I think we all know what sort of a year 2020 has been, so when Sarah & Ed told me that they were going ahead with their December wedding I was absolutely delighted.  They made some changes to their day, naturally.  Same church, but a venue switch that would be more suited to the kind of reception they wanted to have (only 15 allowed remember!) and it was perfection.  Intimate, emotional, fun, a genuinely lovely group of people and I had an absolute blast!

I started off in the morning meeting Sarah and her bridesmaids at her Mum’s house in Bramhall and it was so much fun!  Laughter, a few tears thanks to Sarah’s sister, Emma, surprising her with a video of messages from friends and family who were unable to join them on their special day and mountains of scrambled eggs (with the controversial addition of tomato ketchup for one diner who will remain nameless!)

From there, it was over to St George’s Church in Poynton (my old stomping ground!) for the wedding itself which was just magical.  Sarah’s Mum and Dad were married in that very church and so we recreated some of their wedding photos as a nod to their special day, which was a lovely touch.  After confetti, we headed over to Poynton Pool for some photos of just the two of them before we met up with their guests at The Stanneylands Hotel in Styal for their reception.

Great food, fine wine and brilliant speeches followed and before I left them to a wonderful evening with their friends and family, more drinks and promises from bridesmaids that they were ‘only having a couple’ (Leanne! 😂) we shot some of my signature night time photographs for a little added drama!

It was a truly wonderful day from start to finish and a pleasure to spend the day not just with Sarah & Ed, but with their lovely friends and family too 😍

Enjoy this little sneak peek at their big day….

bridesmaid getting hair done bridesmaid eating scrambled eggs wedding dress hanging in bedroom window bride getting lips done mother of the bride eating breakfast

bridesmaids sat on sofa bride looking surprised cat bridesmaids adjusting dresses on hangers bridesmaids hanging dresses up

bridesmaids looking at bride

tearful bride

bride being fastened into dress bride having veil put in

bride getting out car at church bride waving at people outside church

vicar, bride and bridesmaids walking down church path groom and best man at altar

bride walking down aisle alone bride and groom at altar bride putting on wedding ring

bride and groom first kiss bride and groom walking back up the aisle

bridesmaid hugging bride mother of the bride hugging bride bridesmaid hugging groom

bride and groom with mother of the bride and bridesmaid bridal party in church doorway bride and groom with groom's parents

bride and groom leaving church bride and groom walking down church path

bride and groom by lych gate bride and groom with confetti

bride and groom at poynton pool bride and groom kissing bride and groom walking towards poynton pool bride and groom walking by poynton pool

Thank you again Sarah & Ed for having me along to your stunning intimate Cheshire wedding, I loved every second!

Supplier shout out to the wonderful team at The Stanneylands Hotel for looking after me and lovely working with my friends, Myke Caulton Floral Couture and Agape Bridal Boutique 🙂

JD xxx