Bartle Hall Wedding

Gemma & Jake’s wedding photography from this top Lancashire wedding venue


Award-winning Country House Hotel

Here is an example of a recent Bartle Hall Wedding, photographed exclusively by myself. On the official website, Bartle Hall describe themselves very accurately; “Bartle Hall is an award-winning country house hotel in the heart of the stunning Lancashire countryside. A charming period mansion nestled within sixteen acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands, Bartle Hall offers a luxury experience like no other.

With an unsurpassed reputation as the best countryside wedding venue in the North West, fourteen gorgeous bedrooms, a choice of relaxed and fine dining options, and stunning surrounding woodlands to explore, our family-run country house hotel is the perfect venue for your dream wedding…”

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Wedding preparations photographs

Gemma was getting ready at The Marriott Hotel in Preston with her mum, and sister Lucy. So were the groomsmen…a few doors away…so I had time to drop in for a few minutes to photograph the lads, already in high spirits, getting ready. These smiles are all real. Looking back at the images it feels as if I’ve asked everyone to smile for the camera all day, but I can assure you, these are all live and unstaged images! ;-)

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Church weddings in Lancashire

Gemma & Jake were to be married at St John Baptist Church, which was about 200m away. Brilliant! More photo time, less traffic  time! Sean, the vicar there was great to work with. Good fun, relaxed and allowed me to ‘do my job’, so long as ‘he could do his…’

Wedding flowers were courtesy of Flower Design in Lytham. It was great to meet Jason and finally work with these guys – stunning work and highly recommended!

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Weddings in Preston

With the church being so close by, everything was running like clockwork. St John Baptist Church is a lovely classic style, and as the choir appeared together with the organist, things were starting to ‘hot up’ a little. I do love a good church wedding! As the guests gathered inside, Gemma and Lucy appeared at the gate, driven by dad in his stunning Bentley. Time for a few formal images – family heirloom photos to be cherished in years to come, then off into the dark sanctity of St John’s…

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Top Lancashire Wedding Venue

From church, via the country lanes we arrived at Bartle Hall in around fifteen minutes or so. The Balmoral Suite was all set up waiting for us, the guests mingling inside and out. Perfect. Our schedule was a little tight so we opted to photograph a few couples portraits straight waway, so the rest of the afternoon could flow. Fifteen minutes later, we were back and the celebrations began. I have been a photographer at a Bartle Hall wedding a few times. Why not check out Pippa & James, Krissy & Gary, or Dawn & Michael to see more of my Bartle Hall Wedding work.

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Wedding speeches at Bartle Hall

As the afternoon merged into early evening, a stunning rainbow triggered the traditional speeches. Led by Gemma’s father, the three speeches were a proper rollercoaster –  laughter, tears, (shock!) and heartfelt messages from all concerned. Brilliant to witness and be part of this special day. As the speeches ended, I duly met up with DJ Supremo Andy Murphy, who had been hired to  ‘Spin the Choonz…’ It was great catching up with him again over a quick coffee. Soon it would be cake cutting and first dance time…and time to leave the party in Andy’s capable hands…

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