked a relaxed brown tweed suit, which was perfect against their autumnal backdrop!

Relaxed and natural wedding photography.

Dionne, Tom and their guests spend much of the day laughing and it was great to capture so much of this warmth in their photos throughout the day. We explored the grounds on their relaxed couple shoot and were spoilt for choice for locations, from the dappled light in the forest to the foliage growing up the old walls of the hall.

“We thought the whole process from beginning to end was made so easy by you guys. We loved meeting you and seeing how you work, it really put us at ease on the day. Our friends and family have commented on how nice you guys are and we would always recommend you to anyone.”

A bride and groom cuddle watching the sunset on a colourful autumn day at their Chester wedding at Trafford Hall.

Venue: Trafford Hall Chester
Dress: Monsoon
Shoes: Zara
Flowers: The Potting Shed & The Little Potting Shed
DJ: DJ Tom Hardwick
Suit: Groom Formal

Are you looking for a colourful wedding photographer in chester, please get in touch to discuss your wedding photography!