Abbeywood Estate Wedding

Heather & Dan’s brilliant Delamere wedding


Landscaped gardens in Cheshire

If you love landscaped gardens, especially in Cheshire – you’ll love to have an Abbeywood Estate Wedding. This wedding venue in Delamere has acres of gardens, woodland and nature walks, plus the fantastic Glasshouse in which to host your wedding…if you’re not wanting the full outdoor experience like Bhavini & Adam. Here are a few highlights from one of my Abbeywood Estate Wedding shoots.

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Summer wedding in Delamere

Rewind back to May, and to Heather & Dan’s brilliant wedding at Abbeywood Estate. On duty with me for the day was the ever-chirpy (and great photographer!) Martin Hambleton, who shared the shooting schedule with our collective Nikons. Heather was getting ready in one of the cottages, whilst Dan, the groomsmen (and a rogue bottle of Champagne) were elsewhere. 😉 I had the quiet room, with only Heather, the MUA and her mum for company. Sometimes a nice gentle start to the day is all that’s needed!

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Typical summer weather

The weather for the day was looking, well, pretty horrible…but we don’t let that put us off at an Abbeywood Estate Wedding. Nope, come rain or shine, we will still get great images together. So, braced for an all-day downpour, Martin and I documented the day as things happened. All very naturally and unposed. The guests didn’t seem upset about the weather though…they were here to celebrate…and party!

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Weddings at Abbeywood Estate

If you’re planning an Abbeywood Estate Wedding, the glasshouse is ideal for any weather – hot or cold…or wet. Or, you can opt to be married outside to the rear of the main house on the lawn, with a small interruption for the ‘legals’ to be undertaken under canpoy – either inside the house or the pagodsa in the garden. Both work, brilliantly!

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Reception drinks

After the ceremony, were went back into the main cafe building for a drinks and canapes reception. The wetaher was playing cat-and-mouse wth us, but we gambled on a small window of opportunity for the family group photos…and won! We even got to photograph a first session of newlywed Bride & Groom portraits in the gardens with minimum disruption. Brilliant.

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Speeches at a Cheshire wedding

We had a full set of speeches, including one from Heather herself! All very funny, all heartfelt and entretaining too. With a collection of emotion-filled cards for the bridesmaids and close friends, the tissues were out in force, both for happy (and less happy) tears…

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Confetti at a wedding

As if by magic, the weather broke and the sun came out. Awesome! Time for one of my  infamous Confetti Run’s then! And boy was this a good one. Heather and Dan had to walk about twenty metres, bombared by confetti from their family and friends. Then we were off to the woodlands for some stylish, atmospheric couple portraits…with sun!

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The Rush Band

Back at the Glasshouse, The Rush Band were setting up for the evening party. Probably THE best wedding band around, these guys are simply awesome. I have worked with them several times and they never fail to impress me with their lightning fast set up time…and the ability to fill a dancefloor first song…and keep it full all night! Wherever you’re getting married, you really need to check these guys out!

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See Bhavini & Adam’s brilliant Abbeywood Estate Wedding HERE

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