Ahhhh, Clare & James – what a wonderful, adorable, gorgeous couple they are They were married at St Peter’s Church in Hale and had their reception at one of my very favourite wedding venues – the stunning Styal Lodge in Cheshire (thank you as always to Poppy, Martin and all the team for looking after me!)
Here’s the story of their beautiful day…
Congratultions again Clare & James!
This was a gorgeous wedding at one of my absolute favourite Cheshire venues! I love photographing weddings at Styal Lodge – the venue itself, the team that work the weddings, the relaxed feel that you get as soon as you walk through the door – it’s an amazing place to get married! I was also very excited about working with some of my great wedding friends including the BEST wedding band out there, The Coolers, top wedding DJ, Andy Murphy and the amazing caterers, Barretts. I also had a soft spot for Jess’s gorgeous Amanda Wyatt dress too…!!!
Jess and Matt were having their full day at Styal Lodge, including Jess using the lodge’s stunning bridal sitting room to get ready in, so I arrived in the morning to see what was going on…
Congratulations Jess & Matt!
What a beautiful day this was! During one of the runs of weather I’ve seen in ages, the sun sneaked out at the right times for Seb and Andy’s wedding at Styal Lodge. Yep, there were a couple of umbrella moments, but nothing too serious and certainly nothing to dampen the spirits of Seb & Andy’s friends and family (excuse the pun!)
Here’s a few of my favourites from their amazing day…
Congratulations again Seb & Andy!
Where do I start with this wedding?! It was AMAZING! Amazing bride and groom, amazing venue, amazing videographer, amazing vodka drinking skills from the guests (!) it had everything! Suzie & Mark were married at the stunning Styal Lodge in Cheshire on Saturday and I think a lot of their guests are still recovering now! The weather turned out perfect. After weeks of rubbish, typical ‘british summer’ weather, Suzie & Mark got the lone day of sunshine (and warm sunshine too!) this month looks like offering!
So I met Suzie and the girls at one of the most stunning Manchester venues, Great John Street Hotel, where they were getting ready for the big day…
A quick jaunt out of the city and into the beautiful Cheshire countryside and into the grounds of Styal Lodge to catch up with Mark and the guests ahead of the ceremony…
The grand arrival…
In the weeks leading up to Suzie and Mark’s big day, I don’t think even the most optimistic amongst us would have dared hope we might get to spend all afternoon outside….
Lily Rose Events did a beautiful job setting up Styal Lodge for the wedding breakfast…
I snuck off with Suzie and Mark (and Tom from Silk Wedding Videos – the BEST wedding videographer in the land!) for 5 minutes to get a couple of gorgeous images of them by the lake at Styal Lodge…
After the speeches, there was some time for a couple more evening photographs with Suzie and Mark and their gorgeous little boy, Max…
The Vodka Luge. Where the party really got started….!!!
Time for a dance!
Congratulations once again Suzie and Mark – it was an absolute pleasure to be involved in your big day – thanks for having me along for the ride!
Zoe & Mark are an awesome couple – great fun to be around and getting married at one of my absolutely favourite venues, the stunning Styal Lodge in Cheshire. I spent a few hours with them at Lyme Park in Cheshire for their pre-wedding shoot and we got some great stuff. Here’s a little sneaky peek…
Mark does an awesome ‘mean and moody’!!!
Really great to catch up with you this week guys – can’t wait for your big day to come round!
How exciting to find that not one but TWO of my weddings were published in the August issue of Pure Weddings Magazine!
The first is Hannah & Jason’s amazing Styal Lodge wedding featuring some of my best wedding buddies including Silk Wedding Videos, Timeless Bride, Laurel Weddings and of course Styal Lodge…Beauty!
The second is Diana & Brett’s fabulous Scarborough wedding (featuring my great friends The Coolers!) – Awesome!
What a great end to the week!
What a night last night! Styal Lodge was packed to the rafters with gorgeous brides and grooms soaking up the atmosphere and inspiration – loads more images to come, but a sneaky peek at the very beautiful Poppy, in one of Timeless Bride’s stunning gowns – how gorgeous is that Flower Design bouquet as well??!!
An invitation from my friends at Styal Lodge…
Styal Lodge are celebrating all things wedding!
On the 14th October 2010 6pm – 9pm you are invited to come and have another look to see what we are all about at Styal Lodge.
You’ll get the opportunity to meet some of the best suppliers in the business and to pick up some amazing ideas and inspiration for your own big day.
Our wedding friends on hand to chat to you on the evening are:
Jonny Draper Photography
Special Days Events
Gemma Hallowell, Bridal Make Up
Sweet tooth Cupcakery
And of course our three fab caterers will be there too: Barretts Event Caterers, Top Table and Pink Pepper.
To follow the Lodge in everything we do and to see pictures of the weddings and events we have going on, take a look at our Blog.
Click Here and become a fan of our Facebook page and get in touch with other Lodge brides for more ideas and advice for your wedding.
We look forward to seeing you on the 14th October!
Georgina & Sarah,
Cheshire SK9 4JN
I shot the most fantastic wedding on saturday, the weather was glorious, the church and venue (the superb Styal Lodge) magnificent and most importantly, the bride and groom and all their family and friends were so, so lovely. It was a genuine honour to be a part of Livy and Owen’s special day and I’m delighted that they’ve managed to get away on honeymoon after some volcanic ash concerns!
So here’s the little sneak preview I promised them, I’ve just picked out 4 shots to tease them with! We got amazing stuff all day long and I was so excited to look through them when I got in and downloaded them on saturday night.
Here’s a little taster…
All the tables had pictures of Livy and Owen in various guises from years gone by – this was the top table…love it!
How ridiculously cool do Livy and Owen look?! I love this shot of them at Styal Lodge. I won’t go into full details about the day yet, I’ll save that for the full post once Livy and Owen are back from honeymoon and have seen all the shots, but the whole day was fantastic. It’s brilliant working with brides and groom’s who are so excited about every part of their day and who are really keen to get some amazing shots to really capture the spirit and atmosphere of it.
So that’s it for the time being! Livy and Owen – have an incredible time and I can’t wait to see you and hear all about the honeymoon when you get back!