Styal Lodge Wedding – Becky & Will

Styal Lodge Wedding – Becky & Will

Styal Lodge Wedding Photographer

Becky & Will’s brilliant

wedding at this unique

Cheshire wedding venue

 

 

Unique Cheshire Wedding Venue

I love photographing a Styal Lodge Wedding. In fact, I shot one of (if not the) first weddings there. I always look forward to photographing a wedding at this unique Cheshire wedding venue, since it has plenty to offer, both the couple….and their wedding photographer. Styal Lodge is high on many photographer’s favourite venues to work at….mine included.

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Wedding Preparations at Styal Lodge

I started my day earlier than normal, so I could pace myself into capturing those special little moments that I’m hired for. Becky and the girls were in high spirits, the Prosecco was flowing and everyone was excited about the day to come. Bridal preparations are in a separate ground floor suite, next to the ceremony room, so its just a matter of opening the door…and you’re at the head of the aisle!

The lads have it tough though. They have to put up with their own changing room (complete with showers etc) next to the bar. Tough call, but I’m sure they can handle it!

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Wedding gifts for the bridesmaids

Mid morning, Becky surprised her bridal party with some lovely gifts…

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Pink Pepper Wedding & Event Catering

Sarah & Neil from Pink Pepper Catering create THE most exquisite catering for your Style Lodge Wedding. From afternoon tea in (deliberately!) mis-matched china cups & saucers, to a full-blown banquet, the food is always exquisite. So too is the room styling and service, with Neil as front-of-house with his team, you’d think you were in an exclusive restaurant rather than a wedding with 90+ guests. Awesome…

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Not so perfect wedding weather

True to form the rain came, and looked to be staying for the day. No problem though – this was not going to put us off! There was always the flexibility in our timings to move things around. If the worst came to the worst, I would bring out the ‘Bad Boy’ and shoot the group photos inside! Hopefully we would get outside for a few minutes…

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Wedding Ceremony at Styal Lodge

As the wedding ceremony time was approaching for this Styal Lodge Wedding, the guests were arriving, the groomsmen were all dressed and testing the quality of the beers in the bar. I was quietly jumping from room to room, capturing the day as it rolled out, and took a few portraits of a VERY excited Becky before going to speak to the registrars.

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Getting married at Styal Lodge

The ceremony room to the lodge is large enough to house a good sized wedding, but small enough to maintain its intimacy too. Becky walked down the aisle accompanied by her proud dad. The moment was perfect as I quietly captured the ceremony mostly on 24mm & 50mm prime lenses on my trusty Nikons. I  prefer to use prime lenses for the quality and the ‘look’ of the images.

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Wedding Celebrations at a Cheshire Wedding

With the rain relenting, it was time to bring out the ‘Bad Boy’ and photograph the family group photos inside. There was NO chance of venturing out. But, do you know what? I actually really like these family groups. Very minimal and in keeping with the style of the wedding. We even took a few couple portraits against the plain walls, with a little in-camera trickery too… 🙂

Then, all of a sudden the rain stopped, sort of….so we went for a quick shot of the bridesmaids, a classic confetti throw and some more couple photos, ably assisted by the Best Man and an umbrella! And we nailed it!

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Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer

Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer

 

Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer

Suzanne & Brian’s brilliant

wedding at this stunning

Lancashire wedding venue

 

 

Lancashire Wedding Venue

Being a Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer means I get to work at a stunning Lancashire wedding venue – a unique one too. Rivington Hall Barn is a purpose built barn conversions, and perfect for your wedding, whatever time of year. This was to be my second visit to this lovely venue, with more weddings booked in for 2020 and 2021 at Rivington Hall Barn.

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Autumn Wedding Photography

Suzanne booked me for her wedding to Brian on the recommendation of her friends, Leah & Brad, whose wedding I photographed recently at Eaves Hall. Suzanne & Brian’s wedding was to be October…early Autumn or late Summer? Who knows with our weather! The day looked promising as I arrived at Suzanne’s mum’s for the preparation photos.

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Wedding Timings

Though I shoot live, I still have to work to the wedding timings. Bridal preparations were running a little late and I had to drive 40mins to the venue. The MUA and Hairdresser jumped in to finish Suzanne’s makeup together! On duties with me up as a second Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer was my good friend Martin Hambleton.

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Unique all-weather wedding venue

As a Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer, I was working in an ideal all-weather wedding venue. The barn interior is constant all year round, whatever the weather, with a covered patio area just in case our weather as a mini meltdown during the day…as it tends to! The weather wasn’t looking good for Suzanne & Brian’s wedding….fingers crossed!

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Lancashire Weddings

I love the variety of wedding venues in Lancashire, and Rivington Hall Barn is up there on my favourites list. I love the challenge of being a Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer – working in low light with no flashguns spoiling the day. The venue is dark, yes, but more ‘atmospheric dark’.

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Wedding Photos at Rivington Hall Barn

In true form, the wether broke to beautiful sunshine straight after the ceremony….spooky! Looking at the clouds I estimated that we had around twenty minutes before the clouds rolled in again. After all the guests had hugged and kissed the newlyweds, I took them out for a quick stroll on the wet road (forget the grass!) for a few informal couple photos. Brian is possibly the most camera-shy groom I have ever met, so I had to dig deep into my one-liners joke book to make him at ease…. 🙂 We had to be quick too…my twenty minutes was overestimated and those clouds were coming back!

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Howard Wing Wedding Entertainment

The big surprise of the day was working agin with the incredible Howard Wing – a complete human dynamo of energy with his unique style of entertainment. Nobody is safe! Not even me, eh Howard…..I’ll get you back pal…. 😉 Howard was brilliant as MC, singer, wind up merchant and all-round quality wedding entertainment. Highly recommended!

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Manchester Wedding Photographer // Best Of 2019

Manchester Wedding Photographer // Best Of 2019

Manchester Wedding Photographer

Best Of 2019

 

Some of my favourite images from the many weddings I photographed this year.

Thank you to all my clients for making this a brilliant year.

2020 is looking awesome already…

 

 

 

What a year 2019 has been as a Manchester Wedding Photographer. I have photographed weddings at some of the very best venues in Manchester, Lancashire, the Ribble Valley, Cheshire and beyond.. I’ve been a Bartle Hall Wedding Photographer, an Elopement Photographer Manchester, a Thornton Manor Wedding Photographer, a Tyn Dwr Hall Wedding Photographer, Eaves Hall Wedding Photographer, Mitton Hall Wedding Photographer, Rivington Hall Barn Wedding Photographer. I’ve been to North Yorkshire for a brilliant marquee wedding, to a registry office with four of us for an elopement (I was a witness too!), to name some of the diverse wedding venues I’ve had the privilege to take my Nikons to. Thanks again to all my clients for a brilliant (but hard working!) year in wedding photography. Onwards and upwards to 2020 then…..cheers!

White Hart Lydgate Wedding – Zoe & Stephen

White Hart Lydgate Wedding – Zoe & Stephen

 

White Hart Lydgate Wedding

Highlights from Zoe & Stephen’s

brilliant White Hart Lydgate Wedding

 

 

White Hart Lydgate Wedding

A White Hart Lydgate Wedding is a unique experience. The wedding venue is situated on the hills outside Oldham, with Saddleworth a nearby neighbour. Located on the top of a hill, the venue offers stunning views and a unique and modern  barn-like wedding experience. Their website describes the venue as:

“The White Hart has enjoyed a rich and varied history, since it was built in 1788 by local landowner John Buckley. From being the local police station, with the top floor used to lock up the prisoners in shackles, to a schoolhouse, then a weaver’s cottage, the building was then used in the Second World War as a look out point, with the cellars a bomb shelter.

The Buckley family sold the pub in 1921 to the Gartside Brewery and it remained brewery owned until 1987. In June 1994, Charles Brierley bought the freehold of The White Hart Inn and has extended and renovated the pub, turning it into the award-winning venue it is today”.

I have photographed quite a few weddings at The White Hart Lydgate over the years, and it’s always interesting how the landscape and the atmosphere around the venue changes for each visit. Oh, and the food is simply stunning!

So – welcome to Zoe & Stephen’s big day at The White hart Inn. Here are some of the highlights…

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Bridal Preparations at a White Hart Lydgate Wedding

Zoe and the girls were upstairs above the main hotel. The makeup artist for the day was the lovely Frankie, from Makeup By Frankie. This was to be the second time in three weeks I’d worked with her. Small world! It also appears that Zoe’s step-dad used to teach Frankie at school! Even smaller world!

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Saddleworth Wedding Ceremony

As the clock on St Anne’s Church opposite passed the mid-day mark, the wedding guests were arriving for the ceremony and after-celebrations. I caught up with Stephen and the grooms men in the bar area. On hand was the lovely Carla from Classy Blooms, fixing the lads’ buttonholes on. Not long now till the ceremony…

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New Zealand Wedding Party

Stephen comes from New Zealand and is (obviously) a massive cricket and rugby fan…we didn’t talk about the Cricket World Cup much though… 😉 Stephen’s family were over, making the trip an all-encompassing affair. Stephen’s brothers were going to be the two best men. I was looking forward to their speech later…

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Playing and singing beautifully throughout the ceremony and reception was the very talented Hannah Trigwell

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It wasn’t all laughs and smiles for this poor wedding guest – a wasp joined in the celebrations a little too vigorously…

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Saddleworth Wedding Venue

The Oak Room was beautifully designed and dressed for the wedding. All modern, sophisticated, but understated, the wedding reception was looking beautiful. Speeches were to follow the three course wedding breakfast.

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Wedding Speeches at The White Hart

ASs I mentioned, Stephen’s family were over from New Zealand. With some really heartfelt speeches from both Zoe’s and Stephen’s fathers, it was time for the best men. With a little character assasination and a few anecdotes about when they were kids, it was time to pay tribute to their big brother. Both of them went into a Haka. The noise and the atmosphere these two guys created on their own stunned the room into respectful silence. An emotional groom looked on as his brothers performed this awesome spectacle. Wow!

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Summer Wedding Photos at The White Hart

After the speeches, we ventured off for some early evening portraits. The light was gorgeous! The bridesmaids and groomsmen came with us for some fun group photos and a bit of fun. As the evening guests started to arrive, soon it was to be cake cutting and first dance time. It was brilliant to see Gavin and the lads from The Rush Band on entertainment duties. This band are simply the best in the wedding industry…the white hart lydgate sunset wedding photo bride and groom photo at sunset sunset photo of a bride and groom at the white hart lydgate wedding photos from the white hart lydgatectreative wedding photography at the white hart lydgate natural wedding photo from the white hart lydgate cake cutting at the white hart lydgate first dance at the white hart lydgate first dance at the white hart lydgatethe rush band at the white hart lydgate

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Eaves Hall Summer Wedding // Leah & Brad

Eaves Hall Summer Wedding // Leah & Brad

Eaves Hall Summer Wedding

Highlights from Leah & Brad’s summer wedding at this stunning Lancashire wedding venue

Exclusive Use Wedding Venue

Eaves Hall is one of the most popular wedding venues in Lancashire, and certainly a top favourite amongst us wedding photographers – especially for an Eaves Hall summer wedding. I’ll let Eaves Hall describe itself as per their website….”

“Welcome to Eaves Hall, without a doubt one of the finest exclusive use wedding venues in the North West. A glorious building surrounded by beautiful gardens set amidst the simply stunning countryside of the Ribble Valley. The thoughtfully updated interiors have been designed to bring out the best of the original features, creating a unique, contemporary country house ambience and atmosphere. The 30 bedrooms, ranging from magnificent suites to dinky twins and singles, have all received the same treatment too. Several rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies making Eaves Hall the perfect choice for small, intimate weddings and bigger blowouts for all your family and friends whatever the theme. Eaves Hall is the perfect choice. It is yours for the day and we are at your disposal”.

If you are looking to get married in the Ribble Valley, I’d definitely have Eaves Hall on your shortlist. Leah & Brad chose the venue for their Eaves Hall Summer Wedding. I say Summer, it was still May, but the weather was gloriously hot and sunny…all day. Here are some highlights from their special day…

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Nala & Knot Makeup & Hair

Leah and the girls were getting ready in the lodge in the morning, before walking up to the hall to dress. The bubbly duo from Nala & Knot were on hair and makeup duties – always great to work with Laura & Natalie on their ‘Beautifications’, and have done a few times recently.

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Dance Floor Couture

Leah & Brad are fairly local to Eaves Hall, and chose the venue for their perfect wedding day. Their Eaves Hall summer wedding was shared by lots of family and friends, who, literally laughed all day. You can’t blame the weather for that though, eh? Ryan from DFC Lancashire was the host for the day, running the wedding entertainment from the end of the speeches onwards. A game of Mr & Mrs finished the wedding breakfast perfectly – very funny!

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Sunshine on a wedding day

I do love a good Eaves Hall summer wedding. I love the way the light works in and around the venue, from dark oak-panelled walls, to bright, airy rooms….and those gardens! Eaves Hall has everything for a perfect wedding, and as the sun moves around the grounds, the whole ‘feel’ of the place changes. Late afternoon is especially stunning at Eaves Hall…

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Unique First Dance

Apparently I am the first photographer to photograph the first dance outside the front of Eaves Hall, now that the gravel has been laid. I took the call to delay the first dance an hour, so the light would be perfect, as all the wedding guests were still enjoying the warm summer-esqe evening anyway. And then we went for it – Ryan rigged the PA speakers outside and we were off. Total ‘Al Fresco’ dancing into the evening…

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Stirk House Wedding Photographer – Lauren & Gary

Stirk House Wedding Photographer – Lauren & Gary

 

Stirk House Wedding Photographer

Lauren & Gary’s wedding photography from Stirk House – a stunning Lancashire venue

 

 

Stirk House Wedding Photographer

Here is my being a Stirk House Wedding Photographer as part of my folio of Lancashire weddings.

Stirk House, just north of Clitheroe on the A59 is a stunning wedding venue. Simple as. It’s old world charm meets modern in terms of style and is 100% one of my favourite wedding venues.  And, I have only photographed three weddings there to date…albeit over a two week period! Talk about (wedding) buses, you wait for one, then three come along at once… 😉 Lauren & Gary’s wedding was the third of my visits as a Stirk House Wedding Photographer. Their wedding day, like the previous Stirk House weddings I was covering produced a real test of my professional mettle…England were playing in the World Cup. As a Stirk House wedding photographer, I was there to do a job, and although the weather was blisteringly hot, I was determined to do my best – without constant updates from the wedding guests. Never in my life have I seen so many men staring at ladies’ handbags during the drinks reception…. 🙂

It was great catching up with Dave again – the Stirk House Wedding Manager who runs the day with precision timing and accuracy. Those in the wedding industry all tip their hats to this legend…

As I say, the day was blisteringly hot, the ‘No football on TV’ ban was (almost) fully adhered to (the guests, not me!), and these are some of the highlights from Lauren & Gary’s big day with me as their Stirk House Wedding Photographer…

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Wedding Days at Stirk House

My schedule allowed me visit Gary and grab some shots of him and best man getting ready, but it wasn’t to be. Lauren & Gary’s son Freddie stole the limelight for the few minutes we had available…and why not? Groom prep at it’s unpredictable best. Stirk House allows the Stirk House Wedding Photographer time to jump between rooms for bride and groom preparations, quite easily. By now the ceremony was fast approaching so I left the boys to it…

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Summer Wedding Ceremony

Best Man was the ever-chirpy Craig, one of my previous clients, seen HERE marrying the love of his life Keely at Beeston Manor. The ceremony was soon to begin, and the guests were arriving on time. The registrars were brilliant to work with too…I’ve worked with them before so they just let me do my thing as the Stirk House Wedding Photographer for the day.

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Speeches at a wedding

The speeches were hilarious, and curiously Lauren seemed to get the brunt of the one liners and stories from times past…hmmm… but Craig did a brilliant job. Power Point-aided, he slowly ‘destroyed’ Gary with embarrassing tales, then built him back up, as only a true friend and great best man can. Nice one guys!

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Bride & Groom Photos at Stirk House

After the speeches, we had a few minutes to grab some fresh air, and take a few images outside Stirk House, and in the grounds. The light was gorgeous…still bloomin’ hot mind, but we did well. I love sun flare, and controlling it bouncing around inside my Nikons, and we got the results I was looking for – even though half the time I was shooting ‘blind’ with my eyes scrunched up staring at the sun!

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