Mitton Hall Wedding // Nicola & Dan

Mitton Hall Wedding // Nicola & Dan

Mitton Hall Wedding

Highlights from Nicola & Dan’s brilliant day at this stunning Lancashire wedding venue

Mitton Hall Wedding in The Summer

Nicola & Dan booked me for their Mitton Hall Wedding over a year ago. I love Mitton Hall, and especiially working on a Mitton Hall Wedding. It’s one of the best wedding venues in Lancashire, and a firm favourite amongst wedding photographers. I’ve been a Mitton Hall Wedding Photographer a few times now, and am always looking forward to spending the day there. Nicola & Dan’s Mitton Hall Wedding was back in June, and a very hot day too. Bright sunshine is great for wedding guests, but, at times – not so great for us photographers though! Thankfully modern professional cameras can handle it. Here are some of the highlights from the day…

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A perfect Lancashire Wedding Venue

Mitton Hall is a stunning Wedding Venue, and also very popular one. Owned by James’ Places, Mitton Hall is one of a portfolio of wedding venues the company own. Beautifully run, with friendly staff, the venue is simply one of the best in the Ribble Valley…and they really look after us wedding photographers when we’re working too!

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Lancashire wedding flowers

It was great seeing Linda from The Flower Shop in Clitheroe, (sadly ducking out of shot this time). Her wedding flowers are always stunning, which is why the business has won so many awards, and is incredibly popular for Lancashire weddings. Linda & Jim are brilliant to work with, and look great on camera…sadly not this time… 😉

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A Mitton Hall Wedding

As the ceremony time was approaching, Nicola and her constantly laughing entourage switched rooms. Her dress was duly re-hung on a stunning four poster bed. Time for a few more shots of it before Nicola out it on then… 😉 The nerves were kicking in a little, but the laughter was relentless. A handful of portraits later, I was off to meet Dan and his Groomsmen outside the Hall. With a nerve-steadying beer in one hand, Dan was busy greeting guests as they arrived. The sun was out, everything was on time  – a perfect Mitton Hall wedding was to commence.

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Unique Wedding Cake

Nicola & Dan’s wedding cake was made by Amy at Polka Pops – a totally original, award-winning baker, who produces the most fantastic wedding cakes. Her creations are just awesome, so check her website out…

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Wedding Photos at Mitton Hall

As the guests were being seated for the wedding breakfast, we nipped upstairs onto the gallery for a few minutes’ shooting with that famous Mitton Hall chandelier. An icon in Lancashire wedding photography, every couple needs ‘The Chandelier Shot’ from their Mitton Hall Wedding.

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First Dance at a Mitton Hall Wedding

It was great working alongside Ryan from DFC Lancashire. Always the chirpy professional, Ryan got that dancefloor full in no time…and kept it full well after I had finished for the day….

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Mitton Hall Wedding

Highlights from Jodie & Kane’s autumn wedding at this stunning Lancashire venue

 

Popular Lancashire wedding venues

A Mitton Hall wedding is one of Lancashire’s most popular, at one of the most popular venues too;  ‘A stunning country house hotel in the heart of the Ribble Valley’ is how it’s described, and with good reason. As popular Lancashire wedding venues go, Mitton Hall is also high up on the wedding photographers’ Top 10 venues to work at. It has everything from dark, oak panelled rooms, a stunning main hall area, plus a seemingly constantly evolving garden landscape in which to capture stunning wedding images. Here are some of the highlights from their autumn wedding, with most of the wedding suppliers sourced via Little White Books

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Lancashire Makeup Artist

On makeup duties was the very talented Suzanne Nix from Suzanne Jayne Beauty in Chorley. I know Suzanne quite well – I photographed her wedding to Danny back in August at Rivington Hall Barn. The flowers were hand delivered by Sarah Crookston herself from The Rose Boutique in Pemberton. Lovely to see you again Sarah!

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Lancashire Wedding Video

Working alongside me for the day were the award-winning duo that is Helen & Dave from Abbey Video in Whalley. These guys won the Best Wedding Videographers 2017/18 section in the Great Northern Wedding Awards alongside myself (I won Best Male Photographer!) Helen stayed with the girls as they were finishing their preparations, while I made my way to church to catch up with Dave and the groomsmen for a few relaxed formal portraits. Well, we had a little time on our hands for a change! 😉

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Beautiful wedding transport

From the church, we headed 30 mins across Lancashire to Mitton Hall. Jodie & Kane travelled in style with a beautiful wedding car from Malvern Wedding Cars. I managed to beat the happy couple to the venue by three minutes…phew! A few formal images with the car later, we headed off into the gardens to beat the weather and failing light…(and also to allow the guests to get served at the bar!). Dave and myself worked together seemlessly for around 15 minutes grabbing some lovely natural moments between the newlyweds. This wedding was a little more formal in style than I normally shoot, but I was enjoying every minute of it! While we were outside, the guests were being entertained by the talented Tom Scothern.

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Stunning wedding cake

Waiting inside was also one of the most stunning wedding cakes I have ever seen. Classic, simple and very understated. A beautifiul work of art from Kelly at the Pink Frosting Cake Company.

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Recommended wedding DJ

With speeches finished, it was soon time for the evening entartainment to commence. On hand were renowned wedding company DFC and one of their brilliant DJ’s. With a brilliantly choreographed cake cut, first dance and father & daughter dance, the evening hit the ground running! On hand too, were Agent Smith – a local (and brilliant) Rock & Pop Wedding Band. All amps up to eleven then…

 

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Wedding Suppliers

Wedding Inspiration: Little White Books

Flowers: The Rose Boutique

Hair & Makeup: Adele at The Colour Room and Suzanne Jayne Beauty

Cars: Malvern Wedding Cars

Wedding Dress & Menswear: Amelia’s Bridal Boutique

DJ: DFC

Candy Cart: Sweet Dreams Sweet Cart

Stationery: Brides Little Helper

Cake: Pink Frosting Cake Company

Videographer: Abbey Videos

Venue Dressers: Creative Cover Hire

Entertainment: Tom Scothern & Agent Smith

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Browsholme Hall

One of the best venues for Lancashire wedding photography, Browsholme Hall & the Tithe Barn always provide so many brilliant options. The Hall offers the opulence, history and luxury of a stately home where many couples choose to have their ceremony. The Tithe Barn for the reception is a recent multi-million pound refurbished barn with period features, oak beams, exposed stone walls and looks incredible when lit by candlelight.

Beeston Manor

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Beeston Manor is without doubt one of Lancashire’s most sought after wedding venues and with 140 acres of land to play with, it’s no surprise why. Like Browsholme, it has a converted 16th century barn with high oak beams and sandstone walls. I love shooting in barn venues like this as you can really get a wonderfully atmospheric feel to all your wedding photos. I especially mention Beeston Manor because of the famous helicopter pad for a special arrival of the bride and groom. As you can imagine, this facility means we can capture some truly extraordinary wedding photography!

Bartle Hall

Bartle Hall Wedding Photography Lancashire // Dawn & MichaelI’ve been a Bartle Hall Wedding photographer a few times in 2016 and I always look forward to returning (as I am already in 2017!). With stunning grounds and gardens (and some decent weather) I can capture some beautiful and natural shots of guests milling about outside on the terrace. More than often, it’s those live and natural shots that produce the very best memories. If it rains, there are plenty of original features and charm inside the building which means that you don’t necessarily have to worry too much about the weather.

Eaves Hall

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Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley, Eaves Hall is a stunning Lancashire wedding venue for photography. Yet again, it has the right balance of charm and history inside the Georgian mansion with the surrounding beauty of the gardens and grounds. The venue makes it very easy to capture the elegance of a wedding, but also all the excitement, emotion and joy that only comes with natural wedding photography.

Mitton Hall

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The photo above shows how spectacular Mitton Hall really is for any Lancashire wedding photographer. The 15th century house is full of intricate features, charming quirks and some stunning views over the Lancashire country side. I really enjoy weddings here because they allow you to capture some fantastic natural light shots both in and outside. When the main chandelier is lit and the sun has gone down, the main hall (in the photo above) creates such an intimate and romantic atmosphere that it really makes for a great picture.

So there you have it, five of my personal favourite venues for Lancashire wedding photography. If you like what you see and what to have a chat about previous weddings I’ve done in Lancashire, or perhaps even some venue suggestions, please just get in touch.

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography – Keri & Tom

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography – Keri & Tom

 Mitton Hall Wedding Photography

Keri & Tom’s wedding photos from Mitton Hall near Clitheroe, Lancashire

Keri & Tom were married recently at Mitton Hall. Hailed by many in the wedding industry as one of the very best wedding venues in the North West, and with good reason. The venue is run with meticulous precision, overlooked by Dave – and the attention to detail, the food, and overall service by the whole staff is excellent. Mitton was Keri & Tom’s first choice for their wedding, and kindly asked, sorry told me I was to produce their Mitton Hall Wedding Photography – no was not going to be an option… 😉 Nice problem to have I thought!

The weather was glorious, a perfect Spring day, so I shot Keri & Tom’s formal images with this in mind. The photography style for their wedding is slightly different to my usual ‘look’. This is deliberate, because their album is going to be a stunning hand made fine art leather book, and hand printed on fine art cotton-based paper. Gorgeous!

On hair and makeup duties were the talented and award-winning team, Flossy & Leigh, with videography supplied by Charlene at Love Gets Sweeter Films. I say supplied; Charlene is normally behind the camera, but was Chief Bridesmaid (and also my brilliant wedding planner) for the day. It was funny watching her being a guest all day…though she did grab a camera for a few minutes in the morning whilst family were exchanging gifts…and hugs.

You may remember Marvin from Keri & Tom’s E-Shoot a month or so back? Well he was brought to Mitton Hall as a surprise for the happy couple…and featured in most of the formals! Thanks again to Keri & Tom for allowing you to show my Mitton Hall Wedding Photography. Hope you like it…

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mitton_hall_wedding_photographer_71As we approached First Dance time, Keri danced with her dad first of all – a lovely Daddy-Daughter moment. Both of them looked so happy together, and had a great time. As the song finished, more guests entered ‘the arena’ for a waltz -again, a lovely touch, and a calm, controlled introduction as to what was to follow. I say calm, because when Keri & Tom hit the floor, they blew us all away with their routine. Full-on, choreographed and brilliantly done – they had the place in uproar with the applause! But…not to be outdone, as the evening’s partying progressed, a sudden ‘Flash Mob’ appeared on the dance floor. Subtly at first, Keri & Charlene led the way with a synchronised routine…followed by the bridesmaids, and then the mums! Awesome! A full on choreographed routine ensued – poor Tom stood, mouth open, and not believing what he saw…..the whole entourage put on oversized photo masks of Tom’s face (supplied quietly by yours truly from their E-Shoot!)..and hit a routine the late Michael Jackson would have approved of…. 😉

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And there you have it – a brilliant emotion-fuelled day with an incredible Bride & Groom, fantastic family and friends, and a dance routines to match the best. Congratulations Keri & Tom – and thanks for having me on board to capture the day for you…

Dress by: Moira Browning

Hair & Makeup by: Flossy & Leigh

Accessories by: Ann McKavney at Eleventh Heaven

Cakes by: La Boheme

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Mitton Hall Winter Wedding Photography – Kira & James

Mitton Hall Winter Wedding Photography – Kira & James

 Mitton Hall Winter Wedding Photographer

Kira & James’ wedding photos from their winter wedding at Mitton Hall near Clitheroe, Lancashire

“Mick they are amazing! We love them! We both even cried! Thank you so so much for an amazing job –  the day wouldn’t have been complete without you xx”

Kira & James had their fantastic winter wedding at Mitton Hall recently, allowing me this opportunity of demonstrating my being a Mitton Hall Winter Wedding Photographer. Completely different to a summer wedding, the light is low and crisp (where available) and the whole atmosphere of the wedding seems to be more intimate and ‘focused’. With seven bridesmaids getting ready, Kira’s preparation’s were full of laughter and banter…especially you Natalie 😉

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The bridesmaids were all to wear stunning red gowns, a beautiful and traditional winter colour…

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The wedding bouquets from The Flower Shop in Clitheroe, and arrived duly on time…

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..and as the Prosecco flowed, the excitement was building. Not long to go now…

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I caught up with James and the groomsmen in the bar downstairs, meeting and greeting the guests as they arrived for the ceremony…

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…with a quick chat to the registrars, all was good to go. The guests entered the ceremony room and took to their seats. Meanwhile an almost-bursting Kira was coming down the stairs in the main hall, and taking station with the bridesmaids…

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As the bride was announced by Michael, our MC and Manager for the day, I think I spotted a twinge of nerves from James….hmmm…

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Then in came Kira, escotered by her proud dad…

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As the ceremony ended, it was time to ‘kiss a thousand cheeks’ and enjoy a glass of bubbly…or a bottle of Sol…

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With our (loose) schedule in mind, we ventured outside to photograph a few bride and groom portraits – nothing forced or cheesy. Kira and James just had some fun for fifteen minutes with little to no interruptions from me… 😉

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Then it was time for a the confetti and a few family group photos…

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…before heading back inside for the wedding breakfast.

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As the guests took their seats, we had a few minutes to photograph that classic Mitton Hall image…

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The speeches were brilliant – funny, emotional and entertaining. Even a seemingly nervous groom held the stage for quite a while. All bets were off for the sweepstake. A young lad scooped the top prize (to spend on a PS4). Nice one… 😉

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As the evening drew in, it was time for the cutting of the (very hard!) wedding cake and the first dance, all perfectly run by Pat from Dancefloor Couture.

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So – thanks guys for having me on board. I loved being part of your wedding day!

Get in touch and tell me about your Mitton Hall Wedding…

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Mitton Hall Wedding Photography – Helen & Gareth

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography – Helen & Gareth

Mitton Hall Wedding Photography

Helen & Gareth’s wedding photos from Mitton Hall near Clitheroe in Lancashire

Helen & Gareth were married recently at Mitton Hall, and allowing me to show my Mitton Hall Wedding Photography. I met Helen at a wedding fair, organised by Little White Books, and we hit it off straight away. Helen is my ultimate type of wedding client – wanting me to document their wedding day with the minimum of fuss and direction. Many photographers promise this, but not so many actually produce what it ‘says on the tin’. Proudly, and possibly arrogantly, I deliver what I say I will. In return Helen wanted the minimum of cameras pointed at her and Gareth but obviously wanting my standard twenty minute window of fun, where we shot some formal images in the grounds of Mitton. I say formal- nearly every formal shot has the pair of them laughing with each other. I had to stop them at one point 😉

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I caught up with Helen and the girls when they arrived back from the hairdressers, so quickly got to work photographing her dress and accessories. The light wasn’t good, so I used off camera flash, triggered by radio transmitters; rare for me, but it gave me just the ‘look’ I wanted.

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Gareth was downstairs welcoming guests and steadying his nerves with a glass of…cola, whilst Helen’s final preparations went on upstairs. Sometimes it’s knowing when not to be around is the strength of being a wedding photographer. I liken it to being a bass player (funny, I used to do that too). Playing bass is all about what you don’t play, in respect of what you do…. Obvious? Think about it… 😉

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Once the nerves had settled and the ceremony was over, it was time to relax on the patio with drinks and canapes. We’d already pencilled in a twenty minute slot for a few formals, plus the same again for some family group shots. So we headed down into the gardens for some ‘dserious’ bride and groom portraits. Yeah, right! Gareth belies his demeanour. He actually is incredibly funny; dry , witty and full of one liners that would have any ‘turn’ at the comedy store sweating….

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As I mentioned earlier, I had to try and calm them down, they were laughing so much….it was a struggle- they just ignored me anyway and did their own thing. Brilliant…as it should be!

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With the groups shots finished, the guests made their way into the reception for the wedding breakfast. Immaculate, organised and efficient…the staff I’m talking about. Wedding photographers always rate Mitton Hall very highly, for various reasons…and they are consistently up there in quality of service, both to their clients and us lowly wedding suppliers. We’re treated with respect and manners all day long. Not always the case at some wedding venues though…but, shhh…enough of me…

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After a few quick speeches and thank yous, a few minutes on the gallery for some extra portraits, it was time for the first dance and cake cutting. On entertainment duties were The Disco Knights, spinning the discs and surprising Helen & Gareth with a medieval sword to cut the cake. Good fun, but needed a very steady hand!

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So it was off for me as the dance floor filled for the evening. I left the newlyweds ‘swinging their pants’, and headed home…

 

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