Sam and Charlie were married at the end of April at St Peter’s Church in Prestbury. Sam’s family home is Hilltop Country House which is a gorgeous wedding venue in Prestbury with the most beautiful gardens so that’s where they had their wedding reception. Charlie arrived in the coolest car ever, a Landrover Defender. The weather was fun! Sun, then hail, (just as they came out of church) then sun again. Dolly their gorgeous Springer Spaniel was so keen to join in the fun and made the most of every opportunity. Sam chose their first dance, Charlie didn’t know what it was until it was time to dance. The song was ‘There’s a Moon out Tonight’ by the Capris. Old school romance! It was the first time I’d heard it and I’ve had it on repeat ever since!
We started the day in Liverpool city centre for Steph’s bridal preparations and then on to Thornton Hough for the church ceremony and reception at beautiful Thornton Manor. Steph looked incredibly beautiful in her Castigliano gown and once the dress was on she didn’t stop smiling all day! I loved this wedding for many reasons but what I loved so much is how Stu’s face lit up every time another guest arrived at church. His delight and warmth overwhelmed me and I just kept thinking what a lovely guy he is. He also gave his mum loads of hugs throughout the day too. Here are my favourite photographs..
This was my first time at Belmount Hall. It was heaven. There’s no hotel feel at all, it’s as if uncle Chris said come and have your wedding here at my house. There are old books and a wonky chair in the hall. The floor creaks a bit. The garden is filled with daffs, it’s Spring. Here’s Jill and Mike’s beautiful wedding day..
Other lovely people involved in making this wedding day beautiful:
Lucinda Hayton – Hair and Make-up (who also lent me £2 for the honesty box in the church car park!)
Hawkshead Parish Church
Oh and Jenny Packham and our old friend Jimmy Choo!
Adam and Jo are very relaxed and easy going which is a good job because their wedding was on that crazy Saturday in March when many of us woke up to ten foot snow drifts. They had a church ceremony at their parish church and then onto beautiful Browsholme Hall for the reception. It was lovely to see Michelle Sisson who did the girls hair (I photographed her wedding a couple of years ago.) Jo and her bridemaid decided to do their own make-up. Neither girls are very into make-up so it was a bit like watching two seven year olds play with their mums make-up. I had to point out to Jo that she had only done one eye! Once both eyes matched the classic Rolls braved the snow and got them all to church. It was bitterly cold and windy so Jo’s veil was all over the place. I love the sequence of photographs of her getting out of the car. When we got up to Browsholme, the snow was lighter with just a dusting so everyone made it, including fabulous Cole Page who entertained the guests with his amazing voice and great sense of humour. It was a fantastic day and a pleasure to be able to photograph it for them. Here are my favourites…
Every wedding photographer I know who has photographed at Mitton Hall loves it, not only because it’s such a beautiful venue but also because of Dave who looks after you on your big day. Everyone loves Dave, he’s almost famous. Rachel and Clee’s February wedding was no exception. I photographed Clee’s sisters wedding and Rachel’s brothers wedding a few years ago so I was looking forward to seeing all the family and their friends again. It was a really relaxed, fun day. Rebecca Reville filmed it and it’s always a joy to work alongside her. Here are my favourites from their lovely day…