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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Beeston Manor Wedding Photography – Keely & Craig

Beeston Manor Wedding Photography – Keely & Craig

Beeston Manor Wedding Photography

Keely & Craig’s  wedding photos at the unique Beeston Manor wedding venue in Lancashire

Keely & Craig were married recently at Beeston Manor – one of the busiest and most sought-after wedding venues in Lancashire. The couple booked me for their Beeston Manor Wedding Photography from a previous wedding fair at the venue, hosted by Little White Books. Here are the highlights from the day….from ridiculous flash flood showers to almost cloudless skies, seemingly every hour!

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Beeston Manor Wedding

Beeston Manor is set in the heart of the Lancashire countryside, situated between Preston and Blackburn. Housed in a restored 16th-century sandstone barn, this family-run guesthouse on 140 acres is 3.1 miles from the M6 motorway . With rustic-elegant rooms featured oak beams, pink sandstone walls, oak furniture and high-end en suite bathrooms, Beeston Manor is one of the most popular wedding venues in Lancashire. Expertly run by Janet, John and the ‘human dynamo’ that is Amy, Beeston Manor offers everything you’d need for your perfect Lancashire Wedding Photography…even a helicopter!

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Rural Wedding Venue in Lancashire

Beeston Manor has a lovely rural feel about it, and is both a very unique venue – plus it’s also an exclusive one too. A Beeston Manor Wedding is always great to photograph. From the stunning ceremony room, through to the landscaped gardens, and the brilliant natural array of farm buildings around the venue, it’s a wedding photographer’s dream. Mix that with a bit of Lancashire sunshine, and voila!

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I met Keely and the girls having their hair and makeup done upstairs at Beeston Manor. In full high spirits, things were going well. Apart from the torrential rain showers. Hmmm…wonder if we’d beat them today?

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Weddings at Beeston Manor

The ceremony room at Beeston Manor was set up nice and early, allowing me to grab a few images like these. The peace was soon to be broken though (in a nice way!) once the guests arrived and we were a few minutes away from the ceremony.

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Lancashire Bride, Lancashire Wedding Venue

Keely and Craig were fairly local to Beeston Manor, so it was perfect for them and their families too. As the ceremony time approached, Keely was putting on her wedding dress and making those final touches, ably aided by her bridesmaids. Craig, however was greeting the guests in the bar…but not drinking alcohol I hasten to add!

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Stunning Lancashire Wedding

As the guests took their seats, it was time for the wedding party to appear. Bridesmaids and flowergirls first…then that all-important gap befor Keely and her dady walked down the aisle to that almost inaudible rush of gasps and delight. Craig suddenly changed from the slightly anxious groom, to a very excited, proud man as he saw his bride walking towards him.

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Wedding Reception in Lancashire

With the ceremony finished, and the necessary paperwork done, it was time to step things up a gear. By now the rain had gone and the sunshine was threatening to emerge at some point. We quickly shot the family groups and everybody started mingling. A couple of showers sent us back inside for a while, but the smart money was still on Mr Sunshine at evens. We should see…

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A Perfect Lancashire Wedding Venue

As the showers hit, I had time to photograph the wedding breakfast room. It looked stunning. Creative Cover Hire had done a brilliant job. The rain can do it’s worst now, for the next couple of hours or so. But no! Gone, instantly. And the sun shone brightly as the guests finished their drinks. We had time for a few portraits inside and out whilst the guests made their way through…

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Wedding photos at Beeston Manor

With the weather now firmly on our side, Keely, Craig and I ventured out for a few more wedding photos after the wedding breakfast and speeches. We had a good fifteen minutes or so to grab some very natural and relaxed Bride & Groom portraits, so we made use of the time. This was more like it! Natural moments, captured in a natural style with no forced direction from me.

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Then we were off for the cake cutting and first dance. The bridesmaids were already in full flow on the dancefloor when we arrived back…

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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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Mitton Hall Wedding Photographer – Faith & Paul

Mitton Hall Wedding – Faith & Paul

 

Highlights from Faith & Paul’s winter wedding at this stunning wedding venue

 

Mick, we couldn’t have hoped or wished for anyone else to photograph our day. We loved having you with us, your humour and professionalism was fantastic and everyone commented on how good you were. Thank you for agreeing to be a part of and beautifully photograph our wedding memories and hopefully some others to come. x

 

 

Mitton Hall Wedding

Faith & Paul booked me as their Mitton Hall Wedding Photographer via a friend’s recommendation. Their wedding was to be in February, a proper Winter Wedding! I really enjoy winter weddings, and the technical challenges they bring. I am a low light specialist, shooting unobtrusively on very expensive lenses without resorting to firing flash all day. So…well suited to the dark oak panelled walls of Mitton Hall. No, the flashguns could be kept in the bag for a handful of stylish portraits later in the day. I was really looking forward to being their Mitton Hall Wedding Photographer in February, as Mitton Hall is one of my favourite venues to work at.

Here are some of the highlights from Faith & Paul’s brilliant winter wedding with my being their Mitton Hall Wedding Photographer.

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Mitton Hall Getting Ready Photos

During Faith’s bridal preparations, Paul and Best Man quietly sneaked in to the Bridal Suite to get ready. I joined them for around 15 mins for a few live, unstaged getting ready photos. Unlike the ladies, the lads take about ten minutes to get dressed and venture off to greet the guests’ arrival (near the bar area obviously!)

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Mitton Hall Wedding Ceremony

As the clock slowly edged towards ceremony time, Faith was ready! Ready to meet an emotional mum and dad too, as they popped in to see their daughter in her stunning wedding dress from Fairytale Brides in Manchester. By now the excitement and emotions were running high, so I left the girls to it and joined the wedding guests downstairs.

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Walking Down The Aisle at a Mitton Hall Wedding

On cue, and perfectly on time, Faith and her bridesmaids emerged from the Hall, flanked by proud dad Malcolm. They walked slowly towards the rear of the conservatory, ready to walk down the aisle. My brief from Faith, as their Mitton Hall Wedding Photographer, was to get a great shot of her walking down the aisle. Plus a great reaction shot of Paul watching her. Hmmm…ok then…

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Wedding Photos at Mitton Hall

After the ceremony, we were off outside to brave the confetti run. I love the confetti throwing, the buzz and vibe of the shots just scream ‘wedding’. Afterwards, the three of went down into the gardens for a few Couple photos – classic unposed wedding photos from Mitton Hall.

The light was gorgeous, and with very minimal direction, we got a brilliant set of wedding photos in the bag, in around 15 minutes too!

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Speeches at a Mitton Hall Wedding

SAfter the couples portraits, plus a good time for mingling with the wedding guests, it was time to head inside for the speeches. As the guests made their way, we hung back for a couple of minutes’ portrait shooting. I say portrait…more of a laugh really…!!

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Fisherman’s Retreat Wedding – Maria & Steven

 

Fisherman’s Retreat Wedding

Highlights from Maria & Steven’s

brilliant day at this stunning

Lancashire wedding venue

 

Fisherman’s Retreat Wedding Photographer

Rewind to last summer when it was hot, hot hot and my opportunity of being a Fisherman’s Retreat Wedding Photographer again. I say again, as this was my second visit to this stunning wedding venue in Ramsbottom. Maria & Steven are Ramsbottom residents (‘Rammie’s’) , and wanted a very local, relaxed feel for their summer Fisherman’s Retreat wedding. I got the call to meet up and talk about what I could offer Maria & Steven as their Fisherman’s Retreat Wedding Photographer. So, where best to meet, than actually at the venue one evening. Five minutes from their home, twenty from mine. Perfect! We hit it off straight away, and we booked everything in on the spot. This was going to be a very relaxed day…with a twist though…

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The Royal Wedding

The bridal preparations were broken up into chunks, whilst the girls filled their glasses with Champagne and watched Megan & Harry’s Royal Wedding on the TV. I was still trying to be a Fishermans Retreat Wedding Photographer, and stay out of the way of the TV screen while they all gasped in sync at Tom Hardy and David Beckham

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Mr Wilson’s Second Liners

And here comes the twist! Just as the first dance was in full swing, the party was gate-crashed by the brilliant Mr Wilson’s Second Liners. Down the path they marched pumping out club anthems on brass instruments. The dance floor emptied, together with the DJ to watch these guys. If you have never seen them in action, you should watch them HERE. Then book them! They are simply incredible. I first met them at Sarah & Charlotte’s wedding a year or so back – and was wowed then too…

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Bartle Hall Wedding Photography – Krissy & Gary

Bartle Hall Wedding Photography – Krissy & Gary

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Here is an example of my being a Bartle Hall wedding photographer. Back in September, Krissy & Gary were married at this beautiful venue, situated just outside Preston. Being a Manchester Wedding Photographer, it made a change to get up the M6 to Bartle Hall – a venue I’ve worked at a time or two, to photograph Krissy & Gary’s Special Day. I felt a little in awe of the ‘crew’ list especially – Red Floral Architecture, Philip White (Videographer), Flossy & Leigh on Hair & Makeup, Ann McKavney from Eleventh Heaven, Paul Pashley and his band, plus Steve Mitchell DJ as MC for the day. Phew! Oh…and their wedding has just been featured in the new edition of the Little White Books Magazine!

If anything, Krissy & Gary’s wedding was always going to be about two things – fun, and flowers! You’ll see…

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I arrived at Bartle Hall on a slightly overcast morning to find the Red Floral team in full swing….from stairwell decorations, through the beautiful ceremony room, and into the Balmoral Suite, the décor just got better and better. I’ve worked with Red Floral a few times, and they never fail to impress me with their vision. The Balmoral Suite was just stunning…sitting there, all quietly waiting for the hustle and bustle to come. As Krissy and the girls arrived from hair and makeup at a local hotel, so did the bouquets – beautiful arrangements for Bride and Bridesmaids.

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With around 90 mins before the ceremony start, Krissy’s room was full on with girls getting ready, hair and makeup tweaks and final applications, champagne…more champagne, and me, photographing everything as it happened, plus dress, shoes, jewelry detail images….we were all busy!

Busy or not, I had time to nip down the corridor to catch Gary opening a wedding gift from his bride to be. I was a tad jealous…I love watches too…. 😉

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As the guests gathered downstairs, and the general pace and noise levels subtly increased, we were nearly ready. A couple of last minute shots of Krissy on the stairs, gathering her nerves, and we off!

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Having already cried twice, Krissy assured me that she wouldn’t need any more hankies for the ceremony. Wrong… 😉

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The weather had picked up a bit, so we were off outside for drinks and canapés on the lawn….

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With a brief twenty minute interlude, Philip and I went to photograph some bride & groom portraits, then a few family group shots…

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…with all still running to schedule, we then went to see the final room design for the wedding breakfast. Wow!! Simple as….

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On hand to act as MC for the afternoon, the bridal party were introduced to thunderous applause by the other guests. Start as you mean to go on, eh? Up first was Chris, Krissy’s dad. A brilliant speech, full of emotion (and jokes), leaving a slightly nervous-looking groom ‘to follow’. No problem for Gary, as also his two best men – funny, touching and entertaining. Then a slight addition to the speeches, as Sally, Krissy’s Maid of Honour stood and spoke a few kind words…

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From the wedding breakfast it was off into party mode, with the brilliant Paul Pashley and his band and Steve sharing live music and DJ duties late into the night….

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So, thanks for having me on board guys…..loved it, and I’m guessing the flowers have all been removed by now. Or…perhaps not…;-)

See Dawn & Michael’s Bartle Hall wedding HERE

If you’re planning your wedding at Bartle Hall, why not get in touch to see more of my work?